September 2018

Swiss wine exports grew in value by 93%

September 7th, 2018|News|

Better known for delicious chocolate, snow-capped mountains, exquisite watches and wealth management, Switzerland is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about wine. “Swiss wines are the best kept secret of Switzerland”, Swiss people half-jokingly – half-seriously claim. But Swiss wines are indeed worth discovering. Switzerland’s products and services are recognized as [...]

August 2018

Swiss wine production

August 1st, 2018|News|

Vine has been grown in Switzerland since the Roman Empire. Some experts believe that it was actually the Celts who cultivated the first vineyards in Switzerland, in the canton of Valais, around 800 BC. 2015 data from the Wine Institute places Switzerland 28th in the world for wine production, with 0.35% of total world output.In 2016, Switzerland [...]

July 2018

Mexico Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

July 16th, 2018|News|

The contest with Mexican flavors will be held from August 9 to 11, 2018. For this new edition, the city of Santiago de Queretaro in the heart of Bajio will hold the competion. More than 500 wines and spirits from all parts of Mexico entered the contest this year. On the wine road Each year, [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

May 2017

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. [...]

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 -  [...]

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 [...]

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), [...]

September 2016

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 [...]

Awarding Ceremony for Chinese Wineries

August 2nd, 2016|Actions, News, Press Releases|

China received 1 grand-gold medal, 8 gold and 27 silver medals in Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016. The awarding ceremony was held in Beijing on July 24 in the presence of all the awarded wineries.

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 [...]

May 2016

The results are out!

May 6th, 2016|News|

Full results of the 2016 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles are available at: The results of the 2016 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles have just been released. Once again, the competition has revealed critical insight into the latest trends within the world of wine, providing a snapshot of the global industry that is updated annually. This [...]

The Concours Mondial will take place in Valladolid, Spain

May 3rd, 2016|News, Press Releases|

The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles will return next year to Spain and will visit Valladolid, Spain, in the heart of the Castilla y León region. This is the second Spanish stage of this travelling contest after Valencia in 2009. Over the past 10 years, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles has become the largest showcase of [...]

March 2016

Dropoff samples at PROWEIN

March 2nd, 2016|News|

Register now and drop off samples* at PROWEIN from March 13th to 15th, 2016 ! Stand 11 B10 (Hall 11) More information

December 2015

Press Luncheon in New York

December 8th, 2015|News|

Twenty-two award-winning wines from the 2015 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Concours Mondial du Sauvignon and Spirits Selection competitions were presented to 17 New York journalists at a tasting. The event brought together top journalists from New York’s broadcast and print media in the outstanding setting of the Armani restaurant on 5th Avenue. The venue provided [...]

November 2015

Natural cork stoppers at the CMB

November 15th, 2015|News|

Natural cork stoppers win gold at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Every year for the past 20 years, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles has acted as a bellwether for the wine industry based on tastings of over 8,000 wines during three morning sessions, and this year was no exception. The bottles, which come from over [...]

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