(Photos: Resorts World Sentosa)

Join us at the Wine Pinnacle Awards 2022 to raise a toast to the best bottles in a five-day event organised by Resorts World Sentosa. From Oct 28 to Nov 1, the prestigious celebration includes wine dinners, masterclasses, and informative symposiums, before culminating in a black-tie award ceremony. 

You can expect a gathering of the brightest minds — and sharpest noses. It provides the perfect setting to mingle with fellow oenophiles: Masters of Wine, sommeliers, winemakers, and Michelin-starred chefs — all of whom celebrate a common passion for wine. 

A wine award ceremony unlike any other, its unique curation approach makes for a fair, inclusive, and above all, representative judging process. There are no restrictions on the origin of wines, allowing the Wine Pinnacle Awards to spotlight prized sips and possibly reveal hidden gems. 

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Image of the Wine Pinnacle Awards Technical Committee in 2019

Judged by renowned wine experts and sommeliers

From the beginning, the award categories have been dynamic and updated to reflect industry trends. The list — one that is most indicative of current developments and vintages — is defined by a technical committee, consisting of renowned sommeliers and experts.

This year, the award categories are: Best Mature Wines, Best Recent Releases, and Comfort Wines Under 40 Euros (S$56). Other accolades include the Best Friend Of The Earth (sustainable winery) and a personality-focused Pandemic Hero Award chosen by the technical committee.

“During these uncertain times, wine can ignite small, shared moments of joy, pleasure, or comfort,” shares Jeannie Cho Lee, Asia’s first Master of Wine and the technical committee chairwoman. “We hope you will celebrate with us, to applaud the wine and the people behind them that have sparked these moments of joy.” 

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In addition to the Wine Pinnacle Awards ceremony, the five-day event includes masterclasses, a wine industry symposium and gourmet dining experiences.

She is joined on the technical committee by Doug Frost, one of only four people in the world to hold both titles of Master Sommelier and Master of Wine, Swedish sommelier Andreas Larsson, Japan’s only Master of Wine Kenichi Ohashi, and British wine writer Oz Clarke. 

They have assembled an independent jury — a well-respected panel of 61 wine professionals from more than 18 countries — to determine the world’s best wines. Votes are cast via a secure online portal, and winners are announced at the award ceremony on the final day. 

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Those who want to get closer to the action can attend masterclasses, symposiums, and exclusive wine dinners. 

Masterclass Experience (Oct 29-30)
Over two days, members of the technical committee will explore the stories and histories behind some of the finest gems in the market, from Henschke to Chapoutier.

Industry Symposium (Oct 31 to Nov 1)
Leading experts and market luminaries will share insights on topics such as wine investment, the impact of climate change on the industry, and the natural wine movement in Asia during the 2-day industry symposium.

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4-hands wine dinners will be staged at Ocean Restaurant (pictured), table65, and Osia Steak & Seafood Grill Restaurant.

Wine & Dine (Oct 28-31)
Over four days, enjoy curated menus that complement various vintages from prominent wineries. The majestic underwater Ocean Restaurant offers gourmands a four-hands dinner (Oct 28-31) prepared by Chef Guillaume Galliot of Caprice in Hong Kong, ranked 24th on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List 2022, and Chef Oliver Bellin of L’Auberge des Glazicks, a two-Michelin-star restaurant in France. Michelin-starred table65 will be overseen by Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Groot and Bangkok-based Chef Arnaud Dunand Sauthier (Oct 28-30), while Osia Steak and Seafood Grill will present a four-hands partnership between chefs Scott Webster and Cedric Vongerichten, whose wine-paired menus will see a two-night-only dinner (Oct 28-29) and a gourmet champagne brunch (Oct 30).

Award Ceremony & Gala Dinner (Nov 1)
And finally, the much anticipated black-tie award ceremony will gather key industry experts and wine luminaries to celebrate the winning wines of this year’s Wine Pinnacle Awards over an exclusive Michelin-starred, 8-hands collaboration dinner paired with rare and exceptional wines.

For information, event updates and ticket reservations, visit: www.winepinnacle.com

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