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HKIWSC Announces Trophies for 2017 Best Wines & Spirits for Asia 
Highlights: Thailand’s trophy triumph; Australia’s medal domination; Gin in the spotlight 

10 November, 2017: (Hong Kong) The 2017 best wines and spirits for the Asian market have been announced at a Gala Awards Ceremony in Hong Kong by the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition (HKIWSC), which saw Thailand triumph, an ever-strong showing by Australia and vast increase in medals for USA, Austria and China.

A feature event at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair each year, the Awards Ceremony saw 61 trophies presented by Master of Wine Debra Meiburg, HKIWSC Director, to the winning wine and spirit producers from around the world in front of wine industry VIPs, media, international Consul Generals, and other dignitaries. 

The hotly contested Asian food and wine pairing trophy results took everyone by surprise, with Asian wines winning seven out of 12 trophies – Thailand claimed four and Japan won three. Australia also took out three trophies in this category, with USA and Germany rounding out the food and wine pairing trophy list with one a piece. The showing was so strong by South East Asian wineries this year that a dedicated trophy category was added to recognize the best of these wines. (Full trophy list below).

[Food & Wine Trophy Highlights – Thailand Trumps]
Asoke Valley Winery was the star of the Thai contingent, picking up three trophies for three of its wines, including: Best Wine with Jiaozi (Pork Dumplings) – awarded to Asoke Valley Winery GranMonte Heritage Syrah Viognier 2014; Best Wine with Braised Pig's Knuckle with Dried Oysters and Sea Moss – awarded to Asoke Valley Winery GranMonte Sakuna Syrah Rosé 2017; and Best Wine from South East Asia – awarded to Asoke Valley Winery GranMonte Verdelho 2017. Siam Winery took the other two food and wine pairing trophies for Thailand

[Gin]
Gin was a major focus of this year’s competition, with VIP Guest International Judge, Desmond Payne, Master Distiller of Beefeater Gin, and the largest pool of gin entries ever received, up 247% on 2016. As such, two gin trophies were awarded – Best Gin (Kyrö Napue Rye Gin from Finland) and Best London Dry Gin (Southern Wild Distillery Dasher + Fisher Mountain Gin from Australia). It is the second year running Australia has snared a trophy for its top quality gin. 

[Australia’s Trophy Highlights]
Australian wines secured six of the 11 coveted Best Varieties trophies, with McWilliam’s Family Wines scoring a double triumph with its Evans & Tate Redbrook range, which picked up trophies for Best Cabernet/Cabernet Blend and Best Chardonnay. Australia Vintage Limited was also a double trophy winner, taking out Best Sauvignon Blanc (Nepenthe Petraea Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016) and Best Semillon (Tempus Two Copper Zenith Hunter Valley Sémillon 2004). The Tempus Two is a triple trophy winner in this category, claiming the title in 2013, 2014 and 2015 (with different vintages). 

[Medal Highlights]
Australia again led the medals charge, topping the leader board with 430 medals, with New Zealand and France tied for second. China gained 51 medals, a significant increase of 39 more than 2016. Austria increased its 2016 medal haul from 29 medals in 2016 to 47 in 2017. USA gained a total of 46 medals, more than doubled its 2016 results.

[Judging Highlights]
A record 49 judges from 11 Asian countries in 2017, offering significant diversity and depth of pan-Asian expertise into the deciding the best beverages for the Asian market. 5 Masters of Wine from Asia, including Sonal Holland MW from India, Ying Hsieh Tan MW from Singapore, Kenichi Ohashi MW from Japan, Sarah Heller, the newest Master of Wine from Hong Kong, as well as Debra Meiburg MW from Hong Kong. VIP International Judge of HKIWSC 2017 includes Johann Fourie, Head Winemaker, Benguela Cove Wine Estate and Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate from South Africa, and Desmond Payne, Master Distiller, Beefeater Gin, United Kingdom.

[Entry Highlights]
Approximately 2,000 entries of wines and spirits. 33 countries entered wines and 27 entered spirits, with a 30% increase in spirits entries.  Of these, there was a 247% increase in gin entries (largest growth category for spirits by volume). There was a significant increase in French and Asian spirit entries and Chinese Baijiu saw five times the entries compared with 2016.

