Vesuvio DOC is an interesting appellation from Campania producing red, white, rose, dessert and sparkling wines.
Cultivated in Naples, at the feet of the still-active volcano: Vesuvio, the pendulous bunches of golden-yellow grapes resemble a fox’s bushy tail, and this is where the name Coda di Volpe meaning “tail of the fox” comes from.
Wines which qualify for the DOC, but have an alcohol level 1 to 1.5 percent higher than the basic Vesuvio qualification also carry the name Lacryma Christi (del Vesuvio), meaning “the tears of Christ of Vesuvius”.
Whites and rosés are usually produced for immediate consumption, unlike the reds which require a little age.
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.