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).

A score of 100 has not yet received any wine or sparkling wine. Nevertheless, every year there are some "candidates" who come very close to this dream result and are rewarded with a Grand Gold Medal.

Take a look behind the scenes of the Grand International Wine Award and learn more about the highlights of this year's MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting in the official MUNDUS VINI movie.

Medals

The award "GRAND GOLD" is given only for the best wines submitted. At least 95 points are given for the evaluation of the wines by the international jury. Only the best rated wines receive the corresponding award. Therefore, the minimum score for awarding the award may shift up.

At least 90 points are given for the evaluation of the wines by the international jury with the medal "GOLD". Only the best rated wines receive the corresponding award. Therefore, the minimum score for awarding the award may shift up.

At least 85 points are given for the evaluation of the wines by the international jury with the medal "SILVER". Only the best rated wines receive the corresponding award. Therefore, the minimum score for awarding the award may shift up.
The number of products to be awarded in the competition is limited to 40% of the participating samples with the highest scores achieved in their respective category.

Jury

The jury are personalities who enjoy a great reputation in the wine world. These include: trained oenologists, excellent sommeliers, recognized specialty retailers with above-average knowledge of wine, specialist journalists and scientists from all over the world. Their know-how and professional knowledge of the wine have helped to establish this competition and make it known around the world.