LYON International Competition
Taster access
Producer access
24 March 2018 / Cité Internationale / Lyon / France

Frequently Asked Questions

Competition rules and regulations

These can be consulted on the rules and regulations page : click here

Important dates

4 December 2017 > Registration opening dates
==> Registration by internet
Until 16 February 2018 > On-line registration
Until 23 February 2018 > Samples reception
==> Registration by post
Until 16 February 2018 > Registration + samples reception
==> Key dates
24 March 2018 > Lyon International Competition
28 March 2018 > Publication of results

Wine registration

Who can present wine?

- wine producers and winemakers
- groups of co-operative wineries
- importers
- wine merchants

Which wines can compete?

It is open to wines from all over the world that have a specific geographical denomination.

What must the wine analysis report contain?

An analysis report per wine (level of alcohol, glucose + fructose sugars, total and volatile acidity, SO2, excess pressure from carbon dioxide for sparkling)

Which wines are allowed to compete?

All the vintages are allowed in the competition.

How many products can be presented?

You are not limited in the number of products you can present. Wine merchants must have a mandate for the presentation of wines they do not own.

How many samples need to be sent?

Wines : 3 labelled bottles per wine must be sent to the address indicated on the form. The wines must have a label and a cap.

Beers : 3 labelled bottles, per product presented

Spirits : 2 labelled bottles, per product presented

Beers and Spirits registration

Which are the categories?

Beers - List of categories Spirits - List of categories

What should we write on the package for Customs?

The shipping and customs fees must be paid by the sender.
1. Choose "incoterm" : DDP Delivered Duty Paid.
2. Specify in all your documents: "Value in customs 0.5 euros per product. Samples for tasting purposes only, no commercial value."
3. Add on all your documents our EORI number: %NUMERO_EORI%. N° VAT %NOM_CONCOURS% : %NUMERO_TVA%
4. CAUTION : Make sure that the total shipment value remains below 20 € (20 $). If not, you will pay additional customs fees.
5. Avoid using DHL; they often charge additional customs duties.