Vranec Selection by CMB kicked off on 6 December in Veles wine district, in North Macedonia. For this first edition, organised under the aegis of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, a selection of international judges will be blind-tasting nearly a hundred Vranec wines from the 4 corners of the Balkans. This is a historic moment, as it is the first time that an international competition has been dedicated to the Vranec grape variety.
“It’s an honour for us to be organising such a competition in North Macedonia!,” said Baudouin Havaux, President of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
“ The main mission of the CMB is to select the best wines for the world to discover, a CMB medal being a guarantee of quality. Vranec Selection by CMB is more than just a competition, it’s an opportunity to draw attention to two trends in the world of wine: firstly, the emergence of the Balkan wine regions, and secondly, the consumer who is now going off the beaten track to discover wines with indigenous grape varieties. So, for this first edition, it’s only logical that we should be highlighting Vranec wines, which have many passionate producers throughout the Balkans. And it’s no coincidence that every year, producers from this region win medals at the CMB.”
“Vranec Selection by CMB is like the cherry on the cake. This prestigious event closes a wonderful year for the CMB, which celebrated its 30th edition.”
The results of the competition will be published on 11 December at 11am on vranecselection.com.
Photos of the competition are available here
The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is an international competition where over 10,000 wines are entered by producers to be judged by a panel of experts. Our experienced judges taste the wines in the competition with one guiding principle, and that is to single out wines of irreproachable quality, with no bias stemming from the label or an appellation’s prestige. The Concours is one of the most significant international events of its kind.