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Submit Your Wine To The 2021 Berlin International Wine Competition

General Information

DEADLINES:

  • Entry Deadline: September 4th, 2021
  • Product Delivery September 4th, 2021
    • Products MUST arrive by August 9th, 2021 in order to be judged. 
    • Please read the “Shipping Information” below carefully to ensure that your products arrive on time, especially if you are taking advantage of one of our Free Shipping initiatives.
  • Payment Deadline: September 4th, 2021

COST:

  • Early Entry (Now to August 20th): €100 per entry for online entries and for entries submitted by paper, fax, or email.
  • Regular Entry (August 21-28th): €125 per entry for online entries and for entries submitted by paper, fax, or email.
  • Last Minute Entry (August 28-Sept 4th): €150 per entry for online entries and for entries submitted by paper, fax, or email.
  • Payments: Payment for on-line entries can be made by credit card through Stripe. Off-line entry fees can be made by credit card or by wire transfer.  The banking information and associated fees for the wire transfer may be requested from us at [email protected].
  • If payment is not received by the deadline above, entries will not be judged and wines will not be returned.
  • There is only one entry fee.  We do not charge any extra fees for use of our logo and or medals for publicity purposes.

Special Shipping Program from the United States

We will be offering again our free shipping program from our warehouse in the United States to Vienna.  Samples in our warehouse by August 9th

LOCATION:

  • The competition this year will be held in Vienna.  We plan to return to Berlin in 2022.  
Eligibility and Requirements
  • Your wines do not need to be commercially sold in Europe in order to submit. All commercially produced wines from around the world are eligible. 
  • Table, sparkling, fortified, fruit and specialty wines commercially produced in any wine producing region of the world are eligible for entry. No non commercial wines will be allowed.
  • Wines with more than 0.3% residual sugar (r.s.) must have the percent listed on the entry form. Wines entered in categories defined by r.s. must list the percent on the entry form even if r.s. is below 0.3%.
  • All entries must be listed on the official entry form, either online or downloaded from this web site as a paper form (see the top of this page for links to both). If downloading the paper form, please complete the entire form and sign at the bottom of the page to certify that the statements on the form are correct. Failure to complete the form properly may result in disqualification.
  • All wines submitted on time will be judged.
  • An official entry shall consist of three (3) bottles, each bottle no less than 500/700/750 ml in volume. For containers larger than 750 ml in volume, an official entry shall consist of three (3) units. An official entry of wines, such as dessert wines, that are bottled only in 375 ml bottles shall consist of three (3) bottles, each no less than 375 ml.
  • Any wine that is delivered to the competition without a full and proper label will be disqualified from the judging. Please do not send wines with laboratory, temporary, photocopied or altered labels. We occasionally make exceptions for extenuating circumstances, but you must notify us in advance and receive written permission to send.
  • Please specify on the entry form how many gallons of wine were produced. A minimum of 120 gallons is required. This rule is to ensure that wines entered in the competition were produced for purchase by consumers domestically and internationally.
Shipping Information

**Please feel free to contact us directly for additional support if you are a large wine organization shipping 40+ wines.

Where To Ship The Wine:

Ottakringer Betriebe- und DienstleistungsgmbH
Bernhard Sulyok/BIWC
Ottakringer Platz 1
1160 Vienna
Austria

tel: +49 3031878749
USA tel: 1-917-338-0163 x 1


Important Shipping Information For All Entries:

  • Include the completed submission form in all shipments to ensure wine is submitted in correct category
  • If submitting by paper form, please send us a photo or scan of your submission form in advance.
  • Again, entries must ship three (3) bottles of each wine submitted for judging. See above “Eligibility and Requirements” for details.
  • The competition, its service contractors, and any officer, staff member, sponsor or director of the same shall not be responsible for the safety of the wines from theft or damage by fire, accident, vandalism or other causes. The competitor expressly waives and releases any claim or demand that he or she may have against any of them by reason of any damage to, or loss of, any wine entered in the competition.
  • In the event that the judging is not held, a portion of the fees will be refunded, based on the amount paid minus a pro rata share of the expenses for establishing and maintaining entry files.
  • Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Competition shall not be liable for failure to perform caused by an act of God, fire, flood, wind, rain, storm, electrical failure, strike, labor dispute, riot, insurrection, war or other causes beyond its control.

Special Free Freight Program from the USA to BIWC:

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BIWC is now offering a Free Freight promotion for shipments from the United States to the BIWC  If you’re a wine maker or importer in the U.S., here’s how to take advantage of this exciting opportunity:

  • Producers must ship at their cost to our warehouse at Western Carriers in North Bergen , New Jersey.
  • BIWC will ship at no additional charge from New Jersey to the BIWC
  • BIWC must receive the shipments at Western Carriers by no later than August 9th to qualify for the free freight promotion to the BIWC
  • All submission fees to BISC must be paid in full to qualify for the free freight promotion.
  • If you, your distributor, or your importer has an account at Western Carriers, you may transfer your wines to our account at no additional shipping charge.  Please contact us directly at [email protected] to assist you with this, or have your agent contact Western Carriers directly.

Where To Ship Your Spirits For Free Freight To BIWC:

Western Carriers -BLD #1-MB
Attn:Wine Vault/Joel Rubin/Acct #707
Berlin International Wine Competition
2220 91st Street
North Bergen, New Jersey 07047

tel: 9173380163 x 1
mobile: 2017477111

email: [email protected]