Competition samples are judged by using a hundred-point system as set out by the International Union of Oenologists (in compliance with the OIV standards dating from 2009), assisted by the computerised system for evaluating wines developed by the National Wine Centre in Valtice. The resulting point-rating of each competition sample is the average of all the points awarded by individual committee members after the elimination of the highest and lowest scores. In the event of more than one competition sample receiving an equal number of points, a further criterion comes into play: a simple arithmetical average and then the median value.
Double gold medals are awarded to wines receiving 90 points and above. Gold medals are awarded to wines receiving 86 – 89.99 points, silver medals are awarded to wines receiving 83.00 – 85.99 points. The competition organiser will award only double gold, gold and silver medals.
The title of Champion is given to the wines receiving the highest number of points in category A 1 and category B. In the event of the Champion titul going to a foreign wine, the local wine having the highest points will be awarded the title of National Winner.
The Category Winner title is awarded to the wine with the highest points in the categories A 2, C, D, E, or in the merged categories.
The competition participant has the right to attach self-adhesive medal labels (CHAMPION, NATIONAL WINNER, CATEGORY WINNER, DOUBLE GOLD, GOLD, SILVER) to bottles of wine of the awarded competition sample. These can be purchased from the competition organiser for the price of 2.00 CZK or 0.08 € per item (on orders before 10.5.2018) or at a negotiated price (on orders after 10.5.2018). The competition participant will be responsible for paying the designated fee on the basis of an invoice into the account of the competition organiser:
Account name: Klub Amatérských Hodnotitelé Alkoholických Nápojů (K.A.H.A.N.), z.s., Bank: Česká spořitelna, a.s., A/C No: 1654159349, Bank sort code 0800, BIC: GIBACZPX, IBAN: CZ 1708000000001654159349, Variable symbol: invoice No..