Frequently Asked Questions

Competition rules and regulations

These can be consulted on the rules and regulations page : click here


Important dates

2 April 2018 > Registration opening dates
==> Registration by internet
Until 1 June 2018 > On-line registration
Until 8 June 2018 > Samples reception
==> Registration by post
Until 1 June 2018 > Registration + samples reception
==> Key dates
26 June 2018 > Un vin presque parfait
16 July 2018 > Publication of results


Wine registration

Who can present wine?

- wine producers and winemakers
- groups of co-operative wineries
- importers
- wine merchants


Which wines can compete?

It is open to wines from all over the world that have a specific geographical denomination.


Which wines are allowed to compete?

All the vintages are allowed in the competition.


How many products can be presented?

You are not limited in the number of products you can present. Wine merchants must have a mandate for the presentation of wines they do not own.


How many samples need to be sent?

3 labelled bottles per wine must be sent to the address indicated on the form. The wines must have a label and a cap.


What should we write on the package for Customs?

The shipping and customs fees must be paid by the sender.
1. Choose "incoterm" : DDP Delivered Duty Paid.
2. Specify in all your documents: "Value in customs 0.5 euros per product. Samples for tasting purposes only, no commercial value."
3. Add on all your documents our EORI number: %NUMERO_EORI%. N° VAT %NOM_CONCOURS% : %NUMERO_TVA%
4. CAUTION : Make sure that the total shipment value remains below 20 € (20 $). If not, you will pay additional customs fees.
5. Avoid using DHL; they often charge additional customs duties.