The International Wine Challenge China is a new international wine competition specifically designed for China.

This is the first year IWC China has launched – a new international wine competition specifically designed for the Chinese market and it is being hailed as “an amazing success”, according to Chris Ashton, director of the IWC and IWC China; “It exceeded all of our expectations. Forty top international judges, led by Yang Lu, China’s only Master Sommelier, and Ken Ohashi, a Master of Wine from Japan, spent a week deciding on the best wines available in – and for – the Chinese market.”

The IWC China Co-Chairmen includes Yang LU MS, Kenichi Ohashi MW from Japan and Iain Riggs from Australia. They are supported in the inaugural year by IWC co-chairs – including world-famous wine writer Oz Clarke. Many experienced and influential Chinese judges also took part to ensure the results are aimed at Chinese consumers. This is because one of the main aims of IWCC is to offer guidance for Chinese consumers – to highlight the best quality wines available to them in their stores, or online. 

 

All Saints Estate Rutherglen Muscat

Gold

"Rich aromatic, toffee, muscat raisin, preserved fruits. Dry tea leaves, clove. Intensity sweet with complex flavours of dry fruits, with balancing savoury attractive finish."

 

All Saints Estate Durif 2016

Bronze 

"Fresh and juicy with mulberry and vanilla. Lovely mid-palate feel with silky tannins."

 

Find out more about IWC China here.