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Ten German wineries chosen to compete for UK listings in 'Get it On' competition

Published:  13 September, 2013

Wines of Germany has announced the finalists in its "Get it on" competition to try and help German producers gain distribution and listings in the UK.

The competition saw up to 80 wineries without UK representation enter from which 10 have now been selected to travel to the UK to present themselves and their wines Dragon's Den-style to a select group of UK buyers.

The judging panel, which came together to selec the 10 they would like to meet face to face, includes: Siobhan Irons, Matthew Clark; Anne Jones, Waitrose; Kate Dowdesdell, Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies; Jamie Hutchinson, The Sampler; Christine Parkinson, Hakkasan; Guillaume Mahaut, ETM Group and The Winery's David Motion.

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The final round of judging takes place on September 30 from which the panelists will decide if they want to take on any of the wineries.

Nicky Forrest, managing direcctor of Wines of Germany UK, said: "The quality across the board of all the wines we tasted yesterday has surpassed even our expectations. The number of entries we have received shows that there is a huge appetite amongst producers to crack the UK market. With the quality available and the strong desire to enter the market, it is a very exciting time for German wine. There are some amazing undiscovered producers in Germany and we hope that our Get it On competition will introduce some of them to the UK over the next few months."