TECHNI ALIPIAS – THE BEST WHITE WINE OF THE BALKANS!
The 2nd Balkan International Wine Competition and Festival BIWC 2013 have taken place from May 16 to May 19, 2013 at Grand Hotel Sofia in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Around 400 wines from the Balkan region competed in five categories: sparkling, dry white, dry rose, dry red and dessert. The international panel of judges under the chairmanship of Konstantinos Lazarakis MW, who is the only Master of Wine in the Balkans, together with his highly respected colleagues: Christy Canterbury MW from the US, Andreas Wickhoff MW from Austria, Jamie Goode PhD from the UK, as well as other 10 wine experts from Italy, Russia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, F.Y.R.O.M., Romania, Turkey and Hungary assessed wines from 11 countries in accordance with the Australian system.
The international panel of judges awarded 36 Gold Medals (Bulgaria: 16, Greece: 6, F.Y.R.O.M.: 5, Hungary: 3, Croatia: 2, Montenegro 2, Serbia: 1 and Turkey: 1) which represents around 9% of all wines entered for the Competition. It shows that the international panel of judges for the BIWC 2013 was very careful and demanding throughout the process of judging the Balkan wines.
The trophies per categories:
Sparkling wine: Single Vineyard Brut 2007, Edoardo Miroglio, Bulgaria
White wine: Techni Alipias (Sauvignon Blanc & Assyrtiko) 2012, Wine Art Estate, Greece
Rose wine: Le Photographe Rose (Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon) 2012, Minkov Brothers, Bulgaria
Red wine: Merlot Single Vineyard Reserva 2010, Château Kamnik, F.Y.R.O.M.
Dessert wine: Disznókő Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos 2007, Disznókő Estate, Hungary