In 2018, some 1,776 products from 31 countries were showcased. The winners of the Grand Gold medals and special awards were announced at the Judges Recognition Soirée that took place at the Quebec Garrison Club on May 28. For four intense days, a prestigious and objective panel awarded a total of 524 medals: 8 Grand Gold medals,
370 Gold medals and 146 Silver medals plus 5 special prices. The judging panels awarded a total of 524 medals, representing 29.5% of the registered wines as required by OIV and VINOFED standards.