CAMPAIGN FINANCED WITH AID FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION
The Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP presented to the EU, the information and promotion program “BALSAMIC VINEGAR OF MODENA, THE ORIGINAL - Protected Geographical Indication from Europe” to promote the added value of the product, in terms of authenticity, safety, traceability, and labelling guaranteed by the European trademark protection and to enhance the competitiveness of Union agrifood products in the United States, the main market of EU agrifood exports.
The campaign is therefore needed to develop positive dynamics towards the chosen US market targets and to raise informed purchasing awareness to get consumers to choose protected products over counterfeit and deceptive ones. In the US market the level of recognition of European Geographical Indication productions, such as the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, is insufficient and brand awareness is highly generic.
The action strategy involves a series of activities, structured over a three-year period, aimed at reaching the targets that the Consortium has identified as a priority in the US market: young chefs, celebrity chefs, medium/high level food service operators, food bloggers and foodies.
Given the vastness of the USA, the project activities will be focused mainly on the states of California, New York and Florida. These are characterized by high consumption of specialty foods, strong presence of high-level eating establishments and specific characteristics in the purchasing behavior of the target groups, which make them the most strategic areas for action to achieve the objectives.
Today, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI is sold in 120 countries around the world. With an annual production of about 90 million litres, over 90% of which is exported, it is one of the main Italian agri-food products in the world. The turnover of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena from production exceeds € 400 million, from consumption € one billion: numbers that place Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI among the top ten Italian PDO and PGI food specialties.
In 2009, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena was registered as a PGI by the European Union. The Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena was set up in its current form in 2013, while the product obtained its PGI designation from the European authorities in July 2009. The Protection Consortium is the guardian of the product specifications and a key discussion partner in all questions concerning the product at the regulatory level. It is also its “voice”, in the sense that, through dialogue with the institutions, media and the final consumers, it promotes knowledge about Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and enhances its culture.
Today the Protection Consortium represents 98% of the annual certified production of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. Currently the Protection Consortium groups together 50 companies belonging to the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena production chain, including some of the historical brands, which since the beginning of the twentieth century have contributed to the success of the product both in Italy and in international markets. For more information, visit the website
Produced from the must of fermented grapes, with the addition of aged vinegar and wine vinegar, then matured in wood barrels, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is a condiment with an ancient history that has been able to adapt successfully to the flavours of modern cuisine and to heterogeneous gastronomic cultures.
An original and delicious recipe of Roasted Summer Stone Fruit Ice Cream with a Rosemary Balsamic Caramel Swirl by Julia Estrada has won the first of the ten prizes offered by the Contest Quiz & Recipe organized by Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena. Over 3000 participants entered the Contest which opened in May in the states of Florida, New York and California. A specialized team of the Consortium chose the 10 best recipes among the 50, and sent them over to the four official judges of the contest to determine the winners following these criterias: recipe accuracy, product inclusion, proper utilization of ingredients and compatibility, presentation, portion size, creativity and practicality. The judges were: Aran Goyoaga, author, food stylist and photographer; Adrianna Adarme, author, recipe maker, photo taker and author; Bella Karragiannidis, photographer, recipe developer and stylist; Judy Kim a famous influencer, food stylist, recipe developer, recipe tester, recipe columnist and contributor.
From October 10 to 13, Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena will attend NYC Wine Food Festival.
With more than 70 events taking place at locations across New York, 100% of the net proceeds will benefit hunger-relief organizations No Kid Hungry® and Food Bank For New York City.
On Sunday 23rd, the Consorzio will be attend to the Scavolini Soho Gallery in 429 West Broadway NYC for a special event: a demonstration, showcooking, tasting and networking night!
A superb cooking class, dinners for two in highly acclaimed restaurants, bottles of the original Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI: these are the prestigious prizes for the winners of #theoriginalcontest (www.originalbalsamicvinegar.eu/contest), organized by Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena in the United States. The contest will be open to the States of Florida, New York and California* starting Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Balsamic Vinegar of Modena will be present at the Pebble Beach Food&Wine Festival next April, for an extended weekend full of astonishing events.
Pebble Beach Food & Wine is the premier epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast, matching 250 acclaimed wineries and 100 celebrity chefs to create a hedonistic four-day destination on one of the most picturesque strips of coastline in the world.
Balsamic Vinegar of Modena will again be present at the Miami food & wine scene this February. Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena is participating in the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) which will return to Florida, from February 19 to February 24, 2019, for an extended weekend full of astonishing events.
