Several wine producers, exporters and dealers represent Romania at “Mundus Vini,” the biggest wine festival in Germany, on February 21-24.
The International Wine Award was first held in 2001. Even at its debut, it registered 2.235 entries from all the major wine-growing regions in the world. And record participation in 2011 shows just how important the competition has meanwhile become in Germany. 6.000 wines were entered.
The target of the competition is to promote quality and the marketing of the wines entered. The awards are intended to offer producers, wine-growers, importers and consumers a forum which, firstly, permits a comparison of wines and offers valuable help with decision-making and orientation when buying wine and, secondly, reaches a wide public. While welcomed by wine customers as a helpful orientation aid, awards provide producers with recognition of their hard work. They can measure their own standard of performance in international competition and the awards they win permit prestigious labelling of the successful products for marketing.
The Mundus Vini awards takes place twice annually, with a summer tasting in August to tie in with the autumn fairs and year-end business and a spring tasting in February, in good time before the Pro-Wein fair.
Organized in Neustadter Saalbau (Frankfurt-on-Maine), the 18th edition of the “Mundus Vini” Great Wine Award brings together wine producers from 149 countries and 160 wine experts that will taste and evaluate the wines.
The jury at this year’s event will include Romania’s Marinela Ardelean. The jury has to select the best wines from among the 5,000 wines that have signed up for this edition. The awards will be conferred on the final day of the event. The International Wine Award was first held in 2001.