International Champagne Day, celebrate today International Champagne Day, celebrate today

22 Oct, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-10-22 Founder October 22 is the 12th annual International Champagne Day! Nothing brings people together like a glass (or bottle!) of the unique sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France. Whether you are celebrating life’s small victories or a major milestone, Champagne helps make any occasion special. The name Champagne is unique but the wines themselves are different each time.Different vineyards, different vineyards, different grape varieties, different vintages, different blends and different aging periods. There are almost as many styles of wine in Champagne as there are winemakers in the region. The result is a range of...
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Orange Wine Festival in  @Verona Masteclass
Orange Wine Festival in @Verona Masteclass

21 Oct, 2021

Special events in #vinitalyspecialedition2021. One of the most interesting masterclasses was in the first day 17th Oct. “Orange wine festival @Verona Masteclass. ”Between the wineries where we tasted in tasting room 3, hall 5 was @chatzivariti_winery with the orange wine miNimus 2019, which left an excellent impression. The speakers were: Toni Gomiscek journalist and Prinoz Lavrencic the owner of Burja family vineyard estate from Slovenia. Over the past decade the festival in Izola (Slovenia) and Vienna (Austria) has followed and generated the development and growing interest in orange wines. Along with Georgia, the ancestral home of wines, the northern Adriatic...
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Vinitaly Special Edition 2021
Vinitaly Special Edition 2021

20 Oct, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-10-20 Founder VINITALY SPECIAL EDITION EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS: 12 THOUSAND OPERATORS WITH 2500 FOREIGNERS FROM 60 COUNTRIES. WINNING THE ALL-BUSINESS FORMULA FOR COMPANIES, CONSORTIUM AND ORGANIZATIONS. With more than 12,000 professional operators, more than 2500 buyers (about 22% of the total) and 60 countries represented, Veronafiere yesterday closed the special and extraordinary edition of Vinitaly, the third and last Italian stage connecting to the 54th edition scheduled 10-13 April 2022. "Companies, consortium, agricultural and supply chain associations and operators have rewarded the project of this business initiative that has recorded a high rate of contacts and sales, as well...
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Mondial Des Vins Blancs, Strasbourg 2021 Edition, the results
Mondial Des Vins Blancs, Strasbourg 2021 Edition, the results

13 Oct, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-10-13 Founder The International Wine Competition «Μondial Des Vins Blancs Starsbourg, 2021 Edition» was successfully completed during the weekend of 2nd & 3d October, in a prestigious place : the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès Strasbourg After more than 20 years of experience «Le Mondial des Vins Blancs Strasbourg» is the only international wine competition, entirely dedicated to the diversity of the white wines, which is under the patronage of the International Vine and Wine (OIV). The competition proposed 12 categories as follows: Chardonnay Chenin Gewurztraminer Muscat Pinot Blanc Pinot gris Riesling Sauvignon Sylvaner Viognier Other...
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Le Mondial Des Vins Blancs Strasbourg 2021, Masterclasses
Le Mondial Des Vins Blancs Strasbourg 2021, Masterclasses

29 Sep, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-09-29 Founder An overview of the Alsatian terroirs and a tasting of exceptional grand crus will be offered to the judges on Saturday, October 2 at 14 pm, in #lemondialdesvinsblancsstrasbourg by Mr. Thierry Fritsch Thierry Fritsch, the head oenologist and chief wine educator of the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d’Alsace (CIVA), the regional wine regulatory and promotional body of the Alsace wine region. Born and raised in Alsace, Thierry is an agricultural engineer and oenologist, and has an MBA from the Business School of Lyon. Prior to joining the CIVA in 1997, he worked as Chef de Cave...
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The Chablis Wine Festival returns on October 23rd and 24th!
The Chablis Wine Festival returns on October 23rd and 24th!

29 Sep, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-09-29 Founder The Chablis Wine Festival returns on October 23 and 24 in its usual format.Celebrate the new vintage with the winemakers of Chablis and Grand Auxerrois! Organized by the Office du Chablis in partnership with the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB), the Fête des Vins is a major event of the year combining discoveries and tastings. With nearly forty Houses and Estates of Chablis and Grand Auxerrois present in the streets of Chablis during this weekend of October, amateurs, connoisseurs, professionals and the general public will be able to appreciate the different appellations and vintages...
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161st Hospices de Beaune Charity Wine Sale
161st Hospices de Beaune Charity Wine Sale

