IWC China 2019 Results In
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.
IWC China 2019 Awards Dinner
It's time for the wine trade to come together to celebrate the best of the International Wine Challenge China 2019.
The Champion Wines, Great Value Wine and Winemaker of the Year awards will be announced at the IWC China Awards Dinner on 6 September at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan, Shanghai. Tickets for this awards ceremony, can be purchased at here.
IWC China 2019 Trade Tasting
The IWC China Trade Tasting provides a unique platform for IWC China competition winners to showcase their wines in China. All entries into the IWC China that win a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal will be automatically submitted into the IWC China Trade Tasting on the 6 September 2019. Buyers from all channels, including supermarkets, agents, independents, and major restaurant and hotel chains, will be invited to attend the IWC China Trade Tasting to taste the wines.
Premium tables will be available for producers to present their wines in person Each table will cost £1,500 which also includes two tickets for the IWC China Awards Dinner on 6 September and 10 tickets for the IWC China Trade Tasting on 6 September, can be purchased at 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
Yang is currently the Corporate/Group Director of Wine for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, overseeing the wine program and sommelier team of the entire group. Previously he spent 3 years as sommelier for the Peninsula Shanghai, where he single-handedly raised the status of local sommeliers.
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