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We are pleased to invite your winery to participate in our upcoming annual Berlin International Wine Competition.  This international wine competition will be held at the beautiful Berlin Kempinski Hotel.

After the success of running the first annual New York International Spirits Competition in November 2010, vintners from around the world asked us to replicate this successful competition with wine. We were excited by the over 700 wine submissions we received in our first year in 2011, and we have more than doubled our size then. 

What sets us apart from other international beverage competitions is our TRADE ONLY blind judging panel, and the wine industry has continued to take notice. At our wine competition held here in Berlin, the retail store buyer, sommelier, restaurant beverage director, hotelier, distributor and importer will be our judges. We feel that these judges, whose livelihood rely upon their skill set, truly know what the consumer wants, as they receive on a daily basis the feedback from the consumer of what is good and what will sell.

The respect that the New York International Spirits Competition has garnered led spirits producers, importers, distributors, retail store buyers and sommeliers to ask us to bring this same philosophy to Europe. This is why we are proud to add the Berlin International Wine Competition and the Berlin International Spirits Competition to the International Beverage Competition Series. Like our New York competition all of our competitions around the world, our judges will be the retail store buyer, sommelier, restaurant beverage director, hotelier, distributor, mixologist, and importers from around Europe. We gather the best and brightest buyers in Europe to be our judges — our panels have included beverage industry professionals from Austria, UK, France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and more.

The International Beverage Competition Series also includes the New York International Beer Competition, the New York International Wine Competition, the Berlin International Spirits Competition, the Berlin International Wine Competition, the Asia International Wine Competition, the Asia International Spirits Competition, the Melbourne International Spirits Competition, the Melbourne International Beer Competition, and the Melbourne International Wine Competition.

Key Benefits to Participating in BIWC

  • Recognition by the worldwide wine trade industry

  • Award Winners will be able to use their awards (Double Gold, Gold, Silver, Bronze) in their marketing materials at no charge
  • Award Winners will be listed in our online database

  • Competition results are distributed to our international media partners, as well as international importers who rely on our competition to help them determine top-quality products
  • We include the winners in articles on our lifestyle blog, The Alcohol Professor

  • Top winners will be showcased at tasting events throughout the year, including our booth at ProWein at no additional charge

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