Taste of Europe - When excellence and quality meet the world is an EU-funded project which aims to introduce to foreign audiences - more specifically, in the United States and Canada - the European food and wine products that have been awarded the PDO, PGI and TSG marks.
These designations provide a certain level of protection for producers, who are legally protected from imitations and other improper uses, but above all a guarantee for consumers, who can use them to recognise products and be sure of their authenticity, both in terms of geographical origin and in terms of the production process involved.
There are five consortia which make up Taste of Europe, each one representing and protecting a product which comes from the Italian region of Emilia Romagna. Today we will find out more about the three consortia which are part of the wine-producing sector: the Consortium of Lambrusco di Modena, the Consortium for the Wines of Romagna, and finally the Consortium for the Wines of Reggio Emilia.
Consortium for the Protection of Lambrusco di Modena
The Consortium for the Protection of Lambrusco di Modena is a non-profit interprofessional industry association which protects, promotes and represents the interests of the following Designations of Controlled Origin: “Lambrusco di Sorbara”, “Lambrusco Salamino di S. Croce”, “Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro”, “Modena” or “di Modena”. The Consortium is also a member of FEDERDOC, the National Confederation of Voluntary Consortia for the Protection of Italian Wine Designations.
Consortium for the Wines of Romagna
Founded over 50 years ago, the Consortium for the Wines of Romagna is an association that brings together wineries and wine producers from across Romagna. This is the eastern part of Emilia Romagna, which extends from Bologna to Rimini and which has been well-known for its grape varieties and wines since Roman times. In addition to protecting the production of local wines, the consortium’s activities aim to promote the local area and its culture, whose identity is excellently reflected in the fine wines of Romagna.
Consortium for the Protection and Promotion of PDO wines of Reggio Emilia and Colli di Scandiano and di Canossa
The Consortium for the Protection and Promotion of PDO wines of Reggio Emilia and Colli di Scandiano and di Canossa was officially established in March 2001 from the union between the Consortium for the Protection of DOC wines Colli di Scandiano and di Canossa (founded in 1976) and the Consortium for the Protection of DOC wines of Reggio Emilia (founded in 1971). Over the years, its objectives have remained unchanged: to protect and promote the wines of Reggio Emilia.