THE WAY TO ENTER THE
“23rd THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS COMPETITION”
February 14 - 16, 2023Paticipate in the competition
1. ONLINE REGISTRATION
Visit our website: www.tiwc.gr and create a user account to register your wines online.
If you have used the online entry system before, fill in your email and password to log in and register your wines/spirits. If this is the first time you are entering online, fill in your contact details to get a password and instructions
2. SUBMITTING THE WINES
Submitting the wines is really easy. Just log in and go to the Participation tab, select the Online Entry Form for Wines or the Online Entry Form for Spirits, and fill out all the details of your sample.
(*) For each registered wine / spirit please attach one set of labels (front and back):
The deadline for the registration of the wines is February 3, 2023 and the submission of samples is February 1, 2023 No sample (of wine, spirit, registration form) can be accepted after the deadline.
4. PARTICIPATION COSTThe participation fee, payable to the “Association of Winemakers of North Greece” is (VAT included):
100 € / sample, for 1 - 4 samples
90 € / sample, for 5 - 8 samples
85 € / sample, for 9 samples or more
5. PAYMENT OPTIONS
A. Online by credit card (Visa/Mastercard)
B. By bank transfer to any of the following banks:• Alpha Bank, Account number: IBAN GR91 0140 7410 7410 0200 2000 210 / BIC CRBAGRAA
• Piraeus Bank,Account number: IBAN GR85 0172 2020 0052 020 14279954 / BIC PIRBGRAA
• National Bank of Greece, Account number: IBAN GR10 0110 2100 0000 2102 0675 522 / BIC ETHNGRAA
Please fill in your company’s name in the comments and send us the copy of the transfer order (all the bank costs are to be borne by the registrant).
• The payment must be made by February 3, 2023.
If we haven’t received notification of your payment by February 3, 2023, the samples will be excluded from the competition.
6. DISPATCH OF SAMPLES
6.1 Please send per registered wine (carriage paid):5 commercially labeled bottles of 0,75L each.
6.2. Please send per registered spirit (carriage paid):2 commercially labeled bottles of 0,5L each. In case of lower capacity bottles please send (at least) 1,00L in total.
The samples should be delivered between January 26th and February 1st 2023 (not earlier or later) from 8:30 to 16:30 to the following address:
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS COMPETITION
Egnatia 154, HELEXPO Wine Competition warehouse,
GR 546 36 Thessaloniki, Greece
In the consignment note you should include the following information of our Company:
Name: Wine Producers Association of the Northern Greece Vineyard
V.A.T. number: 094526311
Tel.: +30 2310 281632, +30 2310 281617,
All entry cases must clearly state:
“THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS COMPETITION”
(*) The samples should be sent as “samples for competition, no commercial value” and must be received by the organizers of the Competition no later than February 1, 2023.
(**) The organizers refuse all responsibility in case of late arrival of samples, total or partial loss during transport, physical, chemical and sensory alterations of samples due to temperature variations that may occur during transport. All charges of shipping, customs and taxes are in the responsibility of the participants who must settle the cost directly with the transport agents.
Products not complying with this procedure will be disqualified from taking part in the competition without refund of the registration fee. Refused samples will not be returned to the sender.
(***) Withdrawal of samples from the competition is possible only before February 3, 2023. In any other case, the organizer is not obliged to refund the participation cost nor return the samples to the sender.
7. Products permitted to compete
Wines and aromatized wine-based drinks
Boxed wines (Bag-In-Box) may participate in the competition and receive a final rating but they are excluded from the awards.
Spirits and spirituous drinks of vitivinicultural origin
Experimental samples (wines and spirits)
Moreover, experimental samples (wines, aromatized wine-based drinks, spirits, spirituous drinks of vitivinicultural origin) can be tested and evaluated by juries. However, their rating is notified only to their pro ducers and they are excluded from the awards.
All products, apart from experimental samples, must be destined for sale and must be from a homogeneous batch of at least 1000 litres. On an exceptional basis, a reduced volume, of at least 100 litres, may be admitted upon justification of a particularly low production.
8. Medals, special awards
• Gold Medal
• Silver Medal
• Bronze Medal
Β. Best wine per Category
• best white wine (category 1)
• best rosé wine (category 2)
• best red wine (category 3)
• best sweet wine (category 4)
• best sparkling wine (category 5)
• best ‘retsina’ wine (category 6)
For the award of the above distinctions it is necessary to participate in the competition at least five (5) samples of the same category
C. Competition’s best wine and best spirit
• The best wine of the competition
The highest grade spirit receives the distinction:
• The best spirit of the competition
D. Special awards
The Organizing Committee will introduce special awards to the following categories, if at least 5 samples participate per category and their ratings corresponds at least to a bronze medal.
a) best dry single variety Assyrtiko,
b)best dry single varietyMalagousia ,
c) best dry single varietyVidiano,
d)best dry single variety Xinisteri,
e)best dry single varietyMoschofilero ,
f) best dry single varietySavatiano,
g)best dry red single varietyAgiorgitiko,
h)best dry red single varietyποικιλία Xinomavro,
i)best organic wine.
It should be noted that in case a wine, which is awarded as the best of its category, is part of the above special distinctions, it will also receive the special award.
Medal stickers help your award-winning wine/spirit stand out and give consumers confidence when buying wines/spirits. As submitter of Thessaloniki International Wine & Spirits Competition, you have the possibility to order medal stickers for your awarded products.
Alternatively, the award-winning companies may acquire the right to use the digital version of the awarded stickers into the labels of their award-winning products.
Please note that the production and use of the stickers on the bottles without the Competition’s permission is not allowed
10. Programme of the Competition
The competition will take place in Thessaloniki. Tasting sessions will be held from Tuesday 14 until Thursday 16 February, 2023. The announcement of the results will be officially publicised on Friday 17 February, 2023 on the websit www.tiwc.gr.
11. Organizing Committee
The members of the Organizing Committee are representatives of the following boards:
- National Inter-professional Organization of Vine and Wine
- Wine Producers Association of the Northern Greece Vineyard
- Wine Producers Association of the Peloponnese Vineyard
- Wine Producers Association of Crete
- Wine Producers Association of the Attica Vineyard
- Wine Producers Association of the Central Greece Vineyard
- Wine Producers Association of the Aegean islands Vineyard
- Greek Federation of Spirits Producers
- Greek Oenologists' Union
President of the Thessaloniki International Wine & Spirits Competition is Mr. Konstantinos Lazarakis MW.
1.White still wine (Dry-Medium dry-Medium-Orange Wine)
1.a White still wine / DryWines containing not more than 4,5 g/L of sugar and have carbon dioxide overpressure under 0.5 bar (20°C)
1.b White still wine / Medium dry-Medium
Wines containing between 4.6 g/L to 45 g/L of sugar and have carbon dioxide overpressure under 0.5 bar (20°C)
1.c White still wine / Orange Wine
2. Rosé still wine (Dry-Medium dry- Medium)
2.a Rosé still wine / Dry
Wines containing not more than 4,5 g/L of sugar and have carbon dioxide overpressure under 0.5 bar (20°C)