Hot! Resorts Word Sentosa set to host the inaugural Wine Pinnacle Awards!

Nominees of the Wine Pinnacle Awards 2019

Cementing itself as Asia’s premium lifestyle destination, Resorts World Sentosa will host the inaugural Wine Pinnacle Awards and The GREAT Wine & Dine Festival 2019 from 10 to 12 October 2019.

Poised to be Southeast Asia’s most prestigious event for oenophiles, the three-day celebration will kick off with a Wine Pinnacle Awards Gala Dinner in collaboration with two Michelin-starred La Grand’Vigne, followed by a showcase of over 400 wines, including awardnominated wines and craft sake at The GREAT Wine & Dine Festival 2019.

Nominees of The Wine Pinnacle Awards 2019
Since June 2019, an independent jury of over 50 wine professionals – made up of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, wine influencers and sommeliers from top fine dining restaurants from the United Kingdom, U.S.A., Europe and Asia Pacific – curated by the Wine Pinnacle Awards Committee, the award’s own team of five illustrious wine experts, have casted their votes through a secured online nomination ballot. Categories, totaling up to 27, touch on a wide range of premium wines and include awards for “Best Bordeaux Wine from 1996”, “Best Chinese Red” and even “Black Swan of the Year” for the most thought-provoking wine.

With the rise of the natural wine movement in recent years, nominees of “Best Organic/Natural Wine of the Year” – which include Domaine Sebastien Riffault, Sancerre Auksinis, Loire, France and Ochota Barrels, 186 Grenache, McLaren Vale, Australia – and “Best Friend of the Earth (Most EnvironmentallyConscious Winemaker)” – who include Ms. Isabelle Legeron MW (UK), Ms. Jacques Néauport (France), Ms. Lalou Bize-Leroy (France), Mr. Miguel Torres (Spain) and Mr. Nicolas Joly (France) – will interest the wine fraternity worldwide.

The “Best Chinese Red” category – where nominees include Ao Yun, Yunan, China; Grace Vineyard, Tasya’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Shanxi, China; Helan Qing Xue, Jia Bei Lan Dry Red, Ningxia, China; Silver Heights, Emma’s Reserve, Ningxia, China and Silver Heights, The Summit, Ningxia, China – shines the spotlight on world-class wines that are produced in China. The Gala Dinner will conclude with the announcement of the Grand Jury Award where the Wine Pinnacle Awards Committee celebrates the absolute best of this year’s showing.

“I am delighted to see that the inaugural Wine Pinnacle Awards has recognised an exciting list of top wines from around the world. The results are diverse and encompass major wine regions – from mature fine wines, to new exciting recent releases and hidden treasures; the results highlight the best wines from France, Italy, Australia, USA, China, Spain and South America. Finally, a wine competition with a panel of experienced jury members is awarding the very best wines and wineries based on quality and consistency rather than being restricted by wine submissions!” explained Wine Pinnacle Awards Committee member and the first Asian Master of Wine, Ms. Jeannie Cho Lee.

Chef Nicolas Masse from La Grand'Vigne_credit Pauline Troplong

The Wine Pinnacle Awards Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony on 10 October 2019
Kicking off the three-day celebration is a lavish invite-only Wine Pinnacle Awards Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony on 10 October 2019. Held in the Resorts World Ballroom, the black-tie event will gather not only the crème de la crème of wines, as voted by the world’s leading wine professionals, but also luminaries of the wine world, ranging from wine collectors and sommeliers to winemakers, from across the globe. The awards will honour 24 wines with the highly-anticipated Grand Jury Award to be chosen amongst the winners as the crown jewel of this year’s showing, and celebrate talented wine professionals in three award categories.

Normandy native Nicolas Masse of two Michelin-starred La Grand’Vigne will helm the avant-garde sixcourse menu. The dinner will be expertly paired by sought-after expressions from Château SmithHaut-Lafitte as well as nominees of the Wine Pinnacle Awards 2019. The fine dining establishment sits within the sprawling vineyard of Les Sources de Caudalie in Bordeaux, France, giving guests an inkling of how chef Masse integrates his produce-driven French fare with oenology.

The Wine Pinnacle Awards 2019 Gala Dinner will be held at Resorts World Ballroom (East) on 10 October 2019, Thursday 7pm – 10pm (Invited guests only) in conjuction with The Great Wine & Dine Festival.

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