international organic wine award 2014
Q & A with Martin Darting – head of wine tasting
What is your verdict on this year's organic wine ward?
Is there a qualitative trend which is emerging in the international organic wine sector?
To summarise, it can be said that the internatinal organic wine award 2014 was the most successful ever, having a turnout of 729 wines from 184 wineries in 19 countries was enormous. This result covered a wide range of styles: from modern to fruity traditional and other “interesting wines” all was there. It was enjoyable with the quality of the wines being quite impressive! Also it was very pleasing that for the first time we had entries from Turkey which achieved 6 gold awards from the 15 wines presented, a great result. Comparably, it can be said that the quality in the organic wine sector has continued to rise – especially for white wines, 26 of them being awarded gold with excellence (96 – 100 points), that's quite extraordinary.