More than 1400 wines from nearly 100 wine-growing regions and 24 countries across the globe were tasted in Frankfurt on 9 April 2017 at the first edition of the Frankfurt International Trophy.
To take consumer tastes into account, the Frankfurt International Trophy included 50 experienced amateurs in its juries. Alongside 150 experts (sommeliers, buyers, oenologists, journalists and wine merchants) from 20 countries, they tasted and honoured the world’s best wines. In all, the tasters awarded medals to 425 wines: 69 Grand Gold medals, 217 Gold medals and 139 Silver medals. With 173 wines awarded medals, Germany came out far ahead, followed by France (72 wines), Italy (60 wines), Austria (33 wines), Spain (23 wines) and Portugal (20 wines).