Baja California was the most successful state at a national wine and spirits competition, winning a total of 67 medals.
It was the fifth consecutive time that winemakers from the northern border state dominated the México Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, the local edition of an international competition.
The fifth edition of the México Selection was held in Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato, from December 1 to 3. A total of 629 wines and spirits from 18 producing states competed for a distinction.
Querétaro won the second highest number of medals in wine categories with 27 followed by Coahuila with 23. The award winning spirits were mainly made in Oaxaca (the home of mezcal), Jalisco (the birthplace of tequila), and Guanajuato, where mezcal, tequila and other liquors are made.
Twenty-four wines were awarded the competition’s top prize – the grand gold medal – and nine spirits received the same accolade. All told, 152 wines and 31 spirits won medals.
Twenty-eight judges from Belgium, Colombia, France, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States were responsible for blind tasting and scoring the beverages. The latest edition of the event came just nine months after the 2020 competition, which was delayed due to the pandemic. The next México selection will be held in Coahuila in late 2022.
Reproduced from an article in Mexico News Daily