The Vinofed Prize is awarded to the best dry wine (max. 4 g/l of sugar) of the competition, i.e. the wine with the highest score in the white, red or rosé category.
GITANA WINERY – LUPI 2016, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Saperavi
The deadline for online or e-mail registration of samples and for the reception of registered samples is 15 May 2020.
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Considering the situation determined by the current coronavirus pandemic,
Taking into account the new social distancing rules,
Noting the uncertainties regarding free movement and gatherings,
For the 2019 edition of IWCB VINARIUM 177 operators from 22 countries (producers, distributors, negotiators) have signed samples in.
Jurors from 15 countries have been invited to Bucharest to taste and mark the 971 samples (still wines, sparkling wines and spirits of vine origin). The full list of jurors: https://www.iwcb.ro/en/jury-2019/.
Bucharest, the 17th of May 2019: The 16th edition of the International Wine Contest Bucharest – VINARIUM will take place in Bucharest, between the 23rd and the 26th of May 2019.
Points of interest:
The wine market in Romania is a traditional large and strong one, with increased consumption (ranking 7th in Europe). Even so, it is considered an emerging market with rising consumption rates. Romania is based on a long history of indigenous viticulture (discoveries show a 7.000-year “longevity” in this land), but also on the new realities of recent years.
The active population is fond of wine and young people adopt the latest trends, identifying wine as a source of elegant recreation, social positioning and healthy lifestyle.
Imports have outpaced exports, proving that Romania has an open, cosmopolitan market.
IWCB VINARIUM – promotes the medal-winning wines, as well as the producers who aim towards commercial performance.
IWCB-VINARIUM – creates public events or associates itself with existing ones that have had a proven impact, provides information for press articles, publishes relevant content in the specialized media outlets, issues its own Wine Special Actor publication (30,000 print copies) and permanently shapes consumption patterns.
The IWCB – VINARIUM agenda for events organized alongside its partners:
The Museum of Romanian Records. It is in this unique enclosure in Romania, that the largest corkscrew collection is being kept, totalling over 30.000 pieces. This world record was registered by the Guinness Book in 2015, when there were “only” 23.965 pieces.
Bucharest, the host city, is one of the largest and most dynamic cities in Europe*
The Wine Economist- one of the most complex blogs in the world about wine, about romanian wines
Mike Veseth, editor-in-chief www.wineeconomist.com, has participated as a juror at IWCB 2018. Find out some insightful materials about Romania and the future of romanian wines.
International Wine Contest Bucharest (IWCB) is the only wine contest from Central and East Europe both accredited by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) and by the World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits competitions (VINOFED).