Winning the Paris Wine Cup is a celebrated feat. It is where wines are judged by three distinctive parameters; Quality, Value, and Packaging. It is not enough to just have a good quality wine to win big at the Paris Wine Cup. The wine also has to perform well on grounds of packaging, commercial relevance, and value for money. This truly tests the mettle of all kinds of wines that enter the competition.
Image: Judging Process From Paris Wine Cup - 2022
Here are all the highlights from the third annual Paris Wine Cup that was held in Paris on March 17, 2022.
Winery of the Year: Arca Nova Vinho Verde Branco by Quinta das Arcas
Best in the show by country:
Alpasión Malbec (Argentina) - 93 Points | Best In Show By Country, Gold Medal
*310 Altitudine Traminer - Riesling (Moldova, Republic of) - 92 Points | Best In Show By Country, Gold Medal
Lisa McGuigan Botrytis Semillon (Australia) - 91 Points | Best In Show By Country, Gold Medal
Phanto (Italy) - 91 Points | Best In Show By Country, Gold Medal
Anhydrous Afoura (Greece) - 87 Points | Best In Show By Country, Silver Medal
Sant Thias Grüner Veltliner (Austria) - 87 Points | Best In Show By Country, Silver Medal
Best wine by Quality: Troyanda Carpat - 91 Points
Best wine by Value: Porta da Ravessa Special Edition - 96 Points
Best wine by Package: Porta da Ravessa Special Edition - 96 Points
Adega Cooperativa de Redondo has once again closed top of the chart with their Double Gold winning Porta da Ravessa Special Edition 2020 Vintage. This Still Wine from Portugal is made from Verdelho / Gouveio / Verdelho, Arinto / Assario branco, Antao Vaz varietals and one 96 points at the Paris Wine Cup. This wine was also awarded the Wine of the Year, Best In Show By Country, Best Wine By Value, and Best Wine By Package. The cooperative has also won 14 medals beyond the Porta da Ravessa Special Edition 2020 Vintage win.
What makes the Paris Wine Cup different from its peers is that it does not just taste the wines blind and base its decisions and medals on that, but goes two steps further. Once judges taste the wines their quality scores which is a bling tasting then also evaluate the value of the wine for the money. The Paris Wine Cup aims to recognize, reward, and promote wine brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker.
Image: Paris Wine Cup Medals
The 2022 Paris Wine Cup has also seen awards galore. Wines from around the world have bagged many medals as well as special titles. The Medal Tally at the 2022 Paris Wine Cup looks like this:
- 1 Double Gold Medal
- 14 Gold Medals
- 188 Silver Medals
- 88 Bronze Medals
Image: Wine Samples From Paris Wine Cup - 2022
For as long as anyone alive can remember France and Paris have had a focus on the wine industry. Government bodies, regional promotion organizations, winemaking, and wineries, but seldom has the focus been on the consumer. The Paris Wine Cup puts the focus firmly on the consumer and what they want from a bottle of wine. Click here to see the full results.
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