IWC China 2020
It is with great regret we have to announce the postponement of the IWC China 2020 competition. The ongoing global pandemic and the restrictions on global travel make it impossible for us to host the judging in Shanghai in June. Our greatest concern is to the wellbeing and safety of our judges and staff.
We will keep you informed about our plans over the next few weeks.
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.”
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.
Find out more here
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 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.
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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