The travelling Concours Mondial chose the Haidian district of Beijing to host the next competition
China will become the world’s capital of wine in 2018. Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) has chosen to host its 25th event in the Haidian district of Beijing. For the first time in a history spanning over two decades, the travelling contest has selected a host country outside Europe. The choice was announced on the last day of the 2017 competition when the mayor of Valladolid, Oscar Puentes, solemnly handed over the Concours Mondial wine glass to Mingjie Chen, the deputy mayor of the Haidian district of Beijing. A cocktail of typical Chinese spirits, Baiju and Liqueurs, and a gala event with Chinese wines were prepared by the new hosts to mark the occasion.