The contest

The International Wine Contest of Monde Selection is recognised by the European Union and is granted the high patronage of the O.I.V.

The contest

The International Wine Contest of Monde Selection is recognised by the European Union and is granted the high patronage of the O.I.V.

Evaluation process

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. Every year we receive samples from more than 20 countries throughout the world.

The Organising Committee of Monde Selection appoints the international jury members according to their professional competencies. These judges or oenologists taste blindly 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 every year.

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

  • the Federal Public Service, (General Management - Economic Inspection)
  • the various juries, comprising international experts

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

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

The tasting sheets will 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."

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