1994: Where it all began
Within the context of Berlin Wine Show (WEINmesse berlin), the tasting was initially installed as a kind of audience prize. Supervised by the Berlin Wine Authority with a jury made up of wine experts and consumers. This audience award has been developed as the supporting program of the Berlin Wine Show and as a selling aid for the wine show presentors. These then submitted 180 wines during the first tasting.
One year later, the jury was made up of designated wine experts only, starting form the second time on and was named « Berlin Jury Prize ».