The International Wine Contest of Monde Selection is recognised by the European Union and takes place in Brussels under the control of the General Management - Control and Mediation - of the Federal Public Service Economy.
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.
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.
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."
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:
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.
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.
Grand Gold Medal if the wine scores at least 92 points
Gold Medal if the wine scores at least 85 points
Silver Medal if the wine scores at least 82 points
Bronze Medal if the wine scores at least 80 points
The Medals that recognize the quality and effort of the best producers in the world for more than 55 years!
CATEGORY I - WHITE WINES OF NON-AROMATIC GRAPE VARIETIES
CATEGORY II - ROSÉ WINES
CATEGORY III - RED WINES
CATEGORY I V- WINES OF AROMATIC GRAPE VARIETIES
(Muscat, Gewürztraminer, some Sauvignons, Scheurebe, etc.)
CATEGORY V - WINES UNDER A FILM OF YEAST
CATEGORY VI - NATURALLY SWEET WINES
(e.g. late harvest, botrytised wines, ice wines, etc.)
CATEGORY VII - LIQUEUR WINES
CATEGORY VIII - MISTELLES
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