News from PIWI International June 2021

PIWI CZ founded | PIWI wines successful at organic wine award | PIWI Winegrowertalk with Martin Darting | Newsletter #2 VITIFIT | New wine competitions

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PIWI CZ was founded

The number of our regional groups has increased. We are happy to welcome PIWI CZ in our circle.
Many thanks to our chairmen Jiří Sedlo and František Mádl for their commitment.
The aim of the association is to popularize this type of viticulture and new PIWI varieties through professional excursions and seminars as well as tastings, competitions and exhibitions of wines made from PIWI varieties. The first activities will be, if possible, professional excursions in the wineries of PIWI CZ members and the promotion of PIWI varieties to the status of the National Wine Competition.

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PIWIs successful at the international organic wine award

Tasting Spring 2021

Frasdorf, May 2021 - Agility and reliability: these two qualities are probably what WINE System AG and the 13th International Biowine Award have to thank for the large increase in participation that marked the start of the Spring Tasting from 7 to 10 May 2021. Because as flexible as the team around the board members Brigitte Wüstinger and Martin Darting reacted to the changed requirements due to the pandemic at the beginning of 2020, as reliable are the results of the PAR® jury, which now met again in the virtual tasting room *) to qualitatively rank more than 800 organic wines from 21 countries. The 28 PAR® Certified Masters awarded a total of 69 Grand Gold, 341 Gold, 351 Silver and 44 Recommendations. The overall winner of the tasting with 99 points is the stylistically modern 2018 AUSLESE Sauvignon Blanc from the organic winery Weiss Beate and Erik at the Austrian Neusiedlersee.

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Results PIWI Wines

Martin-Darting-Daniel Beyer

PIWI Winegrower Talk

Viticulture without chemicals with resistant grape varieties
A new podcast episode by Daniel Bayer online with Martin Darting as interview partner.
As usual with Martin, he addresses all the important points about PIWIs in a detailed and well-founded manner.
It's worth listening in! (only German sorry)
Part 1 link
Part 2 link

VITIFIT newsletter

An interesting report from research:

VITIFIT - On the pulse - PIWIs in focus.

In 2020, the European Commission published a project that envisages a different
a different way of dealing with nature.
Read here the newsletter #2 from the project VITIFIT

If you are interested, you can subscribe directly to the newsletter of the VITIFIT program here.

Read the newsletter #2 from the VITIFIT project (in German)

Current wine competitions with PIWI wines:

Best of Freiburg Piwis 2021

The tasting "Best of Freiburg Piwis 2021" will take place on
Wednesday, July 7th.
The submitted wines will be tasted and evaluated internally by a jury of experts in the various categories. The public announcement of the rankings of the wines, the tasting and presentation of the winning wines will take place
on Friday, 30 July 2021 from 4:00 pm at the Weinbauinstitut Freiburg Merzhauser Strasse 119, in 79100 Freiburg.

On this date, for the first time, the PIWI Wineaward of the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district will be awarded to the winery from the Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district with the highest score.
Registration and delivery of wines by 29 June at the latest.


International PIWI Wine Award in collaboration

And last but not least, of course, don't forget the International PIWI Wine Award!
Registration via our website until 15 October 21
Tasting from 05 to 07 November 2021

The happy winners 2018:
Intervitis 2018
We wish you a good start to the summer and stay healthy!

Your team from
PIWI International eV - in June 2021

On our own behalf
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