Sardines take their place in display of best food and wine

Jim Mendolia, the sardine man.Picture: Martin Kennealeyd421833
Jim Mendolia, the sardine man.Picture: Martin Kennealeyd421833

Mr Mendolia, the man behind the Fremantle Sardine Company, will be bringing his products to the forthcoming Good Food and Wine Show being held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 11 to 13.

He said he would be setting up his products in WA Artisan Lane, which aims to display the best of local producers.

‘We wanted to introduce our newest products as the only canned suppliers of sardines in Australia, plus we wanted to launch the fact that sardines are making a comeback,’ he said.

‘I’m a fisherman, and about 80 per cent of fish is imported to Australia so it is important to introduce our Australian-made products to encourage consumers to buy locally first.

‘Plus, Australian fish is of a much higher quality.’