VinAgora 2017

VinAgora International Wine Competition is the most objective Central European wine contest, a member of VINOFED and under patronage of OIV. The competition can help you in establishing new markets drawing the attention of wine importers in Central Europe. To find more details about the competition and the registration process, please visit our website:

Event Coordinator
Project Manager

Hungarian Viti- and Viniculture Nonprofit Ltd.
(Magyar Szőlő- és Borkultúra Nonprofit Kft.)
HU 1124 Budapest, Somorjai u. 21.
Mobile:  +36-20 424-6701
Phone:  +36-1 203-8507; Fax:  +36-1 700-1610
E-mail:;  Skype:
Web:  www.borkulturakft.huwww.aborf

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Feminalise World Wine Competition 2017


The original wine competition where the jury is  100% feminine, wine professionals or seasoned oenophiles! For all producers, cooperative wineries, wine merchants and wine importers from France and the entire world.

The Feminalise World Wine Competition is a unique concept: All world wines are exclusively tasted by professionals or seasoned oenophiles women.

With a 25-year experience organizing wine tasting competitions, Didier Martin, the Founder, made a simple observation: the economical impact of women in the wine industry. This inspired him the novel idea of the Feminalise Competition in 2007 which goes global in 2015.

Each year in Beaune, France, right in the heart of Burgundy vineyards, more than 600 tasters from all over the world attend the extraordinary Féminalise Wine Tasting Competition, widely covered by the media.

No commentary or influence is possible between the tasters as each person tastes a different wine than her neighbour.

  • Tasters are selected from the wine industry on the basis of their abilities to taste and evaluate wines.
  • All wines are blind-tasted, served by the glass, at the right temperature by qualified servers.
  • Each wine is tasted by three women seated at tables placed far apart from each other. No commentary or influence is possible between the tasters.
  • Each wine is evaluated following a tasting sheet with 39 control points.
  • In case of flawed wine, a spare bottle will be served at right temperature to the tasters.
  • We are extremely careful about the tasting order of entries so as to ensure the best results.

Competitive fees : 37,50€ Without VAT / 45€ VAT included per wine submitted, with analysis provided by you.

Dates to remember?
• Last day of registration: February 17, 2017
• Deadline for reception of samples: February 24, 2017
• Feminalise World Competition: April 6, 2017
• Publication of results: April 11, 2017

Féminalise World Wine Competition
BP 1 – 71510 St Léger-sur-Dheune

Contact: Stéphanie BRISSON
Telephone: 33 (0)3-85-45-50-80
Fax: 33 (0)3-85-45-28- 83

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25th International Exhibition of Vine Growing and Wine Producing VINARIA

The International Exhibition of Vine Growing and Wine Producing VINARIA established itself as the most prestigious exhibition of the sector in Southeast Europe. It shows innovations of the entire chain of the wine industry – from the planting and cultivation of vineyards and the processing of grapes in wineries to the attractive marketing of the products.

Organizer: International Fair Plovdiv under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Bulgaria

Main partner: National Vine and Wine Chamber

Rating: Approved by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) as it meets the world standards.

The exhibition is part of the UNIQUE MEGAFORUM FOR AGRIBUSINESS, FOOD, WINE AND TOURISM ON THE BALKANS. It draws the attention of the business community because it provides better marketing opportunities for exhibitors and visitors.


  • Wine and spirits
  • Equipment and technologies for wine production
  • Vine growing – planting materials, equipment and technologies
  • Materials and services for viticulture and winemaking
  • Packaging
  • Wine tourism

The unique CITY OF WINE – arena of exquisite drinks and food. The innovative exhibition form creates a common scene for the presentation of wineries, producers and traders of food products and spices, delicacies, gourmet specialties. The magic of wine and culinary art reveal their charm in an attractive environment and fascinating atmosphere that attract thousands of visitors.

