INTERNATIONAL WINE CONTEST BUCHAREST 2009

Art. 1. ORGANIZATION OF THE CONTEST

The International Wine Contest Bucharest 2009 shall be organized by the National Vine Growers and Wine Producers Association (P.N.V.V.) together with the Romanian Association of Authorized Wine-Tasters (A.D.A.R.) and the Romanian National Office of Vine and Wine (O.N.V.V.) through SC PNVV DEVELOPMENT & CONSULTING SRL under the Patronage of the International Vine and Wine Organization (O.I.V.), being the sixth edition for the past years recognized by such an inter-governmental Forum, numbering over 42 wine consuming and producing countries.

This Contest will be organized in compliance with the Rules of the international wine contests developed by O.I.V.; the wine samples will be assessed by an international jury whose members are recognized by their experience and professionalism.

Art. 2. ACCEPTANCE OF THE WINE IN THE CONTEST

The International Wine Contest Bucharest 2009 is open to all categories and types of wines, as defined in the “International Code of Oenological Practices”, which were produced in compliance with the legislation of the country of origin. Other special wines or grape-based products, must or wine, as well as spirituous beverages of vitivinicultural origin will be admitted in the Contest.

The wines and other vitivinicultural products presented to the jury will be grouped in categories, according to the OIV regulation, being presented in ANNEX I.

Each wine sample or each vitivinicultural product sample submitted to the Contest will consist of 6 bottles of 0.75 litres each (in certain cases, 0.5 litres and 1 litre bottles will also be accepted), or 4 bottles of 1.5 litres or 2 litres each. The bottles must have a single use cork and must be personalized with their original label, complying with the legislation of the country of origin.

Art. 3. METHOD OF ENLISTING

Each wine or vitivinicultural product shall be accompanied by a wine registration form, which will contain at least the following information: 

  • the authorized person’s name and signature;

  • the exact name of the product in compliance with the legislation of the country of origin;

  • the category of the product in accordance with Annex 1;

  • vintage (if applicable);

  • grape variety or varieties (indicating the percentage in which they appear in the wine);

  • the maturation of the wine in contact with wood (if applicable).

  • the available commercial quantity of wine corresponding to the sample submitted to the Contest. This volume must be available in a minimum quantity of 1000 liters. In certain cases, when the production of a certain wine is extremely limited (wines of botrytis grapes, ice wines etc.) such volumes may be of not less than 100 liters;

  • technical data. 

    This registration form must be enclosed in the same box as the wine sample bottles, together with two labels for each separate sample.

Each participant must submit to the Organizers (by mail) the registration form for the registered samples, accompanied by the proof of payment of the registration fee. The forms will be submitted to phone/ fax no. 0040 21 312 63 90, by mail, to the address: 27 – 29 George Enescu Str., 1st district, 010303 Bucharest - SC PNVV DEVELOPMENT & CONSULTING SRL - or on-line, on the official website of the International Wine Contest and will contain the following information: 

  • the participant’s identity;

  • the technical manager’s name (optional);

  • the list of all the wines submitted in the Contest;

  • information regarding the submission of the samples and the acceptance of their participation;

  • the authorized person’s name and signature and the business entity’s stamp. 

The wine registration form and the registration form models (ANNEX II) may be downloaded from the International Wine Contest Bucharest 2009 website at: www.vinromania.ro.

Failure to comply with the registration deadline and fee payment will result in the impossibility of taking part in the Contest. 

Art. 4. THE REGISTRATION FEE 

The participants shall pay a registration fee according to the number of samples submitted in the Contest, as follows:
 

No. of samples

Price valid

until 21.04.2009

Price valid

from 22.04 until 04.05.2009

1

120 Euros

155 Euros

2

220 Euros

290 Euros

3

315 Euros

420 Euros

4

400 Euros

540 Euros

5

475 Euros

650 Euros

6

540 Euros

750 Euros

7

595 Euros

840 Euros

8

640 Euros

920 Euros

9

675 Euros

990 Euros

10

700 Euros

1050 Euros

More than 10 samples

70 Euros × number of samples

105 Euros × number of samples

The registration fee includes all the fees, except for the freight charges and custom fees.

The registration fee will be paid cash at the headquarters of P.N.V.V. at 27 – 29 George Enescu St., 1st District, 010303 Bucharest or by credit transfer (with the specification 2009 CONTEST FEE COUNTER VALUE), in one of the accounts of SC PNVV DEVELOPMENT & CONSULTING SRL, 27 – 29 George Enescu St., 1st District, 010303 Bucharest, fiscal code 22001279 and registered at the Romanian National Trade Office with J40/ 12360/ 27.06.2007): 

  • for the Romanian participants, the payment shall be made in RON, at the current exchange rate, into the IBAN account: No. RO40 OTPV 1110 0019 9415 RO01, OTP BANK ROMANIA SA

  • for the foreign participants, the payment shall be done in EUR into the IBAN account: RO94 OTPV 1110 0019 9415 EU01, OTP BANK ROMANIA SA, Swift code: OTPVROBU. 

