In the wine industry today there are countless national and international events at which wines or wine products are evaluated and awarded prizes according to the respective criteria. The first international wine competitions were held in the 19th century, among other things as part of the World Expositions, the first was in London in 1851. That of the year 1855 in Paris is inseparably connected with the legendary Bordeaux classification. Some producers still use the rank they achieved in this classification to advertise on their labels, although today's wines are completely different. And this by no means refers exclusively to pre-Phylloxera wines (before phylloxera ), because the techniques have changed fundamentally since then.