Turkish Wine Challenge – (TWC), Turkey’s first and only wine competition with international standards, took place in three sessions last year. The first session was in London on May 7, 2022, while the others took place on May 11-15, 2022 at the pearl of the Aegean, Kuşadası Suhan 360 hotel. The 2023 edition will be hold in London, UK as a location with access to the top judges and easily accessible for wine entrants.

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Turkish Wine Challenge is an international wine competition open to all producers from around the world, so time to register for the 2023 edition to avail of the Early Bird discounted rate of just €199! Register now!

Why is it a “Turkish” wine challenge when there are wines from around the world? Serhat Narsap, founder of the Turkish Wine Challenge: “The organising spirit of TWC is Turkish as it is concerned with establishing a reference point for Turkish wines globally and international wines in Turkiye”.

Why TWC is your indispensable choice:

Strong visibility in Turkish and surrounding markets

The reputation of the contest extends beyond Turkiye to Georgia, Greece, UAE, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Bulgaria.  Now in its third edition, TWC has firmly established its presence in the region and beyond. TWC has achieved immediate popularity internationally with countries such as South Africa, Portugal, Malta, Romania and Italy entering for the first time in 2022. In 2022 while about half the wines entered were from Turkiye, Italy, Georgia, and Germany were the other countries with most Gold medals awarded at TWC in both reds and whites whilst Spain was awarded Gold in the sparkling as well as fortified categories.  We are proud to see our regions wines compete so well in a global field!

The TWC 2023 international jury

Experienced international judges make up to our jury and are recognized as leading professionals in the wine trade globally. Judges from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Georgia, Australia, Germany and Bulgaria will be our international jury this year! We are proud to have 50-50 gender split in our judges.

The importance of the TWC medals and their impact on consumers

A recent survey states that producers winning a medal can increase the price of that wine by 13%. Another study highlights that 85% of consumers regard medals as a guarantee of quality. The presence on your wine bottle in the supermarket or wine shop, and in digital form on e-commerce sites, of a TWC medal becomes an important indicator for the consumer to choose your quality wine at a strong price.  In markets where consumers are new to wine, the presence of a wine medal sticker on the bottle is hugely important as a guarantee of quality and a guide to purchase.

Unique access to an emerging wine consumer

The Turkish market is thirsty for more international wines in all categories as an emerging middle class with international travel looks to expand its wine palate in breadth and sophistication.  The sparkling wine category in particular is ripe for development.  Non-alcoholic or low-alcohol wine has a special role to play in Turkiye. A population of 85 million is a unique opportunity!

Getting in touch with agents and distributors in Turkiye

TWC founder Serhat Narsap has compiled a unique list of contacts in the Turkish wine industry. Each year TWC will host an award ceremony with tasting of all the medal winners inviting the wine producers, members of the wine trade and influential consumers to network.  You will be able to be put in contact with your next importer!

The 2023 edition will be held from May 17th to 20th, 2023 in London, UK.  Based on feedback from our stakeholders we have decided to hold the competition in London, UK as a location with access to the top judges and easily accessible for wine entrants.

How and when to register

Registration period
From November 14th, 2022 to April 28th, 2023

Registration pricing and discounts
From November 14th, 2022 to February 28th, 2023 Early Bird discounted rate of €199 per entry, a 28% discount!
From March 1st to April 28th, 2023 €275 per entry
For each five wines entered by a producer, the sixth is FREE!  Combined with Early Bird equates to a total 40% discount!

Deadline for sending all samples
May 5th, 2023

Competition dates (Tasting in London)
May 17-20th ,2023

Publishing of the Awards 2023
May 26th, 2023 (Top Award by Category)
June 9th, 2023 (2023 Awards in full)

TWC is THE only wine competition held to international standards of excellence focused on wines of Turkiye and surrounding countries competing against international quality wines.  This makes it a unique and unmissable opportunity to achieve strong visibility in a growing market!

We would be honoured to have you among our participating producers for the 2023 edition!

Serhat Narsap
Founder – TWC

+44 7950 938 939 | narsap@gmail.com

Don’t delay! Register now for Early Bird Rates!

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