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International Wine Contest

International Wine Contest

On the fringes of the label and quality control activities, Monde Selection organises its International Wine Contest every year in Brussels.
The International Wine Contest of Monde Selection is recognised by the European Union and takes place under the control of the General Management - Control and Mediation - of the Federal Public Service Economy.

Deadline for registration
Extended
Deadline for sending the samples
30/03/2017

Methodology 

The International Wine Contest of Monde Selection is recognised by the European Union and takes place under the control of the General Management - Control and Mediation - of the Federal Public Service Economy.

In addition to this European accreditation, the international wine contest of Monde Selection is the only one in Belgium that benefits from the high patronage of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (O.I.V.) and is organised according to its rules.

The participation is open to all wine producers, merchants, wine growers, distributors, exporters, importers, etc.

Monde Selection is particularly proud of the international representativeness of its participants. In fact, every year we receive samples from more than 20 countries throughout the world.

The Organising Committee of Monde Selection appoint the international jury members according to their professional competencies. These wine tasters or oenologists work blind according to the tasting sheets of OIV and UIOE (The International Union of Oenologists).

For its International Wine Contest, Monde Selection applies international regulations strictly regarding the organisation of the wine contest.

The contest is organised in Brussels during the first quarter of each year.

The files of each participating product, including the laboratory analyses, are checked before the contest by

  • the Federal Public Service Economy, (General Management - Control and Mediation)
  • the various juries, comprising international experts

Each member of the jury will then blind taste the products presented to them by grape variety and origin and will each individually complete a tasting sheet in compliance with that of OIV and UIOE, the International Union of Oenologists.

This organoleptic tasting sheet includes the analysis of the following parameters: sight, the nose, the mouth and the overall harmony of the product.

The tasting sheets will then be collected and checked by the Federal Public Service Economy of Belgium.

Depending on the average points given by each of the experts, the products will be awarded with a Bronze medal, a Silver medal, a Gold Medal or a grand Gold medal.

This will always be done in accordance with the regulations applicable for wine contests in Europe:

"The number of medals awarded to samples that have obtained the best results, must not exceed 30% of the total number of samples presented in the contest."

Jury 

Monde Selection, based in Brussels, capital of Europe, has always been able to count on the collaboration of juries made up of eminent experts from the four corners of the world. This is a real advantage which gives each distinction awarded by Monde Selection an exclusive value.

For the International Wine Contest, we can count on the patronage of the International Vine and Wine Organisation (O.I.V.) through the intermediary of its general manager in Paris but also on the collaboration of:

  • many oenologists
  • sommeliers
  • professional tasters
  • teachers and students
  • specialised press journalists
  • experts approved by the courts

The Organising Committee of Monde Selection appoint the jury members according to their recognised professional competencies.

Mr. M. Kuhn, who chairs the Jury of the International Wine Contest is an oenologist renowned worldwide.

Medals 

After the tastings have finished at the International Wine Contest, the juries of Monde Selection award Bronze, Silver, Gold or Grand Gold medals to products that are outstanding in terms of the different evaluation criteria.

The award is represented by a medal and a diploma.
Each participant who receives a reward will receive their diploma and medal by post.

A medal that each winner may display on their bottles.

Conditions of use of the Medals

Bronze award

Bronze Medal if the wine scores at least 80 points

Silver award

Silver Medal if the wine scores at least 82 points

Gold award

Gold Medal if the wine scores at least 85 points

Grand gold award

Grand Gold Medal if the wine scores at least 92 points

Participation procedure 

Entering your product is very easy.

You simply complete the form and follow the instructions for sending us samples

Téléchargez le PDF 1
Download the PDF

Please complete the form and send it to Monde Selection

Download the registration form.

Envoyez vos échantillons 2
Send your samples

Send the corresponding samples and a copy of the registration form following the instructions for sending and the calendar.

Cérémonie de Clôture et résultats 3
Contest and Results

The International Wine Contest is held during the month of April and all the results are sent out by e-mail at the beginning of May.

See previous results.

Product references 

  1. CATEGORY I - WHITE WINES OF NON-AROMATIC GRAPE VARIETIES

    • I.A Group A - Still wines: carbon dioxide overpressure < 0.5 bar to 20°C
    • I.B Group B - Pearl wines: carbon dioxide overpressure from 0.5 to 2.5 bar at 20°C
    • I.C Group C - Sparkling wines: carbon dioxide overpressure < 2.5 bar to 20°C
  2. CATEGORY II - ROSÉ WINES

    • II.A Group A - Still wines: carbon dioxide overpressure < 0.5 bar to 20°C
    • II.B Group B - Pearl wines: carbon dioxide overpressure from 0.5 to 2.5 bar at 20°C
    • II.C Group C - Sparkling wines: carbon dioxide overpressure < 2.5 bar to 20°C
  3. CATEGORY III - RED WINES

    • III.A Group A - Still wines: carbon dioxide overpressure < 0.5 bar to 20°C
    • III.B Group B - Pearl wines: carbon dioxide overpressure from 0.5 to 2.5 bar at 20°C
    • III.C Group C - Sparkling wines: carbon dioxide overpressure < 2.5 bar to 20°C
  4. CATEGORY I V- WINES OF AROMATIC GRAPE VARIETIES
    (Muscat, Gewürztraminer, some Sauvignons, Scheurebe, etc.)

    • IV.A Group A - Still wines: carbon dioxide overpressure < 0.5 bar to 20°C
    • IV.B Group B - Pearl wines: carbon dioxide overpressure from 0.5 to 2.5 bar at 20°C
    • IV.C Group C - Sparkling wines: carbon dioxide overpressure < 2.5 bar to 20°C
  5. CATEGORY V - WINES UNDER A FILM OF YEAST

    • V.A Group A - Wines containing less than 4 g/L of sugar
    • V.B Group B - Wines containing from 4.1 to 20 g/L of sugar
    • V.C Group C - Wines containing more than 20 g/L of sugar
  6. CATEGORY VI - NATURALLY SWEET WINES
    (e.g. late harvest, botrytised wines, ice wines, etc.)

    • VI.A Group A - Non-aromatic grape varieties
    • VI.B Group B - Aromatic grape varieties
  7. CATEGORY VII - LIQUEUR WINES

    • VII.A Group A - Non-aromatic grape varieties (e.g. Porto, Marsala, Madère, Mistelles, Tokay, etc.)
    • VII.B Group B - Aromatic grape varieties (e.g. Muscats, etc.)
    • VII.C Group C - Liqueur wines under a film of yeast (e.g. Jerez, Fino, Montilla-Morilles, etc.)
  8. CATEGORY VIII - MISTELLES

    • VIII.A Group A - Mistelles
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