The mix of 3 values: wine, taste, the quest for the best.
Producers understand the importance of the competition and present their best bottles. Since 2010 the competition's popularity has continued to rise (2400 samples tasted in 2012), 19 countries represented and millions of bottles' values increased by the competition's medal.
THE QUEST FOR THE BEST
A jury of experts
Each jury is composed of wine professionals and at least one amateur wine lover. The latter’s presence allows the consumers’ needs and requirements to be more closely respected. Wine professionals verify the wines’ conformity.
Each wine taster gives both an individual and a comparative mark to each wine. At the end of the wine tasting, the president of the jury gathers all the marks of each jury and establishes the results with the medals.
All the wines are blind tasted, meaning that the labels are hidden so that the wine tasters' judgement is not biased by the appellation or by the name of the producers.
Each jury gives out 4 medals to the group of wines they were in charge of: Grand Gold, Gold, Silver, Bronze. The medals are available to order and can be affixed onto the bottles. Consumers often have trouble choosing a wine when confronted with the large choice that exists. The presence of the Lyon International Competition medal on a wine is a guarantee of quality that reassures the buyer in his choice of purchase.