The competitions

The Women’s International Trophy is a unique event in Germany and a top-level tasting: wines, beers, and spirits from all over the world are tasted by an international jury made up entirely of women. All the tasters, sommeliers, oenologists, etc. are experts in the field. With nearly one thousand samples tasted in 2023, the popularity of this competition is clear.

All male and female producers around the world can submit their samples.

A one-of-a-kind competition in Germany

Jurors’ expertise

Tasters are the cornerstone of the Competition. Each sample is blind-tasted by an international jury composed only of women–all experts–and marked on the basis of the sensorial analysis criteria defined by the OIV (International organisation of vine and wine).

Certified competition

The competition is recognised by the Rhineland Palatinate Ministry of Agriculture and ISO 9001-certified. Certification is a guarantee - for both producers and consumers - of rigorous selection.

Organoleptic analysis

After the tasting, you receive a complete organoleptic analysis of your sample (appearance, aroma, taste, harmony) along with competition averages, to evaluate your sample’s position with regard to competitors.

Active communication

The competition uses its extensive network to communicate results directly to the main decision-makers: buyers, sommeliers, restaurant owners, importers, journalists for the specialised press.

Marketing tools

Many tools are made available to you: Metal plates to hang up at your site, medals to affix to your products, award certificates to send to clients, award-winners on the competition’s website (to increase your internet visibility), the competition’s social networks, etc.

Media partner

The organising company, ARMONIA, has relied on well-known media sources since its creation. Each year, articles in the general and specialised press spread the competition’s renown and make it better known to the general public and buyers and importers as well:Lebensmittel Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, VINUM, Wein-Plus, WEIN + MARKT, etc.

International tasting: Mainz elects the world’s best wines, beers and spirits

The best bottles are now selected in Mainz

Mainz, 18 May 2022.
The second edition of the Women’s International Trophy, organised by Armonia Deutschland GmbH, took place on May 12-13. This wine and spirits competition, unique in all of Germany, is a major event that shines the spotlight on the world’s best wines, spirits, and—this year for the first time—beers. An international jury made up exclusively of experienced women tasters blind-tasted wines, beers and spirits from across the globe and made some great discoveries. Sommeliers specialising in wine, beer or brandy, as well as ...