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The largest wine performance show in Austria, held once a year since 1988. It is organised in cooperation with ÖWM (partner for the Austrian tour and final selection). Until the 2021 vintage, there were the categories grape variety (8), predicate wine and red wine cuvée. In recent years, both wine law and wine marketing in Austria have increasingly developed from variety-oriented Germanic to origin-oriented Romance wine law. This means that the origin of wines is emphasised more than grape varieties and quality levels. This is because grape varieties are internationally interchangeable, but origins are not. The regulations were therefore changed. Since the 2022 vintage, wines are no longer grouped and tasted according to grape variety, but according to origin.

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