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August 2018

Collaboration agreement signed between the concours mondial de bruxelles and the swiss town of aigle

August 30th, 2018|Press Releases|

Wednesday August 29 at 11:30 am marks the official start date of the collaboration project between the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and the CMB Aigle 2019 association. Baudouin Havaux, chairman of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, and Frédéric Borloz, Mayor of Aigle, will sign the official agreement at Brussels City Hall. The ceremony takes place [...]

June 2018

The 2018 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles distinguished both international and indigenous varietals

June 21st, 2018|Press articles, Press Releases|

Over 320 different grape varieties were registered to the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) in 2018 (compared to 290 in 2017). The judges awarded both international and native varietals. Medals for international varieties prevail - they have experienced significant growth across the globe.   “Nowadays quality wine is produced in many different parts of the [...]

May 2018

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 [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]

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 -  [...]

August 2016

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.

May 2016

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 [...]

January 2016

2016 edition in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

January 10th, 2016|Press Releases|

The 23rd Concours Mondial de Bruxelles due to take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria After the Veneto region in Italy, the 23rd Concours Mondial de Bruxelles will take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from April 29 to May 1, 2016, providing a unique opportunity to discover the wide array of Bulgarian wines on offer and rich cultural [...]

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