Terms and conditions 2019

Wine competition exclusively for wines made from
fungus-resistant grape varieties.

§1 Participants
Eligible for participation are all natural and actual persons of winegrowing, wine production co-ops, wine wholesalers, wine retailers and gastronomes. Private individuals may not submit wines.
§2Numeral limit to participating wines
There is no limit to the number of wines a participant may submit.

§3 Minimum submission for category and price class
The competition will only take place if at least a total of 200 wines are submitted. The organizer reserves the right to which categories are provided with awards.

§4 Permitted Classes/Legal Requirements
The wine must be produced from fungus-resistant grape varieties and must be in accordance with all wine laws, meeting the national requirements as well as those of the European Union. Brandies, liqueurs, and alcohol free wines may not participate. All samples must be part of a homogeneous partition of wine, carrying a charge number, lot number, official inspection number or other readily identifiable reference to a certain barrel, keg, tank, run, batch, or filling and must be marked accordingly.

§5 Categories
Eligible are wines of all fungus-resistant grape varieties as well as blends of recognized vinification methods in the categories: white, red, rosé, dessert, sparkling wine, champagnes, keg samples and specialities. For cuvées, the composition of the grape varieties has to be specified, it has to contain only fungus-resistant grape varieties. The organizers of the competition reserve the right to reassign any submitted wine to a different category during the evaluation process. Wines of all quality levels are permitted.

§6 Bottle size
Wines are to be submitted in bottle sizes customary in the trade. (Bottles of each size and shape, bag in box, tins, etc.).

§7 Production years
Wines from all available production years may be submitted under consideration of §4.

§8 Participation fees
a) For members of PIWI International
79 € for each wine, a flat-rate of 290 € for 4 wines and a flat-rate of 395 € for 6 wines, every additional wine 55 € per wine.
b) For all other participants
110,- for each wine, a flat-rate of 395 for 4 wines and a flat rate of 525 € for 6 wines, every additional wine 55 € per wine.
The participation fee will be charged plus VAT of the country in which the competition takes place. The participation fee won't be paid back for samples that were submitted twice.
c) After registration, every participant will receive his login credentials for the online registration of the wine details and an invoice as confirmation for the subscription.
d) The invoice amount is due immediately (without discounts or deductions). Complete payment is required for participation in the competition. e) In case of cancellation of the subscription a cancellation fee of € 50,- has to be paid.
f) In case of loss, damage, and of late delivery of the shipment there is a handling charge in the amount of the participation fee, maximum € 150, - net.

§9 Submission of samples
Two (2) bottles of each registered wine must be submitted to the specified address. All postage, taxes, and duties must be paid and the shipment must arrive free of any charge or obligation to the recipient.
The wines must be shipped with the duly completed wine pass. All submitted samples become the property of the recipient and no return of any samples, including empty bottles or packaging, will be made to the participant.

§10 Deadlines
For the submission of the wines please note the indicated periods. Not timely submitted samples can not participate in the competition. Samples can not be returned.

§11 Jury/Evaluation
The jury is comprised of qualified and recognized wine experts. The wines are tasted blindly according to the international PAR-System (100 point scoring system).
The wines are evaluated according to their product category, origin, quality level and taste criteria by the PAR standard. The results are transparent and will be converted to the international 100 point system. The awards will be given in each category according to the scored number of points. In addition, special awards may be given.

§12 Logo
The logo or any other insignia linked to the organizers as well as awards may be used by the participants in agreement with the organizers. The proprietorship and all rights of the logo and awards insignia remain with the organizer. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction is prohibited. The use is further delineated in §14.

§13 Litigation/Fulfilment
The court of litigation and the place of fulfilment is the place of business of the organizer. German law will apply exclusively.

§14 Acceptance of event terms and conditions
By completing a binding registration, all participants recognize the terms and conditions of participation as legally binding and expressly accept any and all results of the evaluation. An appeal of the evaluation results is not permitted.

§15 Concluding Items
(1) Exclusion
The organizers may exclude any participant from the event, especially in case of submitted untrue or willingly false information. There is no legal claim to participation in the event. Submitted wine samples for which the registration fees have not been paid, will be excluded from participation.
(2) Clause of usage
The participant agrees that unused sample quantities may be used gratuitously for national and international tasting, for training and education purposes and for the general promotion of international wine culture.

§16 Operator / Organizers

PIWI International e.V.
represented by Susanne Sommer
55276 Oppenheim
Phone: 0049 6133 5099 226
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WINE System AG
represented by Gisela Wüstinger
Nußbaumstr. 3,
83112 Frasdorf
Phone: 0049 8052 909073
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Frasdorf, 30 January 2019





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