Vinitaly Hong Kong 2018 – VIA認證課程新晉9位 意大利葡萄酒專家及大使

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由香港貿易發展局主辦的第11屆「香港國際美酒展」於11月8日至10日舉行,為期三天的Vinitaly Hong Kong再次亮相香港會議展覽中心。香港特別行政區署理財政司司長劉怡翔出席了展會開幕式擔任主禮嘉賓。

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香港貿發局總裁方舜文於美酒展的開幕禮上致辭,並向出席嘉賓介紹了本屆展會的特色:第十一屆香港國際美酒展匯聚了33個國家及地區共計1,075家參展商,呈獻環球特色佳釀,質量兼備。今年展會還迎來了來自新西蘭、挪威、秘魯、瑞典及瑞士的新展商。

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隨後香港特別行政區署理財政司司長劉怡翔和香港貿發局總裁方舜文也出席了Vinitaly展區開幕式並剪彩。

展會前兩天意大利展區就迎來了眾多的行業人士和意大利葡萄酒愛好者,大家徜徉在美酒的海洋裡,邊喝邊學,不亦樂乎。

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其中最受歡迎的當然是我們的大師班和VIA高級專屬葡萄酒培訓,一邊品嚐美酒一邊收穫知識,夫復何求?

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Why is the Amarone the fastest growing wine in China today – Grande Passione

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Alto Adige – key grape varieties from the Italian Alps Consortium Alto Adige Wines

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展會期間也迎來了本屆VIA(Vinitaly International Academy)認證課程的考試,在經過筆試、盲品及小組視頻製作等一系列高難度的測試後誕生了2位新晉VIA認證的“意大利葡萄酒專家”,他們分別是在中國香港工作的意大利人Francesco Marchio和來自澳大利亞的Gill Gordon-Smith,以及7位新晉VIA認證的「意大利葡萄酒大使」,祝賀他們!

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2位新晉VIA認證的意大利葡萄酒專家:

  • Francesco Marchio (在中國香港工作的🇮🇹人)(IWE意大利葡萄酒專家)
  • Gill Gordon-Smith (澳大利亞🇦🇺) (IWE意大利葡萄酒專家)

7位新晉VIA認證的意大利葡萄酒大使:

  • Alice Wong(中國香港)(IWa意大利葡萄酒大使)
  • Anson Wan (中國香港)(IWa意大利葡萄酒大使)
  • Giulia Mengoni (在澳大利亞🇮🇹人)(IWa意大利葡萄酒大使)
  • Luca D’andrea (意大利🇮🇹)(IWa意大利葡萄酒大使)
  • Phyllis Wan Yin Chan (中國香港)(IWa意大利葡萄酒大使)
  • Sebastian Woll (在中國杭州的🇩🇪人)(IWa意大利葡萄酒大使)
  • Vincent Yuen (中國香港)(IWa意大利葡萄酒大使)

On November 8th, 2018, two new Italian Wine Experts and seven new Italian Wine Ambassadors officially joined the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) community of dedicated wine professionals worldwide. These new Ambassadors and Experts successfully completed the re-formatted, tasting-intensive VIA Italian Wine Ambassador certification course held in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in the lead up to the International Wine and Spirits Fair.

The overall count for VIA-certified Italian Wine Experts and Ambassadors after the Hong Kong course has now reached 171 professionals, of which 13 are Experts and 158 are Ambassadors. The VIA Expert title is the highest certification of proficiency in Italian wine awarded by VIA.

In Hong Kong, two new professionals received this prestigious title:

  • Francesco Marchio, Managing Director at Vinoveritas Asia in Hong Kong;
  • Gill Gordon-Smith, Wine Educator and Owner of Fall From Grace Winery in Aldinga, South Australia.

VIA Italian Wine Ambassadors certified in Hong Kong include:

  • Alice Wong, Co-founder and Wine Coach at Vinetude Asia in Hong Kong;
  • Anson Wan, Sales Manager at ASC Fine Wines HK Trading Corporation Limited in Hong Kong;
  • Phyllis Chan Wai Yin, Senior Executive Officer at the Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Bureau in Hong Kong;
  • Vincent Yuen, Freelance Wine Columnist at Winenow in Hong Kong;
  • Sebastian Wöll, Main Educator at Wine Family Education & Consulting based in Hangzhou, China;
  • Giulia Mengoni, Sommelier at The Crafers Hotel in Crafters, South Australia;
  • Luca D’Andrea, Export Manager at the Corvezzo Winery in Italy.

同時也要感謝HKTDC和HKCEC的完美的場地和服務!

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