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The International Wine Academy is a subsidiary of Meininger Verlag in Neustadt an der Weinstraße in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Now in its fourth generation, the publishing house is one of Germany's oldest specialist publishers. It specialises in wine and beverage publications for different target groups. The Wine Academy was founded in 2001 with the aim of bringing wine in all its facets closer to both consumers and professionals, and also to give them a corresponding quality orientation. It consists of four building blocks:

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Building blocks

1) The Great International Wine Award MUNDUSvini has become one of the most renowned wine competitions in the world. The wine award takes place every year in Neustadt an der Weinstraße. Within two weeks, around 180 international wine professionals taste more than 4,000 wines from all over the world. 2) The International Spirits Competition ISW stands for a professional tasting event of spirits of all kinds. 3) Professionally organised wine seminars under the name MUNDUSvini take place in Neustadt an der Weinstraße. Different seminars address both wine connoisseurs and those who deal with wine professionally. The seminars range from topics such as sensory analysis, which offers the perfect introduction to the world of wine, to red and white wine, to special topics such as Bordeaux and cult wines. 4) The International Wine Academy organises trips to typical wine regions at regular intervals. But also wine countries that are still developing, such as China, are the destination of an interesting study trip.

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