Vinitaly International Wine Competition 2014: Strict, Efficient, & Innovative...

The Vinitaly International Wine Competition was an event that I once only dreamed of attending. In the last 4 days, not only my wishes came true, but I also discovered how strict, efficient and extremely well organized the proceedings are.

The 21st edition held last week included 2,600 different wines from 30 different countries and evaluated by 105 wine judges from around the world.  Unlike most international wine competitions, only 3% of all submissions received a medal.  To put things in perspective, others give medals to up to 30% of the wines submitted.  That makes Vinitaly one of the most, if not THE most, selective in the world.

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