|The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) and Mie Prefecture, in conjunction with the HRI Foundation, are joining forces to give sake the international recognition it deserves. This ancient beverage whose history spans back thousands of years has successfully perpetuated its sacred traditions yet remained an everyday drink. It will be showcased in a bespoke competition in October 2018.
The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is an organisation boasting 25 years’ expertise in the wines and spirits industry and is recognised for its independence, its rigour and its proficiency in organising international competitions and promotional events.
The partnership between CMB and Mie Prefecture has led to the creation of an independent competition with no ties to any producers’ associations or organisations: Sake Selection by Concours Mondial. The event will take place in Ise-Shima on October 11-12-13, 2018. An international panel of professional judges will guarantee the reliability of results.
Why a sake competition?
This competition only involves sake of Japanese origin in the following 7 categories:
A platinum, gold and silver Masu will be awarded in each sake category, but not systematically. The results will be announced in November.
The first Sake Selection by Concours Mondial will take place on October 11-12-13, 2018 in Ise-Shima and will feature 35 judges. Mie Prefecture will have the great privilege of opening its doors to the world of Japanese and international sake. The following events will take place in other prefectures whose history, rice production, spring water and climate enable them to offer a diverse array of characterful sakes to the global community.