Between May 23-26, in Bucharest was held the International Wine Contest Bucharest 2013 (IWCB) where Romania has earned 99 medals at the current edition, of which 39 gold and 60 silver, out of a total number of 163 medals awarded by the organizers, announced on Tuesday the Ministry of Agriculture. Romania occupies the tenth position among global wine consumption and IWCB is becoming a competition in line with Romania’s significance in this field.
For this contest, 43 Romanian producers and 13 importers sent samples to be judged by the international jury consisting of Gheorghe Arpentin, John U. Salvi M.W., Alicia Eckert, Stanimir Stoyanov, Adolfo Hornos, Monika Krupski, Homero Sodre, Ole Udsen, Helmut Gangl, Richard Pfister, Gerard Cazabat. A number of 163 medals were awarded, 64 Gold and 99 Silver Medals.
According to the organizers, in 2013, samples for evaluation were sent by producers in Romania, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Chile, South Africa, Republic of Moldova, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Lebanon, Hungary, USA / California, Bulgaria , New Zealand.
The International Wine Contest Bucharest is the most representative wine competition in Romania, carried out under the aegis of the International Organization of Vine and Wine and of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.