Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2011 – I’ll be there

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Lucky me to have been invited to visit Shanghai in September as a jury member of the the 6th Shanghai International Wine Challenge (SIWC 2011).

SIWC is, I am told by the organisers, “the first International professional commodity competition located in Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.This is the only wine competition that fully supported by Waigaoqiao International Exhibition & Trading Center of Wine & Beverage, and will become the most influence wine challenge in China.” It is “the only wine challenge that (is) fully supported by the governmental organisations.”

As of 1 August, 500 wines from a dozen or so countries had been received – which, by my usual work rate at the Austrian Wine Challenge (where I’ll be next week), is 5 days work.

The jury is “global”, with judges coming from (as residents if not actually born there) Australia, Brazil, France and the UK. I have met at various points on my travels Rony Lau, Denis Lin, Iain Rigg and Patricia Stefanowicz. It looks like a good crowd.

China is seen as the great red and white hope for much of the wine industry. I can hardly wait to see it for myself.

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One Response to Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2011 – I’ll be there

  1. Gary L Beer says:

    Good Luck!
    let me know what the wine tasted like that is the same shade of green that I have turned – maybe see your experiences on Youtube?

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