Effervescents du Monde® 2017

La 15e Confrontation qualitative des meilleurs Vins Effervescents du monde s'est déroulée dans le cadre de l’École Hôtelière du Lycée Le Castel à Dijon (Bourgogne) du 15 au 17 novembre 2017.

[Informations presse]

Effervescents du Monde® 2017 Results

The results of the 15th annual International competition for the Best Sparkling Wines in the World are available:

[2017 Results]

Medal Distribution:

  • Gold Medals: 31
  • Silver Medals: 151

This event is unique in terms of its scope, its method and therefore its ambition:

International in scope:

  • More than 28 countries.
  • More than 600 wine samples.
  • More than 100 international expert judges, including 50% from outside France.

A strict method:

  • Compliance with international wine competition rules and strict application of the ISO 9002 Quality Assurance standard.
  • Guaranteed implementation of scoring criteria for international competitions.
  • Rigorous selection of the panel of expert judges.
  • Training in tasting methodology at the Institut Paul Bocuse, with individual assessment of each taster.
  • Faultless, quality-driven organisation: limitation of the number of wines per jury and ideal tasting conditions (sensory isolation, proper tasting rhythm, etc.)
  • Secure computer processing of results by the Services Actions Qualité company.


  • To award reliable and thus representative medals each year, reflecting the founding motto of Effervescents du Monde®: diversity, quality and high standards.

Development of a Tasting Glass Enabling Control of Sparking Wine foam and Effervescence

Towards Optimal Tasting of Sparkling Wines and Ideal Expression of Foam and Effervescence



As an introduction to the approach used for the qualitative confrontation of the world's best sparkling wines, we have accepted the definition of "effervescent wines" found in the 1988 edition of the Dictionnaire du Vin (in French):

An effervescent wine is one that releases carbon dioxide bubbles at its surface.


Official Certification

The rules of the Effervescents du Monde® wine competition have been set in compliance with the French government bulletin dated 16 December 1993. This compliance was confirmed by the French consumer-protection agency, DGCCRF, on 21 May 2003. As such, the competition is authorised to award quality medals.


Effervescents du Monde® is an organisation of the Forum Oenologie Association.

Forum Oenologie Also Organizes:
The international qualitative competition
Chardonnay du Monde

The international qualitative competition
Muscats du Monde

The international qualitative competition
Syrah du Monde

The international qualitative competition
Alliances du Monde

The international Wine and Vine films Festival
Our Partners

The Revue des Œnologues
International technical and scientist Wine and Vine Magazine.
Technical and Communication partner.

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Official partner for international deliveries.

SAQ - Services Actions Quality Technical partner.

We also thanks

Fleur d’effervescence
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