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REVEALING HK IWSC 2020 AWARD WINNERS Finding Beauty in the Yeast Wines of the Rainbow Nation Napa Valley: Tasting the Terroir Rejuvenation: Community-mindedness Shines Results: hkiwsc.com

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4 Advancing Asia's Wine Wisdom This year, Hong Kong-based wine experts carried sole responsibility for guiding Asia’s drinks lists to excellence by judging the world’s best wine, spirits, sake and beer. 7 Local Know-How With international borders closed, Hong Kong’s beverage experts stepped up to ensure HK IWSC judging could go on. 11 The Palate Has It! Triple-blind judging guarantees HK IWSC’s assessments are impartial. 12 World Wines for Asian Palates After sipping their way around the world, judges have selected this year’s best wines for Asia. 16 Make Mine Neat More international entries than ever in the spirits category.

18 Wines of the Rainbow Nation 2020 has not been kind to South Africa. But the rainbow nation’s wine industry is drawing on its diversity, individuality and togetherness to beat the storm.

30 Tasting the Terroir Napa Valley’s varied topography and diverse AVA’s means a bounty of wine styles to discover. Here’s six to whisk you around the Valley.

21 Asia’s Best Beers Raise a toast to our beer winners.

32 HK IWSC Award Winners Guide to the year’s best wine, spirits, sake and beer in Asia

22 Working with Nature Green awards recognise the best sustainable, organic, natural and biodynamic winemakers. 24 Finding Beauty in the Yeast Sam Harrop MW and Dr Eveline Bartowsky explain why it is critical to understand yeast’s role in winemaking. 28 Delectable Food & Wine Duos Another year, another amazing menu of food and wine matching awards, featuring Chinese & panAsia favourites

51 F&B Alliance Rescues HK’s Ailing Industry Alliance lobbies the government and encourages diners to save the city’s F&B sector. 52 Rejuvenation: Communitymindedness Shines In the face of devastation, the camaraderie and community spirit of Napa Valley’s wine industry shines

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EDITORIAL TEAM

CONTRIBUTORS

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF WINE DIRECTOR Debra Meiburg MW

WRITERS & CONTENT

MANAGING EDITOR Alex Webster Aranchikov PRODUCTION MANAGER David Li CREATIVE DIRECTOR Pearl Wong FEATURES Shenée Tuck EDITOR Shuk Han Pong COPY EDITOR Katy Li RESEARCH ASSISTANT Linda Ng SUBSCRIPTIONS spitjournal@mwminternational.com

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Andrew Dembina A freelance print and radio journalist who has reported on wine and spirits for several lifestyle publications and newspapers in Hong Kong and Asia. Andrew was also the former editor at LE PAN magazine and contributes weekly on food and drink for RTHK Radio 3. dembina@yahoo.co.uk Shenée Tuck Shenée Tuck is a freelance writer, editor and proofreader who specializes in Asian wine markets, tourism and travel and internal communications. Formerly based in Macau, she currently lives and works in Australia. Tersina Shieh A marketer turned winemaker, Tersina’s mission is to promote wine culture, explaining wine in a no-nonsense way and inspiring the average consumer to appreciate and enjoy it. She makes wine, organises wine events, judges wine, writes about wine, and is passionate about wine. tersina@tersinashieh.com PHOTOGRAPHERS Casper Lee Photographer and videographer based in Hong Kong for the past decade. segawaptjp@gmail.com William Leung William Leung is a Hong Kong-based freelance photographer and filmmaker who specialises in documentary photography. He is also a photographer and writer for Fitz • Get Moving magazine. williamleung.photosbyme@gmail.com


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Editor's Letter

elcome to SPIT Journal 2020. And what a year it has been! Worldwide travel is paused indefinitely. And the enduring haze of a global pandemic is having an enormous impact on tourism and F&B, creating a tidal wave of restaurant closures and leaving chaos in its wake. To the city’s credit, Hong Kong’s dedicated wine professionals, salespeople, industry and trade have not given up hope. Instead you pivoted into areas such as online sales platforms to support people’s newfound love of buying and drinking wine at home, the growth of which have been a silver lining. In this issue, we take a look at our post-pandemic future by featuring the results of the 12th Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition (HK IWSC). Judging for the competition was delayed until 5 October to ensure the safety of staff and judges, but the team worked hard to ensure the competition went ahead, integrating a revised format and a host of increased safety measures. This year, 48 Hong Kong-based judges were charged with tripleblind tasting of entries, with an additional layer of “blindness” from judge to judge due to strict distancing measures. usually our international judging panel comprises experts from across Asia, but with travel bans in place, this year’s panels were Hong Kongcentric. Read on to discover how that flavoured the selection of 49 trophy, 115 gold, 472 silver, 503 bronze and 13 green winners. The HK IWSC found other ways to support hard-hit regions by offering more than 50 free entries to South African wineries in partnership with Wines of South Africa (WOSA). Find out more in Tersina Shieh’s feature article on page 18. While Covid-19 has dominated the news globally, one of the other dramatic stories we watched with intensity was the wildfires across the USA’s Pacific west coast. Napa was one of the hardest hit, with several of the Valley’s wineries suffering severe damage. But what we’ve also seen emerge is an inspirational spirit of community, relisiance and grit determination to rebuild. Andrew Dembina shares more on this, as well as exploring the diversity of terroir that sees the region produce its array of world-class wines that we all love. For scientifically-inclined wine geeks, we also take a keen look at microbiology and wine fermentation on page 24. We hope you enjoy reading SPIT Journal 2020, another example of WineSPIT’s ongoing commitment to connecting the trade and enhancing your success, however we can. Despite ongoing challenges, we look forward to increasing collaboration, enriching skills and professionalism, and working with you to grow our wine market for everyone’s benefit.

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K IWSC judging was a little different this year. Condensed judging panels were kept physically-distanced in separate rooms, and Master of Wine Debra Meiburg’s briefing was held online over Zoom. But despite the enforced distance, judges’ camaraderie was tighter than ever. This year, judging took place at Hong Kong’s iconic Ocean Park, a theme park that holds a special place in Hongkongers’ hearts. The Marriott Ocean Park Hotel, situated on Hong Kong Island’s picturesque southern coast, proved perfect for judging purposes — both spacious and bathed in abundant natural light. The HK IWSC team, led once again by project manager David Li, established smaller panels of four judges per table in separate executive suites. David’s team meticulously managed judging panels across eight hotel suites, while juggling a deluge of COVID-related challenges. At the eleventh hour, judging for the food and wine pairing awards was relocated due to a confirmed case at the Kowloon-based restaurant venue which was due to host this portion of the awards. Within 24 hours of being informed, judging was re-established at the Marriott and all relevant cuisines had been sourced from alternative speciality restaurants in Hong Kong — a judging week miracle. Despite the many hurdles, stopping judging week was not an option. The HK IWSC is more important than ever this year given the widespread cancellation of trade fairs and wine events, people’s reduced travel and the lack of promotional sales activity. Now more than ever, Asia’s top beverage professionals rely on the results of the HK IWSC to guide their drinks lists.

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ADVANCING ASIA'S WINE WISDOM Year after year our high international standards advance the region’s wine and spirit culture, with HK IWSC award winners renowned for representing distinctly Asian tastes. While there are many competitions globally, the HK IWSC is the only competition committed to delivering culturally relevant guidance on international wine, sake, spirits and beer to Asian buyers and drinkers — proudly ’Asia’s choice, Asia’s voice’. Among this year’s trophy winners, there are five double-winners who were each awarded two trophies, highlighting both the quality of entries and the consistency of judging standards. While judging panels were made up solely of Hong Kong-based experts due to travel restrictions, competition entries were more international than ever; judges assessed a wine from Romania, vodkas from Ukraine and Denmark, gin from Croatia and a spirit from Martinique. If armchair travel is the best way to see the world in 2020, the HK IWSC is an armchair insight into the world’s greatest drinks for Asian taste preferences. Read on for our comprehensive guide to the best wines in Asia, and check page 32 for our directory of winners.

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CLOSE TO HOME

The breadth of expertise and talent we have right here in Hong Kong came into its own this year, as travel restrictions closed international borders and the HK IWSC had to look locally for skilled wine and spirit judges. Thankfully the SAR boasts an incredible array of world-class wine professionals, enabling the HK IWSC to feature two Master Sommeliers and two Masters of Wine, numerous wine and spirit educators, writers, critics, knowledgeable importers, F&B professionals, brewers and distillers. The number of judges was reduced to 48 this year — from 74 local and international judges last year — but the cross-section of voices is just as varied and diverse. Our panels of skillful Hong Kong-based judges used their unbiased expertise to cast judgement on a wide selection of wine, spirits, sake and beer from around the world. Did the local line-up have an effect on this year’s award winners? Turn to the results on page 12 to find out.

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Master of Wine

Master Sommeliers

Judging Chair

Arnaud Bardary MS

Darius Allyn MS

Sarah Heller MW

Director, HK IWSC & Meiburg Wine Media

Group Sommelier Black Sheep Restaurants

CEO GenWine

Proprietor Heller Beverage Advisory

Wine Panel Chairs

Debra Meiburg MW

Mabel Lai

Rebecca Leung

Sarah Wong

Tersina Shieh

General Manager HIP Cellar & AnOther Place

Principal Lecturer Hong Kong Wine Academy

Consultancy Wine & Spirit Journalist / Educator / Consultant Wine is Beautiful

Wine Columnist South China Morning Post

Wine Marketer, Winemaker & Columnist

Charlene Dawes

Darren Hosie

Eddie Nara

Managing Director & Owner Tastings Group

Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific Forsyths Scotland

Spirit Educator & Consultant Barrel Concepts

Belle Leung

Kenneth Ho

Warren Yu

Co-founder HK Brewcraft

Co-owner CAVE the Beer Point

Bar Manager Blue Supreme

Beer Panel Chairs

Spirit Panel Chairs

Anty Fung

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Wine Judges

Bojan Radulovic

Corinne Mui

Danny Ng

Davy Leung

Sommelier Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Deputy General Manager Links Concept

Wine Educator & Writer

Beverage Manager American Club

Director Aquaseason Professionals

Derek Li

Jack Cheung

Jacky Luk

Group Sommelier JIA Group

Group Beverage Director Hong Kong Parkview Group

Chief Sommelier Forum Restaurant 1977

Justin Chen

Ling Cheong

Marie-Paule Herman

Educator MWM Wine School

Business Development Manager - China WSET Asia Pacific

Group Sommelier Maximal Concepts

Media Wine Judge

Wine Judges

Wine Judges

Wine Judges

Billy Yeung

Paul Sargent

Philip Wong

Reeze Choi

Ronald Khoo

Cecilia Wong

Founder/Curator 100 Points Trading

Wine Matters Wine Consultant

Founder Somm's Philosophy

Assistant Manager Wine & Spirits Cathay Pacific

Wine & Spirits Columnist/TV Host/ Speaker/Blogger CC Wine Voyage

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Sake & Spirit Judge

Wine & Sake Judges

Micky Chan

Matteo Ceravolo

Senior Educator Sommelier Education Centre

Principal Lecturer Hong Kong Wine Academy

General Manager Sake Central

Amir Javaid

Devender Kumar

Dimple Yuen

Kit Cheung

Masahiko Endo

Head of Spirits Northeast Wines & Spirits

Bar Manager 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA

Distiller Two Moons Distillery

Gin Maker Sober or Blotto Perfume Trees Gin

Bartender in Chief Mizunara: The Library

Samuel Kwok

Victoria Chow

Arielle Ng

Manager Quinary

Founder & Managing Director The Woods

Beer Specialist

Beer Judges

Beer Judges

Spirit Judges

Spirit Judges

Matt Hui

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Fish Fung

Jadus Yan

Larry Lam

Nick Ho

Wilson Liu

Beer Specialist Consultant

Founder Tipsy Tap

Beer Specialist

Founder Beer Geeks Generation

Founder Beer Geeks Generation

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The Palate Has It! The Cathay Pacific HK IWSC is Asia's only double-blind tasting competition, which makes it 'Asia's choice, Asia's voice', but what does double-blind mean? Despite the best of intentions, even professionals find it challenging to be completely impartial. Double-blind tasting removes prejudice, favourable or unfavourable, making it the most honest form of tasting. If, for example, a wine was identified as a bordeaux first growth, or served from a clearly defined bottle shape, even the most practised judge might be swayed. HK IWSC prevents bias by pouring wines in the back room, which is offlimits to judges during judging. The only identifying feature on the glass is a number. The wine is what it is—

nothing more, nothing less — judges do not know its name or brand, just its context (region, grape, and vintage). This context is important, so judges are comparing like with like and not a French burgundy against a Californian zinfandel. With judges left using only their palates as a guide, HK IWSC entries receive a fair critique. This creates opportunities for amazing wines, sakes, spirits and beers to shine, and for some surprising award winners to emerge.

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Tro phy

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Winners

The Judges are first separated into panels and are then presented with flights of wine organised by region, area, variety, style, type, vintage, age and so on. All wines are blind -tasted to ensure impartiality and judges are not permitted in the preparation area at any point during the tasting. Judges are provided with score sheets on which they mark their respective samples individually without comment. Once all judges have finished tasting and scoring their flight, the panel and panel chair congregate to discuss the scores. If there is any significant disagreement over one particular sample, it may be referred to another panel for a second tasting. Gold, silver and bronze awards are then allocated depending on the product's score out of 100. The highest marks in each category are passed on for a second tasting to compete for the national and international trophies.

BEST WINE FROM ARGENTINA Bodega Y ViĂąedos Catena DV Tinto Historico Malbec 2019 Mendoza, Argentina Deep ruby with clean, intense aromas of fresh red and black fruits. Floral with violet hints. Cinnamon, liquorice, vanilla and toast notes. Mediumdry acidity and full-bodied with high alcohol. Fruit-forward flavour of plums, cherries, and sweet spices. Long, toasty finish. Importer: Watson's Wine (HK)

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BEST WINE FROM AUSTRALIA BEST WHITE WINE FROM AUSTRALIA The Gilbert Family Wine G+G Single Vineyard Riesling 2015 Eden Valley, Australia Very pale straw in colour, natural acidity and low pH help kick off classic lemonlime flavours. Minerally and balanced, it is green in colour and nature, with its fruit signature still building. Notes of toasty maturity will develop during cellaring. Importers: H&L’s Union (Taiwan) Westyork International (China) Colonial Trade Co. (Japan)


BEST RED WINE FROM AUSTRALIA

BEST WINE FROM AUSTRIA

Sidewood Estate Shiraz 2019 South Australia, Australia

BEST GRÜNER VELTLINER

Aromas of dark plum, blackcurrant, bitter chocolate and allspice hints build up to a generous fruit-driven palate with hints of white pepper, violets and seasoned leather. Tannins linger on in the rich, silky mouthfeel. Importers: Jebsen Fine Wines (HK) ZNN Wine (China) Spiteri Beverages (Thailand)

BEST WINE FROM CHILE Viña La Rosa Sa Cornellana Gran Reserva Cuvee Central Valley, Chile

Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten 2019 Niederösterreich, Austria Golden yellow with green highlights. The nose contains pronounced floral notes, white peach, fresh herbs and white pepper. Juicy and concentrated body with a tantalizing vibrancy. Delicate density and subtle exotic notes well balanced by refreshing acidity. Long mineral-driven finish. Importers: Christopher Stewart (HK) Royi Fine Wines (China) Grand Vin (Singapore) Vanguard Wines (South Korea)

Great richness, power, harmony, and concentration. Smoky damson and pleasant green pepper and herbs, red cherries, blueberries, chocolate and spice tempt the nose. Bright acidity with fresh vibrant ripe fruit. Seeking importers in Asia

BEST WINE FROM ITALY BEST WINE FROM FRANCE BEST SPARKLING WINE Comtes De Dampierre Sas Champagne Comtes De Dampierre Family Reserve 2012 Brut Blanc De Blancs Grand Cru Champagne, France Pale gold with a fine bubble, this elegant wine seduces with a bouquet of honey, white fruits, citrus and pastry. Ample with a beautiful structure, it imparts a great sensation of freshness and liveliness. Importers: China Global Topwine (China) Oriental Pearl (HK) 21 Community Co (Japan) Seeking importers in other parts of Asia

Assuli Winery Besi Nero D'avola DOC Sicilia 2016 Sicily, Italy Intense ruby red and purple hues beckon to intense aromas of ripe red fruit which contain notes of graphite, rue and violet. Flavour is well-balanced with soft tannins. Importer: Dalla Valle (HK)

BEST WINE FROM NEW ZEALAND Seifried Estate Aotea By The Seifried Family Nelson Pinot Noir 2019 Nelson, New Zealand Rich and inviting, the nose has ripe berry and plum notes together with hints of mocha. The palate is full, generous and ripe with supple tannins leaving a long finish. Importer: Amorosso Fine Wines (HK & Macau)

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BEST WINE FROM PORTUGAL Adega de Pegões Grand Reserve Red 2017 Península de Setúbal, Portugal Complex aroma with black berries and plum jam, evolving into a spicy chocolate nose after the third year. Soft in the mouth with good tannins and structure. Lingering after taste.

