Celebrating Excellence: The Third International Wine Competition on Vermentino

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The third edition of the International Wine Competition on Vermentino prepares to unfold. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Sardinia, in the vibrant city of Cagliari, this prestigious event promises to be a celebration of fine craftsmanship, tradition, and innovation in winemaking.

Scheduled to take place on May 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, the competition is proudly sponsored by a consortium of esteemed organizations including the Region of Sardinia, the municipality of Cagliari, the LAORE agency, Coldiretti Sardegna, the Consorzio Tutela Vini Maremma Toscana, the Distretto Sardegna Bio, and the Epulae International Academy of Food and Wine. With the approval of the Ministry of MIPAF, this event has garnered recognition since its inaugural edition in 2020 and continues to captivate wine enthusiasts worldwide.

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Vermentino, hailed as one of the Mediterranean's most renowned grape varieties, takes center stage in this esteemed competition. Its popularity has surged both in Italy and abroad, with an increasing number of producers recognizing its exceptional qualities. Yours remarkable growth trend over the past fifteen years, is it attribute to the grape's resilience, adaptability to climate change, and versatility in wine-making.

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While Sardinia, Tuscany, and Liguria have long been bastions of Vermentino production, its influence is now spreading to other regions within Italy and beyond. International participants from Corsica, southern France, Australia, South Africa, Malta, and North America, particularly California, Texas, and New Mexico, are poised to showcase their finest Vermentino creations, adding a global dimension to the competition. Anticipation for the third edition runs high, with producers eagerly preparing to participate in this esteemed event. APS Promo Eventi has been instrumental in promoting the competition, recently embarking on a tour in California to engage producers and raise awareness. The goal is clear: to elevate the competition's stature and attract a diverse array of participants from around the world.

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Aspiring participants can access all relevant information and download application forms from the competition's official website, www.concorsovermentino.com. The deadline for applications is May 10th, 2024, with samples to be received by May 18th. Various categories, including still and sparkling wines falling under DOP, IGP, and IG classifications, are eligible for participation, provided they prominently feature the Vermentino grape and meet the minimum requirement of 85 percent Vermentino content. Organizers anticipate an impressive turnout of approximately 300 wine samples, each vying for recognition and acclaim in this prestigious competition. With its rich heritage, diverse participants, and unwavering commitment to excellence, the International Wine Competition on Vermentino promises to be a testament to the enduring allure of this exceptional grape variety. Get ready to raise your glass and toast to the timeless elegance of Vermentino wines.

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