The competition

ABOUT US

Set up in 1976, Challenge International du Vin is organised by the CDV (Concours Des Vins - an association in compliance with the law of 1901) located at Bourg, near Bordeaux (France).
Its mission is to select and promote the best wines from around the world.
For further information, please visit www.concoursdesvins.net

 

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2019: Important Deadlines

Registration Opening Date: 1 November 2018
Registration till 25 February 2019
All boxes must be sent: before 28 February 2019
The Contest: 12 & 13 April 2019
Results On-line: 19 April 2019
Special Prizes Ceremony at La Cité du Vin: 12 May 2019
Master Class Awarded Wines during Vinexpo-Bordeaux: 14 May 2019

PRESENTATION

CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN,
A COMPETITION WHICH REVEALS NEW TALENTS!


Challenge International du Vin is a competition organised in the form of blind tasting. It is open to all wines and wine-based spirits, ready for marketing (bottled), regardless of vintage. The competition, in quality approach, was awarded approval by the European Community in 1986 and is governed by the rules of the "International Code of Oenological Practices for Vines and Wines".
It is one of the biggest and most famous French international wine competition in the world. It is completely independent, non affiliated to any Press or commercial group.

This success is the result of several factors:


EXPERIENCE
Over 40 years in existence.

SHEER VOLUME
Over 4,000 samples tasted blind by some 800 wine professionals and expert wine-loving consumers.

DIVERSITY
All types of wine products are included: Red, Rosé, Dry white, Semi-sweet/Sweet white, Sparkling, Fortified (VDN / VDL), Spirits (grape-based only).

INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION
Over 38 countries represented each year.

RESULTS REFLECTING CONSUMER TASTES
A subtle blend of amateur and professional tasters enabling to select premium wines representative of consumer tastes.

A REPUTABLE MEDAL
Worldwide renowned, the Challenge International du Vin medal symbolizes an international recognition coming from the Bordeaux region.


LAUREATES, WHAT CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN BRINGS YOU...

MARKET RECOGNITION
Special Prizes awarding ceremony
12 May 2019, Special Prizes will be handed out in front of a panel of buyers and journalists at La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux.
One booth dedicated to awarded wines
14 May 2019, in the frame of Vinexpo-Bordeaux, you will have the opportunity to offer to taste you awarded wine to a selection of buyers and journalists.

THE PROMOTION OF YOUR AWARDED WINE(S)
• In SommelierS International, major relay of the wine professionals and enthusiasts, this magazine benefits from an exclusive partnership with the French and international Sommellerie (more than 1,300 members for the former and 54 countries for the latter). Print and Web inserts and articles will highlight the competition and its prize-winners.
• Through social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube), and an optimum sharing of your publications with our community thanks to an international web press and social monitoring.
• To our buyers and international Press database (+ than 5,000 contacts).

A DOUBLE OPPORTUNITY TO BE DISTINGUISHED BY KNOWLEDGEABLE JURORS
• With Medals renowned on international markets.
• With Special Prizes distinguishing Golden Medals:
  2019 Special Prizes put in honour: GREEK WINES
    Greek White Wine Special Prize
    Greek Red Wine Special Prize
  Organics Special Prizes:
    Organic White Wine Special Prize
    Organic Red Wine Special Prize
  Area Special Prizes: tribute to the wine areas of birth of the competition
    Blaye Special Prize
    Bourg Special Prize

ADDITIONAL PROMOTION TOOLS AT YOUR SERVICE
• Promotional plate plexi
   For your cellars, shops or your trade fairs
• Diploma
• Medal struck by Monnaie de Paris 
• Œno-graph diploma
  Your wine tasting comments in image available on www.challengeduvin.com

 

 AFFICHE 2019 EN A3 WEB

 
Welcome to the Challenge International
du Vin website,


for all Internet savvy wine enthusiasts :
growers, tasters, consumers, distributors …

 
Each spring, more than 5,000 wines from 38 countries are tasted over two days in Bordeaux - France by some 800 wine professionals and expert wine-loving consumers.

The Challenge International du Vin is the longest running major international wine competition.

It is also the largest international wine competition held in France in quality approach which testifies the application of rigorous technical standards to its organization.

Find out now more about next edition!

 
 




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