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Balkans Int. Winne Competition


Dear  wine producers from Romania, 
We would kindly like to invite you to participate to the 6th edition of THE BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION, which will be held in Sofia from 1- 4 June 2017 in Grand Hotel Sofia. The BIWC is open to wine producers from the Balkan Peninsula, Central and Eastern Europe, Black Sea region, as well as to wine producers from any other wine region
Why participate in BIWC 2017?
  •   This year we have the pleasure to combine the BIWC with the 40th WORLD CONGRESS of OIV and the 15th GENERAL ASSEMBLY  of OIV, which will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 29  May to 2 June. We are expecting more than 800 important wine personalities from all over the word to visit the BIWC Festival!
  • Especially for BIWC 2017 Festival: 30 importers, traders, distributors from USA, CHINA and JAPAN!  
4 world-renowned media will be media partners of BIWC 2016: CHEERS magazine - USA (most famous magazine in the US with on-Trade direction), BEVERAGE DYNAMICS - USA (most famous magazine in the US with off-Trade direction), WINE KINGDOM - JAPAN (most famous magazine in Japan with off-focus Trade) and WINE IN CHINA magazine - CHINA 
JUDGES 2017 
Chairman of the BIWC - Konstantinos Lazarakis MW – The first Master of Wine in the Balkans and South East Europe
Christy Canterbury MW – USA, opinion leader in USA, wine consultant/distributor
Caroline Gilby  MW –  United Kingdom – buying consultant/wine writer 
Rod Smith MW – United Kigdom /France  -  wine consultant/wine educator 
Luiz Alberto – USA
Horia Hasnas – Romania
Ivana Simjanovska - Macedonia
Sasa Spiranec – Croatia
Andreas Matthidis - Greece
Igor Lukovic – Serbia
Martin Smid – Check Republic
Yasen Zahariev – Bulgaria
Vili Galabova – Bulgaria
All wines will be scored out of 20 and could claim GoldSilver and Bronze MedalsAll Gold Medal wines (of the same styles/categories) will be served against each other at the final session of the competition, for selecting Trophies and Grand Trophy.
BIWC Trophies 2017: New!Best winery on BIWC! 
Trophies will be given for the following categories: 
Dry White Wine
Dry Red Wine
Dry Rosé Wine
Sparkling Wine
Dessert Wine
Best Wine from Indigenous Balkan Variety 
 Best Orange wine
Best Label Design
New!!! Best winery on BIWC  the one who won the most medals
We encourage you to take advantage to be a part of the 6th edition of the BIWC to ensure the future success of your business and look forward to welcome you on the BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION & FESTIVAL 2017 in Sofia.
Konstantinos Lazarakis, MW         
BIWC Chairman   
Eng. Galina Niforou, Wine MBA
BIWC Managing Director
eng. Galina Niforou, Wine MBA
BIWC Managing Director
The Balkans International Wine Competition
Tel: +359 885 731 331