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International Rose Championship, rose wine competition, wine, rose, rose contest, wine competition

We are proud to announce

the Best Rosé of 2019, 

which happens to be...

Sidewood isabella Rosé Méthode traditionelle 2013, adelaide hills, australia

Although rosé is probably the oldest type of wine known to man it had to wait a long time to achieve popularity both among wine lovers and wine experts. Nowadays we witness the true rise of rosé and it is just natural that professional evaluation of the great diversity of those wines should follow.

The International Rosé Championship has been designed and launched in order to give rosé wines the appreciation they deserve and to create the space where judges could devote their whole attention to analyse and discuss the richness of taste and all the nuances of rosé wines. We believe that presenting the wide range of rosé wines and awarding medals to the best of them during our contest will further translate into growing popularity of these wines among wine consumers all over the world.


                                                  Michał Bardel, IRC Executive Director


 The International Rosé Championship (IRC) is intended to be the biggest international  wine competition in the world that focuses specifically on rosé.

It is organised by "Czas Wina" wine magazine under the auspices of the Amorim Group.

Venue & Dates

The Competition is to be held each year in April, at the picturesque 19th-century Sierakow manor house near the beautiful medieval city of Krakow
in southern  Poland.  

The 2020 edition runs from 1st to 4th April.

Deadline for applications: 15th February  2020


The Competition has been conceived and organised by "Czas Wina",
the biggest Polish wine magazine, established in 2004 and with a circulation
of 8000 copies. Each year the magazine awards the title of the "Person of the Year" to a distinguished personality of the wine world. In 2018 the title was conferred on Marchese Piero Antinori. 
Former title-holders include such eminent figures as: Warren Winiarski, Jancis Robinson MW, Antonio Rios
de Amorim, Victor Schoenfeld,  Hugh Johnson, Patricia Atkinson, Michel Rolland, Jair Agopian and Agusti Torello Mata.


Michał Bardel Ph.D. is editor in chief of the "Czas Wina" magazine. He is also head of a one-year postgraduate Wine Studies programme at Collegium Civitas University in Warsaw, VDP Ambassador, as well as an international wine judge, wine journalist and wine writer. He has published several books on wine including Zbrodnia i Wina, which was awarded the prize for
the best Polish wine education book
(Gourmand Cook Book Awards 2015).