The Confusing World of Wine Competitions

Medals and scores help sell wine. But it’s not that simple. Not all competitions or critics are equal and, just as crucially, they do not necessarily operate in the same way.

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Meininger Family Celebrates 120 Years in Wine Publishing

As a leading publisher of specialist professional magazines, Meininger Verlag has borne witness to the highs and lows of the European wine industry, through disasters, wars and expansion.

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“Riesling is incredibly close to our heart” – Best of Riesling 2023

The Riesling marathon is over and the winners have been determined: almost 1,600 wines from 14 countries of origin entered the race and were on the tasting tables from mid-May to early June. The Australian 2022 Logan Ridge of Tears Riesling Orange was chosen as the best “dry Riesling from the New World”.

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The Winners of the Meininger Awards 2023 Revealed

The seats were packed, the stage was lit, and the lights were dimmed. The 17th Meininger Awards Excellence in Wine & Spirit began, in front of 500 of the most significant people in the wine and spirits sectors.

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MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2023

7,568 wines from 44 countries - one even from Afghanistan - were in line for the MUNDUS VINI spring tasting. 242 jurors from all over the world awarded prizes to the best wines. As a premiere, the category "alcohol-free" was tasted for the first time, with 131 still wines and 56 sparkling 'wines'.

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Meiningers German Sparkling Award 2022

German sparkling wines showed a high quality in the 2022 tasting. Sekthaus Raumland was awarded with collection of the year.

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Performance Test of Winegrowers' Cooperatives: Germany, France and Italy in Competition

The best winegrowers' cooperatives 2022 from Germany, France and Italy were honoured for their outstanding achievements by Meininger's sister publication WEINWIRTSCHAFT at the Deidesheimer Hof. Clemens Gerke reports.

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Best of Riesling 2022

Rieslings of the Year awarded / Collection of the Year comes from Rheingau

During a festive award ceremony, the best Rieslings of this year's competition were honoured. Patroness Minister Daniela Schmitt personally congratulated the winemakers.

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Ukrainian Publisher Announces Global Wine Travel Award Winners

Despite the constraints of the war with Russia, Drinks+ is helping to shine a spotlight on the best wine tourism initiatives in East Europe and beyond.

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