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May 2018

The 2018 Concours Mondial awards medals to wines from 39 countries

May 25th, 2018|News, Press articles|

• Host country China wins 68% more medals • 30% of organic and biodynamic entries won an award The results of the 2018 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) are out. The international judging panel awarded silver, gold and grand gold medals to wines from around the globe. The top ten countries to have won a [...]

Master Classes of Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2018

May 18th, 2018|News|

On May 10 in Beijing Concours Mondail de Bruxelles has organized master classes for all the participating judges, in order to shed some light on the Chinese wine industry and market. The master classes were held by Prof. Dr. M.B.B.Li Demei from the Beijing University of Agriculture, Mr. Julio Alonso, Asian Director for the Wines of Chile, Mr. Bernard [...]

Switzerland to host the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in 2019

May 13th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

Pictures from the announcement ceremony (Flickr) Download from WeTransfer The town of Aigle in Switzerland will become the world’s wine capital in 2019. The travelling Concours Mondial de Bruxelles will host its next event there. The choice was announced on the last day of the 2018 competition, when Dai Binbin, Chief of the Haidian district [...]

Over 9,180 wines from 48 countries compete for a medal by Concours Mondial

May 10th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

The 25th Concours Mondial began today in the Haidian District of Beijing Host country China enters nearly 500 wines Photos from the opening ceremony (Flickr) Download from WeTransfer The 25thConcours Mondial de Bruxelles (“Concours Mondial”) started today in the Haidian District of Beijing. A record number of judges (over 330) from around the globe will taste a record [...]

April 2018

2018 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles sees further increase in entries

April 9th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

China breaks into the top five for entry numbers 60% growth in organic wines, many from China Over nine thousand one hundred and eighty (9,180) wines have been entered this year in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB), again marking an increase compared to last year. The growth is due to the rise in entries [...]

Which drinking patterns do we share with the Chinese and which ones set us apart?

April 6th, 2018|News|

It would seem that we both share a love of gourmet foods and indulgency. We have a like-minded devotion to the culinary arts and boast a rich gastronomic heritage that goes back thousands of years. Consumption of fermented beverages, although made using different ingredients and techniques, is an integral part of both our civilisations, but [...]


April 3rd, 2018|News, Press articles, Press Releases|

“All our children will drink top quality Chinese wines. China is the most dynamic wine market and its wines are gradualy gaining in prestige,” said Baudouin Havaux, Chairman of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB), on announcing that China would host the next CMB. “A country once famous for tea-drinking, China may soon become one [...]

March 2018

Testing the impact of CMB medals on Chinese consumers

March 27th, 2018|News|

A pilot project aiming to showcase awarded wines from the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) started in Beijing last week. The Haidian district of Beijing, which will host the 2018 edition of the competition from May 11 to 13, collaborated with the organizers of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in a marketing study, whose goal is to measure the impact of CMB medals on Chinese consumers. Six medal-winning wines [...]

February 2018


February 19th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles has decided to organise its 25th competition in Beijing, China, thus giving participating producers an opportunity to approach one of the most dynamic wine markets in the world. The rapid growth in China’s vineyard acreage has taken the global wine industry by surprise in recent years. However, according to professor Demei [...]

January 2018


January 29th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

As an industry leader, some of the primary goals of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles are to keep you up to date with the most current developments in the global wine market. We looked at some of the wine trends for 2018 and compared them with our most recent data. In 2018, we believe the [...]

December 2017

A medal from CMB increases wine sales by up to 40%

December 11th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

A medal from an internationally recognized competition can have a real impact on sales. An informal survey by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) among buyers shows that a medal from the competition boosts wine sales by between 18% and over 40%. The percentage differs among countries: in Belgium, for instance, a Gold CMB medal helps [...]

November 2017

Registration for CMB 2018 is now open

November 7th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Download Word Version The Asian venue fuels strong interest and brings logistical challenges and technical innovations 2018 will be a landmark year for the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) - for the first time, the competition is heading beyond its European borders and travelling all the way to Beijing. That, though, is just one of [...]

October 2017

Tokyo Wine Complex – October 2017

October 26th, 2017|News|

Four award-winning wineries from Italy and France met members of the Japanese wine trade in Tokyo during the Wine Complex in October. The event, which enabled wineries not yet represented in Japan to exhibit, was a resounding success. We will most certainly be attending next year with more award-winning wineries from the 2018 Concours Mondial [...]

