Reputable judges, internationally renowned for their ability to assess wine are rigorously chosen for the competition. They are international buyers and shippers, engineers and oenologists, journalists, specialist wine writers and critics, researchers and representatives from industry organisations. In 2015, 320 international judges spanning 50 nationalities took part, a diversity that contributes to the uniqueness of the event and greater objectivity of results.
And, since 2004, the organizers have worked closely with a team of researchers from the Statistics Institute of the Catholic University in Louvain in processing results and monitoring the profile of each judge.
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles spares no expense in conducting subsequent checks on award-winning entries after the competition. Additional analyses are therefore regularly conducted on wines sporting the precious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles medal sticker. The checks are designed to ensure consumers the highest level of satisfaction from wines endorsed by a ‘ Concours Mondial de Bruxelles’ awards.