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The 60th International Wine Competition - Vino Ljubljana


Traditionally, Vino Ljubljana grants awards for the World Champion, Slovene Champion, Champion of the Wine-Growing District, Slovene Champion of an Individual Sort, trophies Vinofed, Tsukamoto and Raul Castelleani for the best evaluated South American wines, Winner of Slovene Wine Curiosities and Great Gold Medal.

International wine competition Vino Ljubljana is among ten foremost competitions in the world. From the very beginning it has enjoyed the expert sponsorship of the most important world organizations in charge of sensory analyses of wine: OIV - the International Organisation of Vine and Wine from Paris, France (since 1955), UIE - International Association of Oenologists from Paris, France (since 1980) and VINOFED - the World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits competitions (since 1994). The honorary sponsor of Vino Ljubljana 2018 is Slovenian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food.

The event Vino Ljubljana started in 1955 and is considered the oldest international wine competition in the world. As the city of vine and wine, Ljubljana has been a very important wine-trading city since Middle Ages. The predecessor of today's event, the first Yugoslavian Wine Exhibition, was held in 1954. In 1976, the first general assembly of OIV was held in Ljubljana, when international wine competition was organized according to its rules for the first time.



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