The German city, Dusseldorf, became the Alvarinho capital with a hand of the Spanish Union of Wine Critics. Some of the most important German opinion leaders such as David Schwarzwälder, Klaus Herrmann or Peer Holm, along with the well-known Portuguese wine journalist João Paulo Martins, reviewed the 86 Alvarinhos in the contest. Two Great Gold Alvarinhos, 18 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals and 21 wines Commended (those wines not awarded, because there’s a rule to assign medals to a maximum of 30% of the wines in competition) were final result of the competition that aims to promote Alvarinho wines. The Great Gold Alvarinho medal is shared by the two native regions for this grape variety, Galicia in Spain, represented by Rias Baixas wine region and Vinho Verde wine region in Portugal. Vinho Verde wine region received 11 medals in the challenge. More information and winners list on www.albarinosalmundo.com.