Founded in 1988 by Adam Strum, it is considered one of the two most important American wine magazines and websites. Headquartered in New York, it has more than 500,000 readers.


The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is one of the world's largest and most prestigious wine competition judged by top wine experts from around the world. The DWWA is respected internationally as an unrivalled source of wine recommendations.


Established in 1969, the IWSC was the first competition of its kind, set up to seek out, reward and promote the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. With 48 years heritage, an IWSC Award is recognised internationally as a badge of quality.


5StarWines is the annual wine selection organised by Vinitaly. Held in the lead-up to the biggest Italian wine fair in the world, 5StarWines is a three-day tasting aiming at shedding light on wineries investing in the improvement of their products. A highly qualified panel of wine professionals tastes blind the participating wines. The wines receiving at least 90 pts are selected to be into the guide "5StarWines – the Book".


The WineHunter Award is annually assigned to excellences of high quality wine, culinary products, distillates and craft beer. The award guarantees the product’s superior quality. It is conferred to Italian and international products that reach the minimum score of 88 out of 100, after a careful evaluation process. Only the wineries whose wines have been awarded are invited to participate in the prestigious The Merano Wine Festival, the first event in Europe to focus solely on the selection of top quality products in an exclusive ambience. A winery selected is part of the wine-world’s elite.

I Vini di Veronelli

The first critical review of quality wines, heir of the catalogues published by Luigi Veronelli in 1959. A rigorous and rational guide to Italian wines divided first by region and then by municipality, a qualified partner for wineries that provides an impartial assessment of their wines, as well as a reference for wine enthusiasts and professionals to better support their purchases.


In May 2014, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles celebrated its 20th anniversary.  An important reference among the international wine competitions where the wines coming from the 4 corners of the world, are tasted blind by a panel of international experts.

Vinibuoni d'Italia - Touring Club

A comprehensive guide, which is dedicated exclusively to wines produced with 100% native grape varieties from Italian regions. The wines, tasted anonymously, are selected with rigor and transparency based on the following parameters: quality, matching wine-grape (expression of the variety), drinkability and bottling.

Tasted Journal

Markus del Monego (Germany) and Andreas Larsson (Sweden), two very international Best Sommeliers of the World, have decided to constitute a blind tasting team in order to inform the public in a professional and impartial way. Their blind tasting sessions will take place several times a year in the highly professional tasting rooms of caveCo in Essen, Germany. 550,000 copies edited in English and Chinese and published in 9 Countries.

Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2016

Three awards for our wines. Silver medal to Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2012 and Nebbiolo d'Alba 2013. Bronze medal to Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2013 from one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the United States. An esteemed panel of judges use a blind-tasting method, maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism that has remained the competition’s foundation for 77 years. 
The 2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition received 3,010 wines from 995 wineries from 23 countries.


The Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOCG Sorì del Ricchino 2014 was judged by Frank Van der Auwera and its Wijnkoop Guide 2016 among the best 300 wines under 10 Euros. It is also awarded with an Oscar for its eco-friendly production.

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