WINE EXPO POLAND AWARDS, the international wine contest which allows you to build your brand and highlight the quality of your wines in Poland and abroad.
The contest is open not only to exhibitors of WINE EXPO POLAND, but to all those producers and distributors who want to measure their products which are already available in the Polish market, or those which are not yet introduced.
Registration fee: 60 € net for each wine submitted to the contest.Submit your wines
Double wine evaluation!
With its innovative concept, WINE EXPO POLAND AWARDS calls two juries to give their marks to the wines taking part in the contest, assigning two distinct Awards: a Professional jury composed by a panel of recognized industry experts, will rate the wines accordingly the international standards of the wine tasting; a second jury composed by Consumers not related to the wine industry, will assign a separate award.
The concept of double award is of greater importance in a country like Poland, where the dynamic of the taste changes rapidly, and to access the opinion of not only wine experts, but also of consumers, gives the opportunity to better understand, enter and follow the characteristics of this big market.
In case that a wine is going to be awarded by both juries, an additional prize is assigned: the so called “Trophy Wine Expo Poland”!
If you’re a professional in the wine industry, you can also be among the experts and be part of the jury of Wine Expo Poland AWARDS. We invite you to submit your candidature.
Marek Gałaj (POLAND)
A sociologist who has been professionally involved in wine for three decades, he is one of the few people in Poland who can be proud of both practical and theoretical knowledge of wine and pedagogical experience, also in the field of wine trainings and presentations. A graduate of the Deutsche Wein Institut in Mainz, where he first obtained a diploma of a licensed wine adviser and then a lecturer at DWI.
Katarzyna Federowicz (POLAND)
Sommelier, gastronomy specialist, singer and vocalist. A graduate of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and Pedagogy at the University of Warsaw. Conducts training in the field of knowledge about wine. She created her own program of sensory workshops during which, among others shows relationships in the perception of wine and music. For years, the managing manager of the Solec 44 restaurant and co-owner of Lokal.Bistro. Currently associated with the Ale.Wino restaurant.
Author of culinary and travel articles. Gastronomy consultant. Juror in international wine and liquor competitions.
Vito Mezzapelle (ITALY)
Sicilian viticulture and oenology expert, jury member in most important European wine competitions like Berliner Wein Trophy, Austria Wine Challenge, Frankfurt International Wine Trophy, etc., owner of Uliveti Mezzapelle located in Marsala – Sicily.
Karolina Sitarek (POLAND)
I come from Turku in Poland, but I live permanently in Vienna. I am a qualified sommelier, I work for the enomarketing agency Stoppervini and as a sales and brand manager for prestigious Italian vineyards. In addition, I am a co-founder of the start up vinojobs.it, a job portal for the wine industry in Italy. In addition, I am a juror in several international competitions such as: AWC in Vienna, Berliner Wine Tropy, IWC London.
Paweł Grotowski (POLAND)
Passionate about good wine and good taste, trainer in the field of etiquette and diplomatic protocol. A longtime employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the years 2005 – 2011 responsible in the Diplomatic Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the preparation and implementation of visits at the highest level with the participation of Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers, including the selection of wine. Since 2003, a member of the Warsaw Club of the Rotarian Club, the organizer of charitable wine tasting for Rotary members and supporters in Poland. Founder and co-author of one of the most recognizable blogs about wine www.powinowaci.pl and www.facebook.com/Powinowaci where he has been publishing wine reviews and promoting wine culture in Poland for over 5 years.
David Gamtsemlidze (GEORGIA)
The owner of a Georgian restaurant Gaumarjos, a great connoisseur of wines, known among wine lovers as the “King”. David is the king of tasting and can talk endlessly about wine. He is also a tamada, a toastmaster who gives toasts during the Georgian feast called supra.
Enrico Zonin (ITALY)
A professional sommelier, freelancer, always involved in the wine industry. Over the past 15 years, he has promoted and supported the commercial and technical development of several Italian vineyards on foreign markets. He gained experience in various markets in Europe, North America and Asia.
Andreas Koch (GERMANY)
I`m a franconian wine producer, wine professional and sommelier. I love wine and the story behind the wine in the glass. I love talking about wine and I want to fascinate people with wine beside the mainstream. I like to be the connection between the vintner and the customer or being the vintner himself. I took part in different international wine competitions as a jury member and I´m proud to be a juror at the Wine Expo Poland in 2019, too.
Daniele Raspini (ITALY)
I am a public manager in a care system with true passion and love for wine and olive oil, which grew in my olive terrace field in Tuscany. I was Sommelier with Sangiovese attitude because I grew up in Chianti in a village Figline Valdarno, where the rock star Sting lives when he is in Italy. I was a jury member in the most important European wine competitions like Berliner Wein Trophy, Austria Wine Challenge, Asia Wine Trophy, Selezione del Sindaco in Italy, etc. I’m the owner of Camini farmhouse located in Castelfranco di Sopra (Tuscany) where I produce AMICI extra virgin olive oil.
Monika Szydło (POLAND)
Sommelier, a wine lover, master of law by profession, leads the Garnizon Wina restaurant combined with a wine shop (250 wine indexes). She belongs to the SPS, the Polish Sommelier groupings, runs various tastings all over Poland and supports wine events; traveler and wine enthusiast.
Joanna Ciborowska (SPAIN)
Associated with the wine industry for 15 years. Currently works as a Brand Ambassador at the Bodegas Perica winery, from the well-known Spanish region of Rioja. She is the first Polish official Ambassador to Sherry wines and Ambassador to wines of the Canary. Judge in international wine competitions of the collection under the leadership of the OIV, sommelier and member of the Spanish Association of Tasters, Madrid Association of Sommeliers and associations Sherry Woman – women promoting the consumption of wine from the Sherry region.