BEST WINE FROM SOUTH AFRICA

BEST WINE FROM SPAIN BEST TEMPRANILLO Bodegas Valdeviñas Mirat Reserva DO Ribera del Duero 2004 Castilla y Leon, Spain Strong violet tones derived from 100% tempranillo grapes plucked from 80plus year old vines. The 2004 vintage is high quality with a powerful structure and excellent ageing capacity. Complex bouquet with a palate of mature fruit and sweet tannins. Seeking importers in Asia

BEST SHIRAZ/ SYRAH Cederberg Cellar Shiraz 2016 Cederberg, South Africa Complex with a nose of intense red fruit, mulberry and cherries. Hints of sweet spice and vanilla from 15 months in oak. Red berries burst on the palate and the finish lingers. Wellcrafted with good cellaring potential. Importer: Cellar to Door (HK)

THREE VINTAGES OF TROPHIES BEST ROSÉ WINE Marisco Vineyards The Ned Marlborough Rose 2020 Marlborough, New Zealand

BEST WINE FROM USA The Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Zinfandel 2017 California, USA Voluptuously finished with soft, velvety tannins, this dark ruby beauty is well-endowed with bold aromas of black licorice, black pepper, cherry and baking spice. Entry is rich, full and scintillating, with a smooth, mouthwatering palate sprinkled with hints of chocolate. Importers: Kerry Wines (Hong Kong) Pieroth Japan KK (Japan) Shindong Wine (South Korea) Vinicole Asia Pte (Singapore) 14

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A classic bouquet of summer berries and cream with a dash of spice. The vibrant palate is dominated by ripe, soft berry fruit flavours that are enhanced by a creamy texture and bright, vivacious finish. Importer: The Wine People (China) Award-winning Vintages The Ned Marlborough Rosé 2017 was the HK IWSC best Rosé wine 2017 and The Ned Marlborough Rosé 2018 was the HK IWSC best Rosé 2018.


BEST SAKE BEST CHARDONNAY La Motte Chardonnay 2019 Coastal Region, South Africa Slightly riper than other vintages, the nose is fruity nectarine and citrus blossom with hints of cashew and lees. Medium-full and polished with citrus and peach on the palate. Lively length and freshness for a wood-matured wine. Importer: Telford International

TWO VINTAGES OF TROPHIES BEST DESSERT WINE

Siefried Estate Seifried Winemakers Collection 'Sweet Agnes' Riesling 2019 Nelson, New Zealand Succulent and enticing on the nose with candied citrus peel and honeysuckle. ­The palate explodes with concentrated dried apricots, toffee apples and appealing acidity that runs the length of the wine, leaving a long, tasty finish. Importer: Amorosso Fine Wines (HK & Macau) Award-winning Vintages Seifried Winemakers Collection 'Sweet Agnes' Riesling 2018 was the HK IWSC best dessert wine 2019

浜田株式会社 Gokuhisei Jukyudai Gozaemon Yukimegami Junmai Daiginjo Yamagata, Japan Silky and delicate, the taste is refreshing and slightly sweet. A clean, pure rice ginjo with a variety of gorgeous subtle aromas. Seeking importers in Asia

BEST MERLOT / MERLOT BLENDS Trefethen Family Vineyards Estate Merlot 2018 Napa Valley, USA Aromas of ripe raspberry and plum layered with earthy spices of black pepper and tea leaves. Fresh and bright on the palate with concentrated red fruit flavours and notes of forest floor. Well-rounded finish with balanced tannins and graceful acidity. Importers: Watson's Wine (China) Hotei Wines KK (Japan) Artisan Cellars (Philippines) 99 Bottles Co. (Taiwan)

BEST CABERNET/ CABERNET BLENDS Rob Dolan Wines Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Victoria, Australia Elegant cabernet with depth and character. Distinctive regional characters of cassis and dark fruit beside velvety tannins, transitioning to a smooth and persistent finish. Yarra Valley had a benchmark vintage in 2017 with steady ripening conditions. Seeking importers in Asia

BEST FORTIFIED WINE

BEST PINOT NOIR

Emilio Lustau VORS Palo Cortado Sherry 30YO Andalucia, Spain

Hahn Family Wines SLH Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018 Monterey County, USA

This Palo Cortado comes from a selection of seven of the oldest solera casks. Copper topaz in colour, it has vibrant pecan nut aromas and a slightly bitter flavour that is reminiscent of dark chocolate and walnuts with great length.

Aromas of cherry, ripe strawberry and pomegranate with hints of white pepper and toasty oak. An explosion of red fruit - strawberry, cherry, raspberry - welcomes the palate. Earthy notes, refined tannins and a soft mouthfeel to finish.

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Spirit & Sake Trophies The continuing expansion of fine and rare drams in the spirits category reflects Asia's enduring love affair with scotch, whisky and gin. BEST BLENDED MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Berry Bros. & Rudd Classic Range Islay, Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Islay, Scotland Carefully selected blend of casks from some iconic distilleries. A balanced, complex and distinguished smoky dram. Bouquet of peat with beautifully integrated orchard fruit and tar. Full, approachable, creamy palate with sweetness followed by a long, lingering peat smoke finish.

BEST GRAPE BRANDY Courvoisier Initiale Extra Cognac Cognac, France Superbly balanced and complex. Old port wine, truffle and hot fruitcake harmonised over a lingering palate. Allspice and fragrant wood aromas with hints of cigar leaf and cinnamon. Spicy orange and toffee palate with notes of Christmas cake.

Importer: Berry Bros. & Rudd

BEST LONDON DRY GIN Rude Mechanicals Vinyard Gin England A compĂ´te of juniper, mandarin, cardamom, clementine peel, lemon zest and wine. Double distilled in 200-litre copper alembics to create an artisanal fusion of fine wine, English spirit and a clutch of hand-picked botanicals. Seeking importer in Asia

BEST RUM

BEST GIN BEST CONTEMPORARY GIN Linden Leaf Botanicals 8 Navy Strength Organic Molecular Gin England Refreshing and summery with complex citrus overtones. Leads with lively makrut lime and citrus zest, followed by middle notes of subtle juniper and watermelon, onto a base of warm orange. Seeking importer in Asia

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Kratochvilovci Serum Gorgas Panama Smooth, deep character. Spicy vanilla, orange zest and wood aromas. Warming and full-bodied on the palate with exotic fruit and honey followed by subtle spiciness. Pleasant, dry, long finish. Perfect for sipping or adding a twist to cocktails. Seeking importer in Asia


BEST VODKA Archie Rose Distilling Original Vodka Australia Using Australian wheat and twice carbon-filtered water, this vodka leads with a subtle, natural sweetness followed by crisp apple and mint notes that delicately linger.

BEST WORLDWIDE WHISKY / WHISKEY Starward Tawny Single Malt Whisky Australia

BEST SHOCHU Ogatama Shuzo Tetsu Uma Japan Many years in oak barrels gives the sweetness of this fermented mature sweet potato shochu a fruity, smoked flavour that is surprisingly crisp. Importer: Wismettac Nippon Foods Co Award-winning Vintages

Decadent, rich and easy-drinking. Dried orange, raisin, toasty oak and fig aromas. Sweet initial palate with brown sugar, dried fruit and nutmeg. Balanced finish with a slow, spicy dryness. A great straight sipper. Swirl and inhale the oaky, orange aroma. Importer: Malt & Wine Asia (Singapore) Whisk-e (Japan)

Tetsu Uma Ogatama Shuzo won HK IWSC Shochu Silver Awards in 2018 & 2019

BEST SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY OVER 15 YEARS

EDDIE NARA CSE Spirits Educator & Consultant Barrel Concepts (HK)

Highland Park Distillery Single Malt Scotch Whisky 25YO Scotland 25 years in oak has created a whisky with impressive depth and vibrant sweetness, at once dark and fullbodied with a rich, nutty spiciness. Brimming with sweet dried fruits, cinder toffee and soft fudge. Gold with warm hints of copper. Importer: Edrington

Our sincere thanks to KPMG who reviewed all our results to ensure accuracy, fairness and transparency.

HAVE YOU SEEN ANY CHANGE IN THE CHOICE OF SPIRITS IN ASIAN MARKETS RECENTLY? Gin demand continues to grow, with many new Japanese gins entering the market. Japanese whisky distilleries are also excelling with many that started distilling two to three years ago beginning to produce single malts. Some distillers in Asia are developing aromatized wines, a category traditionally dominated by Italians and French. Watch this space! HOW DO YOU SUGGEST DISTILLERIES KEEP THEIR BRANDS TOP OF MIND IN ASIA IN THE AGE OF TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS? There are a few options open to international distilleries to maintain their presence in the region: the main one is to embrace virtual tastings and virtual distillery tours. They could also consider developing geo-based limited edition products that are exclusive to each market. And when local events are up and running, distillers will need to place resources on the ground. CATHAY PACIFIC HK IWSC 2020

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By Tersina Shieh

Diversity, Individuality and Togetherness With more than 360 years of winemaking history, South Africa is the oldest of the New World. The industry has gone through ups and downs, but it has now firmly crafted a place in the international wine world. South African wine thrives on diversity, individuality and togetherness. Diversity is in our nature The Cape Winelands are located in the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of six such plant kingdoms in the world, and it is the smallest yet richest with over 10,000 plant species – more than in the whole of the northern hemisphere. The combination of soil, climate, geography, grape varieties and winemakers’ creativity makes it all possible to produce wine of many faces. Grape varieties are not confined to particular regions, and regions are not confined to particular wine styles. Diversity is the strength of South African wine. Individuality matters In the past decade, South Africa’s reputation for trailblazing unusual and individualist winemaking has captured the wider public imagination. These free-spirited winemakers, what wine professionals refer to as the new-generation or new-wave winemakers, are passionate. Craig Hawkins from Testalonga experiments with various grape varieties including Harslevelü and Muscat d’Alexandrie in the remote north of Swartland. He uses powerful images and distinctive names that reflect the personality of the wine. Take ’I wish I was a Ninja’ as an example, the label is his friend dipping in a pool with a glass of wine in hand. The wine is a "Pet Nat" and it is all about having a good time. David Sadie from David & Nadia makes the most Pinot Noir-like Pinotage and two creative blends - Aristargos is Chenin Blanc based white blend with five other varieties; and Elpidios is the red blend of five varieties including Carignan, Syrah and Pinotage. Peter-Allen Finlayson from Crystallum, on the other hand, focuses only on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and sources grapes from Hemelen-Aarde, Overberg and Elandskloof to make both multivineyards blends and single-vineyard wines.

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Wines of the Rainbow Nation


It's not about making better wine, it's about making wine better.

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TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER

Together we are stronger When South Africa reconnected with the world after apartheid, producers understood they had to improve quality and rebuild their reputation in order to compete in the international markets. Like-minded producers, therefore, got together to raise the industry standard. Cap Classique Association was the first organised alliance founded by 14 producers in 1992. This was followed by the creation of the Pinotage Association in 1995 and later Chenin Blanc Association in 2000. Members share knowledge and support each other while the association teams communicate a bigger, more powerful message that successfully raises recognition of wines. The new generation winemakers with similar philosophy continue to form alliances - Swartland Independent Producers set up in 2011, The Zoo Cru in 2015 and The Whole Bunch in 2018 - are all making statements in the international world of wine. The Rainbow Nation of Wine Like its country, the South African wine scene is vibrant and colourful. Stellenbosch is renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style wine while Hemel-enAarde’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir stand up high against their international counterparts. Winemakers are passionate and visionary, but down-to-earth. Established producers keep abreast of the latest technology while the young guns revive old vine vineyards. It is no wonder that international critics including Jancis Robinson, Tim Atkin and Neal Martin praise South Africa as the most dynamic and exciting New World wine country. Over the Rainbow fundraising campaign Covid-19 impacts everyone across the world, but South Africa is particularly hard hit. One of the measures that the South African government took to combat the pandemic was banning domestic alcohol sale. Some 50% of wine produced in South Africa is sold within the country. This ban has severely affected wineries, their employees, and all associated industries from F&B and retail to logistics. Wine lovers from around the world are responding to the industry’s appeal by buying more South African wines. These export sales will help them sustain the businesses and keep workers and farmers employed. Fourteen Hong Kong wine merchants and wine shops took one step further to help. From mid-August to end of October, they donated HK$10 per bottle of every South African wine sold to two charity organisations in South Africa. Pebbles Project helps children and their families by providing support and intervention in five key areas: Education, Health, Nutrition, Community and Protection; while Anna Foundation addresses the educational and social needs of rural children, helps them to build positive self-worth and self-respect through its 3 Rs Programme: Reading, Running and Right-ing. The campaign is a good opportunity to introduce more exciting South African wines to consumers, and at the same time, bringing hope and smiles to South African children and their families.

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Swartland Voetpad vineyard

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Beer Trophies

HK IWSC beer awards raise a toast to Asia’s greatest hoppy brews.

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Nice brett character on the nose balances the tropical aroma of pineapple and subtle orange. Nelson Sauvin dry hop comes through on the palate giving a delicate white wine-like character that matches the brett and hazy base beer well.

BEST PORTER / STOUT Artmonster Brewery Endless Love Seoul, South Korea This peanut butter porter began life as a base of dark-red black stout which was transformed into a sweet stout by a large dose of lactose, then finished with chocolate. Notes of sweetened espresso and rich peanut butter. Seeking importer in Asia

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Heroes Beer Co KUPZZY In Time Hazy DIPA Hong Kong

Young Master Brewery Gimme S'More Hong Kong

Intense aromas of limes, grapefruits, mangos, and papaya with hints of coconut. Hazy but smooth and juicy on the palate. Dive in and drink it fresh.

Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with toasted marshmallow, triple Valrhona chocolate and half-baked cookie flavours.

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Young Master Brewery Another One Hong Kong

Young Master Brewery Days Of Brewing Wild Hong Kong

Crushable, juicy, refreshing, this delightful session ale is very drinkable.

Rich red fruits with notes of cherries, plum and raisins paired with delicate sherry-like oxidative notes. Coconut and vanilla notes from American oak provide satisfying richness in this complex sour.

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Artmonster Brewery Gangnam Style Seoul, South Korea

Artmonster Brewery Itaewon Freedom Seoul, South Korea Smooth-tasting, light orange beer made with sweet Munich malt and more than 60% wheat that strikes a balance between banana and clove. Just enough residual sweetness to balance its high carbonation acidity. Perfect for a sunny day with friends.

