27 April 2020 | France

Frequently Asked Questions

Competition Rules and Regulations

These can be consulted on the rules and regulations page : click here

Important dates

03 February 2020 > Registration opening dates
==> Registration by internet
Until 03 April 2020 > Online registration
Until 10 April 2020 > Samples reception
==> Registration by post
Until 03 April 2020 > Registration + samples reception
==> Key dates
27 April 2020 > Cabernets International Competition
01 May 2020 > Publication of results

What should we write on the package for Customs?

The shipping and customs fees must be paid by the sender.
1. Choose "incoterm": DDP Delivered Duty Paid.
2. Specify in all your documents: "Value in customs 0.5 euros per product. Samples for tasting purposes only, no commercial value."
3. Add on all your documents our EORI number: FR 342 055 837 000 62. N° VAT Cabernets International Competition: FR61342055837
4. CAUTION : Make sure that the total shipment value remains below 20 € (20 $). If not, you will pay additional customs fees.
5. Avoid using DHL; they often charge additional customs duties.

Who can present wine?

- wine producers and winemakers
- groups of co-operative wineries
- importers
- wine merchants

Who can present wine?

- wine producers and winemakers
- groups of co-operative wineries
- importers
- wine merchants

Which wines can compete?

The competition is open to all wines in the world (red, rosé, white) with or without a geographical denomination, made mainly with Cabernet. Wines can be produced by one or several grape varieties mentioned below only if there are majority, single or blend. Are authorized following Cabernets:

- Cabernet Blanc
- Cabernet Cortis
- Cabernet Dorio
- Cabernet Dorsa
- Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Gernischt
- Cabernet Jura
- Cabernet Mitos
- Cabernet Moravia
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet VB 91-26-04
- Rubi Cabernet

What must the wine analysis report contain?

An analysis report per wine (level of alcohol, glucose + fructose sugars, total and volatile acidity, SO2, excess pressure from carbon dioxide for sparkling)

Which wines are allowed to compete?

All the vintages are allowed in the competition.

How many products can be presented?

You are not limited in the number of products you can present. Wine merchants must have a mandate for the presentation of wines they do not own.

How many samples need to be sent?

3 labelled bottles per wine must be sent to the address indicated on the form. The wines must have a label and a cap.