By Amy Looker in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) International Wine and Spirits Fair kicks off tomorrow at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Taking place from 8 to 10 November, more than 900 wine and spirit producers have flown in from around the world to showcase the latest wine and spirits products to over 19,000 trade buyers.

The three-day program features an extensive series of masterclasses including international cuisine and wine pairing, cocktails classes, a session on the diversity of New Zealand’s wines, a summit for sommeliers and a wine industry conference where delegates will hear from both international wine media and Masters of Wine.

Wine Australia will have a significant presence at the show, alongside other Australian producers including Australian Vintage Limited, Robert Oatley Vineyards, Stella Bella Wines and Voyager Estate.

In addition, attendees will be able to sample some of the trophy winners from the 2012 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition.

Australian wines performed well at this year’s awards, with the 2010 Hardys Heritage Reserve Bin picking up the trophy for Best Chardonnay and Best New World Chardonnay, while the 2005 McGuigan Vineyard Select Semillon won the Best Semillon trophy.

Click here for a full list of winners.

The medal winners at the 2012 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition will be announced in Hong Kong later this week.


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