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

Fee per wine:
Tasting:

20th to 23rd February 2020

Results:

March 2020

87
International Judges
9816 +
Submitted Wines

in 2019

1
Entrant Countries

The top 10 advantages

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:

• The winners will be featured on our website (with several thousand visits per month), in an exclusive area.
• The award-winning wines are promoted actively and passively, via social networks.
• The results are sent to the members of the jury with the aim of linking wine buyers and wine producers.
• We work hand in hand with our partners to highlight the winners against the competition.
• Presence of the winners in important fairs such as ProWein, thanks to the delivery of diplomas.
• High quality DIN-A3 size diplomas, with gold (or silver) laminated medal, for all winners.
• Many important online platforms offer “packages” and “sets” using our medals as a commercial hook.
• The winning wines are present in our events in Asia, aimed at professionals in the sector.
• Masked and cropped HD-photos of all the wines registered, available at your user account.
• Free medal in digital format in order to promote your award-winning wines.
DWM - Berliner Wein Trophy Medal - World's Largest OIV Wine Competition

International Organisation Vine and Wine

International Union of Oenologists

World Federation of International Wine Competitions

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.

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 was 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.

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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Berliner Wine Trophy and COVID-19

Just a few weeks ago, the world's largest international OIV wine competition, the Berliner Wine Trophy, was held in Berlin.

As always, it has been an honor for us to receive such an amount of excellent wines from all parts of the world, maybe submitted by you and your colleagues. During the four days of the tasting, almost 250 international jurors tasted and evaluated over 7,500 wines.

Today, due to the global situation, this has receded into the background.  In the meantime, many have come to know the horrors of the COVID-19 virus and, in the worst case, have lost friends or relatives. We spread our sympathy and compassion to all of them, especially to our friends in severely affected countries.

In the current situation, it would be absurd in our eyes to talk about the next Wine Trophy or to advertise it.

Now we have to focus all our attention on the health of our family, friends, colleagues, and co-workers. Our family, our environment and our health are the most important assets we possess. It is now first and foremost important to preserve and protect them.

Also, the question of our own existence is now more important than ever.  We hope that the restrictions imposed by the current situation will not lead to a standstill in the cultivation of the vineyards this year, resulting in further existential damage for each and every one of you.

At this time, we wish you all the best, good health, the strength to cope with these efforts and above all the luck that each of us needs at the moment to get through all this.

We are looking forward to celebrating the next Wine Trophy in Berlin, Portugal or South Korea together with you in due course.

Many greetings and best wishes from the bottom of our hearts.

Stay healthy,
Your Team of Deutsche Wein Marketing