The 2024 Edition of Sélections Mondiales des Vins is officially launched!

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We are pleased to announce that the registration period for the 2024 Sélections Mondiales des Vins competition is officially open!

Following the major wine trade shows and numerous oenological competitions in Europe, the spotlight now turns to North America, specifically to Montreal, a cosmopolitan city passionate about wines, which will once again be the venue for the prestigious Sélections Mondiales des Vins competition.

The SMV team is working hard to make it an essential event for producers showing interest in the North American, Canadian, and American markets. SMV will be the only international wine competition in North America taking place in October, thus offering exclusive visibility to vintages ready to be released at the end of 2024 and to continue their commercial growth in 2025.

SMV is more than an event. It is a strategic tool to effectively develop your presence in the Canadian and North American markets, among the most competitive in the world. Recognized by the OIV and VINOFED, SMV will also allow you to obtain an internationally renowned evaluation for your wines.

SMV 2024 Calendar

Registration Period : May 1st to September 1st, 2024
Deadline for receiving samples: September 15, 2024
Competition dates: October 9 to 12, 2024
“Top 50” unveiling: October 15, 2024
2024 winners unveiling: October 17, 2024

The SAQ and SMV: a sustainable partnership

SMV continues its partnership with the SAQ. In 2024, the SAQ Inspire contest will return. On this occasion, three individuals with a “Grand Connaisseur” profile will represent consumers on the jury. Additionally, the tasting of the SMV 2024 winning wines will take place on October 29, where over 150 wine enthusiasts from Montreal will be invited to discover the award-winning vintages from 10 participating countries.

Once again this year, SMV will renew its promotional agreement with the SAQ, showcasing on 10 products already listed in its catalog and awarded a Grand Gold or Gold medal during the 2024 edition. The list of award-winning wines available at the SAQ (Québec) and the LCBO (Ontario) will be handed over to the sales and marketing teams of these two largest monopolies in Canada on October 15.

Highlights of the 2024 Edition

Always keeping an eye on market trends, Sélections Mondiales des Vins will highlight certain wine categories that are trending for its 2024 edition.

Respect for Vinification Methods

The wine world faces numerous challenges related to climate change. The “Tasting Climate Change” conference brings together leading international experts to share knowledge on climate issues and propose sustainable solutions. These are important issues that SMV wants to support by emphasizing respect for various vinification methods.

In 2023, over 30% of the wines entered in the competition came from organic, biodynamic, or natural vinification methods. Among these, over 40% were awarded a medal.

Fresh Red Wines, Wines of Pleasure

Fresh red wines are garnering increasing enthusiasm on the markets of Quebec and Ontario. With their light and fruity profile, these wines have become favorites among wine enthusiasts seeking refreshing and versatile options. This year, SMV will group them together to ensure a better assessment of their quality.

Non-alcoholic Wines: A New Offering in the International Market

SMV will provide additional visibility to non-alcoholic wines by creating a specialized jury tasked with evaluating the quality of this range of products, which attract an increasingly large and diverse clientele.

Sake Makes Its Debut in the Competition

Over time, sake has found an increasingly significant place in tasting competitions. In response to the growing popularity of this product stemming from a historic manufacturing method, SMV is now creating a dedicated category for it, providing it with new visibility across various markets in North America.

Your participation in our 2024 edition is the ideal springboard to gain enviable representation in the Canadian market. SMV is present with all importer associations in Canada and is a partner of A3. The latter includes over 80 of the greatest import agencies in Canada. All you have to do is submit your best wines, ready to be tasted by our jury of experts from America and around the world.

Seize the opportunity to showcase your wines in the North American market by registering for the competition now!

For any questions, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

We look forward to welcoming you to the SMV 2024 edition!

Best regards,

Réal Wolfe
President, Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada
[email protected]
+1 514 814-3591

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