Singapore, 26 November 2015 – The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, a publication of SPH Magazines Pte Ltd, unveiled its list of G Top 100 Wines 2015 at an awards ceremony earlier this evening.
This is the sixth year that the publication has put out a definitive list of the best 100 wines. These top scoring wines were selected after being blind-tasted by the Gourmet & Travel judging panel that comprised 11 of Singapore’s most renowned wine experts, such as oenologist Edwin Soon, veteran wine connoisseur Tan Kah Hin and established authority and wine commentator Daniel Chia. The G Top 100 wines serve as the authoritative go-to list for wine enthusiasts.
This year, 32 importer-distributors participated and wines came from 16 countries, including a good number from Italy and Germany, and a sprinkling from Spain and Argentina.
In addition to the top 100, the judges singled out three wines as Panellists’ Picks, in which the wines scored a grade as high as 18 points based on a 20-point scoring system. Awards for White Wine of the Year, Red Wine of the Year, Sweet Wine of the Year, Vintage Champagne of the Year and Non-vintage Champagne of the Year were also be given out. Please refer to Annexe for the winning wines in the individual categories.
The full list of the G Top 100 Wines, together with tasting notes for each wine, can be found in the latest issue of Gourmet & Travel, which is attached below.
Mr Sylvester Ng, Editor of The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, said: “This year, we see an exceptional quality among the champagnes entries. Twelve labels made it to our G Top 100 wines list, the highest record so far. We have also singled out the highest-scoring champagnes in both the vintage and non-vintage categories and awarded them as part of our G top 5 individual awards."
A stylish guide for high net-worth individuals with discerning palates, The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel reports on the finest gourmet offerings in Singapore and around the world. In the recent Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) Awards 2015, The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travelreceived the prestigious accolade of Food Media of the Year. It has received this award for two consecutive years.
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ANNEXE: Results for individual awards of “G Top 100 Wines 2015”
|S/N||Category||Name of Wine||Distributor|
|1||White Wine of the Year||Newton Johnson, Family Vineyards Chardonnay, 2013||Stellez Vine|
|2||Sweet Wine of the Year||Askerne, Hawke’s Bay Nobel Semillon, 2007||Hockhua Wines|
|3||Red Wine of the Year||Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, Luce della Vite, Luce, IGT 2012||Water and Wine|
|4||Non-Vintage Champagne of the Year||Louis Roederer, Brut Premier NV||Grand Vin|
|5||Vintage Champagne of the Year||Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Vintage, 2005||Culina|
Attachment: Full list of the G Top 100 Wines
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The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel is a quarterly magazine that follows the success of The Peak Selections: Timepieces.The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel is a stylish and authoritative guide for high net-worth individuals with discerning palates. Offering a global outlook with insider and expert knowledge, it provides dining and travel information, insights and recommendations. It reaches a high-powered audience comprising The Peak’s subscribers and an exclusive database of affluent female readers.
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