29 Sep, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-09-29 Founder The Hospices de Beaune auction has earned a reputation as the most historic and important annual wine auction in the world, synonymous with the intimate links between the worlds of charity and auctions. In keeping with its founding values, all proceeds from the annual auction continue to go to support the cost of medical care and upkeep of the organisation’s hospitals in the South Côte d’Or territory in France. Representing the pinnacle of the calendar in Burgundy, the Hospices auction not only raises important funds to be invested in the medical equipment and the modernisation of...
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Le Mondial Des Vins Blancs, Strasbourg 2021, Upcoming Masterclasses
Le Mondial Des Vins Blancs, Strasbourg 2021, Upcoming Masterclasses

29 Aug, 2021

Strasbourg's Le Mondial des Vins Blancs dates are approaching (October 2th and 3th) and the organization informs us the title of the two upcoming Masterclasses, the first will be a focus on wine-growing and wines in Chile, while the second will be a focus on wine-growing and wines will be dedicated to Grands Crus d ' Alsace. Strasbourg hosts the only wine contest in the world entirely dedicated to the diversity of the white wines organized under the prestigious OIV patronage and Member of VINOFED, the World Federation of Major International WInes and Spirits Competitions. Alsace represents a fabulous mosaic...
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Mondial Des Vins Blancs, Strasbourg 2021
Mondial Des Vins Blancs, Strasbourg 2021

27 Jun, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-07-07 Founder We are excited to participate as media partners in the only competition in the world for white wines. Entirely dedicated to the diversity of white wines, under the Patronage of the OIV 2nd and 3rd October 2021, at the Congress Centre Strasbourg in France THE SHOWCASE OF THE BEST WHITE WINES IN THE WORLD DEDICATED TO THE WINEGROWERS Edition after edition, thanks to the support of mobilized official wine organizations and wine judges themselves within their countries, we can rely on 20 competing countries. The list of the prize-winners can be considered as the reflect of...
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The Greek Vinsanto Late Release 2001 Won The Grand Trophy For The Best Balkan Wine
The Greek Vinsanto Late Release 2001 Won The Grand Trophy For The Best Balkan Wine

21 Jun, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-07-10 Founder Vinsanto Late Release 2001 of the Greek winery Estate Argyros was named the best wine in the Balkans at the moment. The decision of the expert jury became clear during the traditional award ceremony, called "Balkan Wine Oscars", at the tenth-anniversary edition of The Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival (BIWCF). The most prestigious award in the Competition was presented by one of the special guests of the Festival – the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Prof. Dr. Hristo Bozukov. Along with him on the open stage in the festival Wine Town in front of...
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Galina Niforou: Wine Is a Bridge that Connects Nations, And at BIWC in Skopje We All Felt That
Galina Niforou: Wine Is a Bridge that Connects Nations, And at BIWC in Skopje We All Felt That

08 Jun, 2021

The competition part of the tenth-anniversary edition of The Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival (BIWCF) was held in a glamorous and cozy atmosphere, arranged by the kind hosts from Wines of N. Macedonia, Skopje. In addition to evaluating a record number of samples from twelve countries, the prestigious international jury awarded the Dutch wine expert Paul Robert Blom as "Wine Personality in the Balkans" and the Serbian judge Igor Lukovic was chosen to be the new chairman of the jury. The current chairman of the jury – the first Master of Wine in the Balkans Konstantinos Lazarakis will be...
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Programme 10th Balkan Wine Festival 2021
Programme 10th Balkan Wine Festival 2021

03 Jun, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-03-06 Founder 1000 wines from 8 countries at the 10th Balkan Wine Festival in Sofia from June 17 to June 19 in National Palace of Culture (NDK- opern air), in Sofia The programme: 17 June, Thursday (working hours 17:00 – 22:30) 20:00 – Award ceremony “Balkan Wine Oscars 2021” – Trophies and Grand Trophy winners announcing Hosts: Galina Niforou, Managing director BIWC Igor Lukovic (Serbia) Exhibition of wineries from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Turkey, Serbia, North Macedonia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia Jazz music - Mike Sax – saxophone from 19:00 to 22:00 (3 sessions) All evening...
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Nearly 1000 Wines at the 10th Balkan International Wine Festival in Sofia in June
Nearly 1000 Wines at the 10th Balkan International Wine Festival in Sofia in June

01 Jun, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-06-01 Founder The 10th-anniversary edition of The Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival (BIWCF) will offer its visitors nearly 1,000 wines from Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Turkey, Albania, Romania, and Serbia. The large-scale event will take place in the open air in the specially created "Wine Town" in front of the National Palace of Culture from June 17 to 19. The Golden Tent with the awarded wines from the 10th Balkans International Wine Competition, held earlier in June in Skopje, is expected to receive the most attention. This year the festival will hold the culmination of the...
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Igor Lukovic at Allwinestories
Igor Lukovic at Allwinestories

