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The World's Largest OIV Wine Contest
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Berliner Wine Trophy - The World's Largest OIV Wine Competition

Since its premiere in 2004, the Berliner Wine Trophy has become the world’s largest wine competition and Germany’s most important international wine tasting under the patronage of the OIV and the UIOE. BWT brings well-known producers and distributors from around the world together every year, and the number of samples submitted is steadily growing with almost 14,000 entries yearly (Winter and Summer edition).

Registration deadline:

3rd February 2020

Shipping deadline:

5th February 2020

Fee per wine:
Tasting:

20th to 23rd February 2020

Days
Hours
Minutes
87
International Judges
9816 +
Submitted Wines

in 2019

1
Entrant Countries

New standards in the wine scene

This past year, the Berliner Wine Trophy has set once again new standards with over 13,600 wine samples submitted. Due to the limited contingent of places, many submissions could not be accepted by the end of the registration period. In the last Winter Edition, almost 2,000 participants from 40 countries have registered their products. Also submitters from countries with little tradition of viticulture are among the participants, which demonstrates the high international reputation of the Berliner Wine Trophy.

DWM - Berliner Wein Trophy Medal - World's Largest OIV Wine Competition

In cooperation with the corresponding committees, the maximum number of submissions for the Berliner Wine Trophy has been limited to 7,000 per event. Unfortunately, if this self-imposed limit were exceeded, as on previous occasions, we will have to close the registration period before the established deadline.

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. With the patronage of the OIV and the UIOE (and the strict controls that this entails), with the notarial supervision, the oenological analyzes of the awarded wines and much more, we and all the members of the jury are ready to give the submitted products all the appreciation they deserve.

At the same time, this measure prevents an inflationary increase of award-winning wines with the Berliner Wine Trophy medal. It has always been something special to receive this award, and it should remain so. Therefore, participants should not wait until the last moment but submit the wines as soon as possible.

International Organisation Vine and Wine

International Union of Oenologists

World Federation of International Wine Competitions

Tasting the wines

For four days, the wines will be tasted by an independent panel of experts consisting in oenologists, sommeliers, masters of wine, experienced traders, winegrowers, journalists, etc. The products will be rated according to the regulations and guidelines of OIV and UIOE, using the 100-point score system (blind tasting). That includes categories such as red wine, white wine, rosé wine, rotling, vinho verde, sparkling wine (champagne, cava, prosecco, sekt, espumante, etc.), liquor / fortified wine (port, madeira, sherry, málaga, marsala, etc.)

Quality is the most important element for us. Berliner Wine Trophy was the first in the scene to introduce, among other things, oenological analyses of awarded wines and notarial supervision. Unlike other wine contests, only 30% of the tasted products can be awarded (according to OIV rules). That means only the best products have the honour of receiving a Berliner Wine Trophy medal.

BWT - Special Awards

The Special Awards are only awarded in Winter Edition of Berliner Wine Trophy. In order for the results of the Summer Edition to take effect in the rating of Special Awards, the medals of the awarded products in Summer Trophy will be included in next year’s Special Award evaluation. If a wine wins a medal in both Wine Trophies (Summer Edition and next year’s Winter Edition), only the one of higher value will be taken into consideration for the evaluation of Special Awards.

Categories and Requirements

Below you will find the main categories and conditions that apply to Special Awards:

Best Producer “still wine” in a country:
– at least 3 gold medals

• Best Producer “sparkling wine” in a country:
– at least 3 gold medals

Best Cooperative in a country:
– at least 5 gold medals

• Best Importer in a country:
– at least 6 gold medals from 3 different producers

• Best Importer of Berliner Wein Trophy:
– at least 12 gold medals from at least 6 different countries 8 different producers

• Best Specialist Trader in a country:
– at least 6 gold medals from 3 different producers

• Best Specialist Trader International:
– at least 12 gold medals from at least 6 different countries 8 different producers

• Best Specialist Trader Online:
– at least 12 gold medals from at least 6 different countries 8 different producers

• Best Discounter:
– at least 12 gold medals from at least 6 different countries 8 different producers

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