Press Book : Valladolid 2017

October 3rd, 2017|Press articles|

Find our complete press book releases in pdf : Download the 2017 Press Book

September 2017


September 28th, 2017|News|

Scientists put an end to cork vs screwcap debate   The pop of a cork is a celebrated sound across the world, but new research released today has found that the sound of a cork popping can actually make us think our wine tastes better. The first of its kind, the study was designed by [...]

Award ceremony for Bulgarian wine producers in Plovdiv

September 27th, 2017|News|

Bulgarian wine producers received their awards from Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017 during an official ceremony in Plovdiv last night. They were handed over by the Mayor of Plovdiv Municipality, Mr. Ivan Totev, the General Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of Bulgaria, Mr. Vladimir Tudjarov and the President of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, [...]

June 2017

Join us on The ‘Concours Mondial’ Stand At Megavino – October 20-23, 2017

June 15th, 2017|Actions|

Megavino, the largest wine event in the Benelux, has taken place in Brussels for the last 19 years, much to the delight of wine and spirits trade members and connoisseurs alike. The heart of Europe welcomes you for 4 days to meet people and do business. Key facts about Megavino: 11,000 m² floor area 434 [...]

May 2017

From entries to accolades, stringent checks guarantee unparalleled reliability

May 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is the only competition in the world to conduct post-event checks on medal-winning wines. But from sample preparation to marketing award-winning wines, its organisers have a rigorous and methodical protocol for ensuring its endorsement is a 100% reliable buying cue for consumers. Competition director Thomas Costenoble describes the numerous checks [...]

2017 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: The results are out!

May 16th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Host country Spain collects the highest number of medals. China wins twice as many medals as the previous year. 9,080 wines competed this year for the coveted Concours Mondial de Bruxelles medals in Valladolid, the capital of Castilla y León. The 320 international panel members awarded Silver, Gold and Grand Gold medals to top entries. [...]

Present your awarded wines at VINEXPO

May 15th, 2017|Actions|

The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is offering you the opportunity to present your award-winning wines from its 2017 edition to a B2B tasting at theVINEXPO trade show in Bordeaux, allowing you to meet journalists and trade members (buyers, restaurateurs, wine connoisseurs). The event will take place in Bordeaux, June 18, 2017, VINEXPO – Tasting Lounge n° 1 – [...]

China to become world capital of wine in 2018

May 7th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

The travelling Concours Mondial chose the Haidian district of Beijing to host the next competition China will become the world’s capital of wine in 2018. Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) has chosen to host its 25th event in the Haidian district of Beijing. For the first time in a history spanning over two decades, the [...]

The 24th Concours Mondial began today in Valladolid

May 5th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Over 9 000 wines from 50 countries compete for a medal by Concours Mondial. Host country Spain submits 2002 wines. The 24th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (“Concours Mondial”) started today in Spain. 320 journalists, buyers, oenologists and sommeliers from across the world gather together in Valladolid to judge the wines. The 9080 wines from 50 countries [...]

9080 wines to be evaluated at Valladolid by 320 wine judges

May 3rd, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Each judge will taste 50 wines per day. 2400 wine glasses, 2000 liters of water and 2000 breads were ordered. 9080 wines will be tasted by wine judges from 50 countries during the 24th edition of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. It will be held from May 2-5 2017 in the capital of Castilla y León [...]

April 2017

CMB 2017: Increase in entries

April 19th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Download Word Version 80% growth in organic and biodynamic wines. Host country Spain posts an increase of nearly 25%. Nine thousand and eighty (9,080) wine samples have been entered this year in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB), marking an average increase of more than 5% per year over the past 10 years (2007 -  [...]

March 2017

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles with extended registration deadline until March 17

March 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The submission of samples for the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) is in full swing. The closing date for entries and dispatch of samples of red, white, rose, bio / organic and old vintage wines is 17 March 2017. The samples will be judged by over 320 journalists, buyers, oenologists and sommeliers from 50+ countries in [...]

February 2017

The thirteenth Vinisud show ended on Tuesday January 31 in Montpellier.

