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Winestate Magazine presents: "The Swedish Wine Watch Challenge 2016"

Dear Australian and New Zealand Winemakers

Sweden is one of Europe’s strongest economies and also a very good market for new world wines. The wines of Australia and New Zealand are widely sold and consumed in this vibrant market.

In collaboration with the Swedish importer Espumante and it´s newly announced E-report (Swedish Wine Watch) Winestate has arranged for Espumante to conduct a wine judging of Australian and New Zealand wines in Sweden!

The importer has arranged some of Sweden’s top wine writers, sommeliers and buyers of the monopoly (Systembolaget) to be in the judging. All with different expertise and preference. With the clear ambition of finding out what type of wines will best fit the marketplace today.

Whilst there is no guarantee of an import order, this is a very low cost method of having your wines sent to, and reviewed by a vast vary of representatives from the Swedish market.

The judges will use the traditional wine show judging system (stars) exactly the same as Winestate.

All varietals from all regions of Australia and New Zealand are required, and they can be new release or wines that Winestate has reviewed previously – either by the Australian panels or Michael Cooper’s judging in NZ.

Key Dates

  • Entries open – from MONDAY 6 JUNE 2016 (the national day of Sweden)
  • Samples delivered to Winestate Office in Unley (Adelaide) South Australia – before FRIDAY 29 JULY 2016
  • Wines will be shipped to Stockholm by the Swedish importer for judging early October 2016.

Results will then be distributed to key buyers / monopoly and wine magazines in Sweden, as well as to Winestate for publishing on

Submission form is at: Follow this link

Please complete the submission form and include with your samples (2 bottles of each wine that you want presented) and ensure samples are delivered to:

81 King William Rd


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