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Program 8th cyprus wine competition


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The 8th Cyprus Wine Competition 2015. The program released under the organisation of the department of agriculture, the Limassol municipality and union of cyprus oenologists. More information:

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Program 8th cyprus wine competition

  1. 1. SUPPORTERS MEDIA SPONSOR UNDER THE AEGIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT CYPRUS TOURISM ORGANIZATION CYPRUS CHEFS ASSOCIATION MUNICIPALITY OF PAPHOS ΣΟΚCYPRUS ASSOCIATION OF WINERIES MUNICIPALITY OF NICOSIA INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR VINE AND WINE (OIV) he Cyprus Wine Competition is an annual event held since 2006. It successfully promotes Wines of Cyprus in the local market whilst it enhances fair competition among wine-producers for continuous quality improvement. The 8th Cyprus Wine Competition is organized by the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment in collaboration with the Municipality of Limassol, the Cyprus under the auspices of the International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV). It is supported by the Cyprus Tourism Organization, the Municipalities of Nicosia, Paphos and Paralimni, as well as by the Cyprus Wine Academy, the Cyprus Sommelliers Association and the Cyprus Chefs Association PROGRAM OF COLLATERAL EVENTS The Wine Exhibitions named“Wine Salon-Cyprus Wine Aroma”will be held in various districts of Cyprus in collaboration with the Cyprus Wine Academy. The main purpose of these exhibitions is to raise awareness for the Wines of Cyprus, to promote the general identity of the brand“Wines of Cyprus”, to increase market share, to boost competitiveness of the wine sector and to highlight responsible consumption. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste the wines that are eligible for participation at the 8th Cyprus Wine Competition as well as to interact with the wine-producers, who passionately produce these wines. Media Conference Thursday 16 April 2015 Time: 12.00 pm Municipality of Limassol Promotional Activities at the International Airports 17-25 April 2015 Larnaca & Paphos Airports Promotional Activities in Hotels and Restaurants 17-25 April 2015 "WINE SALON-CYPRUS WINE AROMA" EXHIBITION OF WINES OF CYPRUS NICOSIA “Melina Merkouri”Cultural Centre Friday 17 April 2015 Time: 18:00-22:00 PAPHOS “Palia Ilektriki”Cultural Centre Saturday 18 April 2015 Time: 18:00-22:00 LIMASSOL “Trakasol”-Limassol Marina Sunday 19 April 2015, Time: 18:00-22:00 PARALIMNIΙ Municipality of Paralimni Monday 20 April 2015, Time: 18:00-22:00 WINE SEMINAR "CYPRUS-A COUNTRY FULL OF SUN SHINE: COMMANDARIA AND WINES FROM SUNDRIED AND OVER MATURED GRAPES" Tuesday 21 April 2015 Limassol, Panos Solomonides Cultural Center Time: 09:00 – 15:00 THE COMPETITION The procedures of the 8th Cyprus Wine Competition follow the OIV international standard. Participations in the competition can only be from Cyprus wines with protected denomination of origin, protected geographical indication or varietal wines that are in compliance with the national and EU labeling regulations and the OIV International Codes of Oenological Practices. Department of Agriculture allowing them to carry a protected denomination of origin, geographical indication or a varietal name and vintage. The awards are based on total grades of 7 esteemed jurors as follows: • Grand gold award-score at least 92 points. • Gold award-score at least 85 points. • Silver award-score at least 82 points. • Bronze award-score at least 80 points. Only 30% of the competing wines may attain an award. The competition tastings will be held at the“Panos Solomonides” Cultural Center between the 22nd-24th of April 2015. AWARD CEREMONY Saturday 25 April 2015 Time: 20:00-23:00 Pattichion Municipal Museum (former House of the District CO-ORGANISERS the new-old story 8 t h C Y P R U S W I N E C O M P E T I T I O N 2 0 1 58th CYPRUS WINE COMPETITION 2015 CYPRUS WINE ACADEMY T MUNICIPALITY OF PARALIMNI MUNICIPALITY OF LIMASSOL UNION OF QUALIFIED OENOLOGISTS OF CYPRUS CYPRUS SOMMELIERS ASSOCIATION CYPRUS AIRPORTS DUTY FREE SHOPS The new-old story This cultural treasure named wine is not something new in our island. It follows ancient routes through vineyards, filled with legends like no other on the planet. Testament to this legacy are the countless archaeological finds: unique mosaics depicting Bacchus, the mythological God ofWine, ancient wine press in Omodos, Lania and clay jars with inscriptions of their dates of production, that take us centuries back. All events will be held in memory of the Oenologist, Dr. Akis Zambartas. DRINK RESPONSIBLY