Everything set for the International Bulk Wine Competition in Amsterdam
The deadline to receive samples eligible to the Competition ends on the 19th of November 2015
The 5th International Bulk Wine Competition, which will be held on the 22nd of November in Amsterdam, is a preview of what´s to come: the launching of the 7th World Bulk Wine Exhibition (the 23rd and 24th of November 2015). The registration period for the 5th International Bulk Wine Competition is now open, and the winners will be announced the very same day in the evening, allowing the participants to enjoy their awards.
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. In addition, participants in the 7th World Bulk Wine Exhibition will be offered a 30% discount on the total of the samples costs. The first and second sample will have a cost of 110 Euros, and from the third one each sample will cost 90 Euros. 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: https://www.worldbulkwine.com/competition/esp/inscripcion solicitud.html
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 2014 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.
We can already reveal the names of some of the members of the international jury who will be rating the wines at the Competition: Anna Smolec (Chile) of Vitis magazine, Zoraida Lobato (Brazil) of Vinho Magazine, Anthony Madigan (Australia) of the Australian Wine Business Magazine, Subbash Arora (India) of the Indian Wine Academy, Esperanza Mendiola (Mexico), writer and wine importer, Natalia Posadas-Dickson (United Kingdom), purchaser at Perfect Cellar, and Marc Dressler (Germany), University lecturer at Neustadt Weinstrasse.
“Genuine Wines, Global Busines” is the motto of this trade fair, whose main purpose remains intact. Thus, the WBWE continues to be the business event for professionals, i.e. winemakers and importers, but also agents, media and other professionals related to the wine industry.
Over the last six years, it is in terms of volume that the WBWE has become the largest in the world devoted to wine commercialization. In 2014, the WBWE gathered 250 wineries from 19 different countries. However, the importance of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition does not lie in the number of participating winemakers, but in the amount of wine that is transacted and in the turnover generated at the fair.
The World Bulk Wine Exhibition is the trade fair where every second counts, because it is exclusively devoted to wine professionals and it is wholly focused on wine commercialization.