The samples will be registered and accepted in the Contest only after payment of the registration fee and their reception by the Organizers, no later than May 4th, 2009, according to the sample delivery instructions in Art. 5.

The registration fees for the registered samples shall not be refundable under any circumstance when, from the participant’s fault, the present rules of the Regulation are being breached and moreover, regardless of the results of the International Wine Contest Bucharest 2009. 

Art. 5. DELIVERY OF THE SAMPLES FOR THE CONTEST 

The samples may be delivered personally or by mail.

The participants shall deliver the samples at the following address:  

  • Asociatia Degustatorilor Autorizati din Romania”

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest

The Viticulture and Wine Production Department

Marasti Blvd. No. 59, Sector 1

Code 011464

Bucharest

Phone/Fax No. 0040 21 318 02 97

Contact person: Mrs. Gabriela Arion. 

The delivery documents shall bear the indication of the sender’s name and the specification: 

CONTEST SAMPLES. NO COMMERCIAL VALUE” 

In case of transport by plane, the note accompanying the box shall have the “accounting information” field filled in as follows: FREE HOUSE DELIVERY (included excises and taxes).

The reception of the samples shall be done alongside the registration form and the proof of payment of the registration fee. The wine samples received without registration, according to Art. 3 or which do not meet the registration criteria, according to Art. 5, shall not be returned and shall remain in the Organizers’ possession. The wines accepted for the Contest shall also remain in the Organizers’ possession.

The deadline for the reception of samples is May 4th, 2009. 

Art. 6. SORTING AND CLASSIFYING THE CONTEST SAMPLES 

The checking and registration of the samples shall be done by the Organizers, based on the registration forms, registration fees and technical data. The Organizers guarantee the storage of the samples in temperature conditions ensuring a good preservation.

Based on the registration forms and on the technical data, the samples will be classified into categories according to Annex I. Their order of presentation in the Contest will be established in the decreasing order of vintage increasing order of sugar concentration. 

Wine types registered in the Contest will be: 

  • white non-aromatic wines

  • rose non-aromatic wines

  • red non-aromatic wines

  • aromatic wines

  • sparkling wines

  • liqueur wines, mistelles

  • other special wines or grape-based products, must or wine

  • beverages of vitivinicultural origin.

Art. 7. THE JURY 

Each wine tasting jury consists of 7 (seven) members, of which at least 4 (four) will represent foreign countries, and the other 3 (three) will represent the organizing country, or of 5 (five) members, of which at least 3 (three) must represent foreign countries, and the other 2 (two) will represent the organizing country. Each jury will activate under the authority of a president belonging, in principle, to the organizing country. Each jury must avail itself of a secretary.

The members of the jury will have to keep quiet and not make gestures or explicit mimic of their personal impressions during the wine tasting process.

After marking the wine, each member of the jury must sign his/ her assessment sheet. All the wine tasting assessment sheets must be signed by the president of the jury.

The jury activates under the authority of a Presidium made up of 3 (three) members: 

  • A President,

  • An Oenological Counselor,

  • A Legal Counselor. 

The Presidium organizes the repartition of the phases per panels of judges. It also bears the task of supervising all of the preparation of the phases, of judging and communication of the results, especially ensuring the absolute anonymity of the samples until the end of the wine tasting.  

The Presidium may decide upon a new tasting of a sample if: 

  • The president of the jury requests it;

  • The majority of the members of the jury request it;

  • There are high differences between the marks of the members of the jury. 

    The members of the Presidium will not take part in the assessment process.

O.I.V. delegates an observing expert for the entire period of the Contest. This expert may participate in the works of the various juries if he considers appropriate.

The hall where the samples are being judged must be isolated, illuminated and well aerated. The access of any person who is not involved in organization of the wine tasting will be formally prohibited. Smoking and use of mobile telephones in the hall will also be prohibited.

Art. 8. PRIZES

The secretariat of each jury will transform into figures the qualitative assessment written on the wine tasting sheets. Each sample is rated with the average of the marks of the jurors, by eliminating extreme figures of more or less than five points ranging from the average rating.

