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The Berliner Wein Trophy 2015 Posted on August 12 2015 by
The Berlin Wine Trophy is the biggest wine competition under the auspices of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). Accolade did well this year and Flagstone shot the lights out!
The Berliner Wine Trophy has become Germany's most important and largest international wine tasting under the patronage of the OIV and the UIOE and brings well-known producers and distributors from around the world together every year.
The OIV is an intergovernmental, scientific and technical reference organisation for all wine related matters. The OIV has 46 member states and, as part of its objectives, contributes to international harmonisation of existing practises and standards, like, for example, wine competitions.
And the number of samples submitted are growing steadily, in 2014 alone there were over 9,000 registrations. To accommodate the increasing number of registrations, the 2015 Berliner Wine Trophy is held in winter and additionally in summer from 23rd to 26th July. More than 150 top judges will again award the coveted medals.
Flagstone shone in the 2015 competition with a remarkable tally of medals of the highest order.
"The 2015 Berlin Wine Trophy with 7 Gold medals has been a fantastic for our Accolade wineries and so far clearly our best results since we first participated in 2012. Exactly 50% of the wines registered at the competition scored Gold or Silver medals. Especially the fact that the rewarded medals included all our major brands like Hardys, Mud House, Da Luca and Kumala, is great news, but Flagstone with 3 Gold medals this time was leading the way. A big congratulation to all the winemakers and their teams!"