Second edition of ‘Selezione Vini da Pesce’, the International Competition of Wines for Fish will be held on May 15—17 in Ancona, the Capital city of the Italian Region Marche, where over 500 white, rosé as well as sparkling wines are expected to vie for the ‘Calice Dorico’ top award and the gold, silver and bronze medals in each category, writes Subhash Arora who has been invited as one of the international judges
I met an Italian lady a couple of days ago, who wanted to know where in Italy I was headed for judging the wine competition next week. When I told her it was ‘Selezione Vini da Pesce’ her eyes beamed as she said, ‘Oh, then I am sure you are going to Marche. What beautiful beaches on the Adriatic Coast! The fish is delicious. And what a heavenly combination they make with Verdicchio wines!’
She was partially right. What she was thinking of was “Selezione Di Pesce” wine competition, the only one approved in Italy by the Italian Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies that makes the important link between wine and fish. This was and still is held in Ancona for domestic wines that go well with fish. It was designed to promote the fishing industry of Marche whereas I have been invited to ‘Selezione Vini da Pesce, the international wine competition that was started last year to expand the horizon of the original competition.
Via Mariano Pallottini