It was the end of June 2019 that we decided to participate in one of the world's largest wine and spirits competitions.


The past 2 weeks were super exciting!!!

First a week of tasting and then a week of waiting. Have we won anything or nothing?

Last Wednesday we received the redeeming mail:

"From: China Wine & Spirits Awards <>

Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:28 AM

To: Hinke Brons

Subject: CWSA 2019 RESULTS OUT! - You are a Winner!

"Dear Hinke

You did it! CWSA 2019 Results are out and you are a CWSA Medal Winner at the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in Hong Kong and China. "


And what a price, the very highest. Can't say enough how proud and grateful I am.



Big thanks to everyone involved!!!!


888 ORANGE has just won the most influential wine and spirits award in the world – the CWSA – China Wine and Spirits Awards. Winning a Double Gold CWSA medal, is the ultimate seal of approval in China – the soon-to-be largest wine and spirits market in the world.


WSA is the most influential wine and spirits competition in the world - helping to sell a staggering 90 million bottles per year. CWSA Judges are exclusively selected from the most powerful buyers in China, and the CWSA competition is long renowned internationally as the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in China.


“China represents the fastest-growing market for wine on the planet and we predict China will become the world’s largest market for wines and spirits by 2021”, a CWSA Spokesman said. “To help international producers take advantage of this huge opportunity, CWSA brought together the 100 most influential wine and spirits buyers to Judge CWSA 2019.” 


CWSA judge Yu Kong Chow remarked that, "CWSA judges are top industry professionals who are selected for their wine expertise and understanding of the market. They are highly experienced buyers who have the right knowledge to guide consumers across Hong Kong and China to purchase quality wine and spirits products. Wherever I see CWSA Medal Stickers in stores or wine fairs, I feel a sense of pride that I was involved in shaping the market and helping individual consumers pick and choose exceptional wines and spirits."


At CWSA 2019 thousands of wines from around the world were rigorously blind-tasted and scored by top wine buyers. High profile entrants this year included Peter Lehmann, DFJ Vinhos, Viña San Pedro, E&J Gallo, Pernod Ricard, Taylors Wines, and Beaulieu Vineyard.


“We are thrilled that our PEPPERO performed so well at CWSA 2019” reported Hinke Brons, Owner and Company Representative. “We are very excited by the growth we are seeing in China. We will be proudly displaying our CWSA Medals to showcase that 888 ORANGE’s PEPPERO is a Double Gold CWSA Best Value Medal Winner.”



“China is the most important growth market for us, whether selling within China, or around the world to Chinese tourists. CWSA is recognised globally and this award will push us forward.” reported Hinke Brons, Owner and Company Representative.