THE ACCOMPANYING PROGRAM includes business events and art events


  • International competition for wine, rakia, wine brandy and spirits for the awards GOLDEN RHYTON AND GOLDEN FIALA for gold, silver and bronze medals
  • National tastings of wine, rakia and wine brandy
  •  “Winery of the Year” competition
  • Best Enologist competition
  • Competition of Innovation – machinery, equipment and technologies of winemaking
  • “Consumer’s Choice” national competition
  • Design Competition – industrial design and fair exhibition design


  • International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA and Specialized Exhibition of Organic Farming BIOAGRA
  • International Exhibition of Food and Drinks, Packaging, Machines and Technologies FOODTECH
  • International exhibition of Equipment for Hotels, Restaurants, Cafeterias and Commercial Facilities HORECA PLOVDIV
  • Exhibition of High Quality Italian Food and Wines TASTES OF ITALY
  • International Beekeeping Exhibition API BULGARIA


Maria Milanova

Tel.: 032/90 23 77
0885 78 75 87

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VINISUD 2017: a new format dedicated to all wine professionals

On 29, 30 and 31 January 2017, VINISUD invites all Mediterranean wine professionals to attend the first edition of a henceforth annual trade show. The event will offer several innovations to strengthen services to professionals and the dynamism of business relations at the fair

VINISUD 2017 in figures: over 20,000 visitors are expected, including 6,000 international visitors from 70 different countries. Amongst them will be 400 major buyers who are key stakeholders in their markets, including 200 VIP buyers recruited by Sud de France for the International Business Forum. VINISUD 2017 will also be attended by nearly 1,000 exhibitors, including all inter-branch organisations.

In 2017, VINISUD will continue to serve the sector’s stakeholders by creating tools to facilitate trade relations, offering new events and identifying future trends.

An essential event for international exhibitors and buyers

Amongst the commercial tools being offered, this year VINISUD has designed a programme of business activities to improve performance even further:

  • AN ONLINE TOOL devoted to facilitating contact between buyers and exhibitors for FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS at the stands
  • A personal welcome for buyers at the fair.

Reportage Vinisud 2016

An international fair which adapts to market development

Amongst the innovations to benefit all visitors to the fair, VINISUD is introducing two new themed areas:

  • LA NOUVELLE VAGUE by VINISUD: destined for young winegrowers, it greatly assists in energising the sector and giving tomorrow’s stakeholders a more prominent place
  • MEDITERRANEAN WINE TOURISM by VINISUD: the first area devoted to Mediterranean wine tourism, organised in conjunction with, providing an exhibition area, kiosk and three round table discussions.

TWO NEW STUDIES: First results

The exhibition held its pre-launch as an annual event in Paris on November 24th, by presenting the results of the two new studies, which look at Mediterranean wines in the global marketplace and consumption habits among young wine drinkers in London and New York.

NOTE TO EDITORS:Full versions of the surveys are available on the VINISUD


The VINISUD fair is an international benchmark for wines produced around the Mediterranean. The 2017 fair will take place from 29 to 31 January at the Parc des Expositions in Montpellier. VINISUD and its tight-knit, dedicated and dynamic team aims to serve all the sectors’ stakeholders, at all times.


Catherine Bourguignon – Service Communication Presse
Adhesion Group – 35/37 rue des Abondances – 92513 Boulogne cedex France
Tel : 33 (0)1 41 86 41 27 Fax : 33 (0)1 46 04 57 61
Email :  –

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Frankfurt International Wine Trophy 2017

The first international competition in Germany that includes experienced amateur wine-lovers in its juries

Wines from more than 100 wine growing regions across the world will be tasted in Frankfurt on 9 April 2017.

The Frankfurt International Wine Trophy is the first international competition in Germany that includes experienced amateur wine-lovers in its juries in order to take consumer tastes into account.  Accompanied by famous sommeliers and other international wine experts, these experienced amateurs will honour the world’s best wines by awarding important distinctions such as Frankfurt’s Grand Gold Medal.

The competition is sponsored by Frankfurt’s mayor Peter Feldmann. Each year it will be represented by a renowned honorary president.

