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5StarWines tasting takes place from April 3 to 5 2019. The announcement and presentation of the Trophies to prize-winning wines will take place during a special event organized by Veronafiere. The list of companies and wines winning awards will be published on this website starting from April 7 2019. Visit the page dedicated to the event to be updated in real time!

Consult the pricing list for the registration of the wines to the 5StarWines 2019 tasting on the “Apply now” Page in our website


Veronafiere will send the invoice 90 days after receipt of the payment, more or less.

Yes: 5StarWines 2019 offers special discounts to participating companies. Vinitaly 2019 exhibitors can register one of their wines for free.

The producers registering by December 31 2018 can benefit of an early bird discount (15% off the total subscription cost).

The producers that took part in 5StarWines selection 2018 (and received a personal discount code) can count on a 20% discount off the total registration cost. Wines must be registered by October 31 2018. This offer cannot be combined with other promotions.

Producers that took part in Vinitaly, 5StarWines or Vinitaly International 2018 will not have to pay the 25 € registration fee.

For each sample of wine, the presenting company must send the following items.

  • N° 4  x 0.750 l bottles, complete with all labels (non-commercial samples).
  • N° 8  x 0.500 l or 0.375 l bottles, complete with all labels (non-commercial samples).
  • A printed copy of the online registration (received by e-mail), complete in all its parts and specifically indicating the category and group to which the wine belongs.
  • N° 4 labels and any back labels identical to those used for the wine entered.

The following must be clearly written on the wine carton: 

5StarWines the Book

“NON-COMMERCIAL SAMPLE sent for 5StarWines-the Book”

Veronafiere – Viale del Lavoro, 8

37135 Verona – Italia

The presenting company must send its wine samples by courier and/or regular mail within the period between 1 February and 15 March 2019. Late arriving samples will not be collected and will therefore be automatically excluded.

The Jury is comprised of several Committees/Panels, each of which is appointed by the Senior General Chairman LYNNE SHERRIFF MW and the Organizing Committee. Each Committee/Panel consists of 4 members, chosen among expert tasters (Italian or foreign experts in the wine sector, journalists/wine writers in the Italian and international trade press, oenologists), plus a Panel Chairman.

The Committees evaluate the samples of wine using specific assessment cards (which may also be in digital format using tablets) and give a score expressed in hundredths. Tasting criteria:

  • Look: up to 20 points
  • Smell: up to 40 points
  • Taste: up to 40 points

On receipt of samples, the organizers will ensure their storage in accordance with the strictest technical standards in the sector. Wine samples, before being presented for assessment by the Juries, will be made anonymous using a specific code attributed to the sample by the appointed person chosen by the organizing Committee (the Legal Coordinator).

The wines scoring 90/100 or over at the tasting will be selected to be included in the international wine guide 5StarWines-the Book 2019.

Each selected company will receive a copy of the guide, published in hard copy. The nook will also be distributed to professionals and key buyers during the major trade fairs in the sector, B2B meetings, tastings and masterclasses.

For non EU wineries we suggest to ship wines through EU importers.

Furthermore, if you are shipping your wines from a non EU Country we have made special agreements with Kuehne + Nagel (verona.fiere@kuehne-nagel.com) to ensure the best custom clearance fees, that total:

⁃ 295 € – if shipping up to 4 types of wines registered at 5StarWines (in shipments of 16 bottles)

⁃ 20,00 € – for each additional H.S. Code (type of wine) with a maximum, additional € 25,00 of cargo value CIF Verona

To benefit from the fare you must comply with the conditions listed in the file: Ship guidelines NON EU Wines”.

Below all the forms requested by Kuehne Nagel for the delivery:

Filled CIPL example

Empty CIPL form

PoA Credit Card

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