// The Grand Trophy winner of the 5th Anniversary edition of the Balkans International Wine Competition (BIWC 2016) is Sigalas Vinsanto 2006, Greece.
The Grand Trophy winner of the 5th Anniversary edition of the Balkans International Wine Competition (BIWC 2016) is the dessert wine Sigalas Vinsanto 2006, Greece.
The other Trophy winners per categories are:
Trophy for white wine - Domain Marash, Lenea Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Bulgaria
Trophy for red wine - Ktima Pavlidis Emphasis, Tempranillo 2012, Greece
Trophy for rosé - Vinum Rosé 2015, Serbia
Trophy for sparkling wine - Plantaze Montenegrin Val 2012, Montenegro
Trophy for dessert wine - Sigalas Vinsanto, 2006 Santorini, Greece
For the second year will be awarded trophies for wines from local varieties:
Trophy for best white wine from indigenous variety - Posip Volarevic 2015, Croatia
Trophy for best red wine from indigenous variety - Xinomavro, Ramnista 2012, Kir Yanni, Greece
Trophy for best dessert wine from indigenous variety - Grasa de Kotnari 2000 Cotnari, Romania
Stefan Bozhkov, chairman of the commission, together with the members Emanuela Kovac and Emil Maslarski, has given his assessment of best wine label design for the second consecutive year.
The Trophy is dedicated to the memory of the Bulgarian artist Kolio Karamfilov, who is the designer of the BIWC Grand Trophy.
Trophy for best label design: Kir Yanni, family labels, Greece
Gold medal- Rossidi, family labels, Bulgaria
Silver Medal - Saga, Vinarija Bjelica, Serbia
Bronze medal - Deuric, family labels, Serbia
Total awarded gold medals of BIWC 2016 are 41 - 14 for Bulgaria, 9 for Greece, 1 Israel, 2 for Macedonia, 1 for Montenegro, 4 for Romania , 8 for Serbia and 2 for Turkey.
Balkan wine festival was opened by the event organizers Galina Niforou and Konstantinos Lazarakis. Exhibitors and guests of the Forum were welcomed by Radoslav Radev, Chairman of National Vine and Wine Chamber and Krasimir Koev , CEO of executive Agency of Vine and Wine.
Gala dinner and awards ceremony was attended by the ambassador of Israel Mrs. Irit Lilian, Mrs. Anna Sendova, board member of BCCI, many foreign guests from Japan, Serbia, Greece, Albania, Italy, Turkey, Georgia, Israel and the international jury of BIWC 2016.
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