Well-executed amber lager with a complex malty backbone, notes of biscuits, caramel, and toasted bread. Bright reddish hue. Seeking importer in Asia

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Linden Leaf Botanicals 88 Organic Molecular Gin England Superb, layered perfume from heady high notes of lime zest and exotic blossoms, through to middle notes of fresh pine and green herbs, onto a warm, rich base of Seville marmalade and citrus peppers. Seeking importer in Asia

Green Awards Green awards are bestowed to all trophy and gold medal winners across all categories who are also certified as being either sustainable, biodynamic, or organic by their regional governing bodies.

Linden Leaf Botanicals 8 Organic Molecular Gin England Refreshing and summery with complex citrus overtones. Lively makrut lime and citrus zest lead. Middle notes of subtle juniper and watermelon. Base of warm orange flavours. Seeking importer in Asia

Linden Leaf Botanicals Arabica Coffee Organic Molecular Spirit England Opening notes of cinnamon and fragrant spices lead onto a middle palate of rich, warm coffee before finishing with sandalwood, cloves and vanilla. Captures the end-toend flavour journey of fine coffee. Seeking importer in Asia

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Leopard's Leap Special Edition Red Blend 2018 Western Cape, South Africa Lively berry and playful fruit aromas intertwine with dark berry, spicy oak and sweet vanilla flavours. Delightful berry fruitiness is prominent on the palate, while subtle sweet vanilla joins red fruit to create a wellbalanced wine with a lingering aftertaste.

De Grendel Wines Rubaiyat 2016 Cape Town, South Africa Fresh cigar box, blueberry crumble, dark chocolate and aniseed hints. Tannins are bold but well-rounded. Dark and red berry fruits of black currants, mulberries and raspberries underpinned by sundried olives and lavender. Acidity adds vigour and balance, length and elegance. Importer: Springbok Wines (HK) Seeking importer in other parts of Asia Bald Hills Bannockburn Yasuhiro Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 Central Otago, New Zealand This rich, balanced ‘Yasuhiro’ limited release Central Otago Pinot Noir has bright aromas of blackberry, plum, violets, spice and leather. Rounded with black fruits, figs, spice and fine tannins on the palate it has supple texture and a lingering finish. Importer: Bald Hills (Japan)

DIMPLE YUEN Distiller Two Moons Distillery WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A GIN DISTILLER? My pure love for the craft was what inspired me to become a gin distiller. After trying my first sip of craft gin, I fell in love with the spirit and it drove me to dive deep into the intricacies of the world of distilling. Distilling gin is about finding the perfect balance between technical knowledge, extreme focus and creativity. Professionally, I knew that it was the career for me. ANY WORDS OF ADVICE FOR ASPIRING GIN DISTILLERS? I would say the most important thing is to stay curious and keep challenging yourself. Be open-minded and accept constructive criticism, but also be careful not to let others completely overrule your beliefs and ideas. Finally, experience is key so keep experimenting and don't be afraid to share the knowledge! ANY FUNNY INCIDENCES DURING THIS YEAR'S JUDGING? We were lucky enough to sample one of the winners from last year before judging started as part of the calibration process and we decided to save our calibration spirit by setting it aside to reward ourselves after the morning session ended. Unfortunately, our treats were mistakenly removed, except Victoria's as she (very cleverly) hid her glass in a discreet corner. We were all so envious!

Marisco Vineyards Craft Series The Pioneer Chardonnay 2016 Marlborough, New Zealand Complex aromas of white peach and citrus with nougat and spicy oak. Silky palate shows elements of winemaker influence with a mealy, yeasty funk supporting the citrusstonefruit core. Juxtaposition of ripe acids against stone minerality creates a sustained dry finish. Importer: The Wine People (China) CATHAY PACIFIC HK IWSC 2020

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If sugar is the ‘Beauty’ in the fairy-tale of winemaking, yeast is the ‘Beast’ that transforms grape juice into wine by converting sugar into alcohol and aroma compounds

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f sugar is the 'Beauty' in the fairy-tale of winemaking, yeast is the 'Beast' that transforms grape juice into wine by converting sugar into alcohol and aroma compounds. The vineyard endows grapes with nature's beauty, but microorganisms involved in wine fermentation are predominantly found in the winery. Yeasts love sugars so when sweet, ripe grapes are brought into the winery, yeasts gobble up the grapes' natural sugars metabolising them into alcohol. This process is called alcoholic fermentation. According to Sam Harrop MW and Lallemand Australia's Dr Eveline Bartowsky, we should all learn to love the beast, for without yeast there would be no wine. Speaking at a WineSPIT Master Class on fermentation and microbiology at MWM Wine School, Harrop and Dr Bartowsky told members of the Hong Kong and Greater China wine trade that understanding yeast is critical to winemaking because yeast selection can influence the style of a wine. In fact, if you used four different selected yeasts in the same grape juice, you would most likely have four distinctive wines. The wines would still respect the grape variety and the terroir - as yeast can't create flavour - but yeasts will take what the grapes have to offer, and transform them into

Photo curtesy of Lallemand. Oenococcus Oeni magnified 10000x SEM

perceivable aroma compounds. Each yeast has a different metabolism and via its unique metabolism will transform the grapes' non-aromatic compounds into aromatic ones. Yeast helps winemakers interpret the desired characteristics of terroir and grape variety and expresses this in their wines. It also helps to control other aspects of winemaking, such as regulating microorganisms, including those that cause spoilage and wine faults. Harrop said it is important for a winemaker at the top of his/her game to really understand which selected wine yeast can provide the characteristics the winemaker is seeking, not just generally assuming one size fits all. "The best winemakers are like the best architects – with just the right amount of intervention, they must accept a certain level of control is vital if their wines are to show a true sense of place. They must strike a balance between methodology and intuition if nature is to be reflected in their work," he said. All yeast is natural, and is part of the winemaking process, Dr Bartowsky clarified. Yeasts are selected from grape must and cultivated. These selected yeasts can impact wine technologically (less sulphur dioxide (SO2), for example) and winemakers can use different yeasts based on their wine conditions. Lallemand

Photo curtesy of Lallemand . Saccharomyces cerevisiae magnified 10000x SEM

if you use four different selected yeasts in the same grape juice, you would most likely have four distinctive wines, but they would still respect the grape variety and the terroir...

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Oenology, a Canadian-based producer, supplier, research and developer with regional offices in most major wineproducing regions, including one in Australia where Bartowsky is based, select wine yeasts with desirable winemaking features from natural fermentations of grapes in renowned terroir. Yeast diversity in nature is huge. There are wine yeasts that produce less sulphur, and others that have an ability to produce more acidity. In the case of indigenous fermentation, however, the yeasts that are present in winemaking were present in the grape must itself and not inoculated. During fermentation, those rogue yeasts generate indigenous fermentations that are not really controlled. Many spoilage microorganisms can cause wine faults, leading to high volatile acidity, excessive sulphur compounds and/or off-odours from Brettanomyces or even allergens such as biogenic amines from spoilage lactic acid bacteria. Relying on wild yeast might seem like making wine the way nature intended, but it is more an ideological and philosophical perspective as yeasts, good and bad do not know what kind of wine it 'should' make (rosé? white? premium? early release?) and inoculating selected natural yeasts (and also bacteria) into winemaking, are done for excellent reasons by all manner of wineries, both commercial and premium, to prevent spoilage and protect their product, style and terroir.

yeast can’t create flavour but will take what the grape has to offer, and transform them into perceivable aroma compounds. "A winery with a quality mindset would lose money – down the drain or blended into a second wine – if they were to lose even one barrel due to poor fermentation, especially a small winery like mine that only produces 8,000 bottles per annum," Harrop said. "The technology exists to reduce risk and help the winemaker realise the full potential of their investment," he adds. Yeast is a key area of control in winemaking. As a winemaker, if you want to reflect a place, you need to understand which yeast strains are likely to help you express your interpretation of that place and you must help them do their job. This is a vital step in making a great wine.

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Photo curtesy of Lallemand . Saccharomyces cerevisiae & Oenococcus oeni magnified 10000x SEM

Winemaking yeasts are divided into two groups, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and nonSaccharomyces, which includes Lachancea thermotolerans, Metschniokowia pulcherrima, Metschnikowia fructicola, Torulaspora delbrueckii, which are now all available to winemakers. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the one responsible for the alcoholic fermentation and the main agent for contribution of aroma compounds. The other non-Saccharomyces yeasts, all selected from must fermentations, can contribute aromatically and possibly technologically (encouraging lactic acid production as a natural solution to replace the use of chemicals in acidification) or strategically to reduce the use of SO2 as some will prevent the development of spoilage bugs. Those spoilage bugs found naturally in must and wine include Brettanomyces bruxellensis, the famous Brett yeast that gives some wines a horsey, barnyardlike character. In small amounts, Brett yeast can add complexity. But too much can make a wine defective. Other yeast characteristics vary from strain to strain, making it impossible to generalise and it also depends on precursors from the grapes, Harrop explained. Apart from fruit and aromas, there are huge textural differences between yeasts depending on the yeast chosen. Another mini beast that aids in winemaking is wine bacteria (lactic acid bacteria) whose role in winemaking is often under-estimated. The most important work done by wine bacteria is called malolactic fermentation, even though it's not strictly fermentation at all, but rather a conversion or decarboxylation (the chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group and releases carbon dioxide) of malic acid to lactic acid. Think of malic acid as the tart acid that imparts harsh green apple acid characters in wine, and lactic acid bacteria convert it to the softer, rounder characters we can taste and enjoy. Dr Bartowsky explained that during malolactic fermentation, bacterial


Another mini beast that aids in winemaking is wine bacteria

compounds leave their mark in the form of various flavours and provide microbial stability to wine. Wine bacteria are vital in winemaking because as they metabolise, they reveal compounds such as esters (fruity characters) and diacetyl which is responsible for the buttery flavour and volume in Chardonnay. Bacteria also have glycosidic activity, which will release the aromatic compound from a bound non-aromatic moiety imparting floral characteristics to the wine. While yeasts are inoculated at the beginning of fermentation to transform the sugar into alcohol, bacteria can be inoculated at various stages throughout fermentation at the winemaker's discretion, depending on how they want to influence the wine's characteristics and aromas. Harrop argues that the species, strain and management of bacteria in winemaking (red and white) is both an important and underrated aspect of winemaking. "Often when I'm tasting fine wine, with experienced tasters, some of the qualities being attributed to terroir by the group, come from the bacteria either directly or indirectly," he explained. "An example of this can be seen in the spontaneous malolactic fermentations in white and red Burgundy. At low bacteria population levels (often a characteristic of the spontaneous approach) the process is long and challenging; pH can be low in white and reds and acidity can be higher than in other regions. With alcohol, the conditions for malolactic are far from ideal. Consequently, often the bacteria struggle. Diacetyl, volatile acidity, and aldehydes are produced, often in abundance. These qualities are often directly linked to a 'struggling' microorganism of indigenous origins. The funk that results can create a certain imbalance in the wine's sensory profile," Harrop continued. In Harrop's mind, a smarter approach is to inoculate with a selected yeast strain and then to co-inoculate with a desired strain of bacterium 24 hours later. Controlling these species provides a stronger platform for the vineyard to truly express itself in the bottle. "So, is it really the terroir limestone quality in the soil that creates Burgundy wine's characteristics? Or is it the perfect marriage of the region's beauty and the beast?" he challenged.

HAVE YOU SEEN ANY CHANGES IN WINE CHOICE IN ASIA IN RECENT YEARS? I think Hong Kong is a pretty stable market with the advantage that you can find almost everything. Two major things I have noticed is an incremental increase in demand for Burgundy Premier Cru 1er appellation and another is higher demand for natural, biodynamic wines.

BOJAN RADULOVIC Links Concept Deputy General Manager

WHAT "SILVER LININGS" HAVE YOU FOUND IN THE WINE INDUSTRY AMONGST ALL THE DISRUPTIONS OF THE PANDEMIC? Because consumers stayed at home during lockdown, they had the chance to explore wine regions and grapes that are not popular at restaurants and bars, but are widely available at wine shops. SINCE WINERY REPRESENTATIVES CANNOT TRAVEL RIGHT NOW, WHAT CAN THEY DO TO KEEP THEIR BRANDS "TOP OF MIND" IN ASIA? Work closely with their distributors to create special promotions, zoom tastings, educational activities and stay active on social media. These suggestions are nothing new and most wineries are already doing them. As much as winemakers are missing travelling to our markets, everyone is missing them more.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME YOU HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE HK IWSC, HOW DO YOU FEEL AFTER A DAY OF JUDGING? Although it can be a little repetitive trying so many samples, it's a great experience and discovering that I have a similar palate to other industry judges is always reassuring. Judging week has been a great experience and I can't wait to be a part of it again. HOW HAS THE PANDEMIC EFFECTED THE WAY YOU WORK? Of course, with Covid restrictions being placed on our industry, it's been a tough year. Luckily, our company has an online retail store which helped, and we have also been conducting live online tastings. Our company cleverly released a range of pre-batched cocktails, called "Cocktails at Home", which has performed well.

AMIR JAVAID Head of Spirits Northeast Wines & Spirits

DO YOU FEEL YOU CHANGED YOUR DRINKING HABITS THIS YEAR? Yes, since bars have been closed I've been drinking a lot more wine, and I've gained more appreciation for new world wines - they're fun, easygoing and taste great while working from home.

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The Asian food and wine matching awards recognise the prominence of food in Asian lifestyles and partner favourite dishes with their perfect mates.

DFJ Vinhos Portada Winemaker's Selection Red 2019 Lisboa, Portugal

Asoke Valley Winery Granmonte The Orient Syrah 2017 Asoke Valley, Thailand

Jackson Family Wines Capensis Chardonnay 2016 Western Cape, South Africa

Weingut Villa Wolf Wachenheimer Kรถnigswingert Dry Riesling 2018 Pfalz, Germany

BEST PAIRING WITH CHINESE WOK-FRIED BEEF FILLETS WITH LEEKS Chinese

BEST PAIRING WITH INDIAN CHICKEN CURRY WITH ROTI Indian

BEST PAIRING WITH JAPANESE DEEP-FRIED PORK CHOP Japanese

BEST PAIRING WITH JAPANESE GRILLED COD FISH Japanese

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Darius Allyn MS

Anty Fung The pairing with wok-fried beef fillet with leeks works well with a wine with upfront juicy characters which bring a nice contrast against the rustic umami-charged savouriness of the dish. The wine's silky, polymerized tannins bind well with the protein. Portada Winemaker's Selection Red 2019 provides a fruit-forward profile and a harmonious structure to go well with this Northern Chinese style dish.

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Traditionally, when we think of curry, we go straight to a cold beer. Masala Curry with its chili heat, myriad spices of cardamon, cinnamon, coriander, cloves and cumin makes wine pairing a challenge. The Granmonte Syrah replete with delicious juicy concentrated fruit, soft unobtrusive tannins stood up to the test and complemented the complexity of spices and heat. It was a perfect partnership bringing out the best of flavours in both the wine and curry.

Japanese deep-fried pork chop is enhanced by the Jackson Family Wines Capensis Chardonnay 2016 for a few simple reasons. Most importantly is the tactile synergy between the richness of the crisp-fried bread crumb crust and pork protein with the viscous weight of the chardonnay. Secondary lift of the wine's fresh apple-toned fruit further acts as a classic accompaniment to pork. The result is an uplifting effect of ultimate enjoyment between both dish and wine.

Rebecca Leung The luscious minerality, invigorating acidity and complexity of this 2018 dry Riesling fuse well with the moistness and tenderness of the Japanese grilled cod fish. Love the silky texture and impressive mid-palate weight of this wine. An excellent match for the dish!


