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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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    Judges Q & A - Eddie Nara

    "I conduct tastings and masterclasses on behalf of more than 20 different spirit brands and am a spirit judge for the Cathay Pacific HKIWSC as well as the IWSC"

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    The 2016 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition is now open for entries!

    The  Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition  is now open for entries. The competition launches today at Vinexpo and sees the addition of exciting new dishes for the food and wine matching category

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    Young communicator of the year announced

    10 November, 2015 (Hong Kong):  Following a flurry of wine and spirits activity in Hong Kong last week with the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, Elliot Faber has been announced as the wine and spirits industry’s “Young Communicator of the Year”

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    Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 Results Announced

    (5 November 2015) After 800 hours of judging, 18,000 glasses washed, and 400 spittoons emptied, the 29 judges from 13 countries have finished tasting the thousands of samples entered into this year’s competition. 

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    HKIWSC Food and Wine Pairing Trophies Announced!

    Judging is now over for Asia’s premier wine and spirit competition – the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition (HKIWSC).

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    HKIWSC Opens 2015 Competition

    Asia’s original and premier wine and spirit competition, the   Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition   (HKIWSC), has now begun receiving wine and spirit entries.

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