For the 2017 edition, Tim Raue, chef at the Tim Raue restaurant in Berlin, is the honorary president of the Frankfurt International Wine Trophy. The Tim Raue Restaurant (19 points in the Gault & Millau guide, two Michelin stars) places 34th on the list of ‘The World‘s 50 Best Restaurants’.

The competition, which is placed under the authority of the Hesse Ministry of Agriculture, is also ISO 9001 certified to guarantee consumers of a rigorous selection.

Registration fees per wine are kept low (€42.50 before VAT) thanks to efficient organisation and cost management. The registration process is very simple so producers have few administrative tasks to perform.

Juries from around the world blind taste the wines using a marking scale based on sensory analysis criteria from the OIV (International organisation of vine and wine).

Each registered taster is contacted to verify his or her tasting aptitudes. Training sessions in tasting are organised for the amateur wine tasters.

Competition results are communicated to journalists and buyers from across the world (sommeliers, wine merchants, importers, major retailers, etc.)


9 April 2017 > Frankfurt International Wine Trophy (Gesellschaftshaus Palmengarten, in Frankfurt-on-the-Main)

13 April 2017 > Publication of results online

Frankfurt International Wine Trophy
Maturin Craplet
An der Ochsenwiese 3
55124 Mainz (Germany)
Tel: 0049 6131-490401-0

The Frankfurt International Wine Trophy (FIT) is a competition in which wines receive awards on the basis of their quality. The FIT is open to all the world’s wines—red, rosé or white—and whether or not they have a geographical indication.

It is organised by Caleho, located in Mainz, near Frankfurt, and by Armonia, which is located in Limas, in the Lyon area. Armonia also organises the Lyon International Competition and the ‘ELLE à table’ wine competition in cooperation with ‘ELLE à Table’ magazine.

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Thessaloniki International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017

Thessaloniki International Wine & Spirits Competition
Welcome !

About Thessaloniki International Wine & Spirits Competition

The Wine Producers Association of Northern Greece Vineyard organizes the only International Wine and Spirituous Beverages of Vitivinicultural Origin Competition held in Greece. The Competition’s main objective is to present the variety of international quality wine and spirits production to professionals and the general public and acquaint foreign wine professionals with the exciting developments in Greek wine production.

During the Competition which is organized under the auspices of the O.I.V. (International Organization of Vine and Wine), Greek and foreign wine tasters (enologists, sommeliers and journalists) taste wines and spirits from Greece and abroad for 3 days. The public has the opportunity to taste the award-winning wines and spirits at a tasting event that is held every year after the end of the competition while winners receive the awards at an official awards ceremony.

The ‘Thessaloniki International Wine and Spirits Competition’ is constantly growing and so is the amount of participating wine and spirits producers and the quality of the samples submitted, giving strong evidence that is has become a major institution for Greek wine and Spirits. Furthermore, the medals of the competition are acknowledged by both professional and consumers in Greece and abroad.

World class wine and spirits professionals, like Tom Stevenson, Stephen Spurrier, Steven Daniel and Roger Dagorn, have accepted the invitation of the Wine Producers Association of the Northern Greece Vineyard to judge at the Thessaloniki International Wine and Spirits Competition. Turning important people into dedicated ambassadors in just a few days could well be the ultimate proof that Thessaloniki’s Wine and Spirits Competition is now an integral part of the Modern Greek Wine and Spirits Renaissance.

Thessaloniki International Wine and Spirits Competition
90 Giannitson str.
54627 Thessaloniki
Tel.: +302310 281617, +302310 281632
Fax:+302310 281619

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Lyon International Wine Competition 2017

The Lyon International Competition will takes place on Saturday 25th march 2017 at the Cité Internationale, in Lyon.


Supported by influential partners (Toques Blanches Lyonnaises, Association des Sommeliers Lyonnais, Metro) and presided by famous chefs and sommeliers, the competition shows the attention paid by catering professionals to choose products.

