Marsala has been proclaimed the European Wine City in 2013 by the Recevin
 
European Network of Wine Cities, the network connecting territories and people.
 
 
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As part of advocacy and dissemination of Wine Tourism, RECEVIN has  proposed the annual proclamation of the European Wine City.

The European Network of Wine Cities, RECEVIN,is working with the wine sector in the dissemination and understanding of quality products from the different appellations of origin, the excellence of the wines and their health claims. Among the many activities promoted by RECEVIN- both in Europe and each individual country, Marsala has been proclaimed the European Wine City in 2013 among the cities of Italy.

This contest is a good opportunity for the cities with an European exploration, to came to a development of the richness, diversity and shared characteristics of the wine culture of the territory at the European level, providing a better understanding of the landscape, economy, gastronomy and heritage for a better mutual understanding between citizens of the European Union.

The competition of the European Wine City will have a rotating basis to different countries from the RECEVIN network. It has been established an order of selection by which the 2012 edition was  awarded among the cities of Portugal, on 2013 among the cities of Italy, on 2014 among the cities of Spain and finally, on 2015 among the cities of France. Among the many activities promoted by RECEVIN -both in Europe and each individual country- we can highlight:
 
 

The selection of the Mayor:

The competition has the objective of giving prestige to excellent quality wines produced in reduced quantities in order to promote their European projection. The competition has also the aim of stimulating small producers to improve the quality of their products, promote excellent products and make a contribution to local economic development

Calici di stelle:

It is an event that takes place during the San Lorenzo night in different Italian squares and that has also spread to France, Spain and other countries. It is a combination of wine and art: wine tasting is offered at the same time that concerts and theatre plays take place. The event offers the tourist the possibility to enjoy the “pioggia di lacrime di San Lorenzo” (meteor shower) with background music and quality wines.