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5StarWines & Wine Without Walls 2021: the blind tasting that will embrace sustainable wines

5StarWines & Wine Without Walls 2021: the blind tasting that will embrace sustainable wines
March 31 2021

Wine Without Walls is the section of 5StarWines dedicated to organic and biodynamic wines. This year it will also include “sustainable” wines produced following eco-attentive practices. During the event, organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines will be presented to a dedicated jury made up of experts in the sector, they will then proceed to taste and score them. This will be the fifth edition of the blind wine tasting, 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls, organized by Veronafiere and held in Verona, Italy.


Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Robert Joseph, Bernard Burtschy, Daniele Cernilli and Gabriele Gorelli MW will all be part of the General Chairmen Panel, they will be making their way to Verona alongside over 80 other judges; The work of tasting samples will take place at a safety-built tasting station (safety protocols implemented by Veronafiere). This set-up this year will differ slightly from last year’s tasting activities. The 2020 edition of 5StarWines (coined the “Agile” edition) was mainly done online, via video conference and WebApp. International judges tasted and scored wines from their very own home. This year, 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls will be, for the most part, held in Verona, in person.

In 2020, the Wine Without Walls’ section was dedicated to only certified organic or biodynamic wineries. This year the category will expand to include “sustainable” wineries; while there no official regulation, they stand out for their virtuous efforts and conduct in the vineyard and in the cellar. At the time of registration each participating winery will have to provide their issued certification/documentation, issued by the control body and also select the section (organic, biodynamic, sustainable) in which they wish to compete and be judged.


The sustainable category as with the other two, will have an assigned tasting panel, and wines obtaining a score equal or higher than 90/100 will then be included in the special Wine Without Walls section of the 5StarWines – the Book. This annual Guide is an important acknowledgment to the wineries themselves as well as providing informative details on a meaningful segment within the wine sector. The Guide is also an effective promotional and commercial tool, distributed to an international audience of trade operators and wine professionals. The coveted awards distributed to Wine Without Walls top scoring wines are as follows: “Best Winery – Wine Without Walls” and “Best Wine – Wine Without Walls”. Additional dedicated wine tastings and podcast interviews will be reserved to Trophy Winners.

The anticipated event will take place in Verona on June 16th-18th, we remind participants that registrations are now open. All wineries that choose to register before April 2nd can take advantage of a 15% discount. 

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