The CIVR hereby reserves the right to annul any incomplete or incorrect registration and to eliminate any sample which does not comply with regulations. The CIVR is solely and exclusively competent to rule on disputes. Organisers may undertake an analytical inspection of prize winning samples. Two months prior to the competition, the organiser sends regional management of companies, competition, consumption and work and labour in the region where the competition is taking place, a notice indicating the place and date of the competition as well as the competition rules. By the very latest two months after the competition, the organiser sends the regional management of companies, competition, consumption and work and labour in the region where the competition is taking place a report signed by the manager of internal controls (comprising three members of the board of directors of the CIVR) certifying that the competition took place pursuant to provisions in the rules and notably including :
- the number of wines presented in competition and by category,
- the number of prize winning wines, overall and by category,
- the list of prize winning wines and for each, elements allowing for identification of the wine and its holder,
- the percentage of wines receiving prizes compared to the number of wines presented,
- the number of awards issued and their distribution per type.
The holder and organiser of the competition will retain a sample of each prize-winning wine, the registration form and analysis form. Samples are made available to the inspection department (D.G.C.C.R.F.) for a period of one year following the date of the competition. Registration forms and analysis forms are retained for five years. Samples of products presented to the competition may be used by the organiser for promotional or training purposes. They will not be returned to the producer or trader.