The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles has already begun yesterday, June 18th, one of the most important international competitions in the vitivinicola sector. A challenge that the organization managed to overcome by advancing with the security necessary for the realization of the event.
Over 9 days, more than 300 international judges will take a turn to taste the 10,000 wines in competition. Despite the many difficulties encountered with the health crisis, the Brussels World Competition continues to offer producers an effective marketing tool that is recognised by the general public. The cancellation of festivals, exhibitions and commercial events has hampered the development of the wine industry. By holding a competition this year, the organization is doing its best to convey a positive message and promote the rich cultural diversity of wine. More than ever, producers have shown confidence in the Brussels World Competition, as shown by the large number of entries. For the first time since its creation, the symbolic mark of 10,000 registered wines has been approved.
More than 10,000 wines, a new record. A good thousand rosé wines have already been judged in an early tasting. By holding this session before the beginning of spring, the aim was to respond to market needs and the growing interest of consumers in rosy wines. This provides award-winning producers with the necessary promotion and marketing tools once the wines hit the market. 9,000 wines are still ready to be tasted during the 9 days of competition. This year, the tasting sessions of the Brussels World Competition take place at the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The slopes of the Luxembourg vineyards extend over a 42-kilometre strip along the Mosela River, facing Germany. It is no accident that the Luxembourg Mosla valley, the main wine region of the Grand Duchy, is one of the main tourist destinations in the country. The Luxembourgian Mosela wine route and the beauty of the vineyard landscape, bordered by the bed of the Mosela River, make this area unique and favor wine tourism. From Schengen in the south to Wasserbillig in the north, about 340 farmers grow about 1,280 hectares of vineyards, 90% of which are planted with grape varieties used to make white wines. Tasters will be able to discover the wonders of Luxembourg vineyards during visits organised in strict accordance with current health standards.