Held between October 28 and November 1, 2022, the five-day exclusive premium event brings together the who’s who of the industry and celebrates diversity, excellence and innovation in the world of wine, which then culminates in a prestigious wine awards ceremony featuring 52 nominees across 18 categories.
SINGAPORE, 12e September 2022 – Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will again present the Wine Pinnacle Awards in a second edition of the October 28 to November 1 2022. Returning in-person after a brief pandemic-related hiatus, the highly-anticipated prestigious five-day event celebration is set to take place at Singapore’s first integrated resort, once again showcasing RWS as the premier foodie haven for epicureans and wine connoisseurs.
After debuting in 2019, this year’s program is entirely new and has been meticulously curated to distinguish the awards as Southeast Asia’s largest and unparalleled wine festival for oenophiles. As Scott Peterson, Vice President, Lifestyle, Resorts World Sentosa says, “The Wine Pinnacle Awards have always been positioned as an avenue to celebrate diversity, excellence and innovation in the world of wine. Throughout these five days, RWS guests will not only discover and appreciate the art of winemaking, but they can even enjoy intimate and exclusive wine pairing dinners, pairing exceptional wines with exquisite menus from world-renowned chefs; a Masterclass Experience for enthusiasts and investors to discover new gems; and a two-day wine industry symposium for wine and hospitality professionals. Unrivaled, the Wine Pinnacle Awards complement RWS’ suite of award-winning attractions, luxurious accommodations, intriguing entertainment, MICE facilities, as well as a myriad of food and beverage offerings, positioning the resort as integrated lifestyle as Asia’s premier high-end lifestyle destination for all audiences. »
As the world’s premier wine awards based solely on nominations, this event will recognize the world’s best wines and wine professionals, representing the opinions of 61 jury members from around the world – including Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, wine professionals and luminaries and the illustrious five-member Technical Committee led by Jeannie Cho Lee, Asia’s first Master of Wine.
The technical committee
The Technical Committee includes five internationally renowned wine experts, namely Committee Chair Jeannie Cho Lee (Hong Kong), Andreas Larsson (Sweden), Doug Frost (USA), Kenichi Ohashi (Japan) and Oz Clarke (UK). -United). They are responsible for establishing the award categories, assembling a credible panel of jury members, and overseeing the nomination process to ensure that the focus is on diversity, quality and merit.
Jeannie Cho Lee, Chair of the Wine Pinnacle Awards Technical Committee and Master of Wine, said, “Participating in the creation of the inaugural awards and its revolutionary platform is truly an extraordinary experience. I am honored to continue the search for the most deserving winemakers and wines at the second edition of the awards, with its refreshed program and all-new categories. This year I am looking forward to the comfort wine category – this category was added due to the pandemic and social distancing when most people were enjoying wine at home. It will be fun to find out which red, white and rosé wines below S$56 (US$40) cheered up the jury members the most.
The nomination process
The Wine Pinnacle Awards are pioneering accolades that consider wines from all regions with no restrictions of origin and no entry fees. An esteemed panel of master sommeliers, wine masters and leading critics are brought together in an expert jury, responsible for naming the most deserving wines.
“The Wine Pinnacle Awards allow a different range of wines to rise to the top of traditional wine competitions, where only submitted wines can be rewarded. Wine Pinnacle Awards nominees typically come from producers who don’t or rarely submit to traditional wine competitions. In addition, for the Mature Wine categories, the Wine Pinnacle Awards can highlight wine categories that are currently doing well. This is particularly useful for collectors who want to know if the bottles in their cellars are ready to enjoy,” said Christy Canterbury, Wine Pinnacle Awards jury member and Master of Wine, of the nominees for the second edition of the Wine Pinnacle Awards.
Meticulously defined to showcase the best wines without the conventional restrictions, the 18 inclusive award categories include ready-to-drink ‘mature wines’, ‘best recent releases’, ‘earth’s best friend’ and the inclusion of new categories “comforting wines” and “Heroes of the pandemic”.
Doug Frost, Wine Pinnacle Awards Technical Committee Member, Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, added of the special significance of the Wine Pinnacle Awards: “I have judged dozens of competitions over my more than four decades. in the wine sector. It is unquestionably the most accredited and, more importantly, the most likely to be the most knowledgeable of any body of judges I have ever seen.