25 May, 2021

Don’t miss on Wed 26 May at 20:00, in RadionWall, the last but not least radio show. Our guest is Igor Lukovic , judge of Balkan International Wine Competition in the radio show: “10min Radio talks with BIWC 2021 judges”. Join us!Link to Facebook page: https://radionwall.radio12345.com/ Igor Luković is a wine critic, wine judge, writer and journalist from Serbia. He is Editor in chief of Vino & Fino magazine, and associate of many other media dealing with wine and food culture. He is one of the founders of Wine Identity initiative, which stands behind Wine Salon in Novi Sad, International...
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BIWCF Programme Competition 2021
BIWCF Programme Competition 2021

24 May, 2021

The new programme of the Competition 2021 2-4 June 2021, 10th Anniversary BIWCompetition, Skopje, North Macedonia, in Holiday Inn. Program BIWC 2021 2-4 June 2021, Holiday Inn – tasting sessions, BIWC judges – close for the public 4 June: Master Classes 16:30 – 17:30 – Master Class “Best of Balkans – “Trophies from all the editions of BIWC” – Rod Smith MW, Panel Chair BIWC – Holiday Inn, Hall Milenum 1, price 20 euro Edoardo Miroglio Rose Sparkling, Bulgaria Grand Trophy winner BIWC 2014 Anca-Maria Rose 2020, Domeniile Vladoi, Romania Grand Trophy winner BIWC 2018 Kremen Kamen 2017, Matalj winery,...
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Roderick Smith MW at Allwinestories
Roderick Smith MW at Allwinestories

24 May, 2021

This Monday 24 May at 20:00, in Radionwall, our guest is Roderick Smith MW, judge of Balkan International Wine Competition in the radio show: “10min Radio talks with BIWC 2021 judges”. Join us! Link to Facebook page https://radionwall.radio12345.com/ Roderick Smith MW, is a wine educator, marketer and salesman, based in the South of France. Currently with a client list that includes the world’s wealthiest, most discerning and demanding customers, Roderick is the wine director of Vins Sans Frontières – the leading wine supplier to the superyacht industry. Prior to this, Roderick has worked in the UK for a variety of...
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Vinivex 2021, The Wine & Spirit 3D Virtual Expo
Vinivex 2021, The Wine & Spirit 3D Virtual Expo

19 May, 2021

Marinos Skolarikos 2021-09-05 Founder We are exited to participate in Vinivex 2021, The Wine and Spirit 3D Virtual Expo. The new dates of the 3D Virtual Wine and Spirits fair ViniVex, which will take place online at the end of June between 24th and 26th has been announced. After the success obtained in the first edition of March, it has been decided to launch a second summer edition seeing as the traditional face-to-face fairs are still unable to take place. Digital is the present and the future and this innovate virtual mode will not just simply disappear once the pandemic...
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Darrel Joseph at Allwinestories
Darrel Joseph at Allwinestories

19 May, 2021

This Friday 21st May at 20:00, in Radionwall, our guest is Darrel Joseph , judge of Balkan International Wine Competition. Join us at the radio show: “10min Radio talks with BIWC 2021 judges”. Link to Facebook page https://radionwall.radio12345.com/ Let's meet our guest: Darrel Joseph, based in Vienna, Austria, is an international wine writer, judge and presenter specialising in the wines and wine regions of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe as well as the Caucasus countries. Since 1995, he has been writing for numerous publications including Decanter and Harpers Wine & Spirit in Great Britain and Meininger’s Wine Business International in...
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"Wine personality in the Balkans" Awards
"Wine personality in the Balkans" Awards

18 May, 2021

The anniversary edition of The Balkans International Wine Competition is the first at which the special prize "Wine Personality of the Balkans" will be awarded – for a proven contribution over the years in promoting wines from the Balkans, local varieties and culture. The winner will receive a plaque at a special Gala Dinner, which will announce the "Best of Show" awards for each country after the competition part of the large-scale wine forum, which will take place from 2nd to 4th June in Skopje. Due to the record number of samples that will be evaluated in the competition, the...
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Horia Hasnas at Allwinestories
Horia Hasnas at Allwinestories

17 May, 2021

Our successful radio shows continues this week. On Wednesday 19th May at 20:00, Radionwall, our guest is Horia Hasnas , judge of Balkan International Wine Competition in the radio show: “10min Radio talks with BIWC 2021 judges”. Link to Facebook page https://radionwall.radio12345.com/ Journalist starting with 1993, Horia has worked in a variety of roles, mainly in newspapers but also in television, as a reporter, editor, columnist and commentator. His journey through the wine world started in a natural manner: as wine lover and collector. His love for written stories and also for fine wines led him to the decision of...
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