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German Riesling triumphs at Chinese wine competition


A Mosel Riesling is the first white wine to win the Shanghai Wine100 Challenge. This premiere might bring China’s red wine obsession to an end, The Drinks Business suggests in its’ recent online issue.

Fritz Haag’s 2013 Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett has been awarded with the reknowned Wine100 Challenge Trophy for being the "best wine in show" at one of China’s largest wine competitions.

According to The Drinks Business, Fongyee Walker, co-chair and judge of the Wine100 competition said: “Judged by leading Chinese wine experts and influencers, this amazing result reflects a shift in perceptions and sentiment for German wine in the China market.

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“Beautiful and an off-dry classic,” Haag’s Riesling beat nearly 800 other entries from 18 countries and is the first white wine to have done so since the competition started in 2011.

Note to the editors: The Wine100 competition was established by David Jiang, a Shanghai-based wine management consultant in 2011 to meet the growing demand for consumer wine experiences and knowledge in China. The Wine100 Challenge is the first stage of a year-long event programme with a roadshow of the competition’s award-winning wines being exhibited in 12 cities around Mainland China in the forthcoming months.

Shanghai Wine100 Challenge