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Pop the Cork at the Opening Ceremony of the
Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair

In the distinguished presence of the Guest of Honour, James Lau, J.P. (middle), Acting Financial Secretary, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR); H.E. Dr Aleksandra Pivec (left), Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food, Republic of Slovenia and Margaret Fong (right), Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the wine world came together yesterday morning to bask in the continued success of wine business in Asia at the opening of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, connecting winemakers, traders, government officials and leading figures in the wine world as well as local and overseas media to celebrate the vibrant culture and prosperous business of the wine industry.

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The Guest of Honour, James Lau, J.P.; Acting Financial Secretary, the Government of the HKSAR visited the fairground after officiating the Opening Ceremony.
Spain – ICEX Pavilion (Booth no.: 3D-A20) Slovenia Pavilion (Booth no.: 3D-B20)
Hong Kong Wine Chamber of Commerce
(Booth no.: 3E-C32)
Ningxia Pavilion (Booth no.: 3G-E02)
Sichuan Pavilion (Booth no.: 3G-D02) Zhejiang Pavilion (Booth no.: 3G-D18)
France – The Syndicat Général des Vignerons de la Champagne (Booth no.: 3G-C18 & 3G-D25) France – Bettane & Desseauve (Booth no.: 3G-B18)
France – Business France (Booth no.: 3G-A01 & 3G-C02)

The Hon Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, GBS, JP, Legislative Council Member, visited the fair and talked to the exhibitors.
Domaines Albert Bichot
(Booth no.: 3G-B08)
Chablis Grand Cru "Les Vaudésirs" Domaine Long-Depaquit 2015
Javier Sanz Viticultor
(Booth no.: 3D-B29)
Javier Sanz V Malcorta 2017 Rueda
Peru Pavilion
(Booth no.: 3C-E20)
HUAMANÍ Mosto Verde Quebranta
Royal Orchid Wine (Hong Kong) Company Limtied
(Booth no.: 3E-C20)
Clos Du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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Product Highlights

Koshi No Kanbai Junmai
Daiginjo Kinmuku

Hing Lung Food Place Limited
Booth: 3E-B16
Masahiro Okinawa Craft Gin (Recipe 1)
Leung Yick Company Limited
Booth: 3E-B11
Avide Winery, Frappato 1607
Patrizia Leonardi Wine Selection srls
Booth: 3F-E23
Gustav Dill Vodka
Pear & Carrot Limited
Booth: 3D-C28
Pain aux Olives
Booth: 3F-D30A
Shanxi Xinghua Cun International
Trade Limited Liability Co.

Booth: 3G-B26
New Make Whiskey
Still Austin Whiskey Co.
Booth: 3C-C06
Omar Single Malt Whisky Cask
Strength-Bourbon Cask (50-60%)

Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation
Booth: 3E-C37
Penny Blue VSOP, Mauritius Rum
The Indian Ocean Rum Company Limited
Booth: 3C-D20

Vinitaly Pavilion's Opening

JETRO Pavilion's Opening

What our Exhibitor has to Say

“Peru is making a debut with a national pavilion at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair. Two wine and spirit companies are here with us showcasing red wines and in particular the national Peruvian spirit pisco. We hope to introduce the versatility of pisco in the making of cocktails through the fair to increase our exports to Asian markets. This is a very vibrant fair with a lot of actions. The atmosphere is vibrant and we are positive about generating new business here. We expect our exhibition to be a successful showcase that will help our companies to familiarise with the Asian markets and secure customers. Our debut marks a good start. We anticipate to achieve good results and expand our pavilion in the future.” 
Erick Aponte (second from left), Trade Commissioner, Trade Commission of Peru in Hong Kong
“Italian wines are making a strong presence through the Vinitaly Pavilion at Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair again this year. More than 100 companies have gathered here to showcase a wide range of quality wines from different parts of Italy. This year also sees the debut of a dedicated olive oil section at our pavilion to raise the awareness of extra virgin olive oils that form a major ingredient in Mediterranean fine dining. The new section features some award-winning olive oils from Italy as well as Spain and South Africa from the international olive oil competition Sol d’Oro. The Hong Kong fair always serves as a good platform to better understand the latest development of the wine market in Asia Pacific. More importantly, we can seize the opportunity to extend the presence of Italian wines and grow business in the Chinese mainland and Asian markets. This fair can really help our companies secure more customers. We look forward to exploring more growth opportunities through the fair this year.”
Giovanni Mantovani, CEO, Veronafiere S.p.A., Italy
“We are organising the Slovenian Pavilion at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair for the third consecutive year to promote our wines. With a long winemaking history, Slovenia produces a diversity of white wines and red wines. The world’s oldest vine, over 400 years old, still bears fruits in the city of Maribor in our country. Ten Slovenian wineries have joined us this year to showcase their products here. Our product highlights also include pumpkin seed oil and ice-cream made of natural ingredients. This fair has generated strong interest in our wines and attracted high quality buyers and traders over the past two years. It has also facilitated our penetration into the Chinese mainland market. Our pavilion gets bigger and bigger each year and our wineries are keen to exhibit here. This fair has effectively promoted our wine exports and we are positive about the outcome.” 
H.E. Dr Aleksandra Pivec (right), Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Republic of Slovenia

