The international tasting competition of vodkas & spirits “EURASIA SPIRITS DRINKS” (hereinafter – “Competition”) is held to identify alcohol products of the best quality and safety, and to facilitate its promotion in the Russian and foreign markets.
The concept of the Competition organization and implementation allows winners and nominees to apply the outcomes of their participation in promoting their products in the market and establishing a positive product reputation with the consumer.
The high status of the independent professional competition is confirmed, first of all, by the fact that it is held on the basis of the "Russian Research & Development Institute of Food Biotechnology" (VNIIPBT has been the main developer of technologies and recipes for vodka and other strong alcoholic beverages for 90 years), as well as by the composition of the international expert panel which includes the best tasters of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. In addition, the supervisory board of the competition, in addition to the heads of quality services of leading Russian distilleries, representatives of industry media, included representatives of the Federal Service for Alcohol Market Regulation (Rosalkogolregulirovanie). The assistants of the Head of the Federal Service for Alcohol Market Regulation ensure proper control of compliance with all the necessary requirements for the work of the competition with the status "Professional".
The competition "EURASIA SPIRITS DRINKS" is held in accordance with the "Regulations on the Competition", "Declaration of Independence of the Сompetition" (the manufacturer can not be an independent taster when evaluating their own products) and the main requirements of professional international tasting competitions. The work of the tasting commission is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the methodological recommendations "Fundamentals of Tasting and Certification of Vodka and Alcoholic Beverages", the interstate standard GOST 33817-2016 "Ethyl Alcohol from Food Raw Materials, Alcoholic Beverages. Methods of Organoleptic Analysis". The formation of the tasting panel is carried out taking into account the requirements of the interstate standard GOST ISO 8586-2015 "Organoleptic Analysis. General Guidelines for the Selection, Training and Monitoring of Selected Testers and Test Experts."
The main criteria of the Competition are the organoleptic characteristics of alcoholic beverages. However, the innovation of the "EURASIA SPIRITS DRINKS" Competition is due to the appearance of special categories such as "ECO Style", " NEW Technology " and "NEW Style " in which, in addition to "organoleptics", measures implemented by manufacturers to produce the most safe and environmentally friendly alcoholic beverages are evaluated: voluntary certification, standards of organizations, the use of other technological or methodological measures. Since 2021, alcohol manufacturers can also participate in special categories "Eco-style" and "New-technology" which allow them to position their products as products with improved environmental properties (such alcohols, mainly organic alcohols, are in demand in many distilleries). The participation of manufacturers in special categories of the competition, the use of the above-mentioned events or procedures is an additional criterion when awarding GRAND PRIX of the Competition.
Holding joint tastings in the framework of the special category "CHOICE OF NETWORKS" is also one of the innovations of the Competition "EURASIA SPIRITS DRINKS". In this category, the freelance tasters of the competition are representatives of large Russian trade networks. This year, as in the past one, trade networks were represented by experts of Dixy Yug, JSC. The invitation of experts of Dixy Yug, JSC as freelance tasters was not made by chance — the merger of Dixy companies with the "Krasnoe & Beloe" and "Bristol" trade networks allowed Dixy Group to become the main retailer of alcoholic beverages in Russia. The award ceremony "EURASIA SPIRITS DRINKS 2020" was attended by the Head of the Quality Assurance Department of Dixy Yug, JSC which emphasizes the most serious attitude to the Competition on the side of the management of the trade network.
Competition hosts: Scientific Research Institute “Russian Research & Development Institute of Food Biotechnology” and The Innovation & Trading Company “Medmark”.
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Competition Host of
«EURASIA SPIRITS DRINKS»
O.F. Sozinova, Head of Engineering and Manufacturing Laboratory of SORDIS LLC
I. Gosteva, Director of the Alcohol Production Department