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Transparency and Comprehensibility – Also, in the Virtual Tasting Room: The 12th international organic wine award invites to the Autumn Edition 2020

PAR®-Jury Tasting October 16th – 18th, 2020

Frasdorf, June 2020 – following a successful Spring Edition taken place in May 2020, WINE System AG opened the registration for the Autumn sequel of the 12th international organic wine award. The first-time split of the prestigious contest is a response to the continually increasing attendance contributing to quality assurance and user-friendliness. For safety reasons, and due to the uncertainty regarding pandemic development, the autumn tasting will also take place in the virtual room – a challenge that could be easily coped with last May thanks to the experience of the PAR® Certified Master Tasters and the established digital infrastructure. The competition is open to the organically certified white, red and rosé wines, as well as dessert, sweet, sparkling, pearl wines and specialities. Registration deadline is September 25th, 2020.

For the first time, the international organic wine award has been split into Spring and Autumn editions to provide the producers and their wines with more flexibility in terms of ageing and potential to evolve. Another reason is that the quality management of the PAR® system requires a consistently high time and human resources standards, and that does not get along with a too high number of participants very well. This measure makes sure that producers, retailer and consumers can expect the unprecedented spectrum of the international ranking., Also, they may further on count on the quality and objectivity of the results.

Another advantage brought by this step is an alternative opportunity in October for all those international winemakers who could not join the contest in May due to all logistic challenges caused by Coronavirus pandemic actions.

Like all competitions organised by WINE System AG, the Online Tasting *) Autumn 2020 will run according to the sensory audit system PAR® that is an abbreviation for Product – Analysis – Ranking. Thanks to the analytical and documentary approach, the dégustation team can approach the diversity of such competition in a sophisticated and objective way. Each submitted wine receives replicable and accurate documentation of its sensory and oenological characteristics, its origin, climate and style.

Besides attracting attention brought by this award, many producers appreciate the revealing analyses underlying the PAR assessment. They precisely show which criteria have led to matching results and provide valuable documentation for quality management.

Learn more about the results of the Spring Edition as well as further details about the registration for the Autumn Tasting under www.bioweinpreis.de.

Supplementary information

*) The submitted wines are classified in the climatic, stylistic and analytic parameters. The wines are anonymised and numbered before unpacked and presented to the jury in the determined order. A completely new situation to the tasting crew that could be managed due to the defined tasting standards delivering high reproduction of PAR® results.

Background information:

Assessment with PAR®: Thanks to the transparency of the internationally recognized sensory testing system PAR, each submitted organic wine receives replicable and objective documentation of its sensory and oenological characteristics respectively its authenticity, origin, and style. The PAR®: training enables the qualified jury consisting of „PAR® Certified Masters“, for the most part, oenologists, sommeliers verified by the CCI and appropriately qualified wine experts, to assess each wine neutrally, excluding personal preferences or preconceived opinions regarding “good taste.” In the context of contemporary oenology, new international styles, likewise the traditionally made wines, experience appreciation and acceptance. Besides marketing benefits brought by this competition, many wine-growers appreciate the revealing analyses underlying the PAR®-assessment. They show which exact criteria have led to matching results and provide a valuable manual for quality management of wines. This method promises an objective evaluation using the PAR® 100 points rating system based on transparent documentation.www.par-system.de

Established 1999, WINE System AG, with its extensive and informative wine database, builds a solid footing for the PAR rating system developed by Martin Darting. Likewise, the company proved itself to be a high-performance partner for winegrowers, retail and expert audience in the fields of wine and sensors. As a joint developer of this innovative and transparent assessment system for the sensorially measurable products like wine, bread, olive oil, cheese and many others, WINE System AG, under the leadership of Martin Darting an Brigitte Wüstinger, organises highly prestigious contests. The portfolio includes events like, for instance, international organic wine award, PAR Wine Award International and International PIWI Wine Award. The database that contains more than 35.000 listed wines became a global information tool highly appreciated among experts. www.winesystem.de


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