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CiderWorld Award 2019

The CiderWorld Award is organized by the trade fair company Apfelwein International UG in coperation with the University of Applied Sciences Geisenheim. Submitted samples are analyzed in the laboratory of the University of Applied Sciences Geisenheim and tasted by an international expert jury. This goes hand in hand with an independent and precise expertise, which can be best used for the marketing of products.

The submitted products will be presented at the CiderWorld'19 Award & Preview in an exclusive setting on the day before the Frankfurt Cider Fair. The best products of the competition will be awarded with the CiderWorld Medal 2019.

Results CiderWorld Award 2018:

Ranking 2018


The evaluation criteria and categories are defined by the international expert jury. Country specific characteristics of the products are discussed.

The sensory examination is evaluated according to the CiderWorld-120-points-scheme.
109 - 120 points = gold
97 - 108 points = silver
80 - 96 points = took part

Special award for the best result in the category:
CiderWorld Medal 2018


  • Cider, still
    Apfelwein | Cydr | Most | Sidra | Sidro | Viez
  • Cider, sparkling
    Cidre | Sidra espumosa | sidro spumante | sparkling cider
    Traditional method | Charmat method
  • Cider, flavored
    with beeries, hop, spices etc.
    Cider, blended with other fruits
    with quince, pear, cherry etc.
    Fruit wine
    of quince, pear, cherry etc.
  • Ice cider (cryoextraction)
    Appel dessert wine Sherry- or Port style
    Fruit dessert wines

Jury 2018

  • Prof. Dr. Frank Will (Chairman)
    University of Applied Sciences of Geisenheim
  • Claude Jolicoeur
    Journalist & Author of Cider Books | Québec | Canada
  • Torben Toldam Anderson
    University of Kopenhagen | Denmark
  • Peter Mitchell
    Cider & Perry Academy | England
  • Mark Gleonec
    Cidre AOP Cornouaille | Bretagne | France
  • Eduardo Vázquez Coto
    Guerrilla Imports | Asturien | Spain
  • Thomas Vaterlaus
    Journalist Vinum | Switzerland
  • Darlene Hayes
    All into cider | U. S. A.
  • Jens Becker
    Apfelweinhandlung JB | Frankfurt
  • Sandra Bechtholf
    Sommelière | Wiesbaden
  • Jörg Birringer
    Sales Selgros Cash & Carry | Neu-Isenburg
  • Jonas Burkhardt
    University of Applied Sciences of Geisenheim
  • Markus Erb
    Wine academic | Frankfurt am Main
  • Norman Groh
    Weidmann & Groh GbR | Friedberg
  • Jens Heinemeyer
    Grapeworker | Biebelsheim
  • Martin Henke
    Head of Operation Kelterei Possmann | Frankfurt am Main
  • Harry H. Hochheimer
    Wine & Gastronomy Consultant | Kelkheim
  • Klaus Kneip
    Weinwerk Frankfurt | Frischeparadies | Frankfurt am Main
  • Klaus-Dieter Kneip
    Former CEO of Rapp's Kelterei | Bad Vilbel
  • Michael Koch
    Wine Purchase | Selgros Cash & Carry | Neu-Isenburg
  • Evert Kornmayer
    Publisher Kornmayer Verlag | Dreieich
  • Christian Lebherz
    Cool Climate | Frankfurt am Main
  • Natascha Popp
    Agency Wein & Rat | Geisenheim
  • Claudia Rehm
    Wein Rehm | Frankfurt am Main
  • Anette Schramm
    Schramm Weinwege | Neu-Isenburg
  • Christian Setzepfand
    Stadtführer | Frankfurt am Main
  • Michael Stöckl
    Sommelier & General Manager CiderWorld | Frankfurt
  • Robert Theobald
    Owner Zur Buchscheer | Frankfurt am Main
  • Dieter Walz
    Distiller & cider maker | Fürth im Odenwald
  • Thomas Wiedemann
    F & B Manager Grandhotel Hessischer Hof | Frankfurt
  • Frank Winkler
    Restaurant owner of Daheim im Lorsbacher Thal | Frankfurt
  • Natalia Wszelaki
    Cider Explorer | Berlin