The Feminalise World Wine Competition is a unique concept: All world wines/sakés/spirits are exclusively tasted by professionals or seasoned oenophile women.

With a 30-year experience organizing wine tasting competitions, Didier Martin, the Founder, made a simple observation: the economical impact of women in the wine industry. This inspired him the novel idea of the Feminalise Competition in 2007 which goes global in 2015.

Each year in Paris, in the heart of the French capital, more than 600 tasters from all over the world attend the extraordinary Féminalise Wine Tasting Competition, widely covered by the media.


No commentary or influence is possible between the tasters as each person tastes a different wine/spirit than her neighbour.

  • Tasters are selected from the wine industry on the basis of their abilities to taste and evaluate wines/spirits.
  • All wines/spirits are blind-tasted, served by the glass, at the right temperature by qualified servers.
  • Each wine/spirit is tasted by three women seated at tables placed far apart from each other. No commentary or influence is possible between the tasters.
  • Each wine/spirit is evaluated following a tasting sheet with 39 control points.
  • In case of flawed wine/spirit, a spare bottle will be served at right temperature to the tasters.
  • We are extremely careful about the tasting order of entries so as to ensure the best results.


Ever since its creation, the Féminalise World Wine Competition is growing rapidly with an average of 4000 wines tasted during last competitions. In 2015, the Competition is growing by going global. For its 2018 edition, the competition confirms its international dimension by moving to Paris.

  • 2007 1st Competition 1120 wines 170 tasters
  • 2008 2nd Competition 1752 wines 250 tasters
  • 2009 3rd Competition 2350 wines 350 tasters
  • 2010 4th Competition 3120 wines 450 tasters
  • 2011 5th Competition 3703 wines 549 tasters
  • 2012 6th Competition 4226 wines 660 tasters
  • 2013 7th Competition 4016 wines 700 tasters
New regulations for wine competitions.
  • 2014 8th Competition 3300 wines 600 tasters
The Féminalise Wine Competition is going global.
  • 2015 9th Competition 3655 wines 688 tasters
  • 2016 10th Competition 3817 wines 700 tasters
  • 2017 11th Competition 4550 wines 850 tasters
  • 2018 12th Competition 4300 wines 500 tasters
  • 2019 13th Competition 4541 wines 510 tasters
  • 2020 14th Competition 4470 wines 530 tasters
  • 2021 


The Féminalise medals : Gold or Silver will reward the best wines tasted.

  • A significant sales tool
  • A worldwide guarantee of quality for a wide brand recognition


The Féminalise World Wine Competition is open to all producers, cooperative wineries, merchants, importers of wines/spirits from all over the world.

Vintages accepted into the Competition are from 2021 and earlier, originating from all vineyards in the world. Each wine/spirit must conform to the Community regulations in European Union and the regulations in force in the country of origin.

As a result of the New French Wine Competition Regulations, the Féminalise World Wine Competition has been officially registered on the list of Official Competitions for which the medals are allowed to be affixed on the labeling of wines (BOCCRF of September 13th, 2013).


Download the Complete Competition Rules (PDF)


Trusting the Feminalise medals reveals a professional choice !

The Feminalise tasters are all experts and professionals working in the wine industry or seasoned oenophiles. They are all selected from an important number of applications from around the world.

A Feminalise medal is a guarantee of quality !

All wines are blind-tasted. Each sample is tasted by 3 women seated at tables placed apart from each other, with no influence being possible between each other. This unique organization generates conclusive results.

A Feminalise medal guarantees you a wine appreciated by women, and which has all the requirements to appeal to men.


Recognize rewarded wines thanks to the Féminalise medals.

Each year, the Feminalise medals, Gold, Silver or Bonze reward the best wines. All of our medals are micro-engraved to avoid copies.