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Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Istria 2023

Global benchmark for wine competitions

The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is an international competition where producers register over 10,000 wines that will be tasted and judged by a panel of experts. Our experienced wine tasters judge competing wines with a unique goal, which is to select wines of impeccable quality without prejudices arising from the label or the appellation prestige. The competition is one of the leading events of its kind in the world.

More than 10,000 samples from 50 different countries

The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) is the global benchmark for wine judging. It was organized for the first time in 1994, and the specificity of this judging process is that since 2006 it has been changing its location, i.e. the region where it is held, and so far it has visited 15 different countries of the world. The European Union has officially supported the CMB organization, behind which there is independent and strict control.

Today, CMB collects and judges more than 10,000 samples from 50 different countries, and that number continues to grow. The judging process lasts 3 days and is the most influential global wine judging process in the world after Decanter, which, unlike the CMB, is organized exclusively in London.

It is organized according to the principle of independence, strict standards and wine tasting procedures that provide security to consumers, enabling them to buy medal-winning wines with absolute confidence.

In Poreč from 11 to 14 May

Over 350 wine judges from 50 different countries of the world come to the country where the judging is organized. This is precisely the greatest value of judging, because in addition to wine tasting and judging, the wine judges have the opportunity to get to know the wine region through organized tastings, presentations, conferences and local excursions.

The wine judges are: 60% journalists, 10% sommeliers, 18% enologists, 12% traders and importers. Through the organization of accompanying programs, the wine judges get to know the destination and thus publish articles, books, media releases that are shared in all the world's relevant media. By introducing such a judging event, Istria placed itself on the world wine list and further strengthened its position at the European and world level.

CMB directly affects the tourism, as well as economic and wine sectors due to its global importance. The region in which it is organized gains marketing visibility on a global level and is a strong driver of economic and tourist importance.

The previous hosts were Aigle (Switzerland), Brno (Czech Republic) and Calabria (Italy), and it will be held in the city of Poreč from 11th to 14th of May this year.