Vinexpo Hong Kong 2018 full event schedule

ACADEMY PROGRAMME – WEDNESDAY 30 MAY

Wednesday 30 May

10.00 – 11.30

Room N101B – Level 1

Australian First Families of Wine: Inaugural Unlocked Master Class

Presented by Wine Australia

Free entrance – Masterclass in English

 

Wednesday 30 May

10.00 – 11.30

Room N104-105 – Level 1

Valpolicella 50 Anniversary Tour: Building Luxury through Amarone della Valpolicella and Valpolicella Ripasso

Guest speaker: Jean-Charles Viens, Gourmand & Storyteller, Grandepassione.com

By invitation only – Masterclass in English

Wednesday 30 May

10.00 – 11.30

Room N106-107-108 – Level 1

Seña 2016 makes its debut

Presented by Eduardo Chadwick, Owner and President of Viña Seña and Yang Lu MS

By invitation only – Masterclass in English and Chinese

Wednesday 30 May

10.00 – 11.30

Room N109-110 – Level 1

Evolution of Australian Grenache Masterclass

Presented by Wine Australia

Guest speakers: Corinne Mui, Senior Wine Educator AWSEC and Fongyee Walker MW

Free entrance – Masterclass in English and in Chinese

 

Wednesday 30 May

10.00 – 11.30

Room N111-112 – Level 1

Crus Classés de Graves 2014 Red and White Vintage Masterclass

Guest speaker: Jeannie Cho Lee MW

By invitation only – Masterclass in English

Wednesday 30 May

10.00 – 11.30

The Cellar – Level 3

World’s Best Grenache Buys

Presented by Sarah Wong, Decanter Asia Wine Awards Judge

Free entrance – Masterclass in English and Chinese

 

Wednesday 30 May

12.30 – 14.00

Grand Foyer – Level 3

The Asian Wine Personality Award

Presented by Patrick Schmitt MW, Editor-in-Chief of The Drinks Business

By invitation only – Reception

 

Wednesday 30 May

13.00 – 14.30

Room N104-105 – Level 1

Grenache, the Quintessentially Mediterranean Grape

Presented by Justin Howard-Sneyd MW, Wine Consultant and Owner of Domaine of the Bee and Marlene Angelloz-Nicoud, Executive Director of the Grenache Association

Free entrance – Masterclass in English

Wednesday 30 May

13.00 – 14.30

Room N106-107-108 – Level 1

Master Class to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Almaviva

Presented by Michel Friou, Head Winemaker of Viña Almaviva

By invitation only – Masterclass in English and in Chinese

Wednesday 30 May

13.00 – 14.30

Room N109-110 – Level 1

Grenache and Pork Bun lunch tasting

Presented by Wine Australia

Guest speakers: Corinne Mui, Senior Wine Educator AWSEC and Yang Lu MS

Free entrance – Masterclass in English and Chinese

 

Wednesday 30 May

13.00 – 14.30

Room N111-112 – Level 1

Solaia Masterclass

Presented by Albiera Antinori, President of Marchesi Antinori, Renzo Cotarella, CEO of Marchesi Antinori and James Suckling

By invitation only – Masterclass in English

Wednesday 30 May

13.00 – 14.30

Room the Cellar – Level 3

TMALL Wine & Spirit New Retail Press Conference

Presented by Jet Jing, CEO of TMALL, Vice CEO of Alibaba

By invitation only – Conference in English and Chinese

 

Wednesday 30 May

14.00 – 17.30

Room N101A – Level 1

Tasting of Grands Crus Classés of Saint Emilion

Presented by the Association de Grands Crus Classés de Saint Emilion

Free entrance – Walk around tasting

 

Wednesday 30 May

14.00 – 15.30

Room N101B – Level 1

Growing Demand for Australian Wine

Presented by Wine Australia

Guest speakers: Edouard Duval, CEO & Founder of EMW, Andreas Clark, CEO of Wine Australia, Peter Dixon, Managing Director Asia, MEA & Global Travel Retail, Treasury Wine Estates, Chuan Zhou, Research Director of Wine Intelligence and Ian Ford, Moderator

Free entrance – Conference in English

 

Wednesday 30 May

15.00 – 17.00

The Library, Mezzanine Floor, Grand Hyatt Hotel 

Great Wall Masterclass

A tasting of eight wines from the leading Chinese estate and the first time it has held a dedicated masterclass in Hong Kong

 

Wednesday 30 May

16.00 – 17.30

Room N104-105 – Level 1

The Uniqueness of Portuguese Wines

Presented by Wines of Portugal

By invitation only – Masterclass in English

Wednesday 30 May

16.00 – 17.30

Room N106-107-108 – Level 1

The Complementarity Between North and South Regions of the Rhône Valley

Presented by Sarah Heller MW and Amélie Rouot, Ambassador of Rhône Valley Vineyards

Free entrance – Masterclass in English

 

Wednesday 30 May

16.00 – 17.30

Room N109-110 – Level 1

Grenache: Blends

Presented by Wine Australia

Guest speaker: Jeremy Oliver, Australian Wine Writer, Presenter & Educator

Free entrance – Masterclass in English

 

Wednesday 30 May

16.00 – 17.30

Room N111-112 – Level 1

Champagne & Wine Education

Guest speakers: Vincent Perrin, General Director of Comité Champagne, Yang Lu MS, Sherry Weng, Director of AOW and Jude Mullins, WSET International Development Director

By invitation only – Conference in English

 

Wednesday 30 May

16.00 – 17.30

The Cellar – Level 3

The Classic Vintage Port Houses present their latest Releases

Presented by Dominic Symington, Director of Symington Family Estates, Nick Heath, Marketing Director of The Fladgate Partnership and Christian Seely, Managing Director of Quinta do Noval

By invitation only – Masterclass in English

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