The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) is a national, star-studded, five-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Its 18th annual edition will feature more than 100 events spanning Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena (Consortium for the Protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) will support the 11th edition of the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF). With more than 70 events taking place at locations across New York, 100% of the net proceeds will benefit hunger-relief organizations No Kid Hungry® and Food Bank For New York City.
The "Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the Original" project will be presented at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of New York Trade Tasting hosted by Wine Spectator
and presented by Beverage Media on Friday October 12, from 12 to 5pm.
The Consorzio will be also one of the sponsors at the luxurious, brand-new NYCWFF event Truffle Takeover, presented by Urbani Truffles on Friday, October 12, 7:00PM – 10:00 PM, taking place at The Bowery Hotel, the symbol of style and sophistication in New York City’s Lower East Side. Balsamic Vinegar of Modena will be perfectly reinterpreted by Chef de Cuisine, Brian Gonia, of Atoboy NYC, a two Michelin starred Korean restaurant in New York.
The next appointment in USA will be indeed in NYC, for the Wine & Food Festival in October, while in September the Consorzio will host in Modena a group of representatives of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) which will realize a short movie about the product and his territory.
In the meantime, happy holidays!!
The Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena is excited to be exhibiting at the 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show, where it will be share its vision of authenticity. Visit us at Booth #2905 to sample our Balsamic Vinegar and learn more about how to recognise and why to go for the genuine product.
June the 30th the Consortium will also attend the "100X100 Italian Gala", an exclusive event organised by "I love Italian Food" and in collaboration with the Associazione Italiana Chef di New York (Italian Chef Association New York). During the Gala, the participating restaurants will receive the "100X100 Italian Awards" for their contribution to the image and prestige of high-quality Italian food in NYC. Guests will have the opportunity to taste the Balsamic Vinegar during the dinner.
The Consortium will host some of the most important US food bloggers for an amazing and fascinating tour to discover the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI and its territory.
The Consortium will attend as sponsor at the SOBEWFF 2018, considered the largest food and wine festival in Miami.
With more than 90 events, is widely recognized for tasting intimate dinners with world-renowned chefs, late night parties, hands-on classes, educational seminars, coveted wine tastings and more to offer to 65,000 passionate gourmands and aficionados something for every palate and budget.
The Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico di Modena made its debut at the NYCWFF, The New York City Wine & Food Festival, which celebrated its tenth anniversary.
With the "Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the Original" project, co-financed by the European Union, the Consorzio aims to develop positive dynamics towards the US market and to raise informed purchasing awareness to get consumers to choose
protected products over counterfeit and deceptive ones.
The NYCWFF gave the Consortium, a golden opportunity to promote itself. The festival produced more than 80 events in four days and it drew over 50,000 gourmands and gastronomy enthusiasts, foodies and celebrities.
The Consortium will attend as sponsor at the NYCWFF, considered the largest food and wine festival in New York City.
With more than 100 events, is widely recognized for tasting intimate dinners with world-renowned chefs, late night parties, hands-on classes, educational seminars, coveted wine tastings and more to offer to 50,000 passionate gourmands and aficionados something for every palate and budget.
The Consortium will attend as sponsor at the next IFBC which takes place in Sacramento - California and will draw approximately 300 food bloggers, writers, social media gurus, food industry members, to present the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and the promotional campaign.
The IFBC was the first food blogging conference in the world and is still considered by many to be the best.
Visual identity creation is the first step to give the campaign a face, that maps to a single creative concept the messages to be conveyed.
The Consortium will use this visual identity to characterize every message and activity promoted by the campaign "Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, the Original - Protected Geographical Indication from Europe".
The Consortium launchs the campaing logo, which is recognizable and unexpected and aims for the concept of "original".
The LOGO is the central circle from which emanates the meaning of the product Balsamic Vinegar of Modena IGP and that potentate its expressive capabilities and communicative skills.
From June 25th to 27th, The Consortium will present the EU Campaign “Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, The Original” at the Summer Fancy Food Show - Booth nr. 4949, level 1 of the Javits Center.
The Summer Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food industry trade event in North America, and the premier showcase for industry innovation.
On Sunday June 25th, The Consortium will attend to the 100per100italian Experience, an exclusive event which will take place on the beautiful Midtown Terrace in the heart of Manhattan, to celebrate Italian food with “I Love Italian Food” network and a special dinner realized by AICNY.
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