Being the only internationally accredited wine competition in Hungary, VinAgora International Wine Competition is a member of the world federation of the most professional wine contests, VINOFED, in the company of such prestigious events like Vinalies Internationales, Citadelles du Vin, Mondial du Rosé, or Catad'Or World Wine Awards. In addition to VINOFED membership, the credibility of each VinAgora medal sticked on a bottle of wine is ensured by the patronage of the OIV (International Organization of Vine and Wine) and a number of other factors. The deadline for entry to the 2023 competition is March 23, and judging will take place between April 15 and 18 in Budapest.
What do you get if you enter?
- Credibility through international patronage for a favorable entry fee.
- Added value in marketing, provided by the distinctive medal sticker placed on the bottle.
- Extensive, and intensive communication of results.
- Extra appearance at Budapest Wine Festival and the Rosalia Wine Picnic.
- High-quality evaluation: tasters coming from all over the world form their opinion after a multi-stage, consensual evaluation.
Register now easily and quickly on our renewed online interface, to which we have recently added several convenience functions!
Standing out from the crowd? A commonplace, yet not an easy task, especially when there are more and more wine competitions, and a growing number of stickers on the bottles - often with dubious backgrounds. Today, we do not only talk about the competition of wines, but also about the competition of wine competitions, so it does matter a lot what kind of results the producer advertises to consumers. VinAgora’s ‘macarons’, i.e. medal stickers, have been synonymous with reliable, credible evaluation ever since the competition was founded.
Credibility of the VinAgora medal
VinAgora’s results emerge during a tightly regulated, carefully crafted judging process. The key factors are:
- Wine experts from all over the world taste in multi-member committees, so the influence of individual taste on the final score of the wine is minimal.
- The composition of the committees is not only mixed in terms of countries of origin, we make sure that several professional aspects appear at the same table, those of wine producers, traders, wine writers, and sommeliers.
- The judging is based on the OIV's 100-point system, but it is supplemented by additional aspects, devoting enough time, and attention, to each wine.
- We provide optimal judging conditions and limit the number of samples tasted in a single day, avoiding judges' sensory fatigue.
- We work with a state-of-the-art, self-developed evaluation software (WineCompass) to ensure that the scoring method distracts judges from actual evaluation as little as possible.
- In each main category, only the best 30% of the samples are eligible for awards, avoiding "medal inflation".
If all that was not enough reason to enter, the entry of every fifth sample is for free!