What our Buyer has to Say

“Finewines is a leading importer and distributor of fine wines in Vietnam. We are currently running two wine shops in Ho Chi Minh City with warehouse facilities in Hanoi. I am visiting Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair again this year to find more suppliers. On the first day of exhibition, I have already found two new suppliers from Spain, including Avelino Vegas, for red wines. Last year, we entered into business with French winery Roland Coiffe & Associes. Talks are being conducted with the French company again for more red wines this year. I am also interested in the red wines of an Italian winery from the Piedmont region though their prices are on the high side. I expect to place orders for 300 bottles of red wines from Roland Coiffe and about 30 bottles each from the new Spanish suppliers. The Hong Kong fair features a wide range of fine wines, offering a lot of choices to choose from. I am very satisfied with what I’ve achieved here.” 
Huong Tran, Retail Sales Manager, Finewines, Vietnam
“Founded in 2004, IWI is a Miami-based importer of wines and spirits in the United States. We sell different wines and spirits to wholesalers and retailers across the country. At present, we source products mainly from Italy, Spain and France. I also attend various wine fairs in the US, France, Italy, Germany and Spain for sourcing. This is my first-time visit to Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair. It’s a very impressive exhibition with a good cross section of wines and spirits for buyers. So far, I’ve found three new suppliers for red wines including Caldirola and Societa Agricola Fattoria Le Fonti SRL from Italy and Hestan Vineyards from California of the US. We will enter into business with small orders, involving several pallets at the start, and then strengthen our ties progressively with bigger orders. The Sino-US trade war has had no adverse effect on our wine business for the time being. If the trade conflicts last for a longer time, the filtered-through effect on overall economy might affect consumption eventually. But demand for wines and spirits is still very strong and consumers are looking for premium and upscale products. The Hong Kong fair is well organised with a strong turnout of exhibitors and buyers. I expect to find more suppliers over the next two days. I will definitely visit the fair again.”
Hermes Ortiz, President, International Wine Imports (IWI), USA
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Fair Highlights on 8 Nov

Wine Industry Conference

Asia Wine Academy

Mixologist Demonstrations
Ice Bar
Meet the Bartender of the Future Rum Revival: HKIWSC Award Winning Rums Workshop
A Taste of Southern United States
Whisky & Brandy Bar
MARS TSUNUKI Distillery, the Second of Mars "PEAT! A little science behind it"
CASKELLS - The Cask Finish

Wine Tasting Sessions
Tour de France of Mature Wines Latest trend for specific type of sake - Sparkling, Genshu, Namazake, Aged Sake
Chablis Climats and Vintage Variation: Why They Matter Graves, Sauternes, Pessac-Léognan, Barsac, the Origin of All the Greatest Bordeaux Wines
A Taste of Sichuan Baijiu Great Wines of Languedoc

