HK Wine & Spirits Fair concludes 12th event

11th November, 2019 by admin

More than 15,000 trade professionals headed to the 12th HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair last week.

Around 60 activities took place over the course of the three-day event

The event was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 7-9 November, featuring around 60 tastings, masterclasses and other events.

It hosted 1,075 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions, while more than 21,000 drinks fans also attended on Saturday 9 November when the show opened to members of the public.

In its 12th year, the show welcomed exhibitors from Latvia, Lithuania and Vietnam for the first time. In addition to wine and spirits, the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair hosted a craft beer area.

Buyers from leading retailers and importers, such as France’s Auchan, Russia’s Wine Shopper and Korea’s Shinsegae Liquor & Beverage, were “actively sourcing on site”.

Benjamin Chau, HKTDC deputy executive director, said: “At this year’s Wine & Spirits Fair, the exhibitors showcased a fantastic assortment of wines from different regions of the world. We also welcomed new exhibitors from Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Vietnam to enrich the selection for buyers.

“In addition to wines and spirits, craft beers have surged in popularity in Hong Kong, and many local brews have attracted their share of fans. Exhibitors from Ukraine, Italy and Japan also brought their specialty beers to the Beer Zone to present to buyers.

“Other remarkable wines and spirits featured at the fair included the Sav Sparkling wine from Sweden, a refreshing baijiu catering to the taste of young consumers in Mainland China, as well as Japanese gins that have been gaining popularity.

“The diversity of products offered buyers ample choice for different needs and tastes.”

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