The Balkans International
Wine Competition
Sofia 1 - 4 June 2017
The Balkans International
Wine Competition
Sofia 1 - 4 June 2017

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// The Grand Trophy winner of the 6th edition of the Balkans International Wine Competition (BIWC 2017) is the red wine Mavrud Reserve 2013, Rumelia winery, Bulgaria.


The Grand Trophy winner of the 6thedition of the Balkans International Wine Competition (BIWC 2017) is the red wine Mavrud Reserve 2013, Rumelia winery, Bulgaria.

The other Trophy winners per categories are:

Trophy for white wine – Elenovo Chardonnay 2015, Bulgaria

Trophy for red wine – Mavrud Reserve 2013, Rumelia winery, Bulgaria

Trophy for rosé – Alpha Estate Rose 2016, Alpha Estate, Greece

Trophy for sparkling wine – Brut Rose Blanc de Noirs, Edoardo Miroglio 2011, Bulgaria

Trophy for dessert wine – Malvasia Monemvasia 2012, Monemvasia winery, Greece

Trophy for orange wine Bulgarian Heritage Original Collection Misket 2016, Karabunar winery, Bulgaria

 

For the third year will be awarded trophies for wines from local varieties:

Trophy for best white wine from indigenous variety – Vila Dobrusa 2015, Avincis winery, Romania

Trophy for best red wine from indigenous variety – Procupac 2015, Doia winery, Serbia

Trophy for best dessert wine from indigenous variety – Vinsanto Sigalas2009, Sigalas winery, Greece

 

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:  Podrum Janko, family labels, Serbia

Gold medal- Soulmates, Stratsin winery, family labels, Bulgaria

Silver Medal – Signal, Lalikos winery, Greece

Silver medal – Stari Podrum, Plantaze, Montenegro

Bronze medal – Rubayat family labels, Vinex Preslav, Bulgaria

Bronze medal – Djirdjic winery, Serbia

Total awarded gold medals of BIWC 2016 are 40 - 10 for Bulgaria, 1 for Czech republic, 12 for Greece,  3 for Macedonia, 3 for Montenegro, 3 for Romania , 6 for Serbia and 3 for Turkey.

Balkan wine festival was opened by the event organizers Galina Niforou and Konstantinos Lazarakis MW. Exhibitors and guests of the Forum were welcomed by Tzvetan Simeonov, Chairman of Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Krasimir Koev , CEO of executive Agency of Vine and Wine.

 

For more information:

Nelly Ruseva, Communications Manager BIWC: 0886 555 865, mail: pr@balkanswine.eu

Galina Niforou, Director BIWC: 0885 731 331, mail: niforou@balkanswine.eu