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About the Competition

  • 9th year as Asia’s most prestigious wine competition
  • Designed and run by the most influential figures in the Asia and international wine industry
  • Judged by Asian judges, the results are a definitive guide to the best wine and spirits for Asian consumers
  • Unique Asian food and wine Pairing categories (12 dishes, 5 cuisines)
  • Year-round marketing support and promotions for winners to trade & consumers in Asia
For 9 years now, the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition has been the guide to quality international wines and spirits for the booming Asian market.
 
A member of the London-based IWSC Group the competition is led by renowned experts in the global drinks industry: Debra Meiburg MW, Asia’s first Master of Wine, and Wine Consultant for Cathay Pacific Airways and Cathay Dragon; Simon Tam, Head of Wine Asia, Christie's; and Allen Gibbons, Group CEO, IWSC Group, and Keeper of the Quaich. The Organizers
  
Judges comprise Asia’s top industry experts - including 4 Masters of Wine from Japan, Singapore, India and Hong Kong, leading F&B professionals, wine educators, importers, critics and journalists.
  
The benefit for winners is immediate. Results are announced at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair (9-11 November 2017, Hong Kong), attended by VIP wine professionals, media, dignities, government officials, and other special invited guests. Winners can showcase their wines to thousands of Asia’s trade professionals attending this leading Fair, with stickers, medal collaterals and more available on the spot for those attending.   
 
The competition offers winners year-round marketing support, including an on-going package of promotions and tastings at many of Asia’s most important trade and consumer events, as well as focused tastings with key decisions makers and buyers. Why Enter?

The awards offer Asian consumers and trade buyers the ultimate guide to purchasing wine and spirits chosen specifically for the Asian consumer by Asia’s top wine professionals. 
 
 

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