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Mundus Vini Nordic: The First Scandinavian Award for German Wines

03/28/2019

In order to support this positive export-development of German wines and to further promote the "German Wine" brand abroad, the German wine publishing house Meininger is organizing the first ever wine competition Mundus Vini Nordic in cooperation with the German Wine Institute.


Every year, more than 10,000 wines enter the Mundus Vini competition held in Germany, and for the first ever Nordic edition, the organizers hope for more than 500 wines to be tasted and judged.

The "Nordic palate" loves German wines

The competition focuses exclusively on German wine, but almost all the judges will be wine specialists from Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The aim is to highlight outstanding wines in eleven categories which are perfectly adapted to the taste and expectations of the "Nordic palate". In addition, the competion will serve a s perfect platform for wine producers who want to export and establish their products in Scandinavia.

In mid-June 2019, a select jury of about 40 wine experts from the Scandinavian will be invited  to taste the wines in the iconic Skuespilhuset in Copenhagen. In September, the winners of each category will be published and will present their wines in an event in Copenhagen.

Notes to the editor: After the US, Scandinavia is the second most important export market for German wines. Compared to 2017, the value of German wine exports increased in 2018 in all four countries: +5.8% in Norway, +4.7% in Sweden, +6.3 % in Finland and +17.9% in Denmark.

ProWein2019: These are the best German sparkling wines.

Signing of the cooperation agreement for Mundus Vini Nordic.(F.l.t.r. Managing Partners of Meininger Verlag Christoph Meininger and Andrea Meininger-Apfel and Managing Director of DWI Monika Reule)

The winners were presented with an engraved saber at ProWein by DWI Managing Director Monika Reule, perfect for "sabering" off the neck of a sealed bottle of sparkling wine. From left to right: Carolin Klöckner (German Wine Queen), Niko Brandner (Griesel & Compagnie), Volker Raumland (Sekthaus Raumland), Christian and Stefan Braunewell (Winery Braunewell), Monika Reule (DWI).

German Wine Queen Carolin Klöckner mastered the first challenge of the day pouring the Sekt pyramid.

To mark the start of the international ProWein wine trade fair, the German Wine Institute (DWI) on March 17 announced the winners of its competition to find the best German sekt. The three victors were culled from 200 submitted samples from all 13 German winegrowing regions.