[Full Trophy Results]

Trophies

Wine Name

Producer/Company

Country

Wine Varietal Trophies

Best Cabernet/Cabernet Blend

Evans & Tate Redbrook Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

McWilliam's Wines Group 

Australia

Best Chardonnay

Evans & Tate Redbrook Margaret River Chardonnay 2014

McWilliam's Wines Group 

Australia

HKTDC Best Pinot Noir

Wakefield Taylors Family Wines Jaraman Pinot Noir 2016

Wakefield Taylors Family Wines

Australia

Best Sauvignon Blanc

Nepenthe Petraea Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Australian Vintage 

Australia

Best Sémillon

Tempus Two Copper Zenith Hunter Valley Sémillon 2004

Australian Vintage 

Australia

Best Syrah/Shiraz

Wolf Blass Platinum Shiraz 2010

Wolf Blass Wines 

Australia

Best Grüner Veltliner

Weingut Meinhard Forstreiter Grüner Veltliner Ried Kremser Kogl Kremstal DAC 2016

Weingut Meinhard Forstreiter

Austria

Best Riesling

Weingut Baumgartner Riesling Ried Heiligenstein DAC Reserve 2016

Weingut Baumgartner

Austria

Best Indigenous Grape Variety

Kir Yianni Diaporos 2013

Kir Yianni SA

Greece

Best Tempranillo

CVNE Imperial Reserva Rioja DOCa 2012

C.V.N.E

Spain

Best Merlot/Merlot Blends

Cakebread Cellars Merlot 2014

Cakebread Cellars

USA

Best Regional Wines

Best Wine from Argentina

Bodega Navarro Correas Alegoria Gran Reserva Malbec 2013

Bodegas Trapiche SA

Argentina

Best Red Wine from Australia

Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz 2014

Wolf Blass Wines 

Australia

Best White Wine from Australia

Tahbilk 1927 Vines Marsanne 2010

Tahblik

Australia

Best Wine from Austria

Weingut Jurtschitsch - Riesling Zöbinger Heiligenstein Kamptal DAC Erste Lage 2015

Weingut Jurtschitsch Sonnenhof

Austria

Best Wine from Chile

Vina La Rosa Cornellana Icon 2009

Vina La Rosa SA

Chile

Best Wine From China

CITIC Guoan Niya Berries Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Citic Guoan Wine Industry 

China

Best Wine from Eastern Europe

Marcus Rynsky Ryzlink Pozdni Sber 2008

Narodni Vinarske Centrum, o.p.s.

Czech Republic

Crown Wine Cellars Trophy Best Wine From France

Domaine François Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 2014

Domaine François Carillon

France

Best Wine from Germany

VDP.Weingut Bürgerspital Würzburger Riesling 2016

Weingut Buergerspital 

Germany

Best Wine from Italy

Marchesi di Barolo - Barolo Cannubi 2013

Cantine dei Marchesi di Barolo 

Italy

Best Wine from New Zealand

Cobblestone Vineyards Te Muna Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015

Cobblestone Vineyards

New Zealand

Best Wine from Portugal

Adega de Pegões Alicante Bouschet 2014

Cooperativa Agricola Sto.Isidro de Pegoes CRL

Portugal

Best Wine from South Africa

Babylonstoren Nebukadnesar 2015

Babylonstoren

South Africa

Best Wine From Spain

Bernard Magrez Herencia del Padri Priorat DOCa 2012

Bernard Magrez

Spain

Best Wine from South East Asia

Asoke Valley Winery GranMonte Verdelho 2017

Asoke Valley Winery 

Thailand

Best Wine From USA

Castello di Amorosa QUATTRO Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Castello di Amorosa

USA

Best Style Classes

Best Worldwide Fortified Wine 

De Bortoli Old Boys 21 Years Old Tawny NV

De Bortoli Wines

Australia

Best Dessert Wine

Schloss Gobelsburg Eiswein Grüner Veltliner 2016

Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg

Austria

Best Methode Traditionalle Sparkling Wine

Piper-Heidseick Rare 2002

Piper-Heidseick 

France

Best Dessert Wine from South East Asia

Hatten Wines Pino De Bali NV

Hatten Wines

Indonesia

SHTM HK PolyU Trophy Best Charmat Method Sparkling Wine

SCAVI&RAY Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore

MBG International Premium Brands GmbH

Italy

Best Sake

Saito Junmai Daiginjo

Asia Euro Wines & Spirits Hong Kong

Japan 

Best Rosé Wine

Marisco Vineyards The Ned Pinot Rosé 2017

Marisco Vineyards 

New Zealand

Best Asian Food & Wine Pairings

Best Wine with Jiaozi (Pork Dumplings)

