The Pinot Noir Challenge – Germany Vs The World


As I sit and write this piece there is a challenge taking place in Felix, one of the world’s top restaurants located on the top floor of the internationally renowned Peninsula Hong Kong hotel with some of Asia’s best palates blindly comparing German Pinot Noir’s against some of the very best in the world from France, Australia, Argentina, America and New Zealand.

I snuck in to the event (actually, I was invited) to check out the proceedings and have a chat with some of the judges who included internationally acclaimed first Asian Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee among others such as Nelson Chau (Chairman of the Hong Kong Sommelier Association), Lau Chi Sun (Chief Editor of Wine Now Magazine), Tan Ying Hsien (Journalist and Educator from Singapore), Katsuyuki Tanaka (Chief writer of Wi-Not Wine Magazine from Japan) and Chris So (Master of Wine student and educator in Hong Kong.


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