Italian Trade Commission

Italian Trade Commission

October 26, 2015 14:18 ET

Media Advisory: Taste of Southern Italy Comes to Montreal

The Italian Trade Commission brings 98 wine producers to celebrate its 20th annual tasting event

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 26, 2015) - In an exclusive by invitation only event, the Italian Trade Commission celebrates its 20th anniversary of «A Tasting of Wines from Italy» in Montréal. As part of its ongoing mandate to promote Italian food and wine producers, this year's anniversary event features wines from all over Italy, with a specific focus on Southern Italian regions including Calabria, Campania, Puglia and Sicilia. The event features 98 producers and over 480 brands representing 16 regions in Italy.

There will be a seminar presented by Mr. Attilio Scienza, internationally renowned agronomist and wine specialist, showcasing wines to accommodate every taste and price range.

Wednesday, November 4: 10:00 - 11:30 Seminar and Technical Tasting - «Wines of the Viceroys»
Marché Bonsecours
305 rue de la Commune Est
Vieux-Montréal (Quebec)
Cocktail: 18:00 - 20:00
Marché Bonsecours
305 rue de la Commune Est
Vieux-Montréal (Québec)
Participants: - S.E. Gian Lorenzo Cornado, Ambassador of Italy
- Consul General of Italy, Enrico Padula
- Italian Trade Commissioner for Canada, Pasquale Bova
- University of Milan, Attilio Scienza

In 2014, Canada imported $425-million (CAD) worth of Italian wines. Québec is the largest consumer of Italian wines at 36 per cent. On the world stage, Italy ranks third overall for wine exports into Canada, after France and the United States.

About ITC

The Italian Trade Commission (ITC) is an Italian government Agency entrusted with the promotion and internationalization of Italian products and companies. ITC provides Italian companies with information, support and advice to export their products and services abroad, and provides foreign companies with information, support and advice to import products and services from Italy. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, ITC operates a worldwide network of Trade Promotion Offices linked to Italian embassies and consulates located in major cities that work closely with local authorities and businesses. ITC provides a wide range of services overseas helping Italian and foreign businesses connect with each other: consulting to identify business partners; bilateral trade meetings with Italian companies; trade delegation visits; official participation in local fairs and exhibitions and seminars with industrial and economic experts. For more information on ITC-Canada, please visit: http://www.italtrade.com/countries/americas/canada_en/index.htm

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