For the tastings of Spirits & Liqueurs, Monde Selection relies on the expertise of oenologists of world renown, master sommeliers, university professors, professional tasters, who award the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Grand Gold labels at the end of the selection process.
In order to ensure that the judging is completely impartial, each jury member must fill in a tasting sheet individually and independently. This sheet is based on the one used by the Union of Oenologists and OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine.)
This jury is made up of 8 experts and a jury chairperson who has several years experience of working with Monde Selection.
In order to obtain objective judgement of the quality of the product, the final result is calculated on the basis of the average points given by the different jury members.
The evaluation procedure is mainly based on organoleptic tests.
The sensory quality of products is measured by:
This criteria, which goes beyond the simple taste analysis, also comes into play in the overall judgement of the quality.
The packaging, through its design and its user-friendliness, is also an evaluation parameter taken into account during the notation.
Finally, in case of doubt about some quality parameters, additional scientific analyses are immediately entrusted to official laboratories approved by the Belgian Federal Public Service, Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Based on the result of the evaluations, the quality profile of your product will be established by our experts. This graph will be provided for free at the time of the result announcement.
The experience of the Jury, of which some members have been collaborating with Monde Selection for over 25 years, is certainly the best guarantee of good and fair evaluation of the quality of your product.
It is these years of experience that make the members of our jury capable of judging products from all over the world with subtlety.
They are specialists and have regular training about all types of products such as Gin, Vodka, Whisky, Sake, Sochu, Awamori, Makgeoli, Rhum, Brandy, Fine, Grappa, Tequila, etc.
Naturally, all the jury members are qualified professionals such as:
They work for four months and taste a maximum of 20 products a day.
The Alcohol and Spirits Jury is chaired by Professor J. Bessemans, an eminent oenologist and a specialist and professor of wines and spirits.
Upon specific request, a detailed evaluation report containing the observations and comments of our jury experts can be obtained.
The report provides to the producers a better understanding of the points that the jury highly appreciated and those that are open to improvement.
The sensory analysis report helps you to adapt your products to meet the best international standards.
The analysis takes into account the intrinsic quality of the product following international standard criteria (ISO 5492:2008) including taste, aspect, odor, texture and other organoleptic criteria. Moreover, parameters such as the clear information, ease of use, instructions for use... are essential for a fair and global analysis.
After the various tests and tastings, the juries of Monde Selection award Bronze, Silver, Gold or Grand Gold quality labels to products that are outstanding in terms of the different evaluation criteria.
A label that each laureate may display on their product for 3 years.
In addition, Monde Selection awards Trophies to companies for the constant efforts they make to reach and maintain a high level of excellence.
Lastly, the Monde Selection experts may award a Prize of the Jury to one product in each category that the jury unanimously notices as outstanding for one of its qualities such as its taste or its innovative nature.
Grand Gold if the product scores on average between 90% and 100%
Gold if the product scores on average between 80% and 89%
Silver if the product scores on average between 70% and 79%
Bronze if the product scores on average between 60% and 69%
The Awards that recognize the quality and effort of the best producers in the world for more than 55 years!
This year, Monde Selection's experts have rewarded the quality of:
Discover parts of the many products awarded with a Quality Label.
(COMPLETELY OR PARTLY FERMENTED AND/OR MARC OF AGRICULTURAL ORIGIN, NATURAL, SPARKLING OR CARBONATED)FRUIT WINES
AROMATISED DRINKS (BASED ON WINE)AROMATISED DRINKS (based on wine)
SPIRIT DRINKS (MINIMUM ALCOHOL STRENGTH OF 15% BY VOLUMEGRAIN SPIRITS
LIQUEURS (MINIMUM SUGAR CONTENT OF 70G/L AND MINIMUM ALCOHOLIC STRENGTH OF 15% BY VOLUME)FRUIT LIQUEURS
DESIGNER DRINKS AND ALCOPOPSDESIGNER DRINKS AND ALCOPOPS
OTHER ALCOHOLIC DRINKSOTHER ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
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