World's Largest OIV Wine Contests
The International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV) granted patronage to only 27 wine competitions worldwide in 2019. This patronage is considered one of the highest recognition for a wine contest. Deutsche Wein Marketing has been setting standards for international wine competitions for 25 years. All tastings are not only under the patronage of the OIV but also under the auspices of the International Union of Oenologists (UIOE) and notary supervision. The DWM Wine Trophies are, therefore, considered to be among the most strictly controlled wine competitions worldwide.
Berliner Wine Trophy
OIV patronage since 2004
The Berliner Wine Trophy has become the world’s most important and largest international wine competition under the patronage of the OIV and the UIOE and brings together renowned experts from all over the world. With the self-imposed limit of 7,000 submissions each in February and July, the BWT is the first international wine contest that has introduced a limit for quality reasons.
Asia Wine Trophy
OIV patronage since 2013
In Asia, wine consumption has increased significantly in recent years. At the same time, the distinctions of DWM have made a name for themselves as a quality sign. Therefore, in 2013, the Asia Wine Trophy was launched. Meanwhile, the AWT has become one of the TOP wine challenges in Asia and one of the largest international competitions worldwide. As part of Asia Wine Week, about 150 international experts taste and rate more than 4,000 wines.
Portugal Wine Trophy
OIV patronage since 2014
In 2019, the Portugal Wine Trophy took place for the sixth time. Once again, the PWT played a prominent role in the international ranking of wine competitions, with more than 2,200 submitted samples. Fantastic wines from all over the world, but especially from the host country, Portugal, have made life difficult for the jurors for 4 days; according to the OIV rules only 30% of the submitted wines can be awarded.
Results of our International Wine Challenges
More than 6,000 award-winning wines in 2019. And that, although only the best 30% of the submitted wines can be awarded. In our database, in which we present you the awarded wines online, you can check back to 2009. Browse the results of 33,000 award-winning wines in the last 11 years and filter them to your liking.
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An International Wine Hub
Believe it or not, this is a very special place. Wine lovers and wine experts come together here. At DWM – Deutsche Wein Marketing we take our work very seriously so that the hard effort of winemakers is recognized in each of our wine competitions, the Wine Trophies. Only then, consumers can choose a bottle of wine with our medal without fear of being wrong. It does not matter if it’s in the supermarket, in the wine bar in your neighborhood, or in the online wine shop, consumer satisfaction is one of our most important priorities.
And that is what it is all about, to help final consumers when making the purchase decision. There are many factors that influence this process (many marketing experts strive to find answers to this question), but the truth is that the medals of our wine contests are among these decisive factors. According to a study conducted by the University of Geisenheim, the Berliner Wine Trophy is the best-known international wine competition among German consumers. In other words, our medals could help to increase sales. Our leadership is not by chance. The success of our submitters is our own success. Every year we see growing the number of wineries, wine traders and all kinds of professionals in the wine sector that participate in our competitions.
For approximately 25 years we have pursued the same maxim: quality. On the one hand, there are the exhaustive external controls derived from the patronages or memberships of the OIV, the UIOE and the VinoFed; international organizations that ensure that regulations and methodologies are respected. On the other hand, we have imposed our own standards that go beyond the guidelines of the OIV. For example, the notarial supervision carried out by an expert who controls the smallest details, from the temperature of the wines is correct to the final results to avoid traps of any kind. Or the oenological analyzes that we commission for all the awarded wines, performed by an independent laboratory, to guarantee that the quality of the wine that participates in our wine tasting is the same as the one that the consumers are going to find in the wine store or when they buy wine online.
A reference among wine competitions
Unlike other wine competitions, we have voluntarily limited the participation quota. In cooperation with the corresponding committees, the maximum number of registrations for our wine contests has been limited to 7,000 per event. For us, DWM – Deutsche Wein Marketing, this limitation is a logical step in the quality approach with which we operate and that we implement in all areas of work. Both we and all the 700 expert members of the jury (made up of winemakers, enologists, “masters of wine”, wine importers, and all kinds of specialists in the sector) are ready to give submitted wines all the attention they deserve. At the same time, this measure prevents an inflationary increase of wines awarded with a Wine Trophy medal. If all the products could be awarded, what value would an award have?
There are few wine contests worldwide that offer so many guarantees and services for each submitted wine. In our opinion, success lies in two words: added value. Nowadays it’s not enough just awarding a medal; We offer a complete offline and online marketing package to help promote the award-winning wines:
More than 20,000 wines from 41 countries participating; More than 2,000 active users on our platform; Thousands of satisfied customers can not be wrong.
Control. Transparency. Quality.
The OIV (International Organization of Vine and Wine) is an intergovernmental organization with recognized competence in the vine and wine sector, which now unites 47 countries. The OIV has replaced the International Department of Vine and Wine and could therefore be colloquially referred to as the World Wine Authority.
Obtaining the patronage of the OIV is the highest honor for a wine competition. After years of monitoring, all member states will vote on whether a certain competition receives the patronage or not. And only a unanimous result leads to the desired patronage. The special feature is that the patronage always applies only for one year and must be renewed individually, for each competition. In 2019, only 27 competitions worldwide were conducted under patronage.
The Deutsche Wein Marketing, with 3 international wine contests, is the largest wine event organizer within the scope of the OIV competitions. Achieving this is only possible with the consistent adherence to the strict rules of the OIV, excellent objective wine experts and a permanent further development of the quality controls.