The entire area attributable to the current Piave DOC area was already involved in cultivating vines in pre-Roman times.The Habsburg domination marks an important moment for the flourishing of viticulture in the area thanks to the development of a modern study and experimentation activity.
In the early 1900s, the province of Treviso was in second place among the Venetian provinces in terms of vineyard consistency and wine production. The renewal of the production facilities in the period between the two wars allowed the development of modern viticulture.
In 1942, it spread over approximately 161,000 hectares in the province of Treviso and 71,000 hectares in Venice.
In the 1950s, the producers of the area became aware of the quality of the product and its potential. They came together in a consortium aimed at protecting and managing the quality wines of the area, so much so that in 1971 the designation of origin for the wines was recognized—”Piave” DOC.
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.