In 2021 production and sales of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena PDO (Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) increased (+17%). Bottled quantities also increased (by +30%), reaching volumes higher than the pre-pandemic period. The data were released by the Consortium for the Protection of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO, which is p...

The pandemic is not hindering the production of Aceto Balsamico di Modena PGI. The protection Consortium’s data show an increase in production of +11% in volume in 2021, thus making Italy’s balsamic vinegar cross the threshold of 100 million liters. “Our sector – says Mariangela Grosoli, President of the Consortium for the Protection of Aceto Balsa...

“The opportunity offered with Original Balsamic Week was essential, as it allowed us to continue to promote and enhance our product as an emblem of authenticity for not only Italian but European agri-food. It was an opportunity to open the doors to future interesting collaborations with new and renowned names in the world of restaurants in the Big...

Before seeking the best balsamic vinegar, it helps to know exactly what it is—namely, unfermented grape must, aka whole pressed grapes complete with juice, skin, seeds, and stems, and then cooked down and aged. At its finest, it’s a sweet yet sour elixir that can transform a simple arugula salad or ripe strawberry into something transcendent. The h...

Following a year of virtual events, the Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has announced the launch of the first annual Original Balsamic Week in New York. The inaugural, Original Balsamic Week will kick off in New York on November 1st and run through November 7th. With up to 20 restaurant partners, the collaboration will give foodies and Ita...

Carandini, one of Modena’s oldest families, has been producing hand-crafted balsamic vinegars using traditional family methods since 1641. And now, U.S. consumers can enjoy Carandini’s artisanal premium products including Emilio Silver Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Bianca Sweet White Vinegar, and Italian Cheese Dressing, available at Whole Foods Mark...

Following a year of postponed and virtual events, The Consortium of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena has announced its participation at the upcoming first annual Original Balsamic Weeks in New York and San Francisco, as well as New York City Wine & Food Festival. Original Balsamic Weeks This year marks the first ever Original Balsamic Weeks, kicking off...

Standing in the harsh light of my refrigerator, I've enjoyed many an impromptu "meal" of just a large hunk of torn baguette positively bathed in balsamic, topped with shards of hastily sliced Parmigianino and maybe a sliver of fresh mozzarella. Prosciutto di Parma or braseola may also sometimes find its way into these delectable mini-sandwiches. I'...

When my father Pietro starts stacking wood in the fireplace and announces that his friends will be over for dinner, I know what’s coming. As his guests arrive, he’ll welcome them with glasses of deep and tannic Nero di Troia. He’ll chat with them about one thing or another as he checks on the fire. And then, as the thin outer layer transforms into...

Balsamic vinegar completes the holy trinity of Emilia Romagna's most profound culinary traditions, along with Parmigiano Reggiano and Lambrusco. Enjoyed by Romans and deeply connected to Modena's culture and history, Aceto Balsamico di Modena is produced from fermented grape must with the addition of aged vinegar and wine vinegar, and aged in wood....