Conditions for organising tastings

Absolute anonymity is a fundamental principle of a competition. The members of the jury must not know the identity of the wine, its origins, its price, its scores or the prizes it has won, thus demonstrating total confidentiality. The committees set up by the organisers sit in an isolated, quiet, well-lit and ventilated room, to which access is strictly forbidden to anyone who is not essential to the smooth running of the tasting. A second room, out of sight of the members of the jury, is reserved for the uncorking of the bottles and the anonymity procedure. In all cases, the bottles are placed beforehand in packaging that hides the shape of the bottle and guarantees the anonymity of the sample. The organiser guarantees optimal tasting conditions for the tasters.


Each wine is tasted individually and not comparatively. Each taster receives a tasting sheet. The evaluation of the wines will be descriptive and will include comments on :


– visual aspect

– impression on the palate

– olfactory impression

– general impression


The organiser ensures the smooth running of the GRENACHES DU MONDE competition by preparing the samples and organising and conducting the tasting.


Prizes: The award system adopted is a grading system which ranks the wines submitted to the competition according to their intrinsic qualities. The organiser defines the prizes for the 2 parts of the G.D.M. Competition:


– Double Gold

– Gold Medal

– Silver Medal


These prizes are awarded, in the opinion of the jury, to wines that have achieved a high level of expression worthy of these distinctions. The results will be announced at the end of the competition. The winners will subsequently be notified by e-mail. The organiser will issue the winners with a “Diploma” document indicating the name of the competition, the nature of the distinction awarded, the identity of the wine and the category in which it has competed. Adhesive medals representing the distinctions awarded may be affixed to the bottle, which the organiser will make available to the winning wines (subject to stock availability), depending on the volume declared on the entry form, in exchange for a financial contribution. Any other mention of the prize won is forbidden. The CIVR reserves the exclusive right to control the commercial use of the prizes. Unauthorised use or reproduction of the logo, prizes and awards is strictly forbidden. The results of the competition will be disseminated as widely as possible by all media (website, specialised magazines, gastronomic press, etc.).




The wines are classified according to the following categories for section 1: Grenache* of all types and colours (minimum 85%).


The wines are classified according to the following categories for section 2: Grenache* of all types and colours (minimum 51%).


*including specific regional or national names: garnacha, garnacha, vernatxa, tai rosso, cannonau, gamay de trasimeno, bordò, granaccia, lledoner pelut, etc.