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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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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Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2017

It’s already open the inscription of “Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2017”.

It is already launched the “Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2017” open to the participation of all bottled and labeled wines and spirits of the World: still wines, sparkling wines, liquor wines, sweet wines, spirits, etc.

Contest results will be published on our website and will be promoted through our newsletters for professionals, consumers and international media, social networks…

Inscription fee: 50 euro per participant and you may submit all wines/spirits you deems appropriate.

Deadline for reception of samples, January 15, 2017.

Enter to competition: Click here

In the last edition were tasted a total of 3156 wines and spirits and 937 got the corresponding medal and certificate. There were wines and spirits from more than 28 countries.


the team of Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition

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Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition
C/ Gabriel Aresti 2, bajo.
01010 Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) |

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Decanter World Wine Awards 2017


Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
now open for registrations


Decanter World Wine Awards is the world’s largest and most prestigious wine competition. Judged by top wine experts from around the globe, the DWWA is trusted internationally for its rigorous judging process.

Register online today and save 15% per entry.

Decanter World Wine Awards gives you access to wine experts and enthusiasts and provides a platform from which to showcase your product within the global marketplace.

Please see below for quick links on how to enter, the key dates and judging processes:

How to enter »

Key dates and prices »

The judging process »

Please note registrations close on 3 March 2017. For more information visit

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The MIWSC-TerraVino 2016 ANNIVERSARY will take place from
27 November to 01 december 2016

The organization of The International Wine & Spirits in the Mediterranean (MIWSC) – TerraVino 2016, is pleased to invite companies with wines, liqueurs and spirits from around the world to participate in TerraVino – MIWSC 2016, which is one of the most important wine competitions in the Mediterranean today.

This event TerraVino – MIWSC 2016 is the result of several factors:

  • A unique experience in the eastern Mediterranean area.
  • The recognition of one of the oldest parts of humanity with awards that symbolize the culture of wine.
  • TerraVino prizes – MIWSC 2016 are among the most beautiful in the world.
  • TerraVino – MIWSC 2016 has an international dimension very important as participating products come from over 24 countries worldwide.
  • Involved all sorts of products from different origins: wine, spirits and liqueurs.
  • There is great interest in importing wines from Israel into new products.
  • Excellent tasters participating international journalists and opinion leaders worldwide.

The International Wine & Spirits in the Mediterranean (MIWSC) – TerraVino 2016 is organized according to the following detailed regulation [View Regulation]

Official Sponsorship: the World Association of Journalists and Writers of Wine & Spirit.

The World Association of Journalists and Writers of Wines and Spirit (WAWWJ) has given the official auspices to Mediterranean International Wines and Spirit Challenge -TerraVino 2016

At a meeting in Paris – France and New York – United States, international authorities to WAWWJ Association reported inclusion of Terravino, among the TOP 20 World Competition Wines and Liquors, which provide for the World Ranking points Wine & Spirits 2017 (WRW). This contest had a 120% increase in number of samples between the first and four editions and more than 55% of wines and spirit belonging to over 24 countries, making it really a very international competition.

TERRAVINO 2015 - 10 aniversario 3Contact internationales
Mr. Moshe Spak
Mobile: +972 543 969 459

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International Bulk Wine Competition 2016 Amsterdam



The IBWC will be held one day before the start of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition, on the coming 20 th of November at the Amsterdam’s RAI

The International Bulk Wine Competition, the only competition in the world that was conceived to promote this type of wine and to guarantee transparency and a better knowledge of the quality of bulk wines. The IBWC was also created with the aim of bringing to light the virtues of bulk wine among consumers and international distributors, dignifying its consumption and rewarding the efforts of its makers.