Master Class
The Spirits of Scotland - Whisky & Gin

Thematic Seminar
Emerging Trends in Global Whisky Market

Wine Luxe x Hong Kong Wine Journey Top 10 Food & Wine Pairing Restaurant Awards

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Today’s Featured Events

A Taste of Sichuan Baijiu
Time 10:30am - 11:30am
Venue Wine Tasting Room B, Hall 3F
Remarks Organised by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Sichuan Council
Discover Premium Rums of Mauritius
Time 11:00am - 12:30pm
Venue Wine Tasting Room A, Hall 3C
Remarks Organised by Economic Development Board Mauritius
Meet the Bartender of the Future
Time 11:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Ice Bar, Hall 3FG Concourse
Speaker Jason Cao
Remarks Organised by ShowBar AI Technology (Beijing) Co Ltd
The Sweet Masquerade of Aromatic
Time 11:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Wine Gallery, Hall 3D
Speaker Christina Choi, International Development Advisor, Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
Best Wines to Serve to Diners with Chinese Cuisine
Time 11:30am - 12:30pm
Venue Seminar Room, Hall 3E Concourse
Speaker Nelson Chow
Programme Click here to view
Beyond Bourbon & Scotch: Winning Whiskies of the World Workshop
Time 11:30am - 12:30pm
Venue Whisky and Brandy Bar, Hall 3E South Concourse
Remarks Organised by HKIWSC
A Journey Through Italian Diversity with the Vinitaly International Academy
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue Grand Tasting Room, Hall 3D Concourse
Speakers • Sarah Heller MW
• Henry Davar
Terroir, Grape Varieties, Aging, Champagne Growers Tempo Through 9 Exceptional Wines
Time 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Venue Wine Tasting Room B, Hall 3F
Remarks Organised by SGV Champagne
America’s Oldest Native Spirit & Family of Distillers
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue Whisky and Brandy Bar, Hall 3E South Concourse
Speaker Lisa Laird Dunn
Remarks Organised by Laird & Co.
Discover Popular Japanese Liqueur and Beverages - Umeshu, Low-alcohol Drink, Amazake and More
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue Ice Bar, Hall 3FG Concourse
Remarks Organised by JETRO
Moscatel de Setúbal: the Fortified Wine from Setúbal Peninsula since 1907
Time 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Venue Wine Tasting Room A, Hall 3C
Speaker May Guan, CWSA Host and Judge, YTALK Founder and Lecturer
Think Like an Insider: Secrets of Wine Sourcing
Time 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue Wine Gallery, Hall 3D
Programme Click here to view
The Best Match – ICI X CCI – Wine and Food Pairing Classes
Time 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Venue Seminar Room, Hall 3E Concourse
Speaker Charles Chu, Official Sherry Educator of Consejo Regulador de Jerez
Remarks Co-organised by International Culinary Institute (ICI) & Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI)
Programme Click here to view
Asia Wine Academy: Seeking Greatness – Decoding Wine Quality II
Time 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Venue Grand Tasting Room, Hall 3D Concourse
Speaker Jeannie Cho Lee MW
Remarks Participation fee applies
Programme Click here to view
Riesling – One Grape, Endless Possibilities
Time 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Venue Wine Tasting Room B, Hall 3F
Speaker Rebecca Leung, Independent Wine Educator, Journalist and Consultant
Remarks Organised by Wines of Germany
Clink X Monkey Shoulder Mixologist Competition 2018
Time 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue Ice Bar, Hall 3FG Concourse
Unique from Taiwan : Omar Cask-finished Whiskies
Time 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue Whisky and Brandy Bar, Hall 3E South Concourse
Remarks Organised by Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation
Taste the Trend: Winning Wine & Spirits from Cathay Pacific HKIWSC
Time 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue Wine Tasting Room A, Hall 3C
Speaker Debra Meiburg MW
Remarks Organised by Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
HKQAA Networking Cocktail Reception 2018 for Wine Industry
Time 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue Wine Gallery, Hall 3D
Remarks By Invitation Only. Organised by HKQAA
Glenbrynth Far East Grows its Spirit Portfolio
Time 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue Whisky and Brandy Bar, Hall 3E South Concourse
Remarks Organised by Glenbrynth Far East
"Taste and Find" Big data of Pinot Nero
Time 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Venue Wine Tasting Room B, Hall 3F
Speaker Fabio Mondini
Go beyond 42 Customs Districts: Leap on the Wine Express to the Mainland Market
Time 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Venue Wine Tasting Room A, Hall 3C
Remarks Co-organised by Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department
Programme Click here to view
HSBC Grand Tasting Session
Time 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue Grand Tasting Room, Hall 3D Concourse
Remarks By Invitation Only. Supported by HSBC
Event Schedule  

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*Photo is for reference only. One gift per buyer while stock lasts.
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