30 years of the Consortium for the Protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Friday 21st April was a truly important day for Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI: the celebration of the first 30 years of the Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena .

After the Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting, which took place at the Modena Chamber of Commerce, the prestigious Palazzo Ducale in Modena welcomed the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the constitution of the Protection Consortium which, as the word itself says, is deals with protecting this great excellence of our territory, which in ancient times aroused the interest of the ducal court, and with promoting its consumption in Italy and abroad, as stated in the statute itself.

The event of 21 April introduced a precious novelty: the presentation of the newborn second level Consortium “Terre del Balsamico” which will unite DOP and IGP.
One more tool, as underlined by the president of the Consortium Mariangela Grosoli "to work together and bring the history of Modena and the culture of balsamic vinegar to the world".
Enrico Corsini, president of the Consorzio Tutela ABTM DOP, also presented this novelty with her.
We are very happy with this new step which will guide us in enhancing two great excellences, PDO and PGI, together. We will be an active part of this new consortium through the presence of Massimo Malpighi on the board.
Present for the occasion were the mayor of Modena Giancarlo Muzzarelli, the president of Emilia-Romagna Stefano Bonaccini, the vice president of the Senate Gian Marco Centinaio, the president of the Agriculture Commission in the Senate Luca De Carlo, and MEP Paolo De Castro.