Nearly one-third of the Swiss wines entered in the Bruxelles wine competition, 49 out of 166 entered, have come home with gold or silver medals; the results were announced Friday 25 May. Two won top honours with great gold medals: Viognier Blanc from Philippe Varone Vins in Sion, Valais and Yvorne Petit Vignoble Blanc vintage 2015 from Badoux Vins in Aigle, Vaud. The second one won the “2018 Revelation” award given to the best wine from each country.
Bruxelles is one of the world’s largest annual wine competitions, and the most recent medals are for wines judged in Beijing in early May. The competition moves to Aigle, in canton Vaud, in 2019. More than 9,100 wines were judged in 2018 by an international group of 330 judges.