Contessa Entellina is an Italian wine DOC covering red, white and rosé wines from a small area south of Palermo: Contessa Entellina. The town was founded in 1450 in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies by the Aragonese king Alfonso of Naples to quell the Neapolitan barons’ revolt and the Angevins’ raids.
Talk of vineyards and wine was found in the memories and documents of the Monastery of the Sac. Atanasio Schirò (1834) and in the History of the Monastery of S. Maria del Bosco by Frate Olimpo da Giuliana (1590).
The appellation was created in August 1993, and it includes several different types of wines.
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.