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PAC: Desimoni at the European Parliament


At the European Parliament to talk about the future of the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union: on November 27th, Federico Desimoni, director of the Consortium for the Protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, intervened at the “Organic & Origin” high level conference organized by ‘On. Jakovčić. Desimoni’s report …

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Emilia Romagna collaborates with Casa Artusi

Casa Artusi

The cooperation between the Region Emilia Romagna and Casa Artusi will last until 2020. The collaboration foresees the promotion of gastronomic excellencies of the territory in Italy and abroad, such as Original Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and many other D.O.P. products. The memorandum of understanding was signed in Bologna by …

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New masters and tasters of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar


The Consortium for the protection of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar has five new Master tasters and three new Tasters. The official appointment took place after the traditional lunch of San Martino. There are eight new “disciples” of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena: five Master Tasters and three Tasters were recently awarded …

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Giusti’s Balsamic Vinegar museum

Giusti's Balsamic Vinegar museum

On October first, Giusti’s Balsamic Vinegar museum was finally inaugurated. The museum will tell its visitors the history of the most ancient Vinegar cellar in the world, founded in Modena in 1605. Many important personalities of the territory took part to the opening ceremony. The structure, which costed 2 million …

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Balsamic Vinegar and food fraud

food fraud

Cases of food fraud and Italian sounding are constantly increasing; in recent years ICQRF (Inspectorate for food fraud) has been trying to control the situation and limit these illegal phenomena but it isn’t always easy. Recently, the black gold of Modena became one of the victims. In fact, an imitation of …

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Fake Balsamic Vinegar in the USA

fake Balsamic Vinegar

In the USA you are likely to run into fake Balsamic Vinegar. In Italy, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is protected by denominations of origin PGI and PDO. Marks of origin guarantee that the product comes from the Modena area and respects a strict disciplinary of production. On the contrary, …

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