International Gamay Competition launched

24 November, 2011

Inter Beaujolais has launched the second International Gamay Competition.

Any international producer creating wines made up of at least 85% Gamay can enter the competition, which will be judged in Lyons on January 14, by a panel of winemakers, experts, merchants and critics.

Last year’s competition received more than 600 entries from 11 different countries, and awarded 167 medals.

The competition aims to raise consumer and trade awareness of Gamay.

Inter Beaujolais communications director Anthony Collet said: “Following the success of the first competition last year, we received a very large amount of positive feedback and interest from many countries around the world, validating the competition as a great tool to gain international recognition of the Gamay grape variety”.

Nicolas Schorderet of the Office des Vins Vaudois in Switzerland added: “Gamay is a variety with a great reputation. It also fits perfectly to the expectations of the consumer. The wines from this grape can produce wines for all occasions. The true value of this grape is its authenticity.”




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