House Wine AwardsFollowing the last six successful years of House Wine Awards (since 2011), RBHK will once again team up with Hong Kong Wine Judges Association to launch the 7th House Wine Awards in 2017.

House Wine Awards aims to recognise wine distributors who provide and select high-quality house wine for restaurants in Hong Kong that best reflects the taste of customers. We believe that “behind every successful restaurant, there stands a tasteful wine distributor.”

Awards Wine Name Vintage Distributor
Best Sparkling Wine of the Show Beppe Marino Tenuta Valentino Moscato D’ Asti DOCG 2016 Cohere Lifestyle Ltd
Best Red Wine of the Show I Pastini, Susumaniello ‘Versosud’ IGP 2013 VINOVERITAS ASIA LIMITED
Best White Wine (Dry) of the Show Domain Road Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Wines Connection Limited
Best Organic Wine of the Show Chateau Maris Les Planels 2011 Wine Couple Co. Ltd
Best Distributor of the Show Wines Connection Limited

Other results:

Category Winners  Silver & Bronze Medal

More about the Award

The wines were judged in five separate categories: Red Wine, White Wine, White Wine (dry), Sparkling Wine and Rosé Wine. Each distributor may enter each category more than once, with the conditions that your wine fits the following criteria:

It has been served in restaurants, bars or clubs in Hong Kong in the past 1 year
Trade price** listed not higher than HKD300 (Any wine found to be appreciably more than HKD300 on the open market will be disqualified from the competition)
Able to provide 6 bottles (75cl) of each applied wine for blind tasting (6 additional bottles are required if it enters the final round)
The submitted wine might be asked to provide a document to prove the identifiable source of wine by Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA)
** Trade price refers to the price that distributor selling to retail wine shops and restaurants in Hong Kong. NOT the price on the restaurant’s wine list.

Scoring

General Criteria
All the wine entries will be blind tasted and scored in the following 7 features, including Clarity, Color, Bouquet, Body or Texture, Taste, Balance, and Finish. Based off the criteria, the scores will be accumulated to a sum total of 20 points. Upon accomplishing the calculation of the final scores, category awards will be allocated accordingly. The mission of the House Wine Awards is to recognise wine distributors who offer wines with distinctive character and quality.Scoring
Gold Medal: 18.5>20
Silver Medal: 17.0>18.4
Bronze Medal: 15.5>16.9
Commercial Wine: 14>15.4
Ordinary Wine: 12.5>13.9
Wine Below Standard: 10>12.4
Faulty Wine: Less than 10

The 2017 judging panel was composed by a group of experienced HKWJA Judges and F&B Judges.

Mr Ace Lee
Senior Sommelier
Hotel ICON (Above & Beyond)
Mr Billy Yeung
Sommelier
Four Seasons Hotel HK (Lung King Heen)
Mr Bojan Radulovic
Group Wine Sommelier
Maximal Concepts (Mott 32)
Mr Raphael Sarri
Wine Director
Elite Concepts HK Ltd
Mr Uchida Masayuki
Director
Bar Bulter
Mr Juwan Kim
Head Sommelier
Zuma
Mr Larry Chim
Sommelier
Royal Plaza Hotel
Mr Vise Cheng
Beverage Manager
Regal Hongkong Hotel
Mr Dennis Cheung
Sommelier
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Mr Ervin Ong
Sommelier
Galaxy Macau
Mr Kenny Lui
Sommelier
The American Club Hong Kong
Mr Leo Lo
Sommelier
The Ritz - Carlton
Mr Harry Chan
Sommelier
Hong Kong Jockey Club
Mr David Wong
Assistant Sommelier
The Hong Kong Cricket Club
Mr Kent Chu
Sommelier
Maxim's Caterers Ltd

HKQAA – Hong Kong Wine Registration Scheme for Events
HKQAA – Hong Kong Wine Registration Scheme for Events
Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency launched the “HKQAA – Hong Kong Wine Registration Scheme” in November 2013. The Scheme aims to recognise an organisations’ capability to maintain and retrieve records of wines handled with identifiable sources. As an extension of the Scheme, the “HKQAA – Hong Kong Wine Registration Scheme for Events” is tailored to support event organisers on recognising the wine entries. Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong House Wine Awards 2017 will participate in this extended scheme to further promote the concepts of handling wine with identifiable sources.

HKQAA – Hong Kong Wine Registration Scheme for Events: Guidance to Distributor
The submitted wines shall maintain records of up one level identifiable source. HKQAA – Hong Kong Wine Registration Scheme Assessor might review source documents of submitted wines in sampling basis. Distributors shall provide source documents of the selected wines to HKQAA for review purpose. While participants from registered companies in the HKQAA Hong Kong Wine Registration Scheme can be excluded from the sampling assessment. Event organizer can use the HKWR for Events Mark on promotion material of Restaurant and Bar Hong Kong House Wine Awards 2017.

Contact Persons

Ms Niko So
Diversified Communications Hong Kong
niko@restaurantandbarhk.com
Tel: +852 3958 0529
Mr Fourson Kwok / Mr Tikki Yiu
Hong Kong Wine Judges Association
housewineawards@hkwja.org
Tel: +852 2151 1006