The jury of the Mexico Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles “Following the Way of the Vine: El Bajío, Querétaro 2018”, awarded 112 wines and 27 spirits from Mexico.
In a press release, the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) reported that they were distinguished with Great Gold, Gold and Silver medals to beverages from 13 producing states of the country.
The states with the most medals in the wine category this year are Baja California, Querétaro, and Coahuila. The award-winning spirits come mainly from the states of Jalisco, Oaxaca, Guanajuato, Chihuahua, and San Luis Potosí.
In this edition, 15 wines received the Grand Gold Medal, compared to 11 in 2017 and the list of this top decoration is headed by Baja California, with 10 medals.
Querétaro and Coahuila remain in second and third position, with two Great Gold Medals respectively. In the spirits section, Jalisco and Oaxaca top the list of recognized products, with two prizes each.
Oaxaca stood out especially for obtaining 11 awards, the state received the highest number of medals awarded this year to the category of spirits.
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In the category of wines were also recognized with other medals Guanajuato, Chihuahua, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí, and Aguascalientes; while in spirits, Guanajuato, Puebla, Veracruz, San Luis Potosí and Yucatán.
The tasters of the Mexico Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2018 recognized 26 white, 75 red, eight rosé, and three sparkling wines. Among the spirits, 11 medals were for mezcal, eight for tequilas, four for regional liqueurs, two for sotoles, one for rum and one for regional agave distillates.
Within the framework of the post-event program of the Mexico Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, various activities to promote the award-winning wines are planned, including the Ceremony for the Delivery of Medals to the Winners and Spirits of the second edition of the Mexico Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, to be held on November 21, in Mexico City.