VINUS IWSC 2018
With the presence of wines of the highest quality from 17 countries and non-wine beverages from 7 countries, the VINUS 2018 International Wine and Spirits contest was held, which is traditionally held in Mendoza in August. 63 juries participated. The general direction was carried out by Leonardo Castellani. The Contest counted with the organization of VINAR S.A. and with the collaboration of the Wine Institute and the Hotel The Mod.
VINUS 2018, the International Wine and Spirits Contest, held in Mendoza, has ended with the awarding of 228 prizes, to wines and spirits from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Spain, France, Italy, Israel, Macedonia , Mexico, New Zealand and South Africa, on the 17 countries present. The prizes represent only 39% of the wines present, which speak clearly about the quality of the jury present. There were registered 165 Wine and 15 Liquor societies.
The highlight has undoubtedly been the maximum quality of the wines presented by most of the wine societies, which bet on their best wines and their wines or liquors icons.
The most awards went to Argentina (129), followed by Brazil (37), Spain (22), Mexico (11) and Australia (10).
The wines were distributed among 55% of local wines-Argentina-, while 45% were wines from 16 different countries.
As happens annually in VINUS, where wines are evaluated for their price quality ratio, the scores reached up to 98 points, with the minimum scores that reached awards, the 87 points of all the judges.
It should be noted that seven committees of 7 to 8 juries acted and the tasting was carried out by virtue of the wine system, according to its price Quality ratio, which resembles the opinion of consumers or the scores to which it is normally they adjudicate the magazines or some experts who taste with a label in sight.
VINUS, unlike that, is a contest where the wines are tasted absolutely blind using the OIV spreadsheet, and where only the year and the price range of the wine are known, which makes it very fair and is an answer exceptional to society.
VINUS 2018 was held at The Mod Hotel in Mendoza, which has been the official venue for the contest for several years.