IWC China

 

Due to the evolution of the global Coronavirus pandemic, IWC China has made the tough decision to defer this year’s competition, and return next year.

This decision has not been taken lightly but we feel it is important to allow importers, retailers and members of the hospitality industry the time to focus on rebuilding and accelerating their businesses in the months ahead, and the IWC China to refine its plans too.

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In 2019, the IWC has launched an international wine competition specifically designed for China. Tasted by predominantly Chinese judges, in Shanghai, the competition will judge Chinese wines as well as wines destined for the Chinese market.

The only international wine competition based permanently in mainland China, the IWC China will employ the same thorough judging criteria as the IWC based in London, which is regarded as the most rigorous, impartial and influential wine competition in the world.

  • Two highly respected wine competitions.
  • Two separate entry processes.
  • Two separate consumer audiences.

  • Same calibre of world-class judges.
  • Same stringent judging process.
  • Same high-level exposure for winners.


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.”

IWC China: Deadlines and Logistics guidance

Find out more about the IWC China here


Entry to both competitions is managed through the same account. 



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