The competition part of the tenth-anniversary edition of The Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival (BIWCF) was held in a glamorous and cozy atmosphere, arranged by the kind hosts from Wines of Macedonia, Skopje.

Traditionally, the jury awards one of the selected participants in the competition from each country with the Best of Show award, for the wine that has won the highest number of points for the respective country.

The Bulgarian wine, which won the award in this category, collected 95 of the maximum 100 points according to the independent jury – SM by Snezhana Mutafchiyska 2018, Roxs winery.

Here are the other winners:

Best of Show Albania
Merlot 2018, Belba Winery

Best of Show Bosnia and Herzegovina
Collection Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, 2018, Fazan winery

Best of Show Croatia
Prisbus Reserva 2018, Baraka winery

Best of Show Greece
Afoura Santorini Assyrtiko 2019, Anhydrous winery

Best of Show Kosovo
Grand Rahova Reserve 2019, Labi wines

Best of Show Montenegro
Stari Podrum Vranac 2013, Plantaze winery

Best of Show North Macedonia
Signature Merlot 2017, Grand Reserva, Chateau Kamnik

Best of Show Romania
Issa Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Crama La Salina

Best of Show Serbia
Dina Grasac Sparkling 2018, Vinarija Vinum

Best of Show Slovenia
Brut Seven Numbers, Puklavec & Friends

Best of Show Turkey
Asticus Mons Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Chamlija

Paul Robert Blom “Wine Personality in the Balkans”

In addition to evaluating a record number of samples from twelve countries, the prestigious international jury awarded the Dutch wine expert Paul Robert Blom as “Wine Personality in the Balkans”. Paul Robert Blom, has been promoting Balkan wine since 1964. He was a lecturer at the Central European Wine Academy from 1977 to 2009. Since 1978 he has been a member of the examination commission of the Academy. In 2008 he received the Register Vinoloog of the Wijnacademie HONORIS CAUSA – the third person in the Netherlands to be awarded this prize. “I was pleasantly surprised to receive such a unique recognition for the 50 years in which I promote and sell Balkan wine. The variety of authentic autochthonous grape varieties is inexhaustible. If you find it, you will be amazed by the price-quality ratio”, Blom commented.

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