Wednesday August 29 at 11:30 am marks the official start date of the collaboration project between the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and the CMB Aigle 2019 association. Baudouin Havaux, chairman of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, and Frédéric Borloz, Mayor of Aigle, will sign the official agreement at Brussels City Hall. The ceremony takes place under the supervision of Marion Lemesre, Alderman for Economic Affairs for the city of Brussels.

The 26th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is due to be held in May 2019 in Aigle, Switzerland, in what can only be described as an unusual venue as it is the headquarters of the UCI (International Cycling Union), in the very centre of the cycle track ring. The tasting sessions will take place from 2 to 5 May 2019. The town of Aigle was chosen for its excellent location between the cantons of Vaud and Valais, Switzerland’s two largest wine regions. Although Switzerland is not among the world’s top ten wine producers, its extremely high potential for quality has taken aback both industry members and wine lovers. The canton of Vaud was a natural contender for the title of host region for the next Concours Mondial de Bruxelles  – the region owes its reputation to the famous Lake Geneva but also to the terraced vineyards of Lavaux, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: a pivotal event in the global wine calendar

The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles celebrated its 25th anniversary in Beijing in May 2018 – twenty-five years of change, discovery and a relentless quest to seek out the world’s finest quality wines. The competition’s primary ambition is to offer consumers a guarantee: that it will single out wines of irreproachable quality, offering a truly pleasurable drinking experience, wines from across the globe and the price points. Twenty-five years’ experience have enabled the competition to become a benchmark amongst international wine contests. Belgium can be proud to organise a unique event that is known and recognised by the wine industry and consumers worldwide.