DFJ Vinhos Portada Winemaker's Selection White 2019 Lisboa, Portugal

Dr. Loosen Red Slate Dry Riesling 2019 Mosel, Germany

REEZE CHOI Founder Somm's Philosophy BEST PAIRING WITH STIR-FRIED PRESERVED VEGETABLES WITH GREEN PEAS AND BEAN CURD SHEETS Chinese Justin Chen The Stir-fried Preserved Vegetables with Green Peas and Bean Curd Sheets is a challenging dish for wine pairing as its delicate flavour can be easily be overpowered by many wines and the umami and savoury characters of the dish may also highlight the phenolic bitterness in the wines. This Portada Winemaker’s Selection White is our best pick as it is soft, refreshing and fruity with delicate aromas, which match perfectly with dish in terms of flavour intensity and texture. Both the dish and wine’s flavours are greatly enhanced and there is no trace of bitterness at all. Very enjoyable pairing!

BEST PAIRING WITH VIETNAMESE RICE PAPER ROLLS Vietnamese

Davy Leung Distinct natural minerality and the precision of lemon, floral, dill and thyme notes marry perfectly with the light, refreshing and fragrant Vietnamese rice paper rolls (with a subtle hit of the sweet bean sauce). The palate is alive with the tangy acidity that lingers, resulting in a pleasant finish with great harmony.

HOW DID YOU FEEL AFTER TWO DAYS OF JUDGING? It was an absolutely fantastic experience! The judging panels ran smoothly, even with the challenges created by the government's Covid- restrictions. And I was happy to have the opportunity to judge wine with such an amazing group of professionals. I learnt so much from everybody. HAVE YOU FOUND ANY "SILVER LININGS" IN THE WINE INDUSTRY AMID THE PANDEMIC? I believe that no matter how bad the situation, people will find ways to survive. I have seen many new business models in the market, plus new ways to host wine tastings and seminars. And many of these creative solutions are cheaper, easier, and more user-friendly. I believe patterns of consumption in the Hong Kong market will be different, even after we beat the virus. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE WINE EXPERIENCE IN 2020? The Charles Heidsieck 'Mise en Cave' vertical tasting of eight champagnes, hosted online by Mr. Stephan Leroux, Charles Heidsieck's chief executive director and Mr. Cyril Brun, Chef de Caves (cellarmaster). The master class was attended by professionals from 10 international cities - it was an amazing experience!

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Tasting the Terroir

By Andrew Dembina One of the best ways to obtain a true sense of the wine diversity made across the Napa Valley AVA (officially-designated American Viticultural Area), is to pick a shortlist from across its 16 demarcated sub-region AVAs that best capture specific terroir or winemaking influences that will impress and possibly surprise on the nose and palate. Of course it’s not possible for most domestic or commercial cellars to stock up from all sub-regions, so listed below are half a dozen respected producers, selected for both thoughtful wellfinessed bottlings and for accessible pricing. Many other worthy wineries are, of course, available – including the well storied toptier collectable and ‘cult’ wines. 30

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Schramsberg Vineyards From Calistoga AVA, in the far north-western mountainside of Napa Valley, both its nonvintage J. Schram brut and the Prestige Cuveé vintage bruts show elevated renditions of traditional-method wines in this region. The 2009, 2010 and 2011 releases have achieved very notable accolades. J. Schram Rosé, vintage blanc de blancs and blanc de noirs also receive acclaim, proving that Jamie and Jack Davies were right to aim for star-quality sparkling wine when, from 1965, the couple built a facility in the site of the abandoned winery founded by Jacob Schram in 1862. Note: some grapes are sourced from three neighbouring counties. J. Schram Prestige Cuveé Raymond Vineyards This ‘valley-floor’ estate in St. Helena, with vineyards that overlap adjacent Rutherford AVA, produces several labels largely with biodynamic and sustainable practises. Raymond is run by Jean-Charles Boisset, under Boisset – La Famille des Grands Vins: a maker of wines across its France base and globally. Raymond Vineyards’ awarded mid-range St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon, with its intensity and structure, reflects small-berried fruit from the two main gravelly low-yield vineyards just north of the winery. Raymond Vineyards St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon d Viader Estate Howell Mountain, up in Napa’s inland northeast reaches, is home to Viader Estate. Its 11plus hectares of Bordeaux-blend variety vineyards – some more than three decades old – are on a west-facing slope that tops out at 400 metres. Its Proprietary Red, which primarily features the estate Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc, is a go-to for many within the realm of elegant Napa Cabernet blends. Viader Estate Proprietary Red Hyde Vineyard In Los Carneros AVA to the south of Napa town, straddling Sonoma AVA in part, lies Hyde Estate, amid undulating hills kept cool by western ocean breezes and fog. The focus is Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with Merlot also produced. Owned by Larry Hyde and in part by Burgundy legend Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, all Hyde Estate Winery varietals drink with a little minerality, freshness and acidity that bodes well for ageing. Hyde Estate Winery Chardonnay d Silverado Vineyards Situated in Stags Leap valley-floor AVA, although Silverado expanded its vineyards to include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Sangiovese since Diane and Ron Miller bought the property in 1971, it’s the Cabernet Sauvignon that is the star here. And particularly, the Solo label Cabernet Sauvignon, made from heritage clone 30 which was born among existing vines that date back to the 1960s; this premium wine embodies Stags Leap terroir well. Silverado Vineyards Solo Cabernet Sauvignon Cakebread Cellars In Rutherford, where the Cakebread family built its estate and then a solid reputation for its Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the early 1970s, organic and sustainable practises are used – including the use of birds of prey to deter vine pests. Further wine varietals were successively produced, the first being pinot noir from vines in the Anderson Valley, 135 kilometres north of the estate. Syrah and Merlot, both made from fruit grown in Suscol Springs, on the hills above the south-eastern edge of Napa town have complexity and balance. Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay d

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Medal Winners 2020

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It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Judges have sniffed, swirled and tasted their way to this year's Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal winners. Read on for the complete list.

90+ GOLD Outstanding example; the benchmark

80+ SILVER Fine example; excellent quality

visit www.hkiwsc.com for more details on each winner

Still Wine | Argentina | Gold >>

STILL WINE LISTED BY COUNTRY Argentina GOLD

Bodega Y Viñedos Catena DV Catena Tinto Histórico Malbec 2019

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Bodega Y Viñedos Catena DV Catena Tinto Histórico Blend 2019 Catena Appellation Tupungato Chardonnay 2019 Doña Paula Winery Los Cardos Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Grupo Peñaflor Finca Las Moras Gran Syrah 2016 Trapiche Fond de Cave Gran Reserva Malbec 2018 Trapiche Iscay Malbec Cabernet Frnc 2017 Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Ambrosía Malbec 2017 Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Coletto Malbec 2017 RBP Wines Bodega Privada Colección Malbec 2019 Bodega Privada Colección Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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Bodega Y Viñedos Catena Catena Alta Malbec 2018 Catena Appellation Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Catena Appellation Lulunta Malbec 2019 Doña Paula Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Los Cardos Malbec 2019 << Still Wine | Argentina | Bronze

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Grupo Peñaflor Bodega El Esteco Altimus 2016 Bodega El Esteco Chañar Punco 2015 Bodega Navarro Correas Alegoria Gran Reserva Blend Malbec 2016 Bodega Navarro Correas Juan de Dios 2015 Finca Las Moras Mora Negra 2017 Mascota Vineyards La Mascota Malbec 2019 Mascota Vineyards Unanime Gran Vino Tinto 2017 Mascota Vineyards Unanime Signature 2017 Trapiche Medalla Malbec 2018 La Pascuala Tukma Gran Corte 2017 RBP Wines Ricordi Malbec 2019 Tilia Chardonnay 2020 Malbec 2020 Viña San Pedro Tarapaca Graffigna Pinot Grigio 2019 Graffigna Reserve Malbce 2018 La Celia Elite Malbec 2019 La Celia Heritage Malbec 2015 La Celia Pioneer Cabernet Franc 2018 La Celia Pioneer Chardonnay 2019 La Celia Pioneer Malbec 2019 La Celia Reserva Malbec 2019

Australia GOLD

Bird In Hand Winery Nest Egg Chardonnay 2018 Syrah Mount Lofty Ranges 2018 Ted Chardonnay 2018 << Still Wine | Australia | Gold

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Bird In Hand Winery Nest Egg Chardonnay 2018 Adelaide Hills, Australia

Bird In Hand Winery Syrah Mount Lofty Ranges 2018 Adelaide Hills, Australia

Bird In Hand Winery Ted Chardonnay 2018 Adelaide Hills, Australia

Blue Pyrenees Estate Richardson Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Pyrenees, Australia

Importer: China Wines and Spirits

Importer: China Wines and Spirits

Importer: China Wines and Spirits

Seeking importers in Asia

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Blue Pyrenees Estate Richardson Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Cat Amongst The Pigeons Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2019 Fat Cat Barossa Shiras 2018 Chapel Hill Winery Mclaren Vale Bush Vine Grenache 2019 Dee Vine Estate Nericon Vineyard Reserve Durif 2018 Heirloom Vineyards A'Lambra Shiraz 2018 Krondorf Wines Founders View Barossa Shiraz 2018 Morambo Creek Shiraz 2018 Rob Dolan Wines Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Estate Series GSM 2018 Single Vineyard Series 'Bush Vine' Grenache 2018 Sidewood Estate Shiraz 2019 The Gilbert Family Wine Gilbert + Gilbert Single Vineyard Riesling 2015 Gilbert Chardonnay 2018 Zonte's Footstep Z Force 2017

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Allegiance Wines Unity Barossa Valley Shiraz 2018 Bird in Hand Winery Chardonnay Adelaide Hills 2019 Nest Egg Shiraz 2015 Shiraz Adelaide Hills 2018 Black Wattle Wines Mt Benson Shiraz 2018 Bunnamagoo Estate Wines Mount Lawson Shiraz 2019 Cat Amongst The Pigeons Barossa Shiraz 2019 Fat Cat Barossa Grenache 2019 Fat Cat Barossa Mataro 2018 Chapel Hill Winery Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2018 Dandelion Vineyards Lioness of Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2019 Lionheart of The Barossa Shiraz 2019 << Still Wine | Australia | Silver

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De Bortoli Wines Deen Vat 5 Botrytis Semilon 2017 Melba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Noble One Botrytis Semilon 2017 Woodfired Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Woodfired Shiraz 2018 Dee Vine Estate D-Reserve Shiraz 2018 Distant South Tasmania Chardonnay 2019 Elysian Springs Marley Farm Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2018 Springs Spring Lamb Syrah 2018 Ferngrove Wines Diamond Chardonnay 2019 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Glaetzer Wines Bishop Shiraz 2018 Glenlofty Estate The Ridge Block Shiraz 2017 Grant Burge 5th Generation Barossa Cabernet Merlot 2018 Filsell Old Vine Shiraz 2017 Grape Expectations Vintners AC Byme & Co 2019 Cabernet Merlot 2019 Heirloom Vineyards Mclaren Vale Shiraz 2019 Jacob's Creek Bungalow Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Centenary Hill Shiraz 2012 Katnook Estate Founder's Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Krondorf Wines Old Salem Barossa Shiraz 2018 Symmetry Barossa Shiraz 2018 Mclaren Vale III Squid Ink Estate Grown Reserve Shiraz 2019 Morambro Creek Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz 2019 Mum's Block Barossa Shiraz 2018 Nugan Estate Mclaren Parish Shiraz 2018 Once & Well Margeret River Chardonnay 2019 Riddoch Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 << Still Wine | Australia | Silver

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Rob Dolan Wines White Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Santolin Wines Gladysdale Chardonnay 2019 Gruyere Pinot Noir 2018 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Estate Series Shiraz 2018 Reserve Series 'Eliza' Shiraz 2018 Shottesbrooke Estate Series Grenache Rosé 2020 Sidewood Estate Mappinga Chardonnay 2019 Mappinga Shiraz 2018 St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz 2017 Stongfell The Baton Langhorne Creek Shiraz Cabernet 2018 The Château Tanunda Estate Matthew's Road Langhorne Creek Barossa Shiraz 2019 The Gilbert Family Wine Gilbert + Gilbert Single Vineyard Riesling 2017 Treasury Wine Estates Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz 2016 Turnbull Wine M&P Turnbull Barossa Shiraz 2019 Vandermonian Single Vineyard Coal River Valley Tasmania Chardonnay 2019 Wakefield Taylors Family Wines Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Heritage Shiraz 2018 Jaraman Shiraz 2018 Woodstock Winery Woonstock Mclaren Valley 'The Stocks' Shiraz 2017 Yarra View Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2019 Zilzie Wines Regional Collection Barossa Shiraz 2018 Zonte's Footstep Chocolate Factory 2019 Dusk Til Dawn 2019 Globe Skimmer 2020 Lake Doctor Shiraz 2018 Scarlet Ladybird 2020 << Still Wine | Australia | Silver

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Cat Amongst The Pigeons Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2019 Barossa, Australia

Cat Amongst The Pigeons Fat Cat Barossa Shiraz 2018 Barossa, Australia

Seeking importers in Asia

Seeking importers in Asia

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BRONZE

AC Byrne & Co Margaret River Chardonnay 2020 Allegiance Wines The Artisan Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019 Unity Margaret Rivers Chardonnay 2019 Angove Family Winemakers Est 1886 Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017 The Medhyke Shiraz 2017 Blood Brother Republic Mclaren Vale Grenache 2019 Blue Pyrenees Estate Blue Pyrenees Estate 2018 Richardson Shiraz 2018 Section One Shiraz 2018 Boroka Crackerjack Victoria Shiraz 2016 Bream Creek Vineyard Tasmania Pinot Noir Reserve 2018 Bunnamagoo Estate Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2016 Mount Lawson Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Mount Lawson Merlot 2018 Shiraz 2016 Cat Amongst The Pigeons Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Barossa Chardonnay 2020 Fat Cat Eden Valley Riesling 2020 Cowra Estate Wines Cowra Estate Chardonnay 2019 Gulfstream Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2019 De Bortoli Wines 17 Trees Chardonnay 2019 17 Trees Shiraz 2019 Deakin Estate Deakin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Elysian Springs Apple Cart Pinot Rosé 2020 Elysian Springs Pennies From Heaven Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Marley Farm Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Silent Waters Pinot Noir 2019 Ferngrove Wines Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Ferngroe Black Label Shiraz 2019 Majestic Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 << Still Wine | Australia | Bronze

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Chapel Hill Winery Dee Vine Estate McLaren Vale Bush Vine Grenache 2019 Nericon Vineyard Reserve Durif 2018 McLaren Vale, Australia New South Wales, Australia Importer: Watsons Wine Celler (HK) The Wine Republic (China)

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Glaetzer Wines Wallace Shiraz Grenache 2018 Glenlofty Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Decameron Blakc Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Shiraz 2015 Grant Burge Grant Burge 5th Generation Barossa Shiraz 2018 The Holy Ttinity GSM 2017 Grape Expectations Vintners AC Byrne & Co Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2020 Hardys Chronicles Butcher's Gold Shiraz 2017 HRB Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Haselgrove Wines Catkin Shiraz 2018 Heirloom Vineyards Barossa Shiraz 2019 Jacob's Creek Barossa Signature Shiraz 2018 Expedition Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Kaleidoscope Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2019 Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Odyssey Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Krondorf Wines Barossa Cabernet Sauvingnon 2018 Barossa Shiraz Sauvingnon 2018 Nugan Estate Alcira Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Riddoch Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Coonawarra Shiraz 2018 Riversdale Estate Cygnus Tasmania Riesling 2019 Rob Dolan Wines Signature Series Pinot Noir 2017 True Colours Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 White Label Chardonnay 2018 White Label Pinot Noir 2018 Santolin Wines Gladysdale Pinot Noir 2018 Schubert Estate Wine Goose-Yard Block Shiraz 2017 The Lone Goose Shiraz 2017 << Still Wine | Australia | Bronze

