The Grand Trophy Winner of the 7th edition of the BALKANS INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION (BIWC 2018) is The Rose Wine Anca – Maria Syrah & Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Vladoi winery, Romania

The other Trophy winners per categories are: Trophy for white wine – Ergo Chardonnay 2016, Temet Winery, Serbia Trophy for red wine –Erelia 2013, Rumelia winery, Bulgaria Trophy for rosé –Anca – Maria Sira & Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Romania Trophy for sparkling wine – Brut Metodo Classico 2011, Edoardo Miroglio winery Trophy for dessert wine – Vinsanto 20 Years Barrel Aged 1994, Argyros Estate, Greece Trophy for orange wine -  Cu Orange 2016, Bikicki Winery, Serbia For the fourth year will be awarded trophies for wines from local varieties: Trophy for best white wine from indigenous variety – Assyrtiko 2017, Monemvasia winery, Greece Trophy for best red wine from indigenous variety –Vranac Premijer, 13 Jule Plantaze winery, Montenegro Trophy for best dessert wine from indigenous variety – Vinsanto Sigalas 2011, Sigalas winery, Greece Stefan Bozhkov, chairman of the commission, together with the members Emanuela Kovac and Emil Maslarski, has given his assessment of best wine label design for the third consecutive year. The  Trophy is  dedicated to the memory of the Bulgarian artist Kolio Karamfilov, who is the designer of the BIWC Grand Trophy. Trophy  for best label design:  Temet winery, family labels, Serbia

Gold medal- S, Gaia Estate, Greece Silver Medal –3 blend, Bratanov family estate Bronze medal –Stigmata, Thivaiki Gi, Greece 16 double gold medals have been awarded to the following countries: Bulgaria – 5, Greece – 7, Macedonia – 1, Romania – 1, Serbia – 1, Turkey – 1. The total number of gold medals awarded by BIWC 2018 is 30, of which 8 for Bulgaria, 6 for Greece, 3 for Macedonia, 3 for Romania, 6 for Serbia, 1 for Slovenia and 3 for Turkey.

The Balkan Wine Festival was opened by the organizers of the event Galina Niforou and Konstantinos Lazarakis MW. The exhibitors and guests of the forum were welcomed by Mr. Krasimir Koev, Executive Director of EAVW and Xaofang Guo, from the Chinese company Jointek, a partner of the Bulgarian Wine Export Association. Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony was opend by the incredible soloists from The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices, which performance conquered all guests from Japan, China, the United States and all Balkan countries. The winning of the Rose Rose Grand Prix coincides with the campaign of this year’s Balkan Wine Competition and Festival – #winelovers agaist cancer, during which the special pink t-shirts with the campaign logo are sold during the festival.

Skopje Wine Salon- Vinodonia 2016

The first Skopje Wine Salon – Vinodonia 2016 will be held 11th & 12th Nov 2016 at the newly opened Marriott hotel in the centre of Skopje. This is the first time that an event like this, dedicated to wine, wineries, wine trade & winelovers, is going to be held in the Republic of Macedonia. 

Skopje Wine Salon is an international event with exhibition character which will be held every year with the intention to increase the number of wineries, wine authorities and the level of wine culture in Macedonia. More than 30 wineries from the country, as well as from the Balkans and Europe, will present their wines. 

The program of the wine salon is rich and includes Master classes where number of wine personalities will present wines from Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, France, etc., there will be wine tastings of Prossecco & Champagne, Wine & Chocolate Pairings and lectures on wine marketing and how to increase wine sales in the HoReCa sector. 

Organiser of Skopje Wine Salon-Vinodonia 2016 is a group of Macedonian wine critics, judges and enthusiasts who under the auspices of The Sommelier Association of the Republic of Macedonia are organising this wine event. 

Skopje Wine Salon is an event intended for people from the wine trade, wine enthusiasts or just genuine wine lovers. We are looking forward to seeing you at the first Skopje Wine Salon – Vinodonia 2016. 

For more info please follow the link www.vinodonia.mk & to buy tickets for the event please click here http://mktickets.mk/vinodonia-2016