House Wine AwardsFollowing the last seven successful years of House Wine Awards (since 2011), RBHK will once again team up with Hong Kong Wine Judges Association to launch the 8th House Wine Awards in 2018.

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.”

Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong House Wine Awards 2018 Results
Category  Origin  Importer  Name
Red Wine - Category A
ChampionNew WorldCaliuFinca Patagonia syrah cabernet sauvignon grand reserve
1st runner upNew WorldQUEENSWAY WINE (HONG KONG) LIMITEDVuelo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
2nd Runner upNew WorldWai Shing Wine & SpiritsUndurraga Cabernet Sauvignon
ChampionOld WorldWai Shing Wine & SpiritsCapris Plemenito Rdece
1st runner upOld WorldWine Rhetorica Ltd.Pino Doncel Vintage
2nd Runner upOld WorldWine Rhetorica Ltd.Castillo de Jumilla Monastrell Tempranillo
Red Wine - Category B
ChampionNew WorldConstellation Brands Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
1st runner upNew WorldSei Hoi Advance Trading LtdLambert Estate Mustang Sally SHIRAZ
2nd Runner upNew WorldWBWLong Yarn Shiraz
ChampionOld WorldWine Rhetorica Ltd.Bodegas Bleda "Divus"
1st runner upOld WorldIndependent Wine & Spirit (China) LimitedHerdade do Peso Colheita Red
2nd Runner upOld WorldHouse of Fine Wines LtdRosso Veneto Antale
Red Wine - Category C
ChampionNew WorldKesehills Wine LimitedKellermeister Barossa Vineyards Shiraz
1st runner upNew WorldKesehills Wine LimitedKoonowla The Ringmaster Cabernet Sauvignon
2nd Runner upNew WorldCalifornia Wines for You, LLCSurh Cellars Zinfandel
ChampionOld WorldWai Shing Wine & SpiritsVivanco Reserva
1st runner upOld WorldA Plus Fine WineDomenico Fraccaroli Valpolicella DOC Superiore Ripasso
2nd Runner upOld WorldWai Shing Wine & SpiritsCapo D'Istria Merlot
Red Wine - Category D
ChampionNew WorldConstellation Brands Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
ChampionOld WorldConstellation Brands Dehesa Canonigos
Category  Origin  Importer  Name
White Wine - Category A
ChampionNew WorldAngliss HK Food Service LtdGood Company Sauvignon Blanc
1st runner upNew WorldConstellation BrandsCharles Smith Wines Kung Fu Girl Riesling
2nd Runner upNew WorldAngliss HK Food Service LtdGood Company Pinot Gris
ChampionOld WorldTalking Grapes LtdFermentado en Barrica Verdejo
1st runner upOld WorldSei Hoi Advance Trading LtdAurelia Visinescu White Artisan
2nd Runner upOld WorldTalking Grapes LtdDe Alberto Verdejo
White Wine - Category B
ChampionNew WorldWai Shing Wine & SpiritsSibaris Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
1st runner upNew WorldConstellation Brands Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay
2nd Runner upNew WorldAngliss HK Food Service LtdDurvillea Sauvignon Blanc
ChampionOld WorldBoozehouse LimitedDomaine Girault Sancerre
1st runner upOld WorldIndependent Wine & Spirit (China) LimitedHerdade do Peso Colheita White
2nd Runner upOld WorldDECO Wines LimitedAlbino Rocca, Da Bertu, Chardonnay, Vino Bianco, Langhe, Piedmont
White Wine - Category C
ChampionNew WorldBrygon Reserve Wines Hong KongMirror Image Classic Dry White
1st runner upNew WorldHouse of Fine WinesLayla Chardonnay
White Wine - Category D
ChampionNew WorldConstellation Brands Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Fume Blanc
White Wine (non-dry) - Category B
ChampionOld WorldWine Rhetorica Ltd.Weingut Rappenhof Riesling Kabinett
1st runner upOld WorldCaliuAlbert Glas gewurztraminer spatlese
2nd Runner upOld WorldTalking Grapes LtdDolce Bianco Frizzante
Category Origin Importer  Name
Sparkling Wine - Category A
ChampionOld WorldCaliuMaset Nectar White Reserva Cava
1st runner upOld WorldCaliuMaset Ice Cocktail Reserva Cava
2nd Runner upOld WorldConstellation Brands Ruffino Prosecco DOC Non Vintage
Sparkling Wine - Category C
ChampionOld WorldA Plus Fine WineDomenico Fraccaroli Dom Domi spumante
1st runner upOld WorldHouse of Fine WinesPunto Oro Millesimato - Gold Edition
2nd Runner upOld WorldA Plus Fine WineLa Valle Franciacorta Rose Brut

 


More about the Award
The wines will be divided into five categories: Red Wine, White Wine, White Wine (Dry), Sparkling Wine and Rosé Wine. Distributors/ importers may submit multiple samples, with the conditions that the wines fit the following criteria:

The wine has been served in restaurants, bars or clubs in Hong Kong in the past 1 year; or to be served in restaurant, bars or clubs in Hong Kong in the upcoming 1 year.

Trade price ** is not more than HKD$300 ( Any wine found to be apparently more than HKD$300 in trade market will be disqualified)

** Trade price refers to the wholesale price that distributors/ importers offered to retail wine shops/ restaurants, bars or clubs in Hong Kong. Not the price on the restaurant’s wine list.

The Distributor/ importers should provide 6 bottles (75cl) of each entry for blind tasting (6 additional bottles are required if it enters the final round)

If in doubts, the distributors/ importers might be required to provide registration documents under the Hong Kong Wine Registration Scheme/ Wine Storage Management System Certifications by Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA)

General Criteria
The mission of the House Wine Awards is to recognise wine distributors /importers who offer wines with distinctive character and quality.

All the entries will be blind tasted and scored according to the following 7 features, including Clarity, Color, Bouquet, Body or Texture, Taste, Balance, and Finish on a 20 points scale. The entries will be allocated to the following quality designation.

Medal/ Quality Designation                                     Price Range

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

 

The 2018 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

HKWJA – Hong Kong Wine Judges Association 

Hong Kong Wine Judges Association is a non-profit making organization, intends to promote the wine appreciation culture by conducting wine competitions with constructive review & comment by experts and critics. We have allied a team of professional, experienced wine specialists from different segments of the industry, namely sommelier, winemaker, journalist, educator, lecturer, executive chef and merchant.

Our goal is to maintain close contacts with wine judges locally and from around the world to explore possible collaboration in advancing wine judging standards. The Association will also pay close attention to related developments in Greater China and APEC region and seek out opportunities for collaboration.

We believe a wide range of services may be delivered in form of event competition, advice, guidance and training that can be developed in line with international wine judging practices, to help members progress and grow professionally and eventually become part of the wine judging community.

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 2018.

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