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ABOUT SIWC & ORGANIZER


SEOUL INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION (SIWC)

Seoul International Wine Competition is the international wine competition which is held every November, beginning with the 1st competition in 2017. The competition is organized by Korea International Exhibition Co., Ltd.(KIECO), which is specialized in hosting of the wine & spirits exhibition and has grown with the Korean wine market.

The competition will adopt new criteria of evaluation and organize the panel of judges from various sectors to specifically focus on Korea wine market. It will accurately reflect the rapidly changing trend of wine consumption and consumer needs.

Overseas wineries which intend to enter the Korean market will have the chances to promote themselves, and Korean importers winning awards at the competition will win the effective marketing channel to boost sales. The results of the competition will also set a credible standard for value wines for consumers, contributing to sustainable growth and development of the Korean wine market.



ABOUT ORGANIZER

Korea International Exhibition Co., Ltd.(KIECO) plans and organizes exhibitions of various areas and leads the exhibition industry of Korea as a specialized exhibition organizer. Seoul International Wines & Spirits Expo is the nation’s only wine and spirits expo and KIECO’s flagship exhibition which provides an opportunity to see a big picture of the Korean wine and spirits industry.

For the past 13 years, SIWS has emerged as the venue of the mainstream of Korean wines and spirits business. It provides 『A place for Business, Promotion and Communication』 among diverse buyers and professionals in Korean wines and spirits industry.


JUDGES & JUDGING METHOD


SIWC JUDGES

To apply various opinions in wine evaluation, the panel of judges of SIWC will be consist of the best wine experts, including wine lovers who actually consume wine, and professionals form diverse sectors.



SIWC JUDGING METHOD

- All the wines entering the competition are rated under blind tasting conditions.
- SIWC wines are organized for tasting by country, region, grape, style etc.
- There can be a situation in which no wines win any medals if the judges make a decision that there is no wine good enough to be awarded medals.
- When it comes to imported wines, the suggested retail price is added to the category classification criteria.
  (The price brackets : up to KRW 29,999 / KRW 30,000 to KRW 49,999 / KRW 50,000 to KRW 99,999 / more than KRW 100,000)


AWARD LEVELS


AWARD LEVELS

- TROPHY : The best wine in each category
(All Grand Gold medal winning wines within each category are retasted.)
- GRAND GOLD, GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE : Awarded according to the scoring cut lines
※ Every image(official logo and medal images) is not allowed to use without authorization of the competition organizing office.
     Each image is sold for USD 150.


BENEFITS FOR SIWC WINNERS

New standards in choosing wine!
As a door opening to new opportunities, SIWC provides chances to enter new markets.