11th Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair Opens Tomorrow
Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 20:00 HKT/SGT
70 Events on Offer; Public Day on Saturday
The 11th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair opens at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre tomorrow, 8 Nov, and continues through to 10 Nov. Sophia Chong, HKTDC Assistant Executive Director, announces details of the event at a press briefing today
The Niigata Sake Brewers' Association of Japan will set up a new pavilion at this year's wine fair, featuring sakes from Midorikawa, one of the most famous breweries in Niigata, which is home to 89 sake breweries, making it the Japanese prefecture with the largest number of sake breweries
France's Syndicat General des Vignerons de la Champagne will feature nine growers from four wine regions. Among them is Champagne Marc Chauvet, which produces fewer than 10,000 bottles a year and will bring its 2012 vintage champagne to the wine fair
HONG KONG, Nov 7, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The 11th Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will open tomorrow (8 Nov) and continue through 10 Nov at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Guest of honour at the opening ceremony will be James Lau, Acting Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
The 2018 Wine & Spirits Fair will feature fine wine and spirits from 1,075 exhibitors from 33 countries and regions. There will be 30 group pavilions representing wine-producing regions, trade organisations and governmental organisations from around the world. This year, pavilions from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Sichuan Council, the Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province, Ningxia's General Office of Administrative Committee of Grape Industry Zong of Helan Mountain's East Foothill Wine Region, the Czech Grape and Wine Producers Association, Gifu Prefecture and the Niigata Sake Brewers' Association from Japan, and Peru will be set up for the first time.
The fair will also launch the World of Olive Oil at the Vinitaly pavilion to promote various kinds of premium olive oils, with visitors able to enrich their knowledge and sample a selection of the oils. Also new is the Organic Wine and Spirits Corner that will feature a range of organically produced beverages for visitors to try.
The HKTDC will organise about 70 events during the fair, including tasting sessions showcasing wines from around the world. It will also host numerous industry-exchange events, including the Wine Industry Conference, thematic seminars and master classes.
On Saturday (10 Nov), the fair's Public Day, the event will open to members of the public aged 18 or above, with tickets available on site at HK$200. From now until 9 Nov, members of the public can purchase Public Day tickets at a special price of HK$99 through Clink Digital Media, Tap & Go wallet, HKTVmall, HOKOBUY, the Octopus App (Octopus card or O! ePay), Price.com, Ticketflap, and Yahoo. Ticket-buyers will receive a Lucaris crystal wine glass on a first-come, first-served basis while stocks last.
Following a successful debut in 2017, the Asia Wine Academy, jointly organised by the HKTDC and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Hotel and Tourism Management, returns this year. On the theme of "Seeking Greatness: Decoding Wine Quality", Masters of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee and Sarah Heller will share their insights into Italian and French wines. Participants who complete the courses will be awarded a certificate. Members of the public can enrol in the Asia Wine Academy at a special price of HK$880 (original price HK$990) at the fair. Participants will receive a complimentary Wine & Spirits Fair ticket and a Lucaris crystal wine glass (for redemption on 10 Nov only) - a package with a total value of HK$1,300 - on a first-come, first-served basis while stocks last.
Spirits Fair Schedule
8-10 Nov (Thursday to Saturday)
Venue: Hall 3C-G, HKCEC
8-9 Nov 10:30am-7:30pm Trade visitors only, aged 18 and above (On-site registration fee: HK$100)
10 Nov 10:30am-6pm Trade visitors, aged 18 and above (On-site registration fee: HK$100), Public visitors, aged 18 and above (Admission fee: HK$200)