New Zealand’s Kamana crowned 2019’s Best Pinot Noir
Kollaras & Co’s 2018 Kamana Pinot Noir from New Zealand grabs the 2019 “Best Wine By Value,” along with “Best In Show By Varietal (Pinot Noir)” & a Gold medal at the 2019 China Wine Competition held in Shanghai on 4 November 2019.
2018 Kamana Pinot Noir is produced in one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing wine regions, Waipara Valley. Located less than 1 hour’s drive of Christchurch, Waipara Valley offers a range of flavors and styles of wine due to its diverse geographical landscape, which can be divided into three main parts- the valley floor, hill slopes, and river terraces.
Kollaras & Co. was founded in 1960 by the late John Kollaras - an immigrant from Greece. John purchased a small fruit shop in Wollongong. John’s sons, Tass and Michael Kollaras, after completing their studies in the 1970s, joined the business.
In the 1980's - John, Tass & Michael Kollaras focused on the international expansion of the business.
The 1990s was a time when Kollaras & Co continued to expand, via the purchase of Tosti Cellars liquor stores. The business extended its interests to property and other significant investments. Now a leading and globally recognized beverage and tobacco distributor with a unique multi-channel offering, Kollaras & Co continues to grow with its team of professionals, and world-class range of brands.
The future of Kollaras & Co. is focused on developing and expanding their brand portfolio, their investment in technology, their people and complementary product offerings.
To evaluate the entrants, the China Wine Competition invites a leading panel of top-level wine industry experts where