General terms and conditions for the PAR Wine Award International 2017
Wine competition exclusively for wines from selected countries:
Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia,
Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova,
Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Turky, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Lebanon and Israel
Eligible for participation are all natural and actual persons of winegrowing, wine production co-ops, wine wholesalers, wine retailers and gastronomists. Private individuals may not submit wines.
§2 Participation fees
a) For each submitted wine, a participation fee will be charged.
The participation fee is 89 € for each wine or a flat rate of 295 € for 4 wines, every further wine for 75 € (VAT not included).
b) All quoted participation fees are without taxes. The legally required value added tax for the country where the competition is held will be added to all fees. After registration, each participant will receive an email with the access information in order to enter the wine and an invoice.
c) The invoice amount is due within 8 days after date of invoice (without deductions). Complete payment and notice of the VAT ID Nr. are required for participation in the competition.
d) In case of cancellation of the subscription a cancellation fee of € 50,- has to be payed.
§3 Participant limits and required samples
There is no limit to the number of wines a participant may submit. 2 sample bottles of every participating wine are required.
§4 Minimum submission for category and price class
The organizer reserves the right to which categories are provided with awards.
§5 Permitted Classes/Legal Requirements
The wine must be in accordance with all wine laws, meeting the national requirements as well as those of the European Union.
Brandies, liqueurs, and alcohol free wines may not participate. All samples must be part of a homogenous partition of wine, carrying a charge number, lot number, official inspection number or other readily identifiable reference to a certain barrel, keg, tank, run, batch, or filling and must be marked accordingly.
Eligible are wines of all grapes as well as blends of recognized vinification methods in the categories: white, red, rosé, dessert, liqueur wine, sparkling wine, champagnes, keg samples and specialties. The organizers of the competition reserve the right to reassign any submitted wine to a different category during the evaluation process. Wines of all quality levels are permitted.
§7 Bottle sizes
Wines are to be submitted in a bottle sizes customary in the trade. (Bottels of each size and shape, Bag in Box, tins, ecc.).
§8 Production years
Wines from all available production years may be submitted.
§9 Submission of samples
A sample of two (2) bottles for each of the registered wines must be submitted and mailed to the quoted address. All postage, taxes, and duties must be paid and the shipment must arrive free of any charge or obligation to the recipient. The wines must be accompanied by the fully completed wine pass. Partial delivery is possible. All submitted samples become the property of the recipient and no return of any samples, including empty bottles or packaging, will be made to the participant.
The deadlines for submission of all wines please see “appointments”. Samples that arrive late cannot be considered for participation. Samples can not be returned, the paid amount is not refundable.
The jury is comprised of qualified and recognized wine experts. The wines are tasted blindly according to the international acknowledged PAR-System (100 point scoring system from Martin Darting).
The wines are evaluated according to their product category, origin, quality level and taste criteria by the PAR standard. The results are transparent and will be converted to the international 100 point system. The awards will be given in each category according to the scored number of points. In addition, special awards may be given.
The logo or any other insignia linked to the organizers as well as awards may be used by the participants in agreement with the organizers. The proprietorship of the logo and awards insignia remains with the organizer. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction is prohibited. The use is further delineated in paragraph 13.
§13 Use of medals
Authorized use may only occur in conjunction with the awarded wines. All claims made must meet criteria of national and international advertising laws, the responsibility and liability rests with the participant. The use of the medal on the wine bottle is allowed and can be acquired by purchase. It may be necessary to prove the available quantities of the awards received by means of the official wine inspection report or the lot number of the submitted partition.
§14 Litigation/ Fulfilment
The court of litigation and place of fulfilment are the place of business of the organizer. National law will apply exclusively.
§15 Acceptance of event terms and conditions
By completing a binding registration, all participants recognize the terms and conditions of participation as legally binding and expressly accept any and all results of the evaluation. An appeal of the evaluation results is not permitted.
§16 Concluding Items
The organizers may exclude any participant from the event, especially in case of submitted untrue or willingly false information. There is no legal claim to participation in the event. Submitted wine samples for which the registration fees have not been paid, will be excluded from participation.
(2) Clause of usage
The participant agrees that unused sample quantities may be used gratuitously for national and international comparison tasting, for training and education purposes and for the common cause of furthering international wine culture.
Frasdorf, 1. February 2017
D- 83112 Frasdorf
Tel 0049-8052 909074