The Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017 (DAWA 2017) were held during this month of September in Hong Kong, where more than 50 wine experts, including the best sommeliers and Masters of Wine, perform the blind tastings classifying the wines by region and style. At the DAWA 2017 awards, 3,235 wines participated, being this year the largest number of participants.
The jury was made up of experts from different countries including China, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Korea and Taiwan.
Spanish wine exports reached during the first half of the year a record of 1.320,7 million euros, representing an increase of 6% over the period 2016 according to Customs data analyzed by Observatorio Español del Mercado del Vino (OeMv).
The increase is due in large measure to the increase in the prices at which Spanish wines are being exported. Less liters are exported but with a higher price, with a rise of 6.7%, resulting in a growth in global turnover.