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11th Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair Opens Today

www.asiaone.com by ACN NEWSWIRE08/11/2018  

The 11th Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will open Today (8 Nov) and continue through 10 Nov at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Guest of honour at the opening ceremony will be James Lau, Acting Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

The 2018 Wine & Spirits Fair will feature fine wine and spirits from 1,075 exhibitors from 33 countries and regions. There will be 30 group pavilions representing wine-producing regions, trade organisations and governmental organisations from around the world. This year, pavilions from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Sichuan Council, the Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province, Ningxia's General Office of Administrative Committee of Grape Industry Zong of Helan Mountain's East Foothill Wine Region, the Czech Grape and Wine Producers Association, Gifu Prefecture and the Niigata Sake Brewers' Association from Japan, and Peru will be set up for the first time.

The fair will also launch the World of Olive Oil at the Vinitaly pavilion to promote various kinds of premium olive oils, with visitors able to enrich their knowledge and sample a selection of the oils. Also new is the Organic Wine and Spirits Corner that will feature a range of organically produced beverages for visitors to try.

The HKTDC will organise about 70 events during the fair, including tasting sessions showcasing wines from around the world. It will also host numerous industry-exchange events, including the Wine Industry Conference, thematic seminars and master classes.