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08 April 2015 — OIV life

International wine competitions: Claudia Quini to ensure the respect of the OIV standards

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The 2015 "Les Grands Concours du monde" competition in Strasbourg on 12-13 April will be attended by the President of the OIV, Claudia Quini

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This event, placed under the patronage of the OIV and a member of VINOFED (the World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits Competitions) includes 5 major competitions: Riesling du monde, Pinot Gris du monde, Gewürztraminer du monde, Sylvaner du monde and Pinot Blanc du monde). The previous year, 850 wines from 21 countries were presented.

The OIV President previously participated in the 13th Bacchus Wine International Competition in Madrid, between 20 and 24 March 2015. This competition, placed under the patronage of the OIV, collected nearly 1651 wine samples from 18 countries.

During these international competitions, Claudia Quini assumes the role of OIV’s expert commissioner to ensure the respect of the OIV standards for international wine competitions. Each year, only around thirty international competitions have the OIV’s patronage, which ensures comparable organisation conditions, selection and awards.