MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2019


Tuesday, 19. February 2019 - 14:00

Around 7,200 wines from all over the world // Tasting debut for wines from China // 260 international experts assess the entries 

Around 7,200 wines from 156 wine-growing regions around the world are set to be tasted and assessed at the 24th Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI. This will also mark the first-time entry for wines from China. A jury of 260 experts will judge the wines submitted – including more than 70 Chinese wines – in the Saalbau in Neustadt, Germany. The best wines will be awarded the recognised and highly coveted Silver, Gold and Grand Gold medals. The competition will run from 19 to 24 February.

The majority of wines at this year’s Spring Tasting are from Italy (1,856), followed by Spain (1,458), France (898), Portugal (680) and Germany (667).

The results of the MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2019 will be published on MEININGER ONLINE on Tuesday, 26 February 2019.

The winners of the MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting will also be presented to trade visitors at the world’s largest trade fair for wines and spirits, ProWein in Düsseldorf, from 17 to 19 March 2019 in the MUNDUS VINI Tasting Area. Wines receiving a highly coveted special award will be honoured on the first day of the trade fair at a top-class awards ceremony, where certificates will be handed out to the winemakers by the Board of MUNDUS VINI.

MUNDUS VINI was founded 18 years ago, and from the beginning has been one of the most important wine competitions in the world. The 11,000 wines that are submitted every year are clear proof of the importance this competition has now achieved all over the world. They are evaluated using the 100-point system of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV). The Wine Award process takes place twice a year, in spring and late summer. The initiator of the Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI is the Meininger publishing house.


The publishing company Meininger Verlag was established in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in 1903. One of Germany’s oldest specialist publishing companies, it is now being run in the fourth generation of the family by Andrea Meininger-Apfel and Christoph Meininger. In particular, the company specialises in the wine and beverage sector, with its wine portfolio making it the European market leader. Alongside its well-known trade journals like “Wine Business International”, the company also organises trade fairs, industry events and conventions. Meininger has successfully made a name for itself internationally with the Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI. Furthermore, the media company also stages numerous wine competitions, such as the Best of Riesling, Meiningers Deutscher Sektpreis for German sparkling wines and Meiningers Rotweinpreis for German red wines.

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