The third edition of the Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival will be held from 5th to 8th June 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Dear lovers of Balkan wines,

We are delighted to announce that our third BIWC 2014 Competition is scheduled for June 5 (Thursday) & June 6 (Friday) (not open for public) while the BIWC 2014 Festival follows through on June 7 (Saturday) from 12:00 to 19:00 & June 8 (Sunday) from 12:00 to 18:00 (open for public) at Grand Hotel Sofia, Bulgaria.

Specialized Trade & Media Tasting for the BIWC 2014 panel of judges, distinguished importers, distributors, wine buyers, wine critics, journalists and bloggers is scheduled for June 7, 2014 (Saturday) from 11:00 to 13:00 also at Grand Hotel Sofia, Bulgaria.

BIWC 2014 Competition is dedicated to wines from the Balkan region in order to attract attention of the global wine community. The organizing committee has invited wine producers from each country of the South-East Europe and other countries to participate both at the BIWC 2014 Competition by sending samples of their best wines and at the BIWC 2014 Festival to showcase at Grand Hotel Sofia their great wines to the local and international public.

Last year, from May 16-19, 2013, we had more than 400 wines, coming from close to 100 wineries originating from 10 countries, submitted for BIWC 2013 Competition. More than 50 wineries were presenting their wines to the public at Grand Hotel Sofia during the BIWC 2013 Festival. Our first and second Competition and Festival in 2012 and 2013 created truly a great awareness among the global wine fraternity. We have successfully communicated the results of our competitions and created relevant Catalogues with valuable information for wine importers, buyers and distributors and also had extensive media coverage of these events.

This year our Panel of Judges will be composed from the top global wine personalities. They shall taste the best wines of the Balkans and re-discover their unique character, richness, nuances and regional complexities. With the entire infrastructure perfectly in place, encouraged with the great response to our project throughout last two years, we are absolutely dedicated to further promotion and branding of Balkan wines. We have secured a great media coverage of the BIWC 2014 Competition and Festival through various TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, web, local and global social networks and our message will definitely be carried through.

We endeavor hard to continue our campaign of promotion and branding of Balkan wines helping them find their way to the tables of the world’s wine-loving communities and earn their appropriate share of the global wine market!

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