|Call for entries for the third International du Gamay competition|
|Written by Carol Emmas|
|Monday, 17 December 2012 11:36|
Inter Beaujolais is calling for entries to the third International du Gamay competition, which this year will also feature a new category for sparkling wines.
Last year's competition saw a total of 169 medals awarded, including 36 Grand Gold (the highest accolade in the competition), 65 Gold and 68 Silver, which the organiser says is "proving to be a great tool" to raise consumer and trade awareness of the grape variety.
Inter Beaujolais marketing and communications director Anthony Collet says: "The success of the first two editions of our international Gamay competition proves an increasing interest for the grape variety, which we believe perfectly fits to the current trend for lighter, fruity wines also showing interesting complexity and true ageing potential."
The 2011 edition attracted over 600 entries from five different countries including Italy, Croatia and Switzerland.
For trade members wishing to apply to be part of the tasting jury, see the Wine Tasters Area section at concoursgamay.com.