Balkan International Wine Competition & Festival BIWC 2017 –with a cause against breast cancer


The sixth edition of the Balkan International Wine Competition & Festival will be held from 1 to 4 June, 2017 in Grand Hotel Sofia. Bulgaria will become again the spotlight for the world wine community and therefore one of the objectives that BIWC has set is the launching of campaign against breast cancer, which goes around the world under the motto: #winelover against cancer, to raise awareness and ways for prevention of the disease. During the BIWC #winelover against cancer t-shirts can be purchased and together with the tickets fund raising will help to buy and to provide the necessary help.

This campaign has involved more than 20 000 people already from around the world who are united in the group #winelover. The campaign was launched in 2015 and will be held for the first time in Bulgaria. The idea for the campaign came from the fact that the creator of the world movement #winelover, Luis Alberto will be part of the international jury of the Balkan International Wine Competition 2017., who together with Patrick Farrell MD, MW initiated this noble cause.

One of the partners of # BIWC2017 #winelover against cancer is the Balkan Fashion Week, which will broadcast the launch of the campaign live from Sofia to Paris, Barcelona, New York, London, Moscow, Tokyo, Lisbon, Milan and others.

The sixth edition of the Balkan International Wine Competition Contest & Festival will gather for another year top Masters of Wine – BIWC jury chairman Konstantinos Lazarakis MW – Greece, Caroline Gilby MW– UK, Christy Canterbury MW– USA and Rod Smith MW – France.

The organizers have prepared a rich supporting program for both wine professionals and wine lovers.

For more information:
Nelly Ruseva, Communications Manager BIWC: 0886 555 865, mail: [email protected]
Galina Niforou, Director BIWC: 0885 731 331, mail: [email protected]

The wine production in the Balkan region is growing at a fast pace and the region currently produces over 2.3 million tons of wine annually. Bulgaria and Greece are leading in the region in terms of quality wine production. Top quality red wine from Bulgaria is fast gaining recognition in the Western European markets. With events like the Balkan International Wine Competition & Festival, the importance of wine trade in the Balkan region will be highlighted.

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