The mix of 3 values : wine, taste, the quest of the best.
Producers are not mistaken and present their best bottles. Since 2010 the popularity continues to rise (2400 sample tasted in 2012), 19 countries represented and millions of bottles valued by the competitions medal.
THE QUEST OF THE BEST
The wine competition is organised by the Lyon International Wine Competition Association.
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 tested, 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 Lyon International Wine Competition medal on a wine is a guarantee of quality that reassures the buyer in his choice of purchase.