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Drink The Best Wines In Paris


Let's go through the highlights from the second annual Paris Wine Cup that was held in Paris on March 24, 2021.

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At the recently held Paris Wine Cup, sommeliers, wine buyers, and other experts from around the country tasted, judged, and awarded some of the best wines out there that French wine drinkers can get their hands on. Each wine was judged on the basis of its quality, value, and packaging - taking into consideration all the things we look at before picking a bottle off the shelf.

The judging panel at the Paris Wine Cup consists of top-level sommeliers, wine buyers, and other experts with current direct commercial buying responsibility. The judges come from some of the best establishments in the country, including Frenchie, Chez Apicius, Le Royal Monceau, and more. Whether you're choosing what to drink at a restaurant or picking a wine for your next dinner party, a recommendation from these judges goes a long way.

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

Porta Da Ravessa

In Frame: Porta Da Ravessa by Adega Cooperativa do Redondo

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 who 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.

Paris Drinks Guide

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.

2021 Paris Wine Cup entrants

In Frame: 2021 Paris Wine Cup Entrants

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.

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.

The submission for the 2022 Paris Wine Cup is now open. International wineries and french wineries are invited to register their wines before November 30, 2021, to secure early bird pricing.

Key Deadlines and Pricing

Key Dates:

Early Bird Ends - Nov 30, 2021

Registration Ends - Feb 25, 2022

Warehouse Closes: Feb 28, 2022

Judging Date: March 16, 2022

Winners Announcement: March 28, 2022


€90 Early Bird - August 1 to Nov 30, 2021

€110 Regular - Dec 1 to Feb 28, 2022

Here’s how to enter the Paris Wine Cup. Enter before November 30, 2021, to get early bird pricing.

Give international exposure to your wine brand. Enter your wines before July 31 and Save.