‘The vast majority of wine competitions are held in producing countries such as in Europe, Australia, US and South America. What this means is that the local Judges in those competitions aren’t aware of the specific and unique tastes of Chinese consumers and so aren’t able to really represent them. This is what makes the CWSA different from most award programs.’ – Christian Pillsbury – Managing Director, Applied Wine (Hong Kong)
The Judges for the China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA) know what Chinese consumers want. They are highly specialised and experienced in the demands of the market.
The CWSA Judges include:
*Major purchasing decision makers at China wine importers, distributors and wholesellers
*Restaurant group owners
*Purchasing decision makers at major and medium sized retailers
*Sommeliers based in China
The CWSA Judges understand the often under estimated demands of wine consumers in major cities and also more remote and highly lucrative provinces.
Richard Howe – CWSA Judge, Club Cru, Xiamen
William Jarvis – President, Jarvis Winery, Napa Vallery
Gavin R. Jones – Director, Jebsen & Co. Ltd, China
Dean Lapthorne – Area Sales Representative – China, Sirromet
Nicola Thornton – Export Manager, Bodegas Farina, Spain
Chris Hatcher, Chief Winemaker, Wolf Blass
To be considered as a Judge for China Wine & Spirits Awards events, please fill in this application form.