Lyon International Competition
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25 March 2017 / Cité Internationale / Lyon / France


Le Concours sélectionne les meilleurs vins mondiaux

Lyon is recognised as the capital of gastronomy and good taste, and so it was only natural that the city should be a showcase for the world’s best wines, and since 2015 the selection of the best beers, and spirits
The Concours International de Lyon has a reputation in keeping with its prestigious partners: Les Toques Blanches Lyonnaises, the Association des Sommeliers de Rhône Alpes, Metro, and Global Wine and Spirits. The enthusiasm for this competition is widespread.

In 2016, some 5800 samples from 28 countries were tasted, and millions of bottles won medals.


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Toques BlanchesLes Toques Blanches

Toque blanche means «chef’s hat», and this is the name of an association of great chefs from Lyon who are also jury members at the competition.

ASLERAAssociation Sommeliers Lyonnais

The ASLERA (Association of Sommeliers from Lyon and Rhône–Alpes) brings to the competition its active support. Many sommeliers are present the day of the wine tasting. Their expertise and their perfect knowledge of consumer tastes is a further guarantee of the quality of the wine selection.

Global Wine & SpiritGlobal Wine & Spirits

The leading international e-commerce network that has helped thousands of wine producers connect with qualified buyers around the world. GWS is a subsidiary of the SAQ, monopoly of Quebec.