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10 March 2017 — OIV life

17th Thessaloniki International Wine Competition

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The 17th Thessaloniki International Wine Competition took place in Greece on 24-26 February 2017.

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This competition – organised by the Wine Producers Association of the Northern Greece Vineyard under the patronage of the OIV – was presided by Konstantinos Lazarakis, the first Greek professional to have obtained the title of Master of Wine.

Almost 800 wines and spirits from 8 countries were evaluated by an international panel of professionals in the sector – oenologists, sommeliers, producers, journalists. Since its creation in 1990, the competition has steadily gained in international popularity and renown.

The official delegate at the event, Tatiana Svinartchuk, Head of the OIV Economy and Law Unit, highlighted the significant expansion of this competition, which recorded a 20% increase in the number of samples this year.

On this occasion, the Wine Producers Association of the Northern Greece Vineyard took advantage of the gathering of professionals from around the world to raise awareness of Greek wines and regions by organising thematic seminars.

The competition results are now available here