The inaugural HITT (Hong Kong International Top Tasters) blind tasting event was a held last week Saturday with great success. The event which was in aid of Hong Kong charity, the Autism Partnership Foundation kicked off with the one-hour blind tasting competition presided over by judges, Debra Meiburg MW, Stephen Mack of AWSEC, Kimberley Drake of Sarment and Lee Watson, the sommelier of the Conrad.
Wines selected for the competition included:
- NV Boschendal Brut Rose
- 2012 Château de Chamirey Mercurey 1er Cru La Mission Monopole
- 2013 Domäne Wachau Riesling Smaragd Achleiten
- 2014 Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling from
- 2012 Terroirs Syrah from Sarment
- 2013 Stonier Pinot Noir
- 2012 Altano Quinta do Ataíde Reserva
- 2009 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino
- 2009 Iberica Bruno Prats AlFYnal
- 2013 Bellingham The Bernard Series Bush Vine Pinotage
- 2002 Château Guiraud
- 2007 HoldvölgyTokaji Aszú Culture
The 10 teams of four contestants battled it out to guess the origin, quality level, variety or key varieties, ageing potential and aromas of each wines and hazard a guess at the RRP of a 750ml bottle before the sheets were handed over to the judges for marking.
The winning team was announced as Team 7: The Hong Kong Wine Society Team 2 with Sarah Heller (team leader), Linden Wilkie, Kevin Tang and Alan Kwok who each won a Sensis Distal wine fridge and a three-day visit to Holdvölgy in Tokaj, in second place was Team 1: The Hong Kong Wine Society Team 1 with Roland Muksch (team leader), Ron Taylor, Claudio Salgado and Houghton Lee who won a masterclass and lunch at St Hallett in the Barossa for four people and a Corsican wine masterclass hosted by Vins de Corse Asia area manager, Vincent Cervoni.
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