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3rd Annual Paris Wine Cup - Entries Now Open

27/05/2021

Entries are now open for the 3rd annual Paris Wine Cup which will be held on 16th March 2022 in Paris.

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With so many wine brands competing for space in any wine store or restaurant, how do you choose which wines to buy over another? The second annual Paris Wine Cup got a really great response and that is why we are back with the 3rd edition.

Here are all the highlights from the second annual Paris Wine Cup that was held in Paris on March 24, 2021.

Porta da Ravessa Reserva

No 1 Spot - 96 Points winning a Double Gold and wine of the year award.

Wine Of The Year: Porta da Ravessa Reserva

Winery Of The Year: Adega Cooperativa de Redondo

Best Wine by Quality: Porta da Ravessa Reserva

Best Wine By Value: Chateau Barrail Tapon

Best Wine By Package: Porta da Ravessa Reserva

Click here to see the full results

There were 23 gold winners which scored above 90 points and 1 double gold winner in the Paris Wine Cup.

Wines from all over the world entered with Portugal, Italy, France, Moldova, Spain, Australia & Greece stealing the show.

What makes the Paris Wine Cup different from its peers is that it does not just taste the wines blind and base its decisions and medals on that, but goes two steps further. Once judges taste the wines their quality scores which is a bling tasting then also evaluate the wine's value for money.

Then, judges take off the cover to reveal the wine, design, and packaging and asks its judges to base a proportion of its scores on what wines look like, and how successful it is in the story it is trying to tell, and then equally crucially from a consumer’s point of view how does the brand’s look, feel, taste and quality match up to its price point. Does it offer the consumer true value for money?

The Paris Wine Cup aims to recognize, reward, and promote wine brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker. For any wine brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wine list -  and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer-driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it.


Wines are tasted bling for Quality and Value first and then the cover is opened for the package score. Picture of wines being packed in the warehouse.

That is why the Paris Wine Cup is different. It will single out and shine the spotlight on those wine brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers.

The competition follows strict rules concerning its organization, criteria, Judging, and Results.

A competition that will judge wines in three key areas:

Their quality.

Their value for money.

What they look like.

To be an award winner you will need to have a top-quality wine, that offers both the trade and the consumer great value for money, and you will need to look good and truly stand out on the shelf and on the back bar.

2021 Paris Wine Cup Judges:

David Belayche, Head Sommelier & Wine Buyer, Le Royal Monceau

David Belayche has dedicated the past 20 years to the Hospitality Industry.  Over the past years, he has worked closely with internationally renowned chefs, Michelin Star chef Sergi Arola and Nobu Matsuhisa, and undertook the challenge of pairing wine with exotic flavors and tastes. He has successfully participated in openings of major 5* hotels in Paris where he became in charge of wine and spirit, head sommelier, and wine buyer.

 

Emily Lester, Sommelier, O Chateau

Bonjour! I am Emily Lester, an American Sommelier and French wine nerd living in Paris. I am a creative entrepreneur. I am a driven, approachable, and highly skilled creative with a strong background in entrepreneurship, networking, and presentation. I leverage my business background, knowledge, and creative skills for my clients to help them develop an online brand identity.

After founding and building one of the most successful aerial fitness studios on the West Coast (US), I sold my business and transplanted my life to France to be closer to the vines and continue to seek ways to expand upon my own creative work.

Nicolas Fouilleroux, Sommelier-caviste, Soif d'ailleurs S.A.S

Nicolas Fouilleroux, Aujourd'hui embarqué dans l'aventure du Master of Wine, je poursuis l'exploration infinie du monde du vin, avec en premier lieu l'envie de partager toute la richesse de cette passion avec le plus grand nombre. C'est ce que je propose avec mes prestations et mes programmes de formation.

 

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You can enter your wines now and take advantage of the super early bird pricing that's on till July 31, 2021.

Key Dates  

Super Early Bird Registration: Ends July 31, 2021

Regular Registration: Ends Feb 25, 2022

Warehouse Closes: Feb 28, 2022

Judging Date: March 16, 2022

Winners Announcement: March 28, 2022

Price 

£70 Super Early Bird - May 1 to August 31, 2021
£90 Early Bird - September 1 to Nov 30, 2021
£110 Regular - Dec 1 to Feb 28, 2022

Other links:

Winners benefits | How to enter | Judging process


Paris Wine CupParis Wine Cup will be assessed and judged by a leading panel of top-level wine buyers with current direct commercial buying responsibility. Or wine consultants and experts who are also directly involved in the development of new wine brands or buying wine for commercial resale.

Put your wines in front of them and get rated by Value, Quality, and Package. 

PWC Entry Process & Fees

Deadline For Submission Is Approaching Fast.

Leading wine brands from around the world now have an opportunity to grow their business and gain the attention of wine buyers, wine directors, and influencers globally via the Beverage Trade Network Community.

Submit your wines in the 2022 Paris Wine Cup.