What are the dates for the tasting?

The tasting will take place from 16 to 18 June 2021.

How do I register my wines for 5StarWines – the Book?

The registration portal can be accessed by clicking here. Consult the registration guide before starting.

What are the registration costs for 5StarWines – the Book 2021?

See price list, here.

How do I get the invoice for the registration?

For Italian companies, the invoice, valid for tax purposes, will be issued in electronic format and sent via SDI. It will still be available on the Inland Revenue website under “Invoices and Considerations”.
For EU and non-EU companies, the invoice will be issued to the company name and sent to the administrative address indicated during registration.
If the EU or non-EU company does not provide the TIN or a valid VAT number during registration, the invoice will be issued with VAT at 22%.
For further accounting queries, please contact [email protected]

Are there any special discounts for participating in 5StarWines – the Book 2021?

Dedicated rates are reserved for companies exhibiting at Vinitaly 2020/2021, participating in 5StarWines 2019/2020, European and non-European.

An early-bird discount on the total is granted to all companies:

– 15%, valid until April 2, 2021

– 10%, valid until April 26, 2021[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How do I send samples of my wines to 5StarWines – the Book 2021?” tab_id=”1593615810112-ff4f9723-4fd7″][vc_column_text]For each wine entered, it will be necessary to send:

1) n. 6 labelled bottles with a capacity of 0.750 litres (samples without commercial value)


n. 12 labelled bottles with a capacity of 0.500 or 0.375 litres (samples with no commercial value)

2) A hard copy of the summary generated at the end of the payment process and received by e-mail.

3) n. 6 printed labels (front and back), the same as those attached to the bottles and with all the wine data, for each type of wine sent.

Samples may be sent by a courier service of your choice. The pro forma invoice must specify “samples without commercial value”.

Shipping address for Italian and EU companies

“Gruppo Volta S.r.l.”
Via Bussolengo 8/C, Sommacampagna (VR),
37066, Italia
Tel. 045-515265
Warehouse hours: 09:30-12:30 / 14:30-17:30

Shipping address for non-EU companies (please, refer to the attached instructions and facsimile)

“Vinlog powered by Kuehne + Nagel”
Via Dolomiti 7, località Cà degli Oppi, Oppeano (VR)
37050, ltaly
Office hours: 8:30-12:30 / 13:30-17:30

Contact persons K+N Expo:

Giulia Reggiani, +39 045 7139305
[email protected]

Sara Fakir, +39 335 1807752
[email protected]

By when should I send my wine samples?
Samples will be received from 22 March until 25 May, the deadline for delivery. Samples arriving after this date will not be accepted.
Who are the judges of 5StarWines – the Book?

The judges are always high-profile professionals selected by the Scientific Committee, with diverse backgrounds, curricula and geographical origins. They include Masters of Wine, Italian Wine Ambassadors and Experts, Sommeliers with proven international experience, oenologists, journalists and expert writers.

The judges are divided into Panels, based on their respective specialisation in specific grape varieties or geographical areas.

In light of the restrictions on international mobility adopted by individual countries to contain the COVID-19 epidemiological emergency, the Selection could be revisited in an “agile” manner: some judges would taste at their homes, others on site at Veronafiere. Judges would be selected on the basis of the possibility of 1) receiving, storing and preserving samples in accordance with the most rigorous methods, and 2) having the presence of a third party in the sample sorting, tasting and assessment stages.

How do the judges of 5StarWines – the Book rate the wine?

During the tasting, the judges assign their judgement to each wine tasted via an evaluation WebApp.

The score is awarded according to the following three parameters:

  • Sight: up to 20 points
  • Smell: up to 40 points
  • Taste: up to 40 points
How does the wine tasting take place?

Once the samples arrive at the warehouse, they are classified, sorted, anonymised and then subdivided by type and grape variety. Each panel is assigned a certain number of flights based on their specific knowledge. These activities are carried out under the coordination of the scientific director and with the collaboration of a team from Assoenologi.

During the event, each commission carries out two tasting sessions per day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

What benefits are reserved for the winners?

Find out all the benefits in the “Why participate?” section of this website.