Vinexpo Hong Kong: a guide to the fair

SHIRAZ DAY

As well as the focus on Italy, this year’s Vinexpo HK will also feature the fair’s first ever Grape Variety Day on Thursday 26th.
Kick-starting this new aspect of the fair will be Shiraz and, like Italy over the course of the show, Thursday will feature a number of tastings, events and conferences dedicated to the grape, wherever in the world it may be found.

The Shiraz programme begins with a breakfast conference exploring business opportunities for Shiraz/Syrah in Asia. Entitled ‘Can Shiraz become the next trend in Asia’, the talk will include a panel led by Robert Hill-Smith, chairman of Yalumba, South Australia; Nelson Chow, president of the Hong Kong Sommelier Association and vice-president of ASI Asia and Oceania; and Ronald Brown, founder of Maverick wines, South Australia.

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French wine contest Citadelles du Vin will host a blind tasting of Shiraz and Syrah from around the world later that morning. Tasters will be able to rate the wines and a winner will afterwards be announced.

Wine experts John Stimpfig and Debra Meiburg MW will host masterclasses on Shiraz – Stimpfig on some of the grape’s iconic producers and Meiburg on the best Asian food pairings.
Meiburg’s masterclass will also explore the influence of terroir on the grape.

One Response to “Vinexpo Hong Kong: a guide to the fair”

  1. Wines of Germany will return as well with 28 exhibitors and a comprehensive programme
    at the German Pavilion 1EF-43-01
    Please join the following guided tastings
    by Romana Echensperger, MW

    Tuesday, 24th May
    11.00 License to Sparkle
    12.00 Happy Birthday Scheurebe!
    14.00 The Other Grapes of Germany
    15.00 Perfectly Riesling
    16.00 The Magic of Sweetness
    17.00 Spätburgunder: Germany’s Red Star
    17.30 Chinese Buyers Meeting

    Wednesday, 25th May
    11.00 License to Sparkle
    12.00 Happy Birthday Scheurebe!
    14.00 The Other Grapes of Germany
    15.00 Perfectly Riesling
    16.00 The Magic of Sweetness
    17.00 Gracefully Aged
    18.00 Spätburgunder: Germany’s Red Star

    Thursday, 26th May
    11.00 Japanese Buyers Meeting
    12.00 Happy Birthday Scheurebe!
    14.00 The Other Grapes of Germany
    15.00 Perfectly Riesling
    16.00 The Magic of Sweetness
    17.00 Spätburgunder: Germany’s Red Star

    No Registration is needed.
    See you in Hong Kong

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