+ Event set to take place on May 26-29 * 1,495 wine samples from 33 countries enter this year’s edition
International Wine Contest Bucharest 2016 (IWCB 2016) will take place on May 26-29. The event’s 13th edition will take place in Focsani, Vrancea County, and is organised at the initiative of ASER Wineconsulting and the National Vine and Wine Office (ONVPV), institution controlled by the Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry, under the patronage of the International Vine and Wine Organisation (OIV).
Starting in 2016, IWCB becomes an itinerant competition, the city of Focsani being selected as the host city this year, being located at the centre of the largest wine region in Romania (Vrancea), thus offering the jurors, the representatives of OIV and all those interested the chance of getting to know this important wine region.
In order to ensure the quality of the products that have entered the competition at the 2016 edition of IWCB, the organisers have signed a protocol of collaboration with the Foscani branch of the Central Laboratory for Wine Quality Control and Hygiene. In this way, through the institution’s analysis of wine samples, prior to and after the competition, IWCB offers consumers an extra guarantee of the results obtained. IWCB 2016 is the world’s first competition under OIV aegis that no longer levies a sign-up tax, all wines entering the competition free of charge.
903 samples from 27 countries entered the competition in 2015. 1,495 samples, 48 percent of them (717) from Romania, have entered the competition this year. 33 countries have sent samples this year. 22 of the jurors are foreigners and 15 are Romanians. The competition is organised in line with OIV standards and an international jury whose members are known for their experience and professionalism will rank the samples.