The rules

Article 1: Each registered school is authorised to present a team composed exclusively of three students from the same school, whose names must be communicated to the persons in charge at the time of registration. They must not be older than
25 years of age and present a valid student card or certificate of attendance. At least one third of these candidates must be new from the previous year. Each candidate may only participate twice in the ATC.

Article 2: During the day, the teams will be rewarded according to their ranking.

Article 3: The use of documents, mobile phones and any other external aid is forbidden.

Article 4: During the blind tasting, the candidates will be asked to comment on 3 series of 4 wines each
(sparkling wines, white wines and red wines). On the one hand, they will have to discover the 4 wines (grape varieties, country, region, appellation and vintage of the of the wine tasted) and on the other hand produce a short sensory analysis of their tasting.

Article 5: All the wines of the same series will be served and analysed by the participants at the same time. The competitors are responsible for the material provided to them. Members of the same team are invited to communicate with each other.

Article 6: In addition to the analytical aspect of the tasting, the candidates will be judged on their knowledge of the world of wine through 4 series of 10 questions of a cultural or scientific nature.

Article 7: At the end of the 2 rounds, the teams will be decided by the number of points accumulated. The 2 best teams will participate in the final.

Article 8: The candidates have 25 minutes to analyse each series of wines and 1 minute to answer each theoretical question.

Article 9: During the final, each team will be asked to produce a sensory analysis, in their native language, of 3 wines in front of the jury. Each team member will present a wine in turn according to a theme that will be revealed on the day. Each team will have a time to discuss its presentation.

Article 10: The jury will decide between the teams, taking into account the accuracy of their answers and the coherence and relevance of the relevance of the emotions perceived. In the event of a tie, the teams will be ranked according to the number of points obtained in the tasting.

Article 11: For the sake of fairness, the team representing the AgroParisTech school will not be ranked and will therefore not be able to access the final.

Article 12: Registration fees are free of charge and accommodation and meals for participants are fully
and catering for the participants are entirely taken care of by the organisation of the ATC, from their arrival at the station on the morning of the event until their departure from the hotel the following day. Candidates are responsible for their travel to Reims.

Article 13: As soon as they register, candidates are guaranteed to participate.

Article 14: A last minute withdrawal without a valid reason will be sanctioned by a ban on participating in the competition the following year for the school concerned.

Article 15: All participants must sign the image rights form (attached on this page) and return it to us upon arrival on the morning of the competition.

Article 16: Each participant undertakes to respect the present rules.