The competition’s growth is remarkable and its reputation has become global. In fact, the 2016 competition has registered a very strong participation of products: more than 28 countries are now represented at the competition, for a total of 5800 products tasted.

In 2017 the competition will welcome Gaëtan Bouvier, named ‘Best Sommelier in France’ for 2016 and currently Head Sommelier at the Villa Florentine (1 Michelin star), as its honorary president.

Until 17 February 2017 > On-line registration
Until 24 february 2017 > Samples reception

→ Credit card or bank transfer payment
→ Extended deadline to send the wines
→ Quick registration

To register your products, you have to log into your producer account.
Link : producer account
Registration fees : 37.50€ without VAT per sample

Important dates
25 march 2017 > Lyon International Competition
29 march 2017 > Publication of results on the Internet

Wine taster
You can register as a taster for the competition.
Tasting: 25 march 2017 at the Cité Internationale in Lyon, France (the morning).
Online registration : wine taster access

Lyon International Competition
Phone : 0033 (0)4 74 68 84 40
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Millésime Bio 2017

Millésime Bio 2017 practical information

Dates: From 30th January to 1st February 2017
Monday 30th January: 10:00-19:00
Tuesday 31st January: 9:00-19:00
Wednesday 1st February: 9:00-17:00
Reception: Entrance A, Palais Phocéen
Location: Parc Chanot, Rond-Point du Prado, 13008 Marseille (France)
Fair Maps: To download the maps of the fair, click here

Seminar programme:

There will be several seminars dedicated to the organic rosé wine market, both in France and abroad, as well as other seminars on specific technical points concerning rosé production. Agence Bio and IFV will once again be in attendance. We will also be presenting the results from a study carried out by INRA and SupAgro Montpellier for Sudvinbio: “Organic wine creates jobs!” The initial results (in French) are exclusively available to view here.

View the programme here, as well as the archives from the 2016 event.

Book a hotel:
To make a hotel reservation, click here

Partnership with the Decanter World Wine Awards

Millésime Bio has partnerd with Decanter magazine, reserving an exclusive offer for our exhibitors. Register now for the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, and get discounted transportation for only £ 10 / € 15 per registered wine (in addition to the registration). You can deliver your samples on the Decanter stand (partners area, stand A).

Register your wine(s) for DWWA 2017 by 20th January 2017 here

For more information on this partnership, click here

10th Challenge Millésime Bio: send samples in now!

Registrations for the Challenge Millésime Bio 2017 are now closed.

To be a jury member: click here

The 2017 edition of the competition, today a veritable reference in the organic wine world, will be held on the 17th of January, 2017, at the Altrad Stadium, Montpellier.This year’s jury President is Joris Snelten, CEO of Delta Wines, one of Holland’s largest wine importers, and parent company of Coenecoop, a company specialised in organic, fairtrade or “sustainable” wine. Also in 2017, we will pursue our partnership with the French Union of Œnologists, (Languedoc-Roussillon delegation).
As every year, visitors may enjoy tasting the medal-winning wines throughout the fair in the Challenge Millésime Bio tasting area.

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International Wine Challenge 2017

The world’s most respected wine competition is now open for entries for 2017

Download the International Wine Challenge 2017 entry kit and start thinking about the wines you’ll be entering today.

Tranche 2
Entry opens:
8 December 2016
Deadline for paper entries: 23 February 2017
Deadline for online entries:
16 March 2017
Hellmann shipping deadline:
10 March 2017
Private courier shipping deadline:
13-31 March 2017 ONLY
18-27 April 2017
Medal announcement: 17 May 2017

Tranche 1/Tranche 2
Trophy tasting:
2-3 May 2017
Trophies announced: 22 May 2017
Discovery Tasting:
22-24 May 2017 and 2-4 October 2017
Awards Dinner: 6 July 2017

Then submit your wines online for the best price. Entries are £111 per wine and you may benefit from the current favourable exchange rates if you choose to pay in € or US$.

Enter your wines

If you are entering the IWC for the first time please register here. 

We look forward to receiving your entries.

The IWC Team

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