The judging will be conducted by panels of a minimum of four qualified trade buyers. Our trade-only judging panelists work with spirits and their customers on a daily basis. They are a mix of restauranteurs, sommeliers, retail spirits buyers, distributors and importers. We try to assemble each judging panel with a mix of different disciplines so multiple viewpoints will be considered in the evaluation of the spirits.
Early Entry (December 5, 2018 – February 15th, 2019): €100 per entry for online entries and for entries submitted by paper, fax, or email.
Regular Entry (February 16th, 2019 – February 22nd, 2018): €125 per entry for online entries and for entries submitted by paper, fax, or email.
Last Minute Entry (February 23rd, 2019 – March 2nd, 2018): €150 per entry for online entries and for entries submitted by paper, fax, or email.
12681 Berlin Germany
Please ship (3) three bottles of 750, 700 or 500 ml OR (4) four of 375 or 333 ml bottles for each entry.
MUST INCLUDE ON SHIPPING LABEL AND BOX EORI #DE447487142313819
Award levels are Double Gold, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
– Double Gold: Phenomenal Product (Must Be Unanimous Decision by Panelists)
– Gold: Buyers “Love” It
– Silver: Buyers “Like” It
– Bronze: Buyers would purchase it
Double Gold award winners will be re-tasted by all panelists to establish which brands may be eligible to receive a ‘Best of Category’ endorsement in its pricing category.
The Berlin International Wine Competition medals will be awarded on a merit basis by a majority vote. The judges are instructed to grant no awards or medals when, in their opinion, the wines are not ones they would import, distribute, buy or sell in their businesses based on product and price category.
Judges are asked to evaluate the wine in silence until all panel members have finished their evaluation and then open a discussion to reach a consensus.
Judge votes are recorded by a BIWC staff moderator. If there is a significant difference among the judges’ votes, panelists are encouraged to reach a consensus and, if needed, seek counsel from the Head Judge Adam Levy.