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    'The HKIWSC helps to find the most suitable wines and spirits for Asia consumers and helps wineries navigate the most complicated wine market in the world'

    Ian Dai, Wine and Spirit Buyer, Amazon China, Beijing

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    NOW OPEN

    The 2017 HKIWSC is now open for entries.  Click here to enter now

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    HKIWSC Young Communicator of the Year 2016 - Winner: Oliver Zhou

    Oliver Zhou, Managing Director of Vinehoo.com said, “I am just overjoyed that our work can be  recognized  on a more international level! Pioneering innovative wine communication is the key to Vinehoo.com. Winning such a prestigious award certainly requires us to do 110% in the future,

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    Asia's Leading Wine and Spirit Competition

    Asia's Leading Wine and Spirit Competition

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    GLITZ, GLAM & GRAPES:

    10 November, 2016: (Hong Kong) From hills to heels and boots to bow ties, the international wine and spirits community glammed up in Hong Kong..

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    國泰航空香港國際美酒品評大賽頒獎典禮 53 項大獎閃亮誕生

    (香港, 2016年11月10日) 來自世界各地的美酒業界人士為隆重其事,盛裝打扮出席國泰航空香港國際美酒品評大賽 (HKIWSC)頒獎典禮。經過亞洲專業權威的評委品評挑選, 今日的頒獎典禮現埸即揭曉了53項被評為本年度最適合亞洲市場口味的葡萄酒和烈酒大獎 。

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    Traditional Sake Standing Strong

    Asian beverages such as Sake are storied, traditional drinks. Much like Western beverages they have long histories and well-codified standards, but even with a legacy lasting over 5000 years they have not stagnated –  innovation is as much a part of these beverages as the

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    Got Rio Fever? Join the “Wine Olympics” As Test your palate returns to Hong Kong

    11 August, 2016 (Hong Kong): Like thousands of athletes competing for gold, silver and bronze in Rio, the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition (HKIWSC) is the wine world’s Olympic Games equivalent, with thousands of international wines competing for medals and recognition

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    Asia's Growing Wine Market

    In Asia, wine isn’t the long-standing historical and cultural icon it is in Europe. There’s no postcards of rolling Tuscany vineyards or candle-stuffed bottles on the porches of fashionable Parisian cafes. It’s likely that this is both due to the prevalence of alternative cultural drinks

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    Judges Q & A with Timothy Goh

    "I’m excited to see how much improvement there has been with places like Georgia, South Africa and China etc. Always look forward to these wines and have been very happy to see them entering the competition every year"

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