On 16-17 February 2013 the 22nd International Wines & Spirits Competition took place in Chişinău (Republic of Moldova). «Chişinău Wines & Spirits Contest - 2013» is a demonstration of achievements in winemaking area and strong alcoholic beverages from Eastern Europe countries and the Black Sea region. This is one of 20 world contests, and it is the only one contest at the territory of the CIS which is held under the patronage of International Organization of Vine and Wine (O.I.V.). The following products were submitted to approval of the tasting panel:
- still wines (white, pink and red);
- sparkling wines (white, pink and red);
- fortified and dessert wines (made of aromatic and non-aromatic grape varieties, aromatized wines);
- strong alcoholic beverages (brandy, divin, vodka, balsam, liqueur etc.).
More than 30 companies from various countries all over the world participated in the contest, namely: Belorussia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic.
Summarizing the results, there were 25 Gold, 42 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals awarded during the competition.
Wines produced by the Tiraspol Winery & Distillery «KVINT» were awarded with the following decorations:
|Vintage dry red wine “Merlo” (vintage 2009)
|Vintage dry red wine “Cabernet Sauvignon” (vintage 2009)
|Special dessert red wine «Kagor» («Pastoral», vintage 2011)