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Top 100 wines honoured by The Peak’s Gourmet & Travel Magazine

Singapore, 24 November 2016 – The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, a publication of SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines), is proud to present the G Top 100 Wines 2016, in collaboration with DBS Insignia Visa Infinite, at an awards ceremony held at Sheraton Towers Singapore on 24 November 2016.

This is the seventh year that the Gourmet & Travel magazine by The Peak has put out a definitive and authoritative list of the best of the best 100 wines. These top scoring wines were selected after being blind-tasted by the Gourmet & Travel judging panel. The 11 renowned wine experts included oenologist Edwin Soon, veteran wine connoisseur Tan Kah Hin, and Tan Ying Hsien, the first Singaporean to qualify as Master of Wine.

This year, 31 importer-distributors submitted a wide range of wines from 13 countries including France, Italy, the US, Australia, Germany and Spain, and other top wine regions. 
 
Among the top 100, the judges singled out six outstanding wines that scored a grade as high as 18 points based on a 20-point scoring system. The wines that stood out in their respective categories were: 

Categories Wines Distributors
Red Wine of The Year Rudolf Furst, Centgrafenberg Pinot Noir 2013 Wein & Vein
White Wine of The Year Dopff Au Moulin, Pinot Gris Reserve 2014 Aether Wines & Spirits
Vintage Champagne of The Year G.H.Mumm, Cordon Rouge 2006 Pernod Ricard Singapore
Sweet Wine of The Year Jorge Ordonez & Co, No.3 Vinas Viejas 2008 Sensus Wine Studio
Fortified Wine of The Year (New World) Olsen Wines, The Old Bailey 1998 Hockhua Wines
Fortified Wine of The Year (Old World) Quinta Do Noval, Colheita 2000 The Straits Wine Company

The judging panel also selected 15 ‘Best Buy’ wines. 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 and on the website http://thepeakmagazine.com.sg/gwines2016

Ms Amy Van, Editor of The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, said: “During the intensive two-day tasting session, the panel of experts identified a list of 100 wines – essentially a reflection of what makes a great wine, and one they would personally buy. A good number of wines selected were suitable for year-round enjoyment, and some of the wines that impressed came from Italy and Spain.”

The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel reports on the finest gourmet offerings in Singapore and around the world. Readers of this quarterly released publication have highly discerning palates and have no qualms jetting off to global destinations, in pursuit of the best cuisines and the most exclusive travel experiences the world has to offer. 

In the recent Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) Awards 2016, The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel received the prestigious accolade of Food Media of the Year. It has received this award for three consecutive years. It also received Best in Design (Bronze) at the Asian Media Awards 2016.

The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel is priced at S$12.00 and is available at leading Singapore bookstores like Kinokuniya, Times, MPH and Times Newslink. Digital editions are available via App Store and Google Play. 

Download images of the six outstanding wines here: https://we.tl/DjxrFrX6Cd 


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About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

With a proven track record for editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles in their respective categories.

In addition, websites such as 
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SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation. 

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines holds a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. 

In line with this vision, SPH Magazines acquired 34% of WhiteWave Media Group (formally Antarctica Interactive Private Limited). It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications
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