Grand International Wine Award
Maximilianstrasse 11
67433 Neustadt Germany

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+49 6321 89 08 951
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The Grand International Wine Award conferred by MUNDUS VINI GmbH is regarded in Germany as a prestigious international competition for wines from all wine-growing regions around the world. The aim of the competition is to promote wine quality and boost the sales of the wines and sparkling wines entered. An international jury delivers an independent, neutral and expert verdict on the wines, thereby guaranteeing that the competition is both fair and professional. This bestows a high level of recognition upon the medals awarded at MUNDUS VINI, the prize-winning wines and their producers.

1. Admission to tastings
Eligibility is restricted to all producers and marketers worldwide of still, sparkling, semi-sparkling and liqueur wines and products for direct human consumption as permitted by Annex VII Part II of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 for wine. Participants shall be responsible for the marketability of their wines, and it shall not be incumbent upon MUNDUS VINI GmbH to examine the marketability of the wines submitted or the respective countries of origin. The same wine (the same product) may be entered in the competition several times. When re-entering the wines, the lot numbers and/or official test numbers are the overriding criteria for the identity of the wines. Readily consumable products from all wine-growing regions around the world shall be admitted. Samples for tasting not submitted by the stipulated deadline may be excluded from the competition.

2. Categories admitted
Products in the following categories will be admitted
2.1 Still wines of all quality grades, grape varieties or origins and tastes.
2.2 Sparkling wines of all quality grades, grape varieties or origins and tastes.
2.3 Semi-sparkling wines of all quality grades, grape varieties or origins and tastes.
2.4 Sweet wines
2.5 Fortified wines

3. Terms and conditions for participating
3.1. General
3.1.1 Participation is restricted to wine filled in bottles or other containers suitable for use by end consumers. These must correspond to the regulations for packaging in the Bulletin from 8 March 1994 (Federal Law Gazette [BGBI] I p. 451 ff., most recently amended by Art. 4 of the Regulation from 11/12/2014 BGBI. I p. 2010) and/or be filled into bag-inbox or comparable packaging in a standard commercial volume for end consumer sales. 
3.1.2 Tank samples may also be displayed since 2014. For this purpose, please refer to our tank sample application and further information at N Participation 
3.1.3 All participants may enter as many products as they wish. The wines must comply with the production and labelling provisions of the relevant third countries and/or EU regulations.
3.1.4 For each sample, six bottles must be entered in the competition. At the time of registration, at least 200 bottles must still be available from the participant; with high-quality sweet wines (z.B. Eiswein, Icewine, Sauternes, Trockenbeerenauslese or Beerenauslese) the amount is at least 100 bottles.
3.1.5 Only duty paid-tax, and carriage paid samples may be sent to the address at MUNDUS VINI.
3.1.6 MUNDUS VINI GmbH reserves the right to bill taxes, duties or other charges and possibly handling charges (if invoiced to MUNDUS VINI) for the submitted products to the submitter.
3.1.7 A duly completed product pass featuring all the required details must be available for each sample. If the participant does not provide all the details, MUNDUS VINI GmbH reserves the right not to award a prize to the wine. Furthermore, MUNDUS VINI GmbH is also entitled to examine wines to ascertain their identity; an invoice may be made out for the trade analysis. The details indicated on the product pass shall remain binding for all publications, documents and awards.

3.2 Submission of partially filled batches

The submission of partially filled batches and the use of awards and/or prizes are allowed under the following conditions:
3.2.1 Upon submission of the first partially filled batch of a wine and/or product, the identical amount available as well as the amount of the first partially filled batch submitted must be registered.
3.2.2 When submitting subsequent partially filled batches of a prize-winning initial batch, chemical analyses from a recognised testing institute of MUNDUS VINI GmbH must be provided. These must enable the wine to be clearly identified and confirm that the identity of the subsequent partially filled batches is the same as that of the prize-winning initial batch. To this end, four more bottles from each partially filled batch must be sent to MUNDUS VINI GmbH for further analytical and organoleptic testing. Here, a reference to the first submission must be made. Furthermore, if another lot number is used for the labelling, it must be indicated on the registration forms. 
3.2.3 Use of awards is permitted for partial quantities until six months after the award (filling deadline), for identical samples. 
3.2.4 With regard to the analytical and organoleptic testing of partially filled batches, MUNDUS VINI GmbH reserves the right to commission a recognised testing institute to conduct the analytical and organoleptic identity testing. Here, the initial batch is analysed together with the new batch and, using the analyses, the identity of the wine is examined. MUNDUS VINI GmbH charges a fee for this service.

4. Submission fees 
4.1 A submission fee is incurred for each sample submitted. The fee covers the costs for taking the samples, travel expenses and accommodation for the jury of international experts, organising the competition as well as the preparation of the awards and documents undertaken by MUNDUS VINI GmbH.
4.2 The submission fee amounts 170 Euro net each submitted sample. 
4.3 If the same wine is submitted by several marketers, they are named together with the prize winner (producer/bottler). Submission fees paid several times cannot be refunded. Receipt of the full payment of the submission fees is a prerequisite for taking part in the competition.
4.4 The registration is committed - regardless of the effectively participation - to pay the indicated fee.

5. Jury-tasting/awards
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 tasting will take place at the time announced in the registration form. 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

5.1 Additional Awards
I. Best of Show:

The best wine from the relevant categories (origin, grape variety, price class, type of producer and sales channel) can also receive an additional award. If two best wines in the same category are level on points, MUNDUS VINI GmbH reserves the right to call in a master jury to taste the wines once again. In this way, only one wine per category can receive an award. The Grand International Wine Awards MUNDUS VINI is also entitled not to bestow an award in any given year. In such circumstances, the winner receives a document instead of an award, and a medal prepared by MUNDUS VINI can be included on the label.

II. best producer (at least 10 wines in the competition)/best importer (at least 20 wines in the competition). Of which at least 50% have been awarded prizes. In the event of the same average gained by all the judged samples from several producers, the highest number of medals per participant shall be the deciding factor. 

6. Publications
The award-winning products at the Grand International Wine Awards organised by MUNDUS VINI GmbH will feature in publications after the competition has finished. They will appear in, among others, MEININGER’S WINE BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL, WEINWIRTSCHAFT, MEININGERS WEINWELT, DER DEUTSCHE WEINBAU and MEININGERS SOMMELIER of MEININGER VERLAG, Neustadt an der Weinstraße. Various internet portals, including MEININGER Online, will also run features that can be linked to the producers’ webpages. Information on wines that have not garnered the minimum number of points required for an award will not be published.

7. Use of the awards and logos
7.1 The winners may use the awards and logos from MUNDUS VINI GmbH for their labelling and advertising. Use of the medals and logos is governed by special terms and conditions: “Regulations governing the use of medals from MUNDUS VINI GmbH in advertising”. 
7.2. Likewise, the use of awards on bottle designs is governed by the “Regulations governing the use of medals and awards from MUNDUS VINI GmbH in advertising”.

8. Final provisions – observance of the competition conditions

By submitting the samples, the participant accepts the participation conditions and decisions of MUNDUS VINI GmbH. The court of law in Neustadt an der Weinstraße shall be responsible for settling any legal issues that may arise.