The event is organized by Veronafiere and Vinitaly.
5StarWines is a three-day blind tasting event featuring wines from all over the world. During the event, a highly qualified panel of wine professionals tastes and gives score on a 100-point scale to the participating wines. Wines which are awarded a score of 90 or higher are included in the guide 5StarWines – the Book.
5StarWines also includes a section dedicated to natural, organic, and biodynamic wines entitled “Wine Without Walls,” held simultaneously to 5StarWines on the first day of the event.
Judges of the 2019 edition of 5StarWines and Wine Without Walls include internationally renowned Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, wine writers, and leading professionals in the wine sector. Lynne Sherriff MW, former President of the Institute of Masters of Wine and currently wine educator and consultant for Europe, Asia, and Africa, is the Senior General Chairman who will oversee the work of all the General Chairmen and the judges for the 2019 edition.