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May 30, 2022 View:

27th International Wine Awards in Brussels, Belgium conclude

The 27th edition of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB), known as the Oscars of the wine world, was held in Brno, Czech Republic, from September 4 to 6, 2020.

Image courtesy of: Brussels International Wine and Spirits Competition

In this year"s competition, more than 300 international judges from nearly 50 countries and regions judged 8,500 wines in a rigorous competition.

As the host of this year's Grand Prix, the Czech Republic took full advantage of its geographical advantage as the host country, jumping to the fifth largest entry in 2020 with 370 samples (a 200% increase over 2019).

Image courtesy of: Brussels International Wine and Spirits Competition

China, as the main participating country of CMB, won 100 medals at this year"s event with at least 250 sample wines from 80 companies, including 6 Grand Gold Medals, 55 Gold Medals and 39 Silver Medals.

This year's participating samples covered eight major production areas in China including the eastern foothills of the Helan Mountains in Ningxia, Shandong, Xinjiang, Hebei, Jilin, Beijing, Shaanxi and Yunnan. Among them, Ningxia appellation, following its excellent performance in 2019, once again captured the favor with its long-term investment in the industry and foreign market, and ranked first in the Chinese medal list with 48 medals.

It is also worth mentioning that each year the Grand Prix also selects the best wines in the category (Revelation) by country and type of wine, and the 2020 CMB Revelation of China 2020 is also awarded by Ningxia COFCO Great Wall Wine (Ningxia) Co.

In the same period when the current Grand Prix officially ended, the international organizing committee announced that the 2021 Grand Prix will officially spend in Yinchuan, Ningxia, which is the second time out of Europe and open a world tour after the Grand Prix was held in Haidian, Beijing in 2018.