Mondial Mitosis

Wine entries at the Concours Mondial are up 10% to 8400 so no surprises then that the competition has made like an amoeba and split in two. Nor is it a surprise that the offshoot, the spirits section, will take place in Asia in 2013. But there is a surprise in the host city – Kaohsiung in Taiwan. What will the Middle Kingdom make of this?

A spirited delegation from Taiwan made the announcement in Guimeraes this morning. Here they are, speaking to the Press with the smallest member not visible as he is holding up the national flag.

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Next year will also see the birth of a Concours Mondial of beer, to be held in Brussels, naturally. The rash of new drinks competitions in SA is clearly no isolated phenomenon.