Terre di Cosenza is a relatively new addition to the DOCs of Calabria, southern Italy. The title covers the Cozenza province in its entirety. Introduced in late 2011, it symbolized a long awaited renaissance in the region’s winemaking. It is the combination of a variety of DOCs that were previously in the area.
Within the Terre di Cosenza viticultural area, a cluster of sub zones are identified as producing particularly high quality wines. These are Condoleo, Donnici, Esaro, Pollino, San Vito di Luzzi, Colline del Crati and Verbicaro. There are many variations on the regulations for components for Bianco, Rosato and Rosso blends, depending on the subregion.
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.