International Wine and Women Awards 2020

WINE and WOMAN 2020 was held on October 20 in Madrid. Below you can check the results of the Contest.


The International Wine and Woman Awards celebrate their XIII edition, once again highlighting the role of women in the world of wine

The Contest, which in 2020 has brought together the great professionals of the sector to assess and award the best wines of the moment, continues its clear upward trend in terms of quantity and quality of the registered wines.

Last October 20 they were held in the Spanish Tasting School de Madrid the tasting sessions corresponding to the 2020 Edition of the International Wine and Women Awards. This veteran and renowned Contest, which held its XIII Edition this year, is organized by Alamesa Wine & Beer Action Marketing, has once again received the special recognition of the International Organization of Vine and Wine OIV, and has been sponsored and supported by the Madrid Chamber of Commerce Madrid Hospitality School Spanish Tasting School Ribeiro Designation of Origin, Quely y Vaduva. The Contest has the peculiarity of being the first World Wine Competition, both in terms of seniority and number of participants, in which the opinion of women in the sector is taken into account individually, with an exclusively female jury and also awarding the best wines made by wineries with high female participation . Since its creation in 2007, many are the competitions that have been born with female juries, but until now none have valued the work of women who make wine.

Despite the current circumstances that affect the wine sector in a special way, the Contest call has been very successful, maintaining the trend in the number of registrations that has been observed in recent editions. 122 different wines participated in the Contest covering the total of the admitted categories, and representing 45 different wine producing regions. Although the national participation was majority, Wine and Women 2020 had a remarkable international presence, with wines from 7 countries, such as Chile, Mexico, Italy, Portugal or Slovenia. The Contest thus not only shows its growing relevance outside our borders, but can also boast of receiving international wines of the highest quality. As a clear example of this, a total of 10 wines of international origin have managed to be present in the official medal table of the Contest.

Another crucial aspect of Wine and Women What has led it throughout these 13 editions to be a prestigious and valued Contest worldwide is the professionalism and distinction of its Jury. On this occasion, a total of 15 women wine professionals and experts in sensory analysis, from a dozen different countries in Europe and America, including sommeliers, winemakers, prescribers, trainers and specialized journalists. Once again, the tasting jury was led by Dª. Julia del Castillo, one of the most prestigious winemakers on the national scene.

Going into detail in the official results of the Contest, it can be concluded that the high quality of the participating samples was evident in the evaluations of the Jury and in the medal table of the Awards. A total of 37 distinctions, divided into 3 Grand Diamond, 17 Diamond, 14 Ruby and 3 Emerald medals. Despite the high demand of the Jury, the situation arose that several wines achieved a final score higher than 80 points but could not obtain a prize after exceeding the regulatory limit of 30% of distinctions on the participating samples.

The most outstanding wines of the Contest, deserving of the highest scores and therefore recognized with Great Diamond medals, the highest distinction of the Contest, were the Galician La Fillaboa 1898 de Bodegas Fillaboa in the category of Quiet White Wines, as well as Rioja Zinio Reserve de Zinio Bodegas and the Hungarian Koh-Oh-I-Noor 105,6 de Wunderlich in the category of Still Red Wines with Barrel Aging. Going into detail in the medal table, the participation of the Rías Baixas wines in the Calm White Wines category was very noteworthy, where in addition to the aforementioned award of Bodegas Fillaboa, wineries like Pazo Pegullal y Pazo Pondal they achieved different medals for their wines.

The Catalan Rovellats and the Valencian Anecoop Wineries they practically took the medal table of the Sparkling Wines and Rosé Wines categories, with distinctions for their wines Rovellats Reserva Imperial Rosé Brut y Rovellats Merlotand Reymos Brut Selection y Unx Rosado de Tears Domain, respectively. Equally remarkable was the participation of the Lanzarote winery Malpaís de Máguez, who achieved a Ruby medal for both his white wine The Volcanic Malvasia Rift as for its aged red The Crack Night Vintage.

At the international level, the wines presented by the Mexican winery stood out enormously Wine Caste, reaching three Diamond medals for their reds Cardon, Petit Verdot Ink Casta y Mourvedre Ink Casteas well as a Ruby medal for his rosé Pitaya Rosé. Finally, the distinctions in the category of Naturally Sweet Wines went to wineries in the Valencian Community, specifically to the M from Alexandria from Alicante M from Alexandria, And Alexandria Gold of the Valencian Vegamar, while the best Liquor Wine was the Portuguese Fernão de Magalhães Porto Special Reserve Ruby 500 Years de Adega Coop. by Sabrosa.

As has been observed in previous editions, nearly 50% of the Wine and Woman awards have gone to the red wine categories, thus breaking again with the cliché that maintains that women value light wines, of low alcohol content and sweet tendency to a greater extent. These results, which can be consulted in full on the Contest website, they value the very high quality of the wines that are currently being produced around the world, and that are clearly appreciated by women in all their forms. However, they are currently responsible for more than half of purchasing decisionsTherefore, these wines are aimed at a customer who is increasingly specialized and knowledgeable about the product.

The award-winning wines in Wine and Women 2020 From now on they will be able to wear the badges that will mark them as the preferred ones by women, a mention that will undoubtedly attract the attention of consumers in general and women in particular, further enhancing its presence and prestige. In addition, those awarded wines whose wineries have demonstrated that they have at least 50% female participation in the decision-making areas of work, will additionally have the special distinction of 'best wines made by women'. The Organization of the Contest has prepared a series of rewards for the promotion and dissemination of the best valued wines. Thus, the award-winning wineries that so wish will be able to expose and present their wines in different salons and professional events during the next year. Likewise, in the month of November there will be an award ceremony for Wine and Women 2020, which will take place in the Assembly Hall of the Madrid Chamber of Commerce, where the award-winning wineries will be presented with the diplomas accrediting their awards.

International Wine and Women Awards


Because this Contest takes into account the opinion of women and awards wines made by them.

What does Vino y Mujer reward?

Wines made by women

Evaluations of a female jury

Objective wine quality

Wine and Women is the only contest that values ​​the participation of women within the winemaking and marketing processes. After ten years it has become a world benchmark for wine women.

The Contest is aimed at all those wines that have been made by wineries where women share 50% of the responsibility in the main areas.

But in addition, since 2017 all those wines specially destined to be chosen by women can present their candidacy. And it is that these are the ones who make, increasingly, the final decision about what wine to buy for each occasion.

The Wine and Woman medals:

Big diamond: at least 92 points - equals Great Gold

Diamond: at least 85 points - equals Gold

Ruby: at least 82 points - equals Silver

Emerald: at least 80 points - equals Bronze

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