Thus, each year, with the aim of promoting the great quality of bulk wines worldwide, the IBWC has a prestigious panel of internationally recognized wine tasters from around the world. For the 2016 IBWC, 16 different nationalities will be represented at the Jury, which will be comprised of 22 wine tasters who are accustomed to participate in major international competitions. Wineries from all over the world that produce a minimum quantity of 10.000 liters can take part in the Competition. In addition, participants in the 7 th World Bulk Wine Exhibition will be offered a 30% discount on the total of the samples costs. The first and second sample will have a cost of 110 Euros, and from the third one each sample will cost 90 Euros. Each wine sample must be presented with three bottles of 0.75 liters, with their comprehensive labeling and prepaid postage.  Those interested can register on the following link: here

Bulk wine market has grown by nearly five points since the year 2000, which represents 38.6% of global exports in 2015. Taking into account these figures, current productions and existing global stocks, the next World Bulk Wine Exhibition will be of strategic importance for the entire industry. With almost all the exhibition space currently booked up, the 8 th World Bulk Wine Exhibition expects to host more than 220 exhibitors from around the world, expanding the last WBWE’s record of 66 participating countries.

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition is the biggest event in the world in terms of business volume. After seven years of being a benchmark for the sector’s professionals, the 8 th WBWE faces the challenge of continuing to offer the best space for those who attend with the main objective: TO DO BUSINESS.

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Registration: 6/29/2016 – 11/15/2016
Judging: 11/15/2016 – 11/16/2016

Fee Schedule:
online: $60, offline (paper): $70 from 6/29/2016 to 9/23/2016
online: $65, offline (paper): $75 from 9/23/2016 to 11/15/2016


Established in 1990, it is the only wine-judging event in North America that is based on Terroir. Judges taste wines with other wines of the same appellation. Thus, with cross-regional competition removed, the inherent quality of wines can be seen without the influences that sometimes eclipse even a wine of very high quality. GHA recognizes wine entries that best exemplify the terroir of their respective viticultural areas, and acknowledges its influence on wine quality. A medal in this wine competition not only gives your wine prestige and selling power, it adds talking points in your retail room. A win in Grand Harvest can put your wine into a whole new sales category.

Even More Info:
competition website

Shipping Information:

Wine shipments must arrive at Wine Country Shipping by November 7, 2016.
Clearly mark boxes on all sides for “2016 Grand Harvest Awards Entry”. Please ship four (4) (750 ml. or equivalent) bottles per wine type entered. Ship wine to:

2016 Grand Harvest Award Challenge
c/o Wine Country Shipping
7686 Bell Road
Windsor CA, 95492

Wine Country Shipping can be reached at (707) 836-7748

Competition Contact:
Debra Del Fiorentino
415 640-6337
Download Shipping Labels

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Cathay Pacific 2016

Welcome to the brand new look of the Cathay Pacific HKIWSC!

Asia’s premier wine and spirit competition is excited to bring you a fresh new look for 2016.

Make sure to take a look at the 2016 brochure for all the information on this year’s competition. Don’t forget the entry deadline this year is September 2nd – enter online now

For shipping information, please visit our website here in order to get your products to our dedicated cellars in time for judging in October.

Read on for a special Q&A with whisky expert and judge Eddie Nara, as well as insights into the Hong Kong market from competition director Debra Meiburg MW.


  • 2nd SeptemberEntry Deadline
  • 5th – 28th September –  Delivery to Crown Wine Cellars
  • 3rd – 7th OctoberJudging
  • 4th – 6th October – Test Your Palate Consumer Wine Tasting Event
  • 10th-12th NovemberResults at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 

    DEBRAUnderstanding Asia,by Debra Meiburg

    Local Drinkers: Closing the Gap in Hong Kong

    Debra Meiburg gives her insights into the Hong Kong market, the first of a number of articles written by our competition director.

    “As anyone with a basic understanding of Hong Kong demographics can tell you, trying to build a sustainable wine market on expats is like designing a children’s wear line that only fits one year-olds- there’s a built-in limit to the consumer base, and it’s an ever-changing one at that. “

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