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INTERNATIONAL BULK WINE COMPETITION 2016

 

 

The 6th International Bulk Wine Competition, was hold past 20th of November in Amsterdam, as a preview of what´s to come: the launching of the 8th World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) (the 21st and 22nd of November 2016)...

The idea of this Competition sprang from the 3rd World Bulk Wine Exhibition with the aim of promoting a segment of wines that globally represents more than 38% of the international sales. This Competition seeks to dignify the consumption of certain types of wines that are packed before reaching the final consumer, as well as bringing to light their virtues among distributors and final buyers, and also to reward the quality efforts of their makers.

Wineries from all over the world that produce a minimum quantity of 10.000 liters can take part in the Competition. The first and second sample will have a cost of 110 Euros, and from the third one each sample will cost 90 Euros. In addition, exhibitors in the 8th World Bulk Wine Exhibition will be offered a 30% discount on the total of the samples costs. Each wine sample must be presented with three bottles of 0.75 liters, with their comprehensive labeling and prepaid postage. Those interested can register on the following link.

The different categories are the following: white wines, red wines, rosés and special wines, whether they have aged in wood or not, and in addition to those which possess a variety denomination, a geographic indication or a designation of origin. For red wines, there are two additional categories: the 2016 wines and those of previous vintages.

The wines that obtain between 83 and 87 points will be awarded a Silver Medal. A Gold Medal will be given to wines that obtain between 88 and 95 points and those between 96 and 100 points will win the Grand Gold Medal. The Competition will be ruled by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) scoring system, and the total number of awards will not exceed 30% of the participating samples. The Best Wine Award will be given to the wine earning the highest score in any of the aforementioned categories.