IWC China 2020

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In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on all of us, have moved the IWC China 2020 judging and competition to 7 - 12 September, 2020.

International Hellmann’s Shipping deadline is now August 1st 2020, and to August 21st for internal Chinese shipments.

More details to follow soon on the Awards Dinner presentation date.

We have also suspended the China Trade Roadshow for 2020, and will consider this again in 2021.

All entries will be automatically rolled forward to the new schedule, the website will remain open.

 

The IWC China is a new international wine competition specifically designed for China.

The first IWC China – a new international wine competition specifically designed for the Chinese market – is being hailed as “an amazing success”, according to Chris Ashton, director of the IWC and IWC China; “It exceeded all of our expectations. Forty top international judges, led by Yang Lu, China’s only Master Sommelier, and Ken Ohashi, a Master of Wine from Japan, spent a week deciding on the best wines available in – and for – the Chinese market.”

IWC China 2020 Brochure

Congratulations to all our medal winners, the results are revealed here

IWC China 2019 Trophy result, find out more here.

IWC China Shop, please visit here.

The IWC China Medals

Winning a medal at the IWC China is the ultimate third party endorsement of your brand. While a Gold medal is the goal of many producers who enter the competition, Silver and Bronze medals are also recognised as a significant achievement and can help to boost a brand’s image and sales.

IWC China sticker

Find out more here 

Commended

Commended

Bronze

Bronze

Silver

Silver

Trophy

Trophy

Introducing the Co-Chairs

The IWC China Co-Chairmen will be Yang LU MS, Kenichi Ohashi MW from Japan and Iain Riggs from Australia. They will be supported in the inaugural year by IWC co-chairs – including world-famous wine writer Oz Clarke. Many experienced and influential Chinese judges will also take part to ensure the results are aimed at Chinese consumers. This is because one of the main aims of IWCC is to offer guidance for Chinese consumers – to highlight the best quality wines available to them in their stores, or online.

Yang Lu MW

Yang LU MS

He is Corporate Wine Consultant for Shangri-La Hotel Group, and also provides all-round consulting services for multiple Michelin and Black Pearl Guide restaurants. Yang is regarded as China’s top wine educator and founded Grapea & Co, the foremost wine education and service institute in China. He serves as Chief Wine Editor for the world-renowned Food & Wine (China Version), and translated and published World Atlas of Wine and How to Taste. Yang is the champion of the Best Sommelier Greater China Competition and all three major sommelier competitions in China.

Kenichi Ohashi MW

Kenichi Ohashi MW

Kenichi (Ken) Ohashi MW is a leading Japanese wine and Sake distributor in Tokyo with accolades from the industry. Awarded Best Wine Merchant 1999 by Japan Sommelier Association he has shown his intricate knowledge of the subject both at home and abroad.

Iain Riggs AM

Iain Riggs AM

Australian Iain Riggs is a veteran of 47 vintages, including 36 with Brokenwood Wines, of which he is managing director, chief winemaker and part owner. Iain has had a wide and varied career in winemaking, judging, mentoring, educating, and as a thought pioneer in Australian wine.

Fongyee Walker

Fongyee Walker MW

Fongyee Walker MW is the cofounder, with Edward Ragg, of Dragon Phoenix Wine Consulting, Beijing’s first and fully independent wine consulting and education service (est. 2007). She is a leading Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Certified Educator teaching all over China; Fongyee is now a specialist wine educator and consultant and has had a wide and varied career in educating, judging, winemaking in China.

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