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About the Competition

Now in its 9th year, the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition is widely considered the guide to quality 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 for China, Christie's; and Allen Gibbons, Group CEO, IWSC Group, and Keeper of the Quaich. The Organizers

Our judges comprise top industry experts from across Asia - including Masters of Wine from Japan, Singapore, India and Hong Kong, along with leading F&B professionals, wine educators, importers, critics & journalists - bringing with them notable caliber and diversity of experience across the Asian markets. 

Judging integrity lies at the heart of the competition, and the carefully managed process <How Judging Works> takes place over the course of 5 days, and includes Spirits, Wines, and Food & Wine Pairing. Judging leads to the top award of Trophy, and also Gold, Silver and Bronze medals across over categories defined by region / area / variety / style / type / vintage / age, and more.
The benefit for winners is immediate, with the results being announced at the prestigious gala dinner held at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s International Wine and Spirits Fair (9-11 November 2017, Hong Kong), and attended by 500+ VIP wine professionals, media, dignities and other special invited guests.
One of the key differentiators of the competition is our commitment to ongoing marketing support for the winners after the competition – we provide an year-round package of promotions and tastings at many of Asia’s important trade and consumer eventsWhy Enter?

The awards offer Asian consumers the ultimate guide to purchasing wine and spirits – one that they can be assured is sensitive to their palate and consumption preferences., Recognition by the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition brings producers instant prestige and buzz in the Asia market. 

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