Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is an international competition where over 8,000 wines are entered by producers to be tasted and evaluated by a panel of experts.
Our seasoned judges from across the globe assess the wines entered. Their sole ambition is to select wines of irreproachable quality, irrespective of their labels or an appellation’s prestige. The competition is one of the foremost international events in its category.
Part of the CMB since 1999, spirits rapidly gained traction. In 2013, CMB organisers decided to split both competitions. “Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles” has been independent ever since and is truly international in scope. With the support of the CMB, “Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles” has become the key international event for awarding accolades to spirits from all around the world.
Whiskies, cognacs, rums, vodkas, piscos, grappas, baijus, tequilas, to mention a few, are evaluated and classified by a team of internationally acknowledged experts.
Concours Mondial du Sauvignon
The objective of this international competition is to encourage the promotion of Sauvignon-based wines from both hemispheres, to boost production and sensible drinking, and to introduce the public to the extensive array of wines available.
The Concours Mondial du Sauvignon is more than just a competition between producers and appellations. It is primarily aimed at fostering dialogue and creating a meeting point for industry specialists. A 9-member steering committee has been established to encourage dialogue around this international variety.
Sake Selection by Concours Mondial is more than just a competition between brewers and prefectures. It is primarily aimed at fostering dialogue and creating a meeting point for industry specialists. Brewers, sake masters, sommeliers, distributors, journalists and opinion formers from all strands of the industry – in all more than 60 judges representing 25 nationalities – evaluate entries from all the Japanese prefectures.
The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles has been commissioned to handle the technical organisation of the tastings and brings to the event the professionalism and independence for which foremost international competitions are renowned.
In Mexico, Vinopres launched in 2017 the very first edition of its « México Selection by Concours Mondial », national wines and spirits competition. Held in Guanajuato state early September this year, this competition invited the best of Mexican Sommeliers, wine journalists and importers/distributors scene, as well and international journalists and Masters of Wines.
« México Selection by Concours Mondial 2017» provides with a state of the current Mexican viticulture, and the next editions will show the evolution of this bustling market. The 2018 edition will be held in Querétaro state.
AWS – The Silk Route
In collaboration with the Beijing International Wine and Spirit Exchange, Vinopres has since 2016 developed a new event dedicated to Asian wines and spirits, which will travel every two years to a different region or country in Asia.
Its goal is to offer a vision of the region’s wines and spirits community, and improve access to Asia for lesser-known producer countries such as Armenia, Turkey and Georgia. China, currently the region’s main driving force, was the obvious choice for organizing the first event in 2016.
Almost 70 foreign guests —wine and spirits producers and exporters, journalists and writers, sommeliers and representatives of trade organizations— participated in a series of 24 conferences and master classes which allowed them to tour this vast continent and learn about Asian wines and spirits. The next event will take place in 2018.
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