Asoke Valley Winery GranMonte Heritage Syrah Viognier 2014

Asoke Valley Winery 

Thailand

EAST, Hong Kong Trophy Best Wine with Golden Prawns in Salted Egg Yolk

Château Mercian Nagano Chardonnay 2015

Château Mercian

Japan

Best Wine with Crispy Chicken

VDP.Weingut Domdechant Werner, Hochheimer Riesling Classic 2016

Weingut Domdechant Werner

Germany

Best Wine with Braised Pig's Knuckle with Dried Oysters and Sea Moss

Asoke Valley Winery GranMonte Sakuna Syrah Rosé 2017

Asoke Valley Winery 

Thailand

Best Wine with Japanese Sea-Salt Grilled Red Snapper

Château Mercian Mariko Vineyard Rosé 2016

Château Mercian

Japan

Best Wine with Otoro Sushi

Siam Winery Monsoon Valley Colombard 2016

Siam Winery 

Thailand

Best Wine with Vegetable Tempura

Pegeric Pinot Noir 2009

Pegeric Wines

Australia

Best Wine with Prawn Vindaloo

Pegeric Pinot Noir Late Picked Sweet Style 2008

Pegeric Wines

Australia

Best Wine with Lo-Hei Yu Sheng (Raw Fish Salad)

Hokkaido Wine Tsurunuma Pinot Blanc 2013

Hokkaido Wine 

Japan

Best Wine with Cua Lot Cuon (Soft Shell Crab Rice Rolls)

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier 2016

Pine Ridge Vineyards & Seghesio Family Vineyards

USA

Best Wine with Crispy Thai Fried Fish

Siam Winery Monsoon Valley Chenin Blanc Late Harvest 2017

Siam Winery 

Thailand

Best Wine with Ko Mu Yang (Grilled Pork Neck with Spicy Tamarind Sauce)

Shottesbrooke Estate Series McLaren Vale GSM 2015

Shottesbrooke Vineyards

Australia

Best Spirits

Best Grape Brandy

St Agnes XO 15 Year Old

Angove Family Winemakers

Australia

Best London Dry Gin

Southern Wild Distillery Dasher + Fisher Mountain Gin

Southern Wild Distillery 

Australia

Best Spirit from China

Chongqing Jiangji "Joyouth"

Chongqing Jiangxiaobai Liquor 

China

Best Gin

Kyrö Napue Rye Gin 

Kyrö Distillery Company

Finland

Best Armagnac

Armagnac Castarede Gustave Eiffel Extra XO

Armagnac Castarède SA

France

Best Cognac

Louis Royer Cognac Extra

Louis Royer SAS

France

Best Liqueur

Komasa Jyozo Komasa No Umeshu

Komasa Jyozo 

Japan

Best Shochu

Komasa Jyozo Mellowed Kozuru Migaki

Komasa Jyozo 

Japan

Best Worldwide Whisk(e)y

Hombo Shuzo Mars Cosmo Blended Malt Whisky

AF Trade Limited

Japan

Best Blended Scotch Whisky

Dewar's 15 Year Old - The Monarch Blended Scotch Whisky

John Dewar & Sons 

Scotland

Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Under 15 Years Old)

Old Pulteney 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Asia Euro Wines & Spirits Hong Kong

Scotland

Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky (No Age Statement)

Aberlour A'bunadh Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Chivas Brothers

Scotland

Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Over 15 Years Old)

Aberlour 16 Years Old Double Cask Matured  Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Chivas Brothers

Scotland

Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Over 25 Years Old)

Highland Park 30 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Edrington Hong Kong Limited

Scotland

Best Rum

Chalong Bay Rum -  Pure Series

Premium Thai Brands 

Thailand

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