The judging will be conducted by panels of a minimum of four qualified trade buyers. Our trade-only judging panelists work with wine and their customers on a daily basis. They are a mix of restauranteurs, sommeliers, retail spirits buyers, distributors and importers. We try to assemble each judging panel with a mix of different disciplines so multiple viewpoints will be considered in the evaluation of the wines.
The judges’ travel and lodging during the competition are covered by the AIWC.
We are prepared to hold a virtual competition in the event that we cannot safely proceed with our usual in-person event. All wine submitted before the deadline will be tasted by the judges.
Per Entry Fee – $100.00 (August 1st to October 9th, 2021)
Per Entry Fee – $115.00 (October 10th-17th, 2021)
Per Entry Fee – $130.00 (October 18th to November 6th, 2021)
4/F Block A China Merchant
Godown, 18 Sin Ning Street
Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
2x750ml (or 700ml) bottle / 3x333ml (or 500ml) bottle or can of each entry with a copy of this entry form. Clearly mark ‘Sample Material – Not For Resale – Glass Enclosed’ on the outer carton/s. Include copy of completed submission form in the shipment even if submitted online.
Award levels are Double Gold, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.Double Gold: Phenomenal Product (Must Be Unanimous Decision by Panelists)
– Gold: Buyers “Love” It
– Silver: Buyers “Like” It
– Bronze: Buyers would purchase it
Double Gold award winners will be re-tasted by all panelists to establish which brands may be eligible to receive a ‘Best of Category’ endorsement in its pricing category
The Asia International Wine Competition medals will be awarded on a merit basis by a majority vote. The judges are instructed to grant no awards or medals when, in their opinion, the wines are not ones they would import, distribute, buy or sell in their businesses based on product and price category. Judges are asked to evaluate the wines in silence until all panel members have finished their evaluation and then open a discussion to reach a consensus. Judge votes are recorded by a AIWC staff moderator. If there is a significant difference among the judges’ votes, panelists are encouraged to reach a consensus and, if needed, seek counsel from the Head Judge Adam Levy.