The Wine Pinnacle Awards celebrate diversity, excellence and innovation in the world of wines. Winemakers from all regions are invited to be considered by an esteemed global jury of Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine and premier critics. There are no entry fees across the 18 categories, providing a level playing field for one and all.
THE JUDGING PANEL
A world-class panel is charged with judging the awards. The technical committee of five is led by Hong-Kong-based Korean-American wine critic, author, journalist and consultant Jeannie Cho Lee MW. The jury is made up of 61 members from across 18 countries, and includes 38 Masters of Wine, 6 Master Sommeliers, 6 ASI Sommeliers as well as WSET Diploma holders, and other wine luminaries and critics.
THE JUDGING PROCESS
The Wine Pinnacle Awards take a unique and fair approach to the judging process. After the technical committee has decided on the award categories for the year (see box), it nominates a list of wine professionals to judge the awards. Only those with a minimum of three endorsements from the committee are selected for the jury.
Jury members have access to a secure portal where they can submit their votes for wines and makers in each category. Each winemaker then receives a total number of points after an audit of each vote. The top three nominees in each award category are announced, with the overall winners revealed at the black-tie Awards Ceremony held in Singapore and attended by wine luminaries.
WINE PINNACLE AWARDS GALA DINNER & AWARD CEREMONY
For those eagerly awaiting the results, all will be revealed at the awards ceremony to be held 7pm (Singapore time) on 1 November.
This black-tie soirée celebrates the winning wines of this year’s Wine Pinnacle Awards, and features an exclusive, seven Michelin-starred, EightHands Collaboration dinner created by world-renowned chefs, and all paired with rare and exceptional wines. It will be an event not to be missed.
For further information and bookings, visit winepinnacle.com
A diverse and comprehensive range of categories are covered including:
Best Mature Wines
2002, 2004, 2008 Vintage Champagne
1999, 2002 Vintage Burgundy Red
1996, 1998, 2000 Vintage Bordeaux Red
2001, 2004 Vintage Piedmont Red
2004, 2006 Vintage Tuscan Red
Best Recent Release Wines
Pinot Noir (ex-Burgundy)
Comfort Wines < €40
Red, White and Rosé
Best Friend of The Earth (Winery)
Technical Committee’s Choice
Pandemic Hero (Individual)
WINE INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM
Learn to navigate the industry’s dynamic future in this two-day presentation. Join an illustrious panel as they share their key insights on topics including technology and the impact of climate change.
● Wine as an Investment in Asia
● Impact of Climate Change on the Global Wine Industry
● Organic & Biodynamic Wines in Asia
● Connecting with Customers of the Future Through Digital, Social Media and NFTs
● Deciphering the Chinese Consumer Market, During and Post Covid
● Opportunities for Growth: Japan, South Korea & Singapore
WINE & DINE
Join us daily for intimate Wine & Dine sessions, where Michelin-starred chefs from around the world – including Olivier Bellin, Guillaume Galliot, Cedric Vongerichten, Thomas Groot, Arnaud Dunand Sautheir and Scott Webster – craft menus matched to over 40 wines.
Guests will partake in carefully curated food and wine pairing brunches and dinners hosted at the Resorts World Sentosa’s award-winning restaurants - Osia Steak and Seafood Grill, table65 and Ocean Restaurant.
WINE MASTERCLASS EXPERIENCE
29 and 30 October
Various masterclasses will be held throughout the event, with hosts including Henschke, Maison M. Chapoutier, Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion, Tempos Vega Sicilia and Wines of Saint-Émilion – Pomerol – Fronsac.