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ProWine Asia (Singapore) 2018 Post Show Summary

Overview

ProWine Asia (Singapore) 2018, the largest international trade fair for wines and spirits in Southeast Asia, concluded on a high note with many firsts on 27 April 2018. The specialist trade fair comes under the banner of the highly successful ProWein World series and is based off the knowhow and expertise of ProWein Düsseldorf, the world’s leading trade fair for wine and spirits for more than two decades.

Held alongside the 21st edition of Food&HotelAsia2018 (FHA2018), ProWine Asia (Singapore) 2018 played host to 273 established wine producers and distributors from 34 countries and regions across 7,500 sqm of exhibition space. There was also a strong line-up of 15 national and group pavilions including Croatia, Spain, Italy and Austria.

ProWine Asia (Sinagpore) 2018 Overview
ProWine Asia (Sinagpore) 2018 Overview

Exhibitors

The second edition of ProWine Asia (Singapore) has grown significantly in terms of exhibitor and product profiles. For the first time, the wines and spirits trade fair welcomed participation from countries such as Croatia, stronger presence from regions such as Chianti, Rioja and Catalonia, and even the participation of Asian wineries. Trending wines and spirits items such as sustainable, organic and biodynamic wines and local craft and artisanal beer brands were also presented on the show floor this year.

ProWine Asia (Sinagpore) 2018 Exhibitors
ProWine Asia (Sinagpore) 2018 Exhibitors

Masterclasses & Seminars

Over the 4 days, many took the opportunity to further their understanding about wines and spirits through masterclasses and seminars taught by experts such as Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®), wine connoisseurs, and spirits and craft beer professionals. These sessions were strongly received, with most of them held at full capacity.

Topics included:

  • Indigenous Black Grapes Of Italy
  • How To Taste Blind
  • Introduction To Craft Beers
  • Southeast Asian Wines No Longer A Gimmick
  • Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky - Ex-Madeira Cask Finish Maturation And Other Creative Uses Of Wood
  • Categories And Grades Of Sake
  • Trip To Spain's Wine Regions
  • World Of Craft Beers
  • Masters Of Wine Class
  • Understanding Champagne - Master Of Wine Class
  • Bordeaux – The Seminal Fine Wine Region Of The World
  • Experience The Unmistakeable Taste Of Tuscany
  • Wine Country Austria
  • Introduction To The Wines Of Indonesia
  • Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky - Importance Of Single Pot Distillation To Make A Smooth & Fruity Whisky
  • Discover The World Of Whisk(E)Y
  • Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whisky - A True Alternative In Texture & Flavour Profile Within The Category
  • The Truths About Southeast Asian Tropical Viticulture
Masterclasses & Seminars
Masterclasses & Seminars

WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines

Wine and spirits professionals and enthusiasts were offered the inaugural opportunity at ProWine Asia (Singapore) to obtain the WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines. WSET® qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirits knowledge. Course materials included:

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET® Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines
WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines

Champagne Lounge

The highly anticipated Champagne Lounge returned once again to ProWine Asia (Singapore), featuring the heritage and expertise of over 20 renowned Champagne Houses. Visitors were treated to an extensive array of champagne products in an exclusive setting.

Champagne Lounge
Champagne Lounge

National Cocktail Competition

Co-located for the first time with ProWine Asia (Singapore), the National Cocktail Competition organised by the Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers Singapore (ABSS) saw more than 50 participants competing in show-stopping categories Mocktail, Tea Cocktail, Cocktail, Flairtending and Speed Bottle Opening across four days.

List of winners:

Mocktail
1st: Arnel Saplot – ABSS
2nd: Marie Annette – No.5 Cocktail Bar
3rd: Jaymar Angeles – Coastes Sentosa

Tea Cocktail
Champion: Eduardo Zamora – Swissotel Bar Rouge (Trip to Dilmah School of Tea)

Cocktail
1st: Bella Shim Suah – Swissotel Merchant Court EMC (Trip to Estonia for World Cocktail Competition)
2nd: Goh Mei Lian – Ice Cold Beer Bar
3rd: Rakhimov Dilmurod – ParkRoyal Pickering Lime Bar

Flairtending
1st: Shallum Recto – Fat Prince Bar (Trip to Estonia for World Cocktail Competition)
2nd: Eduardo Zamapa – Swissotel Bar Rouge
3rd: Federico Echavez – ABSS

Tiger Beer Speed Bottle Opening
Champion: Goh Mei Lian (8 bottles in 3.92 secs)

Student
1st: Chueng Qiu Hua – SDH Institute
2nd: Melanie Kwong – ITE
3rd: Zhu Liyu – SDH Institute

National Cocktail Competition
National Cocktail Competition
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