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
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.