News / 02/02/2020 / 244
The season of international wine competitions has started. Given that Serbia is not in the EU, transporting wines and crossing borders can be a challenging task and also a large expense for wineries. Shipping companies often do not guarantee the safety of bottles, so it may happen that, despite paying high shipping fees, the bottles arrive at the destination damaged. Also, there is always the possibility of the package getting stuck on the EU border owing to EU bureaucracy, so it fails to arrive in time for evaluation.
For several years now, Serbian wineries have been sending their wines as joint shipment by using specialized transport services organized by Miloš Kalapiš. He started this service initially by transporting wines to Bulgaria at the BIWC (Balkans International Wine Competition), and nowadays Miloš has been transporting Serbian wine samples directly to all major wine competitions in Europe.
To make it easier for wineries that plan to send their wines for judging, here is the list of wine competitions and conditions for sending wine samples by using transport services offered by Miloš Kalapiš.
MUNDUS VINI 2020
Wine samples must be delivered to Miloš Kalapiš in Belgrade no later than January 25th, 2020 with required accompanying documentation. Wine will be delivered directly at the address of the competition in Germany. Shipping price per wine label: 35 EUR.
Wine samples must be delivered to Miloš Kalapiš in Belgrade no later than February 5th, 2020 with required accompanying documentation. Wines will be delivered to an address in Paris (France). Shipping price per wine label: 50 EUR.
IWSC 2020 (INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION)
Wine samples must be delivered to Miloš Kalapiš in Belgrade no later than March 11th, 2020 with required accompanying documentation. Wines will be delivered at the stand of the competition at ProWein 2020 in Düsseldorf (Germany). Shipping price per wine label: 40 EUR.
Wineries exhibiting at the official Serbian stand at this year's ProWein Fair in Dusseldorf can deliver their wines to Miloš Kalapiš no later than March 11th, 2020 in Belgrade with required accompanying documentation. Wines will be delivered directly to the Düsseldorf fairground. Shipping price per wine label: 40 EUR.
AWC 2020 (AUSTRIAN WINE CHALLENGE)
Wine samples should be delivered to Miloš Kalapiš in Belgrade no later than May 5th, 2020 with required accompanying documentation. Wines will be delivered in Vienna. Shipping price per wine label: 35 EUR.
Wineries planning to send their wines to competitions can contact Miloš Kalapiš for detailed information on transport conditions.
It is also possible for wineries from the region (North Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro) to deliver their wines to Belgrade for joint transport with Serbian wines.
Contact: Miloš Kalapiš
Phone: + 381-64-5469250
Awarded wine writer, wine critic and contributor to selected wine magazines. WSET3-certified author and editor-in-chief of www.vinopedia.rs. Member of Vojvodina Sommelier Association. Juror in national and international wine competitions. Lecturing about wines of Serbia and the Balkans. Local partner of Wine Mosaic organization. Co-founder of International Prokupac Day.
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