The wine samples which receive upon tasting the following marks will be granted distinctions, as follows: 

  • over 95 points                               The Great Gold Medal

  • between 86 and 94,99 points       Gold Medal

  • between 81 and 85,99 points       Silver Medal 

The number of distinctions (medals) must not exceed 30% of the total number of samples admitted to the Contest, according to the O.I.V. regulation.

For the beverages of vitivinicultural origin, other special wines and grape-based, must or wine, products, the 30% distinctions limitation will be calculated distinctively to the rest of the wines. The same rule will be applied to collection wines and those with vintage from 2001 to present day.  

Art. 9. DELIVERY OF PRIZES

The awarded samples will be announced at the end of the Contest. Subsequently, each winner will be announced by a letter, specifying the nature of the prize and the exact identity of the sample, according to the information supplied in the wine registration form and in the registration form.

As winning proof, diplomas and medals will be awarded.

The Organizers reserve the right to mention in any situation (printed press, radio, TV, Internet, presentation catalogs) the results of the Contest, the names and data regarding the participants’ identity. 

Art. 10. LEGAL AND CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS  

The winners who wish to reproduce the seal or medal of the Contest on the label or in any other context, must expressly request the use of such right, an agreement being concluded for such purpose with the Organizer of the Contest, SC PNVV DEVELOPMENT & CONSULTING SRL.

The falsification of the seal, its reproduction and use without the Organizers’ prior consent is strictly forbidden and will be punished according to law. The false declaration regarding the minimal limits of the available wine volume corresponding to the samples registered in the Contest, as in art. 3, is punished according to the legislation, at the Organizers' call.

The Presidium has the right to request additional laboratory analyses of the samples registered in the Contest. The participant will be directly liable for all the information and date comprised in the sample registration form. The Presidium may verify the validity of such information, especially regarding the validity of the information of the product marked as control sample remaining at the Organizers’ disposal.

All the complaints and claims regarding the organization, performance, prize awarding will be addressed to the Organizers for amiable settlement. If this is not possible, their settlement will be referred to the competent courts of law of the city of Bucharest, Romania. 

President of the International Wine Contest Bucharest 2009,

Prof. Dr. Valeriu V. Cotea


 

ANNEX 1


O.I.V. classification regarding the various wine categories in the Contest
 

I.A.1.

Still white wines ( <4 g/l sugar)

I.A.2.

Still white wines ( 4 ÷ 12 g/l sugar)

I.A.3.

Still white wines ( 12 ÷ 45 g/l sugar)

I.A.4.

Still white wines (>45 g/l sugar)

I.C.7.

Sparkling white wines (<15 g/l sugar)

I.C.8.

Sparkling white wines ( 15 ÷ 40 g/l sugar)

I.C.9.

Sparkling white wines ( 40 ÷ 80 g/l sugar)

I.C.10.

Sparkling white wines (>80 g/l sugar)

II.A.11.

Still rosé wines ( <4 g/l sugar)

II.A.12.

Still rosé wines ( 4 ÷ 12 g/l sugar)

II.A.13.

Still rosé wines ( 12 ÷ 45 g/l sugar)

II.B.17.

Sparkling rosé wines (<15 g/l sugar)

II.B.18.

Sparkling rosé wines ( 15 ÷ 40 g/l sugar)

III.A.21.

Still red wines ( <4 g/l sugar)

III.A.22.

Still red wines ( >4 g/l sugar)

III.C.25.

Sparkling red wines

IV.A.26.

Aromatic still white wines ( <4 g/l sugar)

IV.A.27.

Aromatic still white wines ( 4 ÷ 12 g/l sugar)

IV.A.28.

Aromatic still white wines ( 12 ÷ 45 g/l sugar)

IV.A.29.

Aromatic still white wines (>45 g/l sugar)

IV.C.32.

Aromatic sparkling wines (<15 g/l sugar)

IV.C.33.

Aromatic sparkling wines ( 15 ÷ 40 g/l sugar)

IV.C.34.

Aromatic sparkling wines ( 40 ÷ 80 g/l sugar)

IV.C.35.

Aromatic sparkling wines ( >80 g/l sugar)

VI.A.47.

Liqueur wines ( >80 g/l sugar and <18% vol. alcohol)

VI.A.48.

Liqueur wines ( >80 g/l sugar and >18% vol. alcohol)

VI.B.49

Aromatic liqueur wines

VII

Fresh grape must with fermentation arrested by addition of alcohol (Mistelles)

Other special wines (vermouth, bitter etc) or grape-based products, must or wine, as well as vitivinicultural spirits, (wine spirit, vinars, brandy, grape marc spirit, wine yeast spirit) may also take part in the Contest; they shall be classified and judged on categories apart from the above mentioned categories.

 
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