The Italian Association of Wine Cities

With the cooperation of the AEPJ

The inscriptions to the XVII edition of the International oenological Competition "La Selezione del Sindaco", are now open. One of the most important wine competition in Italy, this year will take place in Piedmont (Canelli, Asti) from 30th of May till 3rd of June. The Competition has the patronage and authorization of the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the technical patronage of the OIV. In addition to the Gran Gold, Gold and Silver Medals there are special prizes for the best KOSHER Wines in cooperation with AEPJ The European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ). Special prizes also for the best sparkling wines and the best organic wines.

From Campania to Piedmont, from Tramonti to Canelli, from the wines of the Amalfi Coast to the homeland of Moscato d'Asti and sparkling wines. The journey of the international wine competition The Selection of the Mayor continues, confirming the itinerant character of this important event organized by the City of Wine. The edition number 17 of this prestigious event arrives at the Enoteca Regionale di Canelli (Asti) where it will be held from 31 May to 3 June. This edition of the wine competition will take place on the premises of the Canelli Regionale Enoteca in via G.B. Giuliani 29, place of knowledge and tasting of Piedmontese wines and of the historic vermouth and also an office for tourist reception and information. We will start Thursday, May 31, with the arrival of Italian and foreign Commissioners, and then continue on June 1, 2 and 3, in the morning sessions, to the actual development of the Competition. This edition of the Wine Competition of the Cities of Wine, the only international in Italy, presents a new Regulation, slightly modified compared to previous years, which better specifies the types of wines (especially for the area of sparkling wines and sparkling wines , and a distinction between passito wines and liqueur wines, once considered in a single category) and elaborated with the collaboration of prof. Vincenzo Gerbi, full professor at the Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences of the University of Turin, responsible for the Scientific Committee of the competition. The selection of the Mayor continues to be characterized by being the only international wine review that provides for the joint participation of the company that produces wine and the Municipality where the vineyards are located; an ideal partnership that intends to underline the value of the collaboration between public bodies and private companies, where the Mayor joins the winemakers to act as testimonials to the wines of their territory. Applications by 23 May 2018, complete regulation on


To participate, simply log onto the website and register your company and the wines in the competition, entirely on-line at a cost of - 80,00 per sample for the EU wineries and 50 - for Extra-Eu wineries.
By 18th May 2018, Wineries shall send samples to the following address:
Enoteca Regionale di Canelli - Via G.B. Giuliani, 29 - 14053 Canelli (AT)
For the INFO, the REGULATION and the REGISTRATION PROCEDURES, log on to the site or write to or by telephone at 0577 353144.

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