“Having competed in wine judging competitions for the past 10 years around the world, I can truly say that the Wine Pinnacle Awards are the most innovative competition celebrating both excellence and diversity in winemaking. “, added Dr. Liz Thach, member of the jury of the Wine Pinnacle Awards. and Wine Master.
The Masterclass Experience, Wine and Dine Sessions and Wine Industry Symposium
Wine lovers can look forward to the Masterclass experience on October 29 and 30, 2022 – where Technical Committee members Jeannie Cho Lee, Master of Wine, and Doug Frost, Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, lead deeper conversations in a series of masterclasses for potential investors, featuring hidden gems of the wine world, including Henschke, Maison M. Chapoutier, Château Haut-Brion and Château La Mission Haut-Brion, and Tempos Vega Sicilia. Delegates can delve into the people, history and stories behind every bottle of wine and learn about investing in wine in Asia from market leaders.
When it comes to fine dining, few are as luxurious and indulgent as a wine pairing experience. Every day, from October 28 to October 31, 2022, the resort will host decadent wine events where guests can partake in brunches and dinners featuring carefully selected food and wine pairings. With special lunches featuring vintages from Maison Champagne Salon, Maison Champagne Delamotte and Penfolds; and bespoke dinners featuring vintages from prestigious vineyards such as Château Angélus, Château Margaux, Château La Mission Haut-Brion and Maison M. Chapoutier, guests can be sure of a memorable gastronomic adventure.
Fine wines will be accompanied by equally fine cuisine prepared by the world’s best Michelin-starred chefs, including:
Guillaume Galliot (three Michelin stars, Caprice Hong Kong)
Olivier Bellin (two Michelin stars, L’Auberge des Glazicks)
Thomas Groot (one Michelin star, table 65)
Scott Webster (Osia Steak and Seafood Grill)
Arnaud Dunand Sauthier (Bangkok)
Cedric Vongerichten (New York).
Guillame Galliot, Chef de Cuisine at Le Caprice Hong Kong and holder of three Michelin stars, says: “To have the opportunity to participate in the Wine Pinnacle Awards – with its incredible program and impressive line-up, is an incredible honor for me.
For two days, October 31 and November 1, 2022, Wine Industry Symposium delegates will leave better prepared to navigate a more dynamic future for the wine industry by discussing key topics such as new areas of economic growth and the impact of climate change with wine professionals. from all sectors. There will also be panel discussions to help position related businesses to thrive amidst contemporary market trends led by the world’s thought leaders – this includes Karen MacNeil, author, journalist, wine educator and consultant; Prue Henschke, director of Henschke; Jamie Ritchie, Global Chairman of Sotheby’s Wine; Augustin Missoffe, Asia-Pacific General Manager for SOPEXA; Kenichi Ohashi, Master of Wine and President of Yamajin Co. and Oz Clarke, leading wine writer and host.
Gala Dinner and Wine Pinnacle Awards Ceremony
To conclude the five-day celebration of prestige and innovation in the wine world, the Wine Pinnacle Awards Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony will take place on November 1, 2022. Held in the Resorts World Ballroom, the black tie party will bring together key industry experts, influencers, sponsors, peers and wine luminaries from around the world.
Tickets are limited and open for reservations from September 16, 2022. For the latest event news, please visit: www.winepinnacle.com.
ABOUT RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), Asia’s premium beach resort, is located on the resort island of Sentosa in Singapore. Sprawling over 49 hectares, RWS is home to world-class attractions including Universal Studios Singapore, SEA Aquarium, Dolphin Island and Adventure Cove Waterpark. Complementing the adventure and adrenaline of its theme parks and attractions are six unique luxury hotels, the world-class Resorts World Convention Center and a casino. RWS offers award-winning dining experiences and exciting cuisines from around the world at its many restaurants by acclaimed chefs, establishing itself as a key player in Singapore’s vibrant and diverse culinary scene and a leading dining destination in Asia for epicureans. . The integrated resort also offers world-class entertainment, from concerts to public performances. RWS has been named “Best Integrated Resort” since 2011 for nine consecutive years at the TTG Travel Awards which honor the best in the Asia-Pacific travel industry.
RWS is 100% owned by Genting Singapore, a Genting Group company. For more information, please visit www.rwsentosa.com.