February 10th, 2017|News|

A total 20,775 visitors attended the three-day event including 6,673 international visitors from 70 countries. The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, which was among the 922 exhibitors, took part with 5 medal-winning producers from the 2016 competition – two Spanish and three Italian wines: Vinergia, Vins Padro' SL, Tenute Cerfeda dell'Elba, Soc. Agr. Usiglian del Vescovo [...]

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles introduces a special trophy for Outstanding Old Vintages

February 7th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

The 24th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, which takes place from May 5 to 7, 2017 in Valladolid, Spain, will for the first time reward Outstanding Old Vintages. In the interests of excellence and innovation, a section of the competition will be dedicated to outstanding wines from the last century, i.e. vintages before the year 2000. [...]

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles rewards finest organic wines

February 6th, 2017|News|

The 24th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, which takes place from May 5 to 7, 2017 in Valladolid, Spain, will single out for distinction organic or biodynamic wines that scored particularly well during the competition by awarding them a special organic wine trophy. Growing demand for environmentally-friendly wines made using sustainable farming methods has prompted Concours [...]

January 2017

Delivery of samples for 2017 to Salon des Vins de Loire and Vinisud

January 24th, 2017|Actions|

Producers registered for Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017 can deliver their samples directly to our stand at the following fairs: Salon des Vins de Loire STAND VINOPRES –Grand Palais –  STAND A – 1 From February 5th to 7th, BEFORE 4.00 pm Salon Vinisud STAND VINOPRES – Hall B3 –  Aisle D – Stand 56 [...]

October 2016

13 Producers joined the CMB booth at Megavino 2016

October 25th, 2016|News|

13 producers from six different countries joined together under the umbrella of Concours Mondial de Bruxelles to present their medal winners from the renowned competition at the biggest wine event in the Benelux. Among the participants this year were: Antigva (Spain),  Puente de Rus (Spain), Champagne Beerens (France), Château de l’Espérance (France),  Château Leroy-Beauval (France), [...]

Vinisud: 29 – 31 January 2017 – The Opportunity to Promote Your Medals

October 4th, 2016|Actions|

The international Mediterranean wine and spirits show in Montpellier has unquestionably become an essential venue for meeting industry members and establishing business relationships. We are offering you the opportunity of presenting your award-winning wines from the Concours Mondial. Collective Concours Mondial stand from January 29 to 31, 2017 Fully equipped stand: counter with storage, glass [...]

September 2016

Take part in the 1st Asian Wine and Spirits Conference and Tasting

September 20th, 2016|Actions|

The Fangshan District-Beijing, Vinopres and the Beijing International Wine & Spirit Exchange are the organizers of the first Forum-Tasting exclusively dedicated to Asian wine and spirits. For the firs time in history producers form every Asian country will be brought together under one roof from October 10-12, 2016 in the Fangshan district of Beijing. At [...]

Tasting of South African Medalists

September 19th, 2016|News|

On September 15 the South African Embassy in Brussels opened its doors for an event dedicated to the 91 South African wines awarded at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016. Over 70 importers, restaurant owners, sommeliers, journalists and diplomats had the chance to taste and discover some of South Africa’s best wines. Representatives of the following [...]

August 2016

World Desert Wine Festival in China

August 10th, 2016|News|

The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) will attend the World Desert Wine Festival in Wuhai, China from September 2-6, 2016. The main topic of this event is to discuss various matters on wines from desert areas. One hundred desert wines awarded at the CMB 2016 will be tasted and six international wineries are invited by [...]

June 2016

Promotion of Awarded Bulgarian Wines in Brussels and The Hague

June 27th, 2016|News|

109 Bulgarian wines awarded in Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) in 2016, were presented during two tastings on June 15 and 16 in The Hague and Bruxelles. Fourteen wineries used the opportunity to show their silver, gold and grand-gold winners to diplomats, journalists, wine industry experts and buyers from Belgium and the Netherlands. All together [...]

Use your medal-winning wine to conquer Asia!

June 10th, 2016|Actions|

VINEXPO TOKYO 14 – 16 NOVEMBER 2016 SEOUL 17 – 19 NOVEMBER 2016 The Concours Mondial has an excellent brand image in Asia and securing a medal attracts attention from both the trade and consumers. Aware of the significant increase in consumption and imports of wines and spirits in Japan and Korea, we are hosting [...]

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