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Shottesbrooke Vineyards Estate Series Merlot 2018 Reserve Series 'The Proprietor' Red Blend 2018 Series Pinot Noir 2018 St Hugo Barossa Shiraz 2017 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 The Château Tanunda Estate Parishes Cabernet Shiraz 2018 Parishes Merlot 2019 The Gilbert Family Wine Gilbert L. C. R. Chardonnay 2018 Gilbert Orange Shiraz 2018 Pinot Noir 2019 Treasury Wine Estates Wolf Blass Gold Label Shiraz 2017 Wakefield Taylors Family Wines The Pioneer Shiraz 2016 William Light Clare Valley Shiraz 2018 Wirrega Vineyards Sfera Black Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Woodstock Winery Collett Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Woodstock Mclaren Valley Deep Sands Shiraz 2017 Zilzie Wines MCMXI Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Regional Collection Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Zonte's Footstep Lady of The Lake 2020 Love Symbol 2018 Nature's Crux Shiraz 2020 Violet Beauegard 2019

Austria GOLD

Domäne Wachau Achleiten Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2019

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Heirloom Vineyards A'Lambra Shiraz 2018 Barossa Valley, Australia

Morambro Creek Shiraz 2018 Limestone Coast, Australia

Krondorf Wines Founders View Barossa Shiraz 2018 Barossa, Australia

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Esterhazy Wein Estoras Cuvée 2017 Estoras Grüner Veltliner 2019 Ing. W. Baumgartner Neiderösterreich Gewürztraminer Reserve 2019 Laurenz V Charming Grüner Veltliner 2018 Mad & Wine Blaufränkisch Ried Marienthal Leithaberg DAC 2017 Furioso Qualitatswein 2017 Pino's Opus Caeleste Grüner Veltliner DAC Weinviertel Reserve 2019 Weingut Der Pollerhof Der Pollerhof Gelber Muskateller Marktweg 2019 Weingut Günter + Regina Triebaumer Ruster Ausbruch 2018 Weingut Schloss Gobelburg Grüner Veltliner Eiswein 2018

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Authill Wines Asia Blend Cuvée White 2019 Erwin Sabathi Ried Pössnitzberg Chardonnay 2017 Gebrüder Nittnaus Gols Nittnaus Exquisit Trockenbeerenauslese 2018 Ing. W. Baumgartner Domäne Baumgartner Grüner Veltliner Reserve 2019 Fundstück Grüner Veltliner Reserve 2019 Laurenz V Singing Grüner Veltliner 2019 Skoff Original Sauvignon Blanc Ried Obegg 2015 Weingut Der Pollerhof Der Pollerhof Weinviertel Phelling DAC Weinviertel 2019 Frau Mayer Grüner Veltliner 2019 Hühnergarten Grüner Veltliner 2019 Vom Löss Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Weingut Ebner-Ebenauer Black Edition Grüner Veltliner 2017 Weingut Jordan Steinzeit Grüner Veltliner 2018 << Still Wine | Austria | Bronze

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The Gilbert Family Wine Gilbert Chardonnay 2018 New South Wales, Australia

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Weingut Leth Gigama Grande Reserve Grüner Veltliner 2016 Ried Schafflerberg Grüner Veltliner 2019 Ried Scheiben 1ÖTW Grüner Veltliner 2019 Weingut Rain Gesbr Zweigelt Exquisit 2018 Weingut Schloss Gobelsburg Ried Heiligenstein 1Ötw Riesling Kamptal DAC 2017 Weingut Thomas Und Maria Buchmayer Kalvarienberg Natural Cuvée 2019 Natural Grüner Veltliner 2019 Natural Kalvarienberg Grüner Veltliner 2019

Chile GOLD

Viña la Rosa Cornellana Gran Reserva Cuvée 2017

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i Wines Iatina Petit Verdot 2019 Iatina Syrah 2018 Viña San Pedro Tarapaca Tarapaca Etiqueta Azul Gran Reserva Red Blend 2017 Tarapaca Etiqueta Negra Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Viña Santa Ema Amplus Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Amplus Marselan 2018 Amplus Old Vine Carignan 2018 Catalina 2017 Viñedos Puertas Tronador Reserva Carménère Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Vyf Wines Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Aresti Chile Wine Trisquel Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Max Reserva Chardonnay 2018 Espiritu de Chile Intrepido Carménère 2019

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i Wines Iatina Carménère 2018 Qu Chardonnay 2020 Sur Andino Cabernario N˚8 2017 Cigor Box Old Vine Carbernet Sauvignon 2019 Cigar Box Old Vine Pinot Noir 2019 Viña Carmen V Lustros Carménère 2018 Viña la Rosa Cornellana Barrel Reserve Cabernet Franc 2019 Cornellana Barrel Reserve Carménère 2019 Viña San Pedro Tarapaca 1865 Selected Vineyard Carménère 2018 1865 Selected Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 9 Lives Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Santa Helena Reserva Siglo de Oro Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Santa Helena Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Sidus H800 2018 Tarapaca Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvigon 2018 Tarapaca Gran Reserva Carménère 2018 Tarapaca Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Viñedos Puertas Aguanegra Gran Reserva Cabernet Franc 2017 Aguanegra Petit Verdot Gran Reserva 2018 Caballo Azul Reserva Especial Barricas 2016 El Milagro Reserva Carménère 2017 Obsession Blend Premium 2015 VyF Wines Entry Chardonnay 2020 Entry Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2020

China SILVER

Pernod Richard (Ningxia) Winemakers Helan Mountain Xiaofeng Chardonnay 2017 Shanxi Grace Vineyard Deep Blue 2017 Silver Heights Vineyard Jiayuan Marselan 2017 Sino-French Joint-Venture Dynasty Winery Dynasty Air Dry Red 2009 Dynasty Grand Red 2009

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Shottesbrooke Vineyards Single Vineyard Series 'Bush Vine' Grenache 2018 McLaren Vale, Australia

Shottesbrooke Vineyards Estate Series GSM 2018 McLaren Vale, Australia Shottesbrooke Vineyards Estate Series GSM 2018 was the HK IWSC Wine With Ko Mu Yang (Grilled Pork Neck With Spicy Tamarind Sauce) 2017

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BRONZE

Ningxia Xige Estate Jade Dove Single Vineyard Cabernet Gernischet 2018 Jade Dove Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Jade Dove Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 Pernod Ricard (Ningxia) Winemakers Helan Mountain Classic Dry White 2017 Helan Mountain Premium Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Helan Mountain Xiaofeng Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Helan Mountain Classic Dry Red 2017 Shanxi Grace Vineyard Tasya's Reserve Cobernet Sauvignon 2017 Silver Heights Vineyard Jiayuan Pinot Noir 2017 Silver Heights 'The Summit' 2017 Sino-French Joint-Venture Dynasty Winery Dynasty Red Label Merlot 2019

Czech Republic SILVER

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B\V Vinarstvi Vyber Z Hroznu Ryzlink Rynsky 2015 Zweigeltrebe Reserva 2015 Andre Reserva 2015 Vyber Z Hroznu Chardonnay 2015 Vyber Z Hroznu Solaris 2019 Pozdni Sber Hibernal 2018 Reserva Chardonnay 2017 Reserva Riesling 2017 << Still Wine | Czech Republic | Bronze

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Shottesbrooke Vineyards Single Vineyard Series 'Bush Vine' Grenache 2018 was the HK IWSC Wine Silver Award in 2019

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Reserva Pinot Gris 2017 Vyber Z Hroznu Oranzove Rulandske Sede 2018 Pozdni Sber Ryzlink Vlašský 2015 Pozdni Sber Sylvanske Zelene 2015 Pozdni Sber Muller Thrugau 2019 Vyber Z Hroznu Tramin Cerveny 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva 2015 Neronet Reserva 2015 Pinot Noir Reserva 2015

France GOLD

SPH Gerard Bertrand Château La Sauvageonne Grand Vin AOP Terrasses du Larzac 2018

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Château de Pommard Clos Marey-Monge Micault 2017 Clos Marey-Monge Grands Esprits2017 Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2016 Domaine des Sénéchaux Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016 Domaine la Rossignole Les Renardières Sancerre Cherrier 2016 Domaine Pinson Chablis Mont-de-Millieu Premier Cru 2016 Joseph Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc 2017 St Aubin Sur Le Sentier du Clou Premier Cru 2017 Laroche Chablis 2019 SPH Gerard Bertrand Château de Villemajou Grand Vin AOP Corbière Boutenac 2018 Château La Sauvageonne Grand Vin AOP Langeudoc 2019 Vignobles Famille Quiot Domaine Duclaux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2016 Domaine Duclaux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2016

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Château Loudenne Le Château AOC Bordeaux Blanc 2018 Delas Frères Saint-Esprit Côtes de Rhône 2018 Joseph Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge 2017 Laroche Chardonnay L 2019 Scea Château Cantenac Château Cantenac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018 SPH Gerard Bertrand Terroir AOP Corbières 2017 Château La Souleole Grand Vin AOP Malepère 2018 Vignobles Famille Quiot Domaine Houchart AOP Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire 2019

Georgia GOLD

Dugladze Wine Heritage Mukuzani Premium Selection Dry Red 2017 Jsc Château Mukhrani Qvevri Red 2018 Kart-Valley Kartlis Valley Saperavi Dry Red 2017 Wine Guards Rkatsiteli Qvevri Dry Amber 2019

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Dugladze Wine Heritage Kisi Dry Amber 2018 Heritage Premium Selection Superior Dry Red Saperavi 2018 Jsc Château Mukhrani Collection Secrète Red 2016 Réserve Royale Shavkapito 2017 Wine Guards Saperavi Superior Dry Red 2019 Kisi Qvevri Dry Amber 2019

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Jsc Château Mukhrani Saperavi Supérieur 2017 Réserve Royale Saperavi 2016 Tavkveri 2017 << Still Wine | Georgia | Bronze

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Zonte's Footstep Z Force 2017 McLaren Vale, Australia

SPH Gerard Bertrand Dugladze Wine Château La Sauvageonne Grand Vin Heritage Mukuzani Premium Selection AOP Terrasses du Larzac 2018 Dry Red 2017 Languedoc, France Kakheti, Georgia

Jsc Château Mukhrani Qvevri Red 2018 Georgia

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Wine Guards Saperavi Qvevri Dry Red 2019

Germany BRONZE

Dr. Loosen Red Slate Dry Riesling 2019 Weingut Villa Wolf Wachenheimer Königswingert Dry Riesling 2018

Greece SILVER

Alpha Estate Ecosystem Sauvignon Blanc Fume Single Block 'Kaliva' 2019 Xinomavro Single Vineyard 'Hedgehog' 2017

BRONZE

Alpha Estate Axia 2017 Ecosystem Assyrtiko Single Block 'Aghia Kiriaki' 2018 Ecosystem Xinomavro Reserve Vieilles Vignes Single Block 'Barba Yannis' 2016 Malagouzia Single Vineyard 'Turtles' 2019 Omega Late Harvest Xinomavro 2007 S.M.X. 2017 Greek Wine Cellars D. Kourtakis Kouros Nemea 2018

India SILVER

Grover Zampa Vineyards Chêne Grande Réserve 2017 Grover Art Collection Rosé 2020 Vijay Amritraj Reserve Collection Red 2018

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Grove Zampa Vineyards Grover Art Collection Cabernet Shiraz 2020 Grover Art Collection Viognier 2020 Grover La Réserve 2018

Assuli Winery Besi DOC Nero d'Avola Sicilia 2016 << Still Wine | Italy | Gold

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Cantina Pardi Sacrantino DOCG Montefalco Sagrantino 2015 Cantina Valpolicella Negrar DOCG Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Collezione Pruviniano 2015 Cantine San Marzano Talò DOP Primitivo di Manduria 2019 Casalfarneto Rosae 99 DOC Lacrima di Morro d'Alba 2019 Vivaldi DOCG Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Premium 2016

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Assuli Winery Lorlando DOC Nero d'Avola Sicilia 2018 Borgo Conventi Merlot DOC Collio 2017 Cantina Valpolicella Negrar DOCG Amarone Della Valpolcella Classico Domini Veneti 2015 DOCG Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Mater 2012 Grape Expectations Vinters Corte Carista DOCG Chianti Superiore 2017 La Palazzetta Di Luca E Flavio Fanti Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 Tenuta Casaletti DOCG Amarone Della Valpolicella Riserva 2014 Velenosi Rêve DOCG Offida Pecorino 2018 Verso Sera DOCG Colline Teramane Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2018 Velenosi Sri Roggio Del Filare DOC Rosso Piceno Superiore 2017 Villa Canestrari DOCG Amarone Della Vapolicella Plenum Riserva 2013 Vivaldi DOCG Amarone Della Valpolcella Classico 2017

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Italy GOLD

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Catina Alice Bel Colle Al Caso Collezione 360˚ DOCG Babera d'Asti 2019

Cantina Valpolicella Negrar DOCG Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2017 Casalfarneto Otto Borghi 8 Casal Farneto 2017 Ruffino Pinot Gris DOC Lumina 2019 Riserva Ducale DOCG Chianti Classico 2017 Tenuta Di Tavignanno Misco DOC Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Classico Superiore 2019 Tenuta Sant'Antonio Argille Bianche DOCG Recioto Della Valpolicella 2011 DOCG Amarone Della Valpolicella Campo Dei Gigli 2016 Velenosi Sri Velenosi Ascoli Piceno DOCG Ludi Offida Rosso 2017

Japan SILVER Château Mercian Château Mercian Hosaka Muscat Bailey A 2017 Iwada Koshu Kiiroka Cuvée Ueno 2019 Hokkaido Wine Otaru Gewurztraminer 2019 Kitajima Hideki Zweigelt 2019

BRONZE

Asuka Wine Asuka Delaware 2019 Château Mercian Château Mercian Negano Merlot 2017 Fuefuki Koshu Gris de Gris 2019 Hokushin Chardonnay Unwooded 2018 Mariko Chardonnay 2019 Tamamoro Koshu Kiiroka 2019 Hokkaido Wine Hokkaido Kerner 2019 Kitajima Vineyard No. 7 Kerner 2018 Kitajima Vineyard Zweigelt Rosé 2018 Yoichi Harvest Kerner Special Cuvée 2018 Shimanouchi Fujimaru Winery Osaka Delaware 2019 Tsuno Wine Campbell Early Rosé 2019

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Kart Valley Kartlis Valley Saperavi Dry Red 2017 Georgia

Wine Guards Rkatsiteli Qvevri Dry Amber 2019 Georgia Importer: Shanghai Georgian Wine Co.

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Makiuchi Unwooded Chardonnay 2019 Onoshita Estate #5 Chardonnay 2019 Shiramizu Unfiltered #6-B Chardonnay 2019

Moldova SILVER

Castel Mimi Castel Mimi Saperavi Limited Edition 2017 Feteasca Alba 2019 Viorica de Bulboaca Limited Edition 2019

New Zealand GOLD

Bald Hills Yasuhiro Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 Marisco Vineyards Marisco Vineyards Craft Series The Pioneer Chardonnay 2016 The Ned Rosé 2020 Seifried Estate Aotea By the Seifried Family Nelson Pinot Noir 2019 Winemakers Collection 'Sweet Agnes' Reisling 2019

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Bald HIlls Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 Glenora Estate Syrah 2019 Invivo & Co Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Invivo X Sarah Jessica Parker Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Kono NZ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Tohu Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 2018 Marisco Vineyards Leefield Station Chardonnay 2019 Leefield Station Pinot Rosé 2020 Marisco Vineyards 2015 Marisco Vineyards Craft Series The Journey Pinot Noir 2016 The King's A Sticky End Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2019 The King's Bastard Chardonnay 2019 The King's Desire Pinot Rosé 2020 << Still Wine | New Zealand | Silver

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Cantina Pardi Sacrantino DOCG Montefalco Sagrantino 2015 Montefalco, Italy

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The King's Favour Sauvignon Blanc 2019 The Ned Marlborough Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2019 The Ned Marborough Pinot Gris 2020 The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Misty Cove Wines Estate Series Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Otuwhero Trustee Otu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Rapaura Springs Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2020 Saint Clair Family Estate Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2018 Pioneer Block 14 Doctor's Creek Pinot Noir 2018 Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Seifried Estate Haulashore Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Sileni Estates Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Spy Valley Wines Sustainably Crafted Pinot Noir 2017 Summerhouse Wines Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Two Rivers Convergence Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Waimea Estates Waimea Wine Of Nelson Pinot Gris 2019 Wooing Tree Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

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Awatere River Pinot Gris 2019 Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 New Zealand Pinot Noir 2019 Kono NZ Tohu Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Marisco Vineyards Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Leefield Station Pinot Gris 2019 Leefield Station Pinot Noir 2019 Leefield Station Sauvignon Blanc 2019 << Still Wine | New Zealand | Bronze

Cantina Valpolicella Negrar DOCG Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Collezione Pruviniano 2015 Valpolicella, Italy Seeking importer in Asia

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Marisco Vineyards Craft Series The Pioneer Chardonnay 2015 The King's Thorn Pinot Gris 2019 The King's Wrath Pinot Noir 2019 The Ned Pinot Noir 2019 Marlborough Sounds Pinot Noir 2018 Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Mud House Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Saint Clair Family Estate Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2018 Vicar's Choice Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Wairau Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2019 Seifried Estate Aotea By The Seifried Family Nelson Chardonnay 2019 Aotea By The Seifried Family Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Family Winemakers Nelson Chardonnay 2019 Old Coach Road Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Rabbit Island Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Seifried Family Winemakers Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Split Rock Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Sileni Estates Cellar Selection Pinot Gris 2019 Cellar Selection Pinot Noir 2019 Spy Valley Wines Satellite Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Sustainable Crafted Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Two Rivers Isle of Beauty Rosé 2020 Waimea Estates Spinyback Nelson Pinot Gris 2020

Portugal GOLD

Adega de Pegões Grande Reserva Red 2017 Casa Ermelinda Freitas Baía de Tróia Castelão 2019 Vinha do Fava Reserva 2018

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Cantine San Marzano Talò DOP Primitivo di Manduria 2019 Puglia, Italy

Casalfarneto Rosae 99 DOC Lacrima di Morro d'Alba 2019 Marche, Italy

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Sobreiro de Pegões Premium White 2019 Adega de Pegões Syrah Red 2017 Vinhas de Pegões Verdelho White 2019 Casa Ermelinda Freitas Alicante Bouschet Reserve 2017 Dona Ermelinda Reserva Tinto Setúbal DOC 2018 Syrah Reserva 2018 Terras do Pó Castas Chardonnay Viognier 2017 Vinha Da Fonte Reserva 2018 Vinha Da Valentina Reserva Signature 2018 Vinha do Fava Touriga Nacional 2019 Vinha do Torrão Reserva 2018 Casa Santo Lima Colossal Reserva Red 2018 Confidencial Reserva 2017 Lisbonita 2019 Quid Pro Quo Reserva 2018 Quinta Das Setencostas 2017 DFJ Vinhos Consensus Pinot Noir & Touriga Nacional 2016 Coreto Rosé 2019 Fat Duck Vinho Tinto 2018 Ermelinda Vinhos Fugaz Vinho Verde DOC Quinta do Minho Vinho Verde DOC 2019 Sociedade Agricola Quinta Do Conde Galodoro Reserva 2018

BRONZE

Adega de Pegões Adega de Pegões Alicante Bouschet Red 2017 Alto Pina Red Reserva 2019 Portinho do Covo Red 2019 Vinhas de Pegões Syrah Red 2019 Vinhas de Pegões Touriga Nacional Red 2019 Casa Ermelinda Freitas Dona Ermelinda Reserva Branco Palmela DOC 2019 Rocksand Shiraz 2019 Sand Creek 2019 Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Casa Santos Lima Bons Ventos 2019 Fortissimo 2019 Monte Da Caçada 2018 Rabo de Gala 2019

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Vivaldi DOCG Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Premium 2016 Valpolicella, Italy

Importer: Marc Brugaliere Wine Selection

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DFJ Vinhos Aluado Chardonnay 2019 Aluado Reserva 2017 Always On Friday 2018 Coreto Vinho Blanco 2019 Coreto Vinho Tinto 2019 DFJ Alvarinho Chardonnay 2019 DFJ Touriga Nacional & Touriga Franca 2018 Escada Arinto Reserva 2019 Escada Touriga Nacional 2019 Fonte do Beco Castelão 2018 Francos Grande Escolha Jose Neiva Correia 2015 Grand'Arte Alvarinho 2019 Grand'Arte Pinot Noir 2017 Grand'Arte Special Selection 2014 Patamar Red Blend Reserva 2019 Paxis Rosé Blend 2019 Pedras do Monte Cabernet Sauvignon Tinta Roriz 2018 Pomar Jose Neiva Correia Vinho Tinto 2019 Portada Winemaker's Selection Red 2019 Portada Winemaker's Selection Rosé 2019 Portada Winemaker's Selection White 2019 Segada Vinho Blanco 2019 Segada Vinho Tinto 2019 Vega DOC Douro 2018 Ermelinda Vinhos Campos do Minho Quinta de Ceis Grande Reserva White DOP Douro 2017 Red Vinhas Velhas DOP Douro 2017 Reserva White Vinhas Velhas DOP Duoro 2018

Romania SILVER

Sc Ville Budureasca Premium Feteasca Neagra DOC Dealu Mare 2016

BRONZE

SC Ville Budureasca Budureasca Orange 2018 Noble White 2019 Premium Tamaioasa Romaneasca 2019 Vine In Flames Feteasca Regala 2019 Vine In Flames Pinot Noir DOC Dealu Mare 2018 Noble 5 DOC Dealu Mare 2017

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Bald Hills Yasuhiro Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 Central Otago, New Zealand Importer: Bald Hills (Japan)

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South Africa GOLD

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018 Cederberg Cellar Shiraz 2016 Constantia Glen Constantia Glen Five Red Blend 2016 De Grendel Wines Rubaiyat 2016 La Motte Chardonnay 2019 Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards Special Edition Red Blend 2018 Post House Wines Merry Widow Shiraz 2018 Rietvallei Wine Estate Estate Red Blend 2016

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Babylon's Peak Shiraz Carignan 2019 Beachhouse The Beachhouse Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Boschendal Wines Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2017 Brampton Roxton Black Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Cape Point Vineyards Cape Town Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019 Cape Town Wine Co. Shiraz 2019 Constantia Glen Two Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018 Diemersfontein Wines Carpe Diem Pniotage 2018 Pinotage 2018 Douglas Green Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Fable Mountian Vineyards Syrah 2017 Franschoek Cellar La Cotte Mill Chenin Blanc 2019 Graceland Vineyards Merlot 2016 Hartenberg Wine Estate The Eleanor Chardonnay 2017 << Still Wine | South Africa | Silver

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Marisco Vineyards Craft Series The Pioneer Chardonnay 2016 Marlborough, New Zealand

Casa Ermelinda Freitas Baía de Tróia Castelão 2019 Setúbal, Portugal

Casa Ermelinda Freitas Vinha do Fava Reserva 2018 Setúbal, Portugal

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Hogan Wines Divergent Cabernet Sauvignon Cinsaut Carignan 2017 Jackson Family Wines Capensis Chardonnay 2016 Journey's End Destination Chardonnay 2017 L'Avenir Single Block Pinotage 2018 La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Millennium Merlot Cabernet Franc 2016 Millennium Merlot Cabernet Franc 2018 Syrah 2018 Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Chenin Blanc 2020 Culinaria Collection Chenin Blanc 2018 Linton Park Wines Limited Release de Slangerivier 2017 Lomond Wine Estate Syrah 2018 Longridge Wines Chardonnay 2017 Man Vintners Family Wines Bosstok Pinotage 2019 Family Wines Free-run Steen Chenin Blanc 2020 Family Wines Padstal Chardonnay 2020 Family Wines Skaapveld Syrah 2019 Kara-Tara Pinot Noir 2019 Stark-Condé Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Meerendal Family Vineyards The Loft Cape Blend 2019 Mooiplaas Wine Estate Pinotage 2019 Mulderbosch Vineyards Single Vineyard Series Block W Chenin Blanc 2018 Org de Rac Landgoed Organic Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019 Painted Wolf Wines Guillermo Pinotage 2019 Rainbow's End Estate Merlot 2018 << Still Wine | South Africa | Silver

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Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018 Cape Town, South Africa Importer: Northeast Wines & Spirits Wine 'N' Things

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Rhebokskloof Wine Estate Flatrock Red Shiraz Pinotage 2018 Safriel House Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017 Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Old Road Wine 12 Mile Syrah 2017 St Leger Wines Table Mountain Sandstone Chardonnay 2019 The Drift Estate There are Still Mysteries Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Spain GOLD

Bodegas Balbás Balbás Crianza DO Ribera del Duero 2017 Bodegas Valdeviñas Mirat Reserva DO Ribera del Duero 2004 Bodegas Valoria Viña Valoria Gran Reserva DOCa Rioja 1999

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41Norte Marcoli DO Ribera del Duero 2018 Abadía de Acón Abadía de Acón DO Ribera del Duero 2014 Agro de Bazán Albariño Contrapunto DO Rias Baxias 2019 Granbazán Etiqueta Verda DO Rias Baxias 2019 Bodega Carodorum Carodorum Crianza Vino de Autor DO Toro 2016 Bodega Dehesa de Los Canonigos Gran Reserva Luis Sanz Busto DO Ribera del Duero 2010 Bodega Hermanos Del Villar Oro de Castilla Crianza DO Ribera del Duero 2016 Bodega Luzdivina Amigo Baloiro Seleccion En Viña Mencia DO Bierzo 2018 Bodega Reina de Castilla Isabelino DO Rueda 2019 << Still Wine | Spain | Silver

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Bodega Y Viñedos Hija de Anibal Anibal de Otera Fornos DO Bierzo 2015 Bodegas Arlanza Dominio de Manciles DO Arlanza 2017 Bodegas Balbás Balbás Reserva DO Ribera del Duero 2015 Bodegas Bilbainas Vina Pomal Blanco DOCa Rioja 2019 Vina Pomal Gran Reserva DOCa Rioja 2012 Vina Pomal Reserva 2015 Bodegas Condado de Haza 20 Aldeas Condado de Haza 2018 Bodegas de Crianza de Pozaldez Liberso Curioso Verdejo DO Rueda 2017 Bodegas El Iniciio Admiración Selección Especial DO Ribera del Duero 2015 Bodegas Hnos Perez Pascuas Gran Selección DO Ribera del Duero 2012 Viña Pedrosa Reserva DO Ribera del Duero 2015 Bodegas la Purisima Old Vines Expression DO Yecla 2017 Bodegas Mazas Braco DO Toro 2019 Viñas Viejas Garnacha 2018 Bodegas Tampesta Golán Prieto Picudo DOP León 2015 Bodegas Valoria Viña Valoria Cosecha DOCa Rioja 1999 Viña Valoria Gran Reserva DOCa Rioja 2006 Viña Valoria Reserva DOCa Rioja 2013 Bodegas Virtus Virtus Wine DO Ribera del Duero 2016 Bodegas Y Viñedos Alfredo Santamaria Trascasas Tempranillo Viñas Viejas 24 Meses Barrica DO Cigales 2014 Buezo Bodegas Buezo Varietales Reserva DO Arlanza 2005 Covento Oreja Covento Oreja Crianza DO Ribera del Duero 2017 Daniela Gomez Lora Sinforiano Crianza DO Cigales 2016 Dominio Basconcillos Viña Magna DO Ribera del Duero 2017 Viña Magna Reserva DO Ribera del Duero 2015 << Still Wine | Spain | Silver

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Constantia Glen Constantia Glen Five Red Blend 2016 Cape Town, South Africa

De Grendel Wines Rubaiyat 2016 Cape Town, South Africa

Still Wine | Spain | Silver >>

Hacienda El Ternero Torno DOCa Rioja 2015 Jorge Granado Viticultor Grando Cuarto de Luna DO Ribera del Duero 2016 Largar de Proventus Tr3mano Vendimia DO Ribera del Duero 2017 Lui & William Wines Abelis Carthago Fighting Bulls Reserva DO Toro 2015 Rodriguez Sanzo Whiskey Barrel Tempranillo Red Wine DO Toro 2018 Scala Dei Cartoixa DOCa Priorat 2016 Prior DOCa Priorat 2017 Viña Herminia Herminia Crianza 2016 Herminia Reserva DOCa Rioja 2014 Reserva DOCa Rioja 2014 Viña Herminia Crianza 2016 Viñaguareña Cellar Maimun Caracter DO Toro 2018 Maimun Roble DO Toro 2019 Viñedos la Granadilla Lagranadilla DO Rueda 2019 Viñedos Y Bodegas Pittacum Pittacum DO Bierzo 2017 Xardin de Xampedro Xardin de Xampedro DO Bierzo 2018

BRONZE

3 Ases Bodegas Y Viñedos 3 Ases Crianza DO Ribera del Duero 2015 41Norte Cuarentayunonorte VS DO Ribera del Duero 2015 Abadía de Acón Roble DO Ribera del Duero 2018 Bodega Carodorum Carodorum Seleccion Especial Reserva DO Toro 2015 Bodega Casado Alvides Alvides Crianza DO Ribera del Duero 2017 Bodega Hermanos Del Villar Oro de Castilla Verdejo DO Rueda 2019 Bodega Linaje de Garsea Gabriel 'American Oak' DO Ribera del Duero << Still Wine | Spain | Bronze

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Post House Wines Merry Widow Shiraz 2018 Stellenbosch, South Africa

Still Wine | Spain | Bronze >>

2015 Bodega Sarmentero Roble DO Ribera del Duero 2018 Bodega Valdrinal Valdrinal Entrega Roble DO Ribera del Duero 2018 Bodegas Y Viñedos Agejas Valpiron DO Castilla y León 2018 Bodega Y Viñedos Hija de Aníbal Anibal de Otero Otero DO Bierzo 2017 Bodega Y Viñedos Martin Berdugo Martin Berdugo Crianza 2017 Martin Berdugo Reserva DO Ribera del Duero 2015 Bodegas Bigardo Kiko Calvo Pellejo Vino de Parcela 2018 Bodegas Bilbainas Vina Pomal Crianza DOCa Rioja Alta 2017 Bodega Carramimbre Carramimbre Crianza DO Ribera del Duero 2017 Carramimbre Reserva DO Ribera del Duero 2015 Bodegas Condado de Haza,S.L Condado de Haza Reserva 2016 Bodegas de Crianza de Pozaldez Liberso Curioso Verdejo DO Rueda 2018 Bodegas El Inicio Rivendel Crianza DO Ribera del Duero 2017 Bodegas la Purisima Consentido Monastrell Barrica DO Yecla 2018 Monastrell DO Yecla 2019 Bodegas Los Astrales Astrales 16 DO Ribera del Duero 2016 Bodegas Tampesta Andrés Marcos Santiago Tampesta Albarín DOP León 2019 Bodegas Viyuela Viyuela Crianza DO Ribera del Duero 2017 Bodegas Y Viñedos Fernandez Rivera Dehesa La Granja 2015 Bodegas Y Viñedos Maires Ademan Valdearanda DO Toro 2017 Cantariña Vinos de Familia 2 Viña de Los Pinos DO Bierzo 2017 5 Valdeobispo DO Bierzo 2018 Cillar de Silos Cillar de Silos DO Ribera del Duero 2018

Rietvallei Wine Estate Estate Red Blend 2016 Robertson, South Africa

Still Wine | Spain | Bronze >>

Torresilo DO Ribera del Duero 2018 Convento Oreja Memoria Reserva DO Ribera del Duero 2015 Daniela Gomez Lora Quelías Rosé DO Cigales 2019 Ermita Del Conde Sl Ermita Del Conde Tempranillo 2014 Hacienda El Ternero Reserva DOCa Rioja 2013 Jorge Granaclo Viticultor Cantos Del Norte DO Ribera del Duero 2019 Quinta Sardonia Sardón DO Castilla y León 2017 Sara Rivera Sara Rivera DO Ribera del Duero 2017 Scala Dei Garnatxa DOCa Priorat 2018 Vino Ia Zorra Agustin Maillo Seisdedos La Zorra Original DOP Tierra de Salamanca 2017

Thailand SILVER

Asoke Valley Winery GranMonte Durif 2019

BRONZE

Asoke Valley Winery GranMonte Asoke Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2018 GranMonte Bussaba Natural Sweet Wine 2019 GranMonte Elements Natural Wine Syrah 2020 GranMonte Sakuna Rosé 2019 GranMonete Spring Unwooded Chenin Blanc 2020 GranMonte The Orient Syrah 2017

USA GOLD

Ca' Del Grevino Red Carpet Pinot Noir 2013 Hahn Family Wines SLH Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018 The Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Zinfandel 2017 Trefethen Family Vineyards Estate Merlot 2018 << Still Wine | USA | Gold

<< Still Wine | Spain | Bronze

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Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards Special Edition Red Blend 2018 Western Cape, South Africa Leopard's Leap Special Edition Red Blend 2017 was HK IWSC 2019 Best Merlot / Merlot Blends Leopard's Leap Special Edition Red Blend 2016 was HK IWSC 2018 Best Merlot / Merlot Blends Still Wine | USA | Silver >>

Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Trefethen Family Vineyards Dragon's Tooth Red 2017 Dry Riesling 2019

BRONZE

Far Eastern Shore Winery Lotus Gewürztraminer Ruby Zinfandel Hahn Family Wines Boneshaker Old Vine Zinfandel 2018 SLH Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2018 Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Robert Mondavi Bourbon Barrel-Aged Chardonnay 2019 Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Maestro 2017 Private Selection Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Private Selection Rum Barrel-Aged Merlot 2018 Private Selection Rye Barrel-Aged Red Blend 2018 The Prisoner Wine Company The Prisoner California Red 2018 Blindfold White Blend 2018 Trefethen Family Vineyards Estate Chardonnay 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Yao Family Wines Napa Crest Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

SPARKLING WINE LISTED BY COUNTRY Australia GOLD SILVER

Wingara Wine Group Azahara Moscato

<< Sparkling Wine | Australia | Silver

White

BRONZE

House of Arras A By Arras Grand Vintage 2008 Blue Pyrenees Estate Midnight Cuvée 2016

Austria SILVER

Sparkling Wine | Italy | Silver >>

Italy SILVER

Villa Sandi Villa Sandi Il Fresco DOC Prosecco di Treviso Brut NV Viticoltori Ponte DOC Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry Biologico Ponte NV

BRONZE

Schlumberger Wein- und Sektkellerei Schlumberger Grüner Veltliner Brut

BRONZE

Weingut Der Pollerhof Frizzante Kleiner Onkel Muskateller 2019

China BRONZE

Sino-French Joint-Venture Dynasty Winery Dynasty 5˚ Sparkling Wine

Viticoltort Ponte DOC Prosecco Spumante Treviso Exra Dry Ponte NV Ruffino DOC Prosecco Extra Dry NV Cantina Alice Bel Colle Le Casette di Alice DOCG Moscato d'Asti 2019 Meralice Moscato Spumante Val D'Oca Valdobbiadene Rive di Santo Stefano DOCG Prosecco Superiore Extra Brut NV

Japan BRONZE

France GOLD

Champagne Drappier Millésime Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2012 Champagne Comtes de Dampierre Family Réserve Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2012

SILVER

Champagne Duperrey Brut 2012 Champagne Sanger Generosite Noire Blanc de Noirs Brut NV

BRONZE

Champagne Duperrey Premier Cru Brut NV

Shimanouchi Fujimaru Winery Petit Petit 2019 Katashimo Winery Miyanoshita King Shelby Japanese Sparkling Wine Delaware 2014

New Zealand BRONZE

Seifried Estate Aotea By The Seifried Family Nelson Méthode Traditionnelle

FORTIFIED WINE LISTED BY COUNTRY Australia SILVER

India BRONZE

House of Arras Blanc de Blanc 2009

Ca' Del Grevino Red Carpet Pinot Noir 2013 Santa Maria Valley, USA

Importer: Titlist Company

Sparkling Wine | Australia | Bronze >>

SILVER

Red

Bodegas Valoria Viña Valoria Gran Reserva DOCa Rioja 1999 Rioja, Spain

Grover Zampa Vineyards Grover La Réserve Royale Brut 2016 Soirée Brut 2019

<< Sparkling Wine | India | Bronze

De Bortoli Wines Black Noble Barrel-Aged 10YO Old Boys' Barrel-Aged Tawny 21YO

BRONZE

De Bortoli Wines Rutherglen Estate Classic Muscat Show Liqueur Oak Barrel-Aged Muscat 8YO

<< Fortified Wine | Australia | Bronze

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Bodegas Balbás Crianza DO Ribera del Duero 2017 Castilla y Leon, Spain Bodegas Balbás Crianza DO Ribera del Duero was the HK IWSC 2018 Best Wine from Spain

House of Arras Blanc de Blanc 2009 Tasmania, Australia

Seeking importers in Asia

Fortified Wine | Portugal | Gold >>

Importer: Guang Zhou Shi Qi Trading Co.

Sake | Japan | Bronze >>

Spirit | Asian Spirits | Silver >>

浜田株式会社

Portugal GOLD

Symington Family Estates Vinhos Dow's Tawny Port 15YO Graham's Late Bottled DOC Douro 2015

- Faucon Dewanosato 57 Junai Ginjo - Faucon Tsuyahime 58 Junmai Ginjo - Faucon Yukimegami 38 Junmai Daiginjo - Hisei Jukyudai Gozaemon Dewasansan Junmai Daiginjo - Jukyudai Gozaemon Dewasansan Junmai Ginjo - Jukyudai Gozaemon Tsuyahime Junmai Ginjo - Kojo Yamadanishiki 40 Daiginjo - Kojo Yamadanishiki 40 Junmai Daiginjo

Russia BRONZE

New Zealand BRONZE

Symington Family Estates Vinhos Warre's Otima Single Harvest Port DOC Duoro 2006

SILVER

Production And Agrarian Association Massandra Portvein White Crimea 2014

Spain GOLD

Emilio Lustau Oloroso Emperatriz Eugenia 15YO VORS Palo Cortado Sherry 30YO

New Zealand Sake Brewers - Zenkuro Shizuku Shibori Hand Crafted Junmai Ginjo

SPIRITS LISTED BY TYPES ABSINTHE BRONZE

SAKE

Linden Leaf Botanicals England - La Rêve Organic Molecular Absinthe

Japan GOLD

Katsuyama - Sensho Masamune Junmai Daiginjo 浜田株式会社

- Gokuhisei Jukyudai Gozaemon Yukimegami Junmai Daiginjo

SILVER

Daimon Brewery - Daimon 35 Junmai Daiginjo - Daimon 45 Junmai Daiginjo - Daimon 55 Jun Ginjo Tanizakura Shuzo - Ryuryushiku Jumai Ginjo 浜田株式会社

- Faucon Dewasansan 47 Junmai Daiginjo - Faucon Dewasansan 56 Junmai Ginjo - Jukyudai Gozaemon Dewanosato Junmai Ginjo - Kojo Yamadanishki 50 Junmai Daiginjo

BRONZE

Champagne Drappier Millésime Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2012 Champagne, France

AQUAVIT BRONZE

Linden Leaf Botanicals England - Carum Organic Molecular Aquavit

ASIAN SPIRITS GOLD

Qinghai Huzhu Barley Wine China - Tianyoude Black Label - Tianyoude Guozhide G6

SILVER

Qinghai Huzhu Barley Wine China - Tianyoude Export Label - Tianyoude Golden Treasure Reserve - Tianyoude Red Five Star - Tianyoude Red Four Star

Jiangxiaobai China - Intimate Friend Craft Gaoliang Liquor - Pure Chinese Baijiu Renshuai Jiuye China - Nianchun Guizhou Maotaizhen Baijiu

COGNAC GOLD

Courvoisier France - Exclusif Cognac VSOP - Initiale Extra Cognac - Napoleon Cognac

SILVER

Courvoisier France - Cognac XO Cognac Godet France - Cognac Classique VS - Cognac Fine Champagne XO

FRUIT SPIRITS (DISTILLED) SILVER

Distillerie Massenez France - Eau de Vie Poire Williams Vieille Réserve Personnelle Sélectionnée

GIN

GOLD

Archie Rose Distilling Australia - Signature Dry Gin Cheung's Brothers Netherlands - Perfume Trees Gin Linden Leaf Botanicals England - 8 Navy Strength Organic Molecular Gin - 8 Organic Molecular Gin - 88 Organic Molecular Gin Rude Mechanicals England - Vineyard Gin

Tanizakura Shuzo - Sakurasakura Junmai Daiginjo << Sake | Japan | Bronze

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<< Spirit | Gin | Gold

<< Spirit | Asian Spirits | Silver

Red

White

Rosé


Emilio Lustau Oloroso Emperatriz Eugenia 15YO Andalucia, Spain

Symington Family Estates Vinhos Warre's Otima Single Harvest Port DOC Douro 2006 Douro Valley, Portugal Importer: Watson's Wine

Spirit | Gin | Silver >>

Angove Family Winemakers Australia - Blind Tiger Organic Gin Archie Rose Distilling Australia - Distiller's Strength Gin Barossa Distilling Australia - Barossa Shiraz Gin - Generations Gin Batani Spirits Singapore - Tanglin Orchid Gin Chugoku Jozo Japan - Sakurao Gin Original De Stokers Netherlands - Bakers Best Genever Four Pillars Distillery Australia - Experimental Series Old Tom Gin - Navy Strength Gin - Single Barrel Sherry Cask Gin - Spiced Negroni Gin Ginsanity Germany - CGN Dry Gin - Raspberry Heathcote Australia - Fin's Navy Strength Gin - Founders Gin - Heathcote Shiraz Gin Hernö Gin Distillery Sweden - Dry Gin - Old Tom Gin Imagine Spirits Distillery Croatia - Pink Robin Aronia Gin Kangeroo Island Distillery Australia - Kis O' Gin - Kis Wild Gin Linden Leaf Botanicals England - 88 Navy Strength Organic Molecular Gin Miyagi Craft Gin Japan - Keyaki Craft Gin << Spirit | Gin | Silver

White

Qinghai Huzhu Barley Wine Tianyoude Black Label Qinghai-tibet plateau, China

Importer: Berry Bros. & Rudd

Spirit | Gin | Silver >>

SILVER

Red

Katsuyama Sensho Masamune Junmai Daiginjo Miyagi, Japan

Spirit | Gin | Silver >>

Mt. Uncle Distillery Australia - Botanic Australis Bushfire Smoked Gin - Botanic Australis Navy Strength Gin - Botanic Australis Northern Gem Gin Norrbottens Destilleri Sweden - Forest Dry Gin - Mountain Dry Gin Patient Wolf Distilling Australia - Melbourne Dry Gin - Summer Thyme Gin Raven Spirits Scotland - Hrafn Gin Valhalla Spirit of Harrogate England - Slingsby Marmalade Gin - Slingsby Rhubarb Gin Tarsier Distillery England - Tarsier Oriental Pink Gin The Tailor Made Spirits Australia - The West Winds Gin Sabre Gin Two Moons Distillery Hong Kong - Signature Dry Gin Yamamoto Shuzo Japan - Garappa #01 Craft Gin Yomeishu Seizo Japan - Craft Gin Kanoshizuku

Bronze

Amass USA - Dry Gin Arbikie Distilling Scotland - Nàdar Gin Archie Rose Distilling Australia - Poorman's Orange Harvest 2019 Gin Botani Spirits Singapore - Tanglin Mandarin Chilli Gin Brighton Spirits England - Pavilion Strength Gin << Spirit | Gin | Silver

Broken Hearts Spirits New Zealand - Original Gin Four Pillars Distillery Australia - Rare Dry Gin Ginsanity Germany - Chocolate Temptation Hellström Gin Sweden - Dry Gin Hong Kong Craft Distilling Hong Kong - N.I.P. Rare Dry Gin Hovdenak Distillery Iceland - Stuõlaberg Gin I. Distilling & Co France - Melifera Gin Kangeroo Island Distillery Australia - Kis Old Tom Gin Komasa Jyozo Japan - Gin Hojicha Mt. Uncle Distillery Australia - Botanic Australis Gin Stuttgart Distillers Germany - Ginstr Stuttgart Dry Gin Tarsier Distillery England - Southeast Asian Dry Gin The Tailor Made Spirits Australia - The West Winds Gin Wild Plum Gin Yomeishu Seizo Japan - Kanomori Craft Gin

GRAPE BRANDY SILVER

Bodegas Fundador Spain - Supremo Armontillado Sherry Casks 15YO - Supremo Oloroso Sherry Casks 18YO - Supremo Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks 12YO - Triple Madera Brandy de Jerez << Spirit | Grape Brandy | Silver

Rosé CATHAY PACIFIC HK IWSC 2020

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Qinghai Huzhu Barley WineBlanc Tianyoude Guozhide G6 Qinghai-tibet plateau, China

Cheung's Brothers Perfume Trees Gin Utrecht, Netherlands

Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac Cognac, France

Courvoisier Exclusif Cognac VSOP Cognac, France

Seeking importers in Asia

Spirit | Grape Brandy | Bronze >>

BRONZE

SHOCHU / SOJU

LIQUEURS

GOLD

BRONZE

Fábrica De Igreja Paroquial Dos Prazers Portugal - Licor de Erva de Anis The Dam Fine Gin New Zealand - The Damson Collection Damson Plum Liquer

MISCELLANEOUS SPIRITS SILVER

Distillerie Lemercier France - Pastis 1811

RUM GOLD

Kratochvilovci Panama - Serum Gorgas Ron Zolez Dominican Republic - Anejo Aged Rum

SILVER

Distillerie Neisson Martinique - Le Rhum Agricole Blanc Par Neisson - Le Rhum Bio Par Neisson - Le Rhum Par Neisson Full Proof XO - Profil 105 - Profil 105 Bio - Rhum Agricole Blanc L'Espirit Mt. Uncle Distillery Australia - FNQ Rum Co. Iridium 5YO Ron Santa Teresa Venezuela - Solera Rum Ron Zolez Dominican Republic - Dorado

BRONZE

William Grant & Sons Columbia - Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum << Spirit | Rum | Bronze

SPIT JOURNAL 2020

Spirit | Vodka | Gold >>

Brugal Dominican Republic - 1888 Ron Gran Reserva

Seven Tails Distillers France - Seven Tails XO

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Spirit | Rum | Bronze >>

Linden Leaf Botanicals England - Arabica Coffee Organic Molecular Spirit The Tailor Made Spirits Australia - Avosh Bottlebrush Honey Vodka

SILVER

Nasu Syuzojyo Japan - Kamonomai 'San' Ogatama Shuzo Japan - Tetsu Uma Yamamoto Shuzo Japan - Kura No Kami

SILVER

Hombo Shuzo Japan - Arawaza Sakurajima Honkaku Shochu - Kurokoji Sakurajima Honkaku Shochu Izumi Syuzou Japan - Izumi Ni Maihime Nekka Japan - The Baganekka Shochu - The Megonekka Shochu - The Nekka Shochu Ogatama Shuzo Japan - Banshu No Hai - Tekkan Yamamoto Shuzo Japan - Satsuma Godai Zuisen Shuzo Japan - Sho Zuisen - Zuisen Omoro Kusu 18YO

BRONZE

Izumi Syuzou Japan - Bonheur

Amass Denmark - Botanic Vodka Arbikie Distilling Scotland - Nàdar Leguma Vodka Hanz Spirituosen Switzerland - Hanz-Vodka JOSEPH ORGANIC GMBH Austria - JOSEPH ORGANIC®️ Vodka Linden Leaf Botanicals England - Criollo Madagascan Cacao Organic Molecular Spirit - Singularity Organic Molecular Vodka Mt. Uncle Distillery Australia - Anjea Vodka Nemiroff Ukraine - Vodka Uko Vodka Germany - Luxury Aromatized Vodka

BRONZE

Linden Leaf Botanicals England - Indica Taramind Organic Molecular Vodka Begin Distilling New Zealand - Vesta Coffee Vodka

WHISKEY - USA SILVER

VODKA

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey USA - 1884 Small Batch Whiskey by V. Eady Butler

GOLD

Archie Rose Distilling Australia - Original Vodka

BRONZE

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey USA - 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey << Spirit | Vodka | Gold

<< Spirit | Whiskey - USA | Bronze

Red

White

Rosé


Archie Rose Distilling Signature Dry Gin Sydney, Australia Archie Rose Distilling Signature Dry Gin was the HK IWSC 2017 Silver Award Winner

Spirit | Whiskey-USA | Bronze >>

Linden Leaf Botanicals 8 Organic Molecular Gin Cambridgeshire, England

Linden Leaf Botanicals 88 Organic Molecular Gin Cambridgeshire, England

Seeking importers in Asia

Seeking importers in Asia

Spirit | Whisky - Scotch | Bronze >>

High West USA - Double Rye Whiskey

The Glenrothes Scotland - Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12YO

WHISKY - SCOTCH

WHISKIES - WORLDWIDE

Berry Bros. & Rudd Scotland - Classic Range Islay Blended Malt Scotch Whisky - Classic Range Peated Cask Blended Malt Scotch Whisky - Classic Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Highland Park Distillery Scotland - Single Malt Scotch Whisky 25YO The Glenrothes Scotland - Single Malt Scotch Whisky 25YO The Naked Grouse Scotland - Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Hombo Shuzo Japan - Mars Maltage 'Cosmo' Blended Malt Whisky Wine Cask Finish Komasa Jyozo Japan - Kanosuke New Born Peated 24 Months In White Oak Casks Starward Australia - Tawny Single Malt Whisky

GOLD

SILVER

Balblair Scotland - Balblair Single Malt Whisky 15YO Chivas Brother Scotland - Regal Blue Signature 18YO Glasgow Whisky Scotland - Cailleach Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12YO - Cailleach Single Malt Scotch Whisky 15YO - Cailleach Single Malt Scotch Whisky 25YO Highland Park Distillery Scotland - Single Malt Scotch Whisky 21YO - Viking Honour Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12YO - Viking Pride Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18YO The Famous Grouse Scotland - Finest Blended Scotch Whisky The Glenrothes Scotland - Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18YO

BRONZE

Arbikie Distiling Scotland - Arbikie Highland Rye Single Grain Scotch Whisky 4 YO << Spirit | Whisky - Scotch | Bronze

Red

White

GOLD

SILVER

Archie Rose Distilling Australia - Rye Malt Whisky Chugoku Jozo Japan - Togouchi Whisky Beer Cask Finish Craft Spirits France - Alfred Giraud French Malt Whisky Harmonie - Alfred Giraud French Malt Whisky Heritage Hombo Shuzo Japan - Mars Single Malt Whisky Tsunuki Aging Bottled In 2019 Kaicho Japan - Pure Malt Whisky 12YO - Pure Malt Whisky 8YO Slyrs Destillerie Germany - Bavarian Single Malt Whisky 12YO - Bavarian Single Malt Whisky Cask Strength Oloroso Cask Starward Australia - Fortis Single Malt Whisky - Nova Single Malt Whisky - Solera Single Malt Whisky - Two Fold Whisky

<< Spirit | Whiskies - Worldwide | Silver

Spirit | Whiskies - Worldwide | Bronze >>

BRONZE

Archie Rose Distiling Australia - White Rye Starward Australia - Ginger Beer Cask Whisky - Octaves Single Malt Whisky Slyrs Destillerie Germany - Bavarian Single Malt Whisky Classic Kenten Whisky Japan - Akkeshi Sarorunkamuy Single Malt Whisky Mt. Uncle Distillery Australia - Watkins Whisky Co. Single Malt Whisky

BEER | LISTED BY TYPE INDIAN PALE GOLD

Carbon Brews Hong Kong - Crazy Rich Lupulins - Funky Rich Lupulins v2 Heroes Beer Co Hong Kong - KUPZZY In Time Hazy DIPA Young Master Brewery Hong Kong - 1842 Island - Fake Juice - Beer Hug

SILVER

Brewerkz Brewing Singapore - CIrcuit Breaker New England IPA Carbon Brews Hong Kong - Staying Alive Young Master Brewery Hong Kong - Jeng

BRONZE

Artmonster Brewery South Korea - Over The Top New England IPA

<< Beer | Indian Pale | Bronze

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Yamamoto Shuzo Kura No Kami Japan Yamamoto Shuzo Kura No Kami was the HK IWSC Silver Award in 2019 Importer: HCL (HK)

Ron Zolez Anejo Aged Rum Dominican Republic

Nasu Syuzojyo Kamonomai 'San' Japan

Importer: G4 (HK)

Importer: Wismettac Nippon Foods Co.

Beer | Indian Pale | Bronze >>

Heroes Beer Co Hong Kong - Cereusly - Si L Dan Serious Monkey Brewery Hong Kong - Mermaid's Punch

PORTER / STOUT

PALE ALE

BRONZE

GOLD

Yardley Brothers Hong Kong -Machine Men Hoppy Pale Young Master Brewery Hong Kong - Another One

SILVER

Artmonster Brewery South Korea - Extreme Pride Coolumbus Beer Company Sl Spain - Bizarra Tostada

BRONZE

Young Master Brewery Hong Kong - Classic Pale Ale - HEA Pale Ale

PALE LAGER Artmonster Brewery South Korea - Gangnam Style

Artmonster Brewery South Korea - Endless Love Young Master Brewery Hong Kong - Hak Mo Sheung Chile Ancho y Panca Artmonster Brewery South Korea - Monk Food

SOUR GOLD

Artmonster Brewery South Korea - Berliner Vice Young Master Brewery Hong Kong - Days of Brewing Wild

Moonzen Brewery Company Limited Hong Kong - Oktoberfest Monkey King Oktolager Young Master Brewery Hong Kong - Captain's Bar Beer

BRONZE

Brewerkz Brewing Singapore - Brewerkz Bohemian Pilsner Carbon Brews Hong Kong - Earth People << Beer | Pale Lager | Bronze

Beer | Specialty | Silver >>

Young Master Brewery Hong Kong - OVT Pilsner

BRONZE

Artmonster Brewery South Korea - Belgian Raspberry Cerveza Milana Spain - Menta y Chocolate Stout Moonzen Brewery Company Limited Hong Kong - Lunar Barleywine 2020 Young Master Brewery Hong Kong - Ding Ding - Orange and Bergamot

WHEAT GOLD

SILVER

Artmonster Brewery South Korea - Itaewon Freedom

BRONZE

Artmonster Brewery South Korea - First Love's Scent

SILVER

Young Master Brewery Hong Kong - Gimlet In Berlin Young Master Brewery Hong Kong - Ham Sup Margarita

FOOD PAIRING LISTED BY TYPE PAIRING WITH INDIAN CHICKEN CURRY WITH ROTI

GOLD

SILVER

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SPECIALTY

GOLD

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Food Pairing | Porter / Stout | Gold >>

Carbon Brews Hong Kong - All Day Breakfast Heroes Beer Co Hong Kong - BBAAWAIMSWCNAV Yardley Brothers Hong Kong - Mango Sticky Mango Young Master Brewery Hong Kong - Gimme S'More

GOLD

Asoke Valley Winery Thailand GranMonte The Orient Syrah 2017

SILVER

Asoke Valley Winery Thailand GranMonte The Orient Syrah 2018 DFJ Vinhos Portugal Aluado 2019 Portada Medium Sweet 2019 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Australia Series Pinot Noir 2018

SILVER

Artmonster Brewery South Korea - Session IPL << Beer | Specialty | Silver

<< Food Pairing | Indian Chicken Curry With Roti | Silver

Red

White

Rosé


Linden Leaf Botanicals Arabica Coffee Organic Molecular Spirit Cambridgeshire, England

The Tailor Made Spirits Avosh Bottlebrush Honey Vodka Margaret River, Australia

Seeking importers in Asia

Importer: The Spirits Advocate

Food Pairing | Indian Chicken Curry With Roti | Bronze >>

BRONZE

Hombo Shuzo Mars Maltage 'Cosmo' Blended Malt Whisky Wine Cask Finish Japan Importer: AF Trade Limited(HK)

Food Pairing | Japanese Deep-fried Pork Chop | Bronze >>

Greek Wine Cellars D. Kourtakis Greece Kouros Nemea 2018 Marisco Vineyards New Zealand Leefield Station Pinot Rosé 2020 Ruffino Italy DOC Prosecco Extra Dry NV

Robert Mondavi Winery USA Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Australia Single Vineyard Series 'Bush Vine' Grenache 2018 The Prisoner Wine Company USA Saldo Zinfandel 2017

PAIRING WITH JAPANESE DEEP-FRIED PORK CHOP (Tonkatsu)

PAIRING WITH JAPANESE GRILLED COD FISH (Gindara No Saikyō-Yaki)

DFJ Vinhos Portugal Portada Winemaker's Selection Red 2019 Jackson Family Wines South Africa Capensis Chardonnay 2016

Weingut Villa Wolf Germany Wachenheimer Königswingert Dry Riesling 2018

GOLD

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DFJ Vinhos Portugal Escada Touriga Nacional 2019 Paxis Rosé Blend 2019 Marisco Vineyards New Zealand The King's Bastard Chardonnay 2019 The Prisoner Wine Company USA The Prisoner California Red 2018

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Asoke Valley Winery Thailand GranMonte Asoke Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2018 GranMonte Elements Natural Wine Syrah 2020 GranMonte Gradient Syrah 2019 Asuka Wine Japan Asuka Chardonnay 2015 Bald Hills New Zealand Single Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 Greek Wine Cellars D. Kourtakis Greece Kouros Nemea 2018 <<Food Pairing | Japanese Deep-fried Pork Chop | Bronze

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Komasa Jyozo Kanosuke New Born Peated 24 Months In White Oak Casks Japan

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Shimanouchi Fujimaru Winery Japan Osaka Delaware 2019 Val D'Oca Italy Valdobbiadene Rive di Santo Stefano DOCG Prosecco Superiore Extra Brut NV

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DFJ Vinhos Portugal Grand`Arte Alvarinho 2019

The Prisoner Wine Company USA The Prisoner California Red 2018

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Asoke Valley Winery Thailand GranMonte Sakuna Rosé 2019 GranMonte Sparkling Rosé Méthode Traditionnelle Brut GranMonte Verdelho 2020 DFJ Vinhos Portugal Escada Arinto Reserva 2019 Far Eastern Shore Winery USA Lotus Gewürztraminer Kim Crawford New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Marisco Vineyards New Zealand The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Shimanouchi Fujimaru Winery Japan Petit Petit 2019 Shottesbrooke Vineyards Australia Shottesbrooke Estate Series Grenache Rosé 2020

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The Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch Whisky 25YO was the HK IWSC 2019 Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky Over 15 Years

The Naked Grouse Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Highland, Scotland

Asoke Valley Winery Thailand GranMonte Durif 2019 GranMonte Heritage Syrah 2018 GranMonte Heritage Syrah Viognier 2018 Deakin Estate Australia Deakin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Robert Mondavi Winery USA Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley Maestro 2017 Private Selection Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 The Prisoner Wine Company USA Saldo Zinfandel 2017 Wooing Tree Vineyard New Zealand Pinot Noir 2018

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F&B Alliance rescues HK’s ailing industry The Cathay Pacific HK IWSC recognised a new category of industry advocate this year, bestowing the Save Hong Kong F&B Alliance with its inaugural F&B Industry Leadership & Advocacy Award. Restaurants and bars recorded an almost 50 per cent drop in both volume of receipts and value in 2020’s second quarter, with even greater pain expected in third quarter figures, due to ongoing travel restrictions and cautious reemergence by local diners. In April, Alan Lo, Gigi Ng, May Chow, Agung Prabowo and others teamed up to found the Save Hong Kong F&B Alliance. “Our industry is suffering and on the verge of collapse. With inadequate support from our government, the industry and its livelihoods are being severely impacted with no end in sight,” the Alliance posted on Instagram (@savehkfnb). The Alliance launched its 2020 Wipeout e-voucher initiative in May to encourage diners to support restaurants and help proprietors with cashflow. The campaign generated more than HK$1.5 million in revenue for participating restaurants in 30 days.

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“The 2020 Wipeout campaign was a simple proposition: support your favourite restaurants by purchasing a voucher to use at a later date, and in return the cash value of your voucher will be 20-50 per cent more than what you paid,” a Tatler article explained. More recently, the new Wipeout 2.0 campaign ran from August to September in an effort to arrest the industry’s freefall after a third wave of infections. The Alliance also lobbied Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-Chung to help save the industry by, among other things, incentivising landlords to grant rent relief or reductions. Encompassing 600 restaurants that employ around 10,000 people, the Save Hong Kong F&B Alliance is improving prospects for the venues and people that make Hong Kong a foodies’ paradise.

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Rejuvenation:

Community-mindedness Shines

By Andrew Dembina Napa Valley AVA had suffered a handful of times in the past decade from threats of fire as annual drought conditions in the autumn months around crucial harvest time cause hardship that does not seem to have been eased by attempts at better irrigation, water conservation at wineries and the tightening up of safety around all public and private electrical installations.

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Climate change and the consequences have been devastating. This year, Napa Valley was affected by what has been named the Glass Fire, as it originated – from causes unconfirmed – in the Glass Mountain Road vicinity of Deer Park, eastcentral of Napa County, just outside St. Helena AVA. The wildfire burned from September 27 until October 20. ABC7 News online reported that 67,000 acres (27,114 hectares) throughout California’s wine country – comprising both Napa Valley and Sonoma AVAs fell victim. In Calistoga AVA in the Valley’s far north-west, much of the ornate Castello di Amorosa estate was razed. Newton Vineyard in Spring Mountain AVA was partially destroyed, and establishments along the Silverado Trail were impacted, among many others affected. “We are living in the worst year of drought since the late 1970s,” says Julie Johnson, winemaker-owner of Tres Sabores certified organic winery in St. Helena. “Climate change and the consequences have been devastating. I have to say that the folks at Long Meadow Ranch [neighbouring winery and restaurant] and the intrepid and indefatigable members of the Rutherford Volunteer Fire Department are to thank for keeping the Glass Fire from sweeping into [adjoining AVA] Rutherford. “We’ve been asking our customers to support the Napa Valley Community Foundation and Puertas Abiertas, as these organisations have been doing a particularly wonderful job identifying and acting on housing, food and other needs among our community members.” Other wineries and those in the industry have also been helping neighbours when they could. Napa’s David Abreu Vineyard Management team helped stop Sodhani Vineyards property in St. Helena from burning, and cleared roads to allow water trucks access to Stony Hill Vineyard in Spring Mountain. Amizetta Vineyards and Winery is donating 10 percent of every bottle of 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon it sells on its website to the Napa Valley Community Foundation. Clif Family Winey in St. Helena, with its farmstead in Calistoga badly damaged itself, is working with the Napa County Farm Bureau to distribute food to the worst affected. The Regusci Winery team – of Stags Leap AVA – used their farm equipment and a new fire truck bought by their owner Jim Regusci to protect a few properties in nearby Pope Valley from burning.

It has certainly been heart-warming to learn of people in all areas of the wine community in Napa Valley pitching in to help those who need it. This is an AVA that is, unfortunately, all too familiar with fire damage and smoke taint – not to mention occasional earthquake damage. And perhaps it’s precisely the possibility of disaster that any winery or vineyard can suffer which prompts those in the industry to count their blessings and lend a hand when it happens to someone else’s operation. They would count on the same if the situation was reversed. Meanwhile, consumers and those in the food and beverage industry can best help by championing the increasingly diverse selection of wines from this region.

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