The 25th Concours Mondial was held from May 10 to 14, 2018 in Beijing, China. Over 9,180 wines from 48 producer countries competed for a distinction. Some 330 judges from 50 countries blind-tasted and scored the wines.
The results of the 2018 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) have just been announced. The international judging panel awarded silver, gold and grand gold medals to wines from around the globe. The top ten countries to have won a medal this year are France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, China, Chile, South Africa, Greece, Switzerland and Bulgaria.
This year France is at the top of the list, whereas last year it was 3rd, with Spain and Portugal in 2nd and 3rd place. The only two countries from Southeastern Europe with a Grand Gold medal are Bulgaria and Greece. The host country China this year won five Grand Gold medals, compared to four in 2017, and just one in 2016.