The competition

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MUNDUS VINI was founded by Meininger Verlag fifteen years ago and has been one of the most important wine competitions in the world. The importance of this competition in Germany, but also in the whole world, is demonstrated by the more than 10,000 wines exhibited in 2016. Everywhere in the world, wines are found in the trade and gastronomy, which have been awarded by MUNDUS VINI.

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 will be held 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. Registration forms and information on the newly approved barrel samples are available here.

Tasting

A highly qualified international jury comprising oenologists, wine-makers, professional wine traders, sommeliers and expert journalists taste the wines, sparkling wines and fortified wines in ‘blind’ tasting rounds.

Wines will be arranged in a tasting according to their product category, origin, quality level and flavour, and evaluated in accordance with the international 100-point scheme of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), also recognised by the Union Internationale des Oenologues (UIOE).

The number of products destined to receive prizes in the competition is limited to 40% of the samples submitted with the highest points tally reached in their relevant category.

The award grades are: Grand Gold, Gold, Silver