Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG is a red wine produced in the south-eastern part of Sicily, born and developed around the city of Vittoria. The name Cerasuolo comes from the Sicilian term Cerasa which means “cherry”, which was chosen because of the wine’s cherry colour and flavour.
This red wine was born in the seventeenth century, when Vittoria Colonna Henriquez, Countess of Modica, founded the city that bears her name.
Since then and until the nineteenth century, the territory recorded a huge economic growth, thanks to the incentive of the cultivation of the vine, supported by an impressive conversion of crops and flourishing trades throughout the Mediterranean Sea.
At the end of the nineteenth century, the economic crisis following the epidemic of Fillossera marked the turning point that contributed to transforming wine production into a mass-production business.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.