Opening date online entries from

December 15th,  2016

Closing date for entries

March 3rd, 2017

and samples shipment

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Registering online

Registering on line is the easiest way to enter your products. Entries will only be processed and samples tasted when the application pack has been completed and the entry fees paid.

If you are entering for the first time, we will send a username and password to access your account.

Online registration page

If you are unable to enter on line, you can enter your spirits on an exceptional basis by downloading registration form and returning it by post, fax or e-mail.

Registration form
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Registration confirmation

Your registration will be confirmed:

  • ​Completed entry form per wine entered
  • An analysis certificate* issued, an original label and back label
  • Artwork of the label or a temporary mock-up for each entry,
  • Payment for entry in the competition by credit card, or proof of a bank transfer

Procedures for the analysis certificate:
Samples must be accompanied by a copy of the official analysis certificate containing at least the following information:
1. Alcohol content at 20 degrees centigrade (Vol.%)
2. Residual sugars (g/l.)
3. Total acidity (mg./l.)
4. Volatile acidity (mg./l.)
5. Total sulphur dioxide (mg/l.)
6. Free sulphur dioxide (mg/l.)
7. For sparkling and semi-sparkling wines: bottle pressure (bars/HP).

VINOPRES – CMB
Rue de Mérode 60, 1060 Bruxelles – Belgique,
Email : concours@vinopres.com
phone : +32.2.533.27.67 – Fax : +32.2.533.27.61

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Entry fees

Entry fees start at €150 per sample, with a discount from two entries onwards.

The fees must be paid on registration. If the cost of registration has not been received for a product, it will not be allowed to take part.

Payments can be made by:

  • Visa/Mastercard or American Express credit card,
  • Bank transfer to account number VINOPRES BE 87 0001 2552 7494 (IBAN), BPOTBEB1 (Bank Identification Code BIC) at the Banque de la Poste (CCP – B-1000 Brussels).

For Belgium-based companies: add 21% VAT

For EU-based companies outside Belgium: there is no VAT, please provide your intra-community VAT number.

For companies based outside the EU: there is no VAT.

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Sample Fee
1 150,00 €
2 298,00 €
3 444,00 €
4 588,00 €
5 730,00 €
6 870,00 €
7 1001,00 €
8 1136,00 €
9 1260,00 €
>=10 138,00 €/sample
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Shipping of samples

Send four labelled bottles of each entry to the following address, as well as a pro forma invoice stating ‘Samples of no commercial value – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles’ – to avoid paying customs clearance fees.

VINOPRES – CMB
Rue de Mérode 60, 1060 Bruxelles – Belgique,
Tél. : +32.533.27.67 – Fax : +32.533.27.61

For producers from Spain, samples need to be send to the following address:

ADDRESS TO BE CONFIRMED

Sample collection from February 1 to March 3, 2017

Full regulations

Excerpts from Terms and Conditions

of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Section 1 – Organisation
The CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES is organised by Vinopres s.a. rue de Mérode 60,
1060 Bruxelles, Belgium (web site : www.concoursmondial.com) from hereon called the
« CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES ».
From its advent, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles has been recognised by the
European Union as an official organisation with the power to award medals to wines. As
such, it is inspected annually by officials from the Belgian Federal Public Service
Economy.

Section 3 – Products eligible for competing
The competition is open, without discrimination, to all wines, in accordance with the
definitions of the “International Code of Oenological Practices” of the O.I.V. All
products must have an indication of the country of origin and of the place where grapes
were harvested.
All these products must be destined for sale and must be from a homogeneous batch of
at least 1000 litres. On an exceptional basis, a reduced volume, of at least 100 litres,
may be admitted upon justification of a particularly low production. All samples must be
presented with labels and commercial presentation. If the product was packaged
specifically for the competition, the sample shall be accompanied by explanatory
documents justifying the status.

Section 12 – Overall functioning of the commissions
1. Discipline
As anonymity is a fundamental principle of the competition:
a. During the tasting the jurors are required to keep silent and avoid gestures or facial
expressions that might give away their impressions.
b. Before the serving of each sample, the score sheets that are handed out may bear
technical information relative to the sample. These sheets may also bear the jury
number and the juror’s name.
c. The staff that collects the sheets ensures they have been correctly filled out. The
chairman then signs them for validation.
d. Jurors cannot keep a double.
e. Jurors are not allowed to know the identification of a wine, its origins, price, points or
awards, thus respecting total anonymity.
2. Mode of operation
Once the commissions are formed, in order to explain the point of their mission they are
reunited prior to the tasting, for one or more meetings and will have a group tasting
afterwards comparing the results of each taster to provide a balance between the
evaluation criteria of each taster.
a. The commissions are seated in a well aired, well lit and quiet hall where entry is
prohibited to any person having nothing to do with the tasting sessions. Where
possible the temperature is kept between 18°C and 22°C. Smoking is not allowed.
b. A second hall next door but out of the jurors’ sight is reserved for the uncorking of
samples and maintenance of anonymity. Smoking is not allowed here either.
c. The filling of glasses is done in the tasting hall in front of the jurors.
d. In all cases, the bottles are first placed in a wrapping that hides the shape of the
bottle and guarantees sample anonymity.                                                                                                    e. The tasting sessions are held preferably in the mornings. Each tasting is done at a
rate of fifty samples per day.
f. THE CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES guarantees optimal conditions for the jurors.
3. Presentation of the wines
Each wine is tasted individually and is not compared.