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. For any wine brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wine list - and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer-driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it.
The Paris Wine Cup is awarded based on the following judging formula:
Q (Quality Score) + Value Score (V) + Package Score (P) = Paris Wine Cup Score.
Alongside the gold, silver, and bronze medals, winning brands can also win titles like Wine of the Year, Winery of the Year, Best Wine in Show by Country, and Best Wine in Show by Varietal.
However, the 3 important pillars of the competition remain much sought after. This year,
Wine of The Year by Quality 2023 was won by
At a whopping 93 points and a Gold Medal, here’s what the judges had to say:
Citrus aromas and white fruit, balanced with nice minerality
This wine also won the Best Wine by Varietal title at PWC 2023.
At 93 points again is Wine of The Year by Value :
The unified tasting notes by the judges include Notes of meat, spices, and ripe blackberries. The tannins are refined and soft.
This wine also won Best in Show by Country.
Bagging Wine of The Year by Package is the :
2018 Porta da Ravessa Grande Escolha by Adega Cooperativa de Redondo from Portugal at 96 points!
Deep bouquet of blackberry with spicy plum and mint that opens onto a smooth palate and delivers spicy but elegant mulberry.
Written by Stuti Khetan, Beverage Trade Network