Lyon, the capital of French gastronomy, is home to the International Wine, Beer and Spirits Competition.
Each year, with the support of renowned partners such as the Toques Blanches Lyonnaises, the Association des Sommeliers Lyonnais et Rhône Alpes, Global Wine & Spirits and Metro, the competition tastes thousands of bottles from numerous countries and brings to light the world’s best wines, beers and spirits.
In 2017, the competition organised the tasting of more than 6400 samples from 36 countries. Since its creation the competition has showcased millions of bottles with its famous gold and silver medals.
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The 9th edition of the Lyon International Competition will be held on Saturday, 24 March 2018, at the Cité Internationale in Lyon.The event will...
Born in Yamanashi, Japan, Tsuyoshi Arai earned his stripes as a chef under Hiroyuki Sakai, a great name in French gastronomy in Japan.Tsuyoshi Arai, who...
This Lyon-based association brings together chefs and pastry chefs who share a passion for gastronomy. At the tasting, many of the association’s greatest chefs participate as jurors in the selection of wines, beers and spirits.
The Association des Sommeliers Lyonnais et Rhône-Alpes partners the Lyon International Competition. Ambassador for local vineyards, the association encourages its sommelier members to strive for excellence and professionalism, as well as human values such as sharing and communication.
Many of the association’s sommeliers participate in the wine competition as tasters. Their expertise and knowledge of consumer tastes are a precious guarantee of quality in the selection of the best bottles.
Global Wine & Spirits is the world’s largest e-commerce network for wine professionals. Created in 2000, GWS has enabled thousands of producers and buyers of wines and spirits to connect. Global Wine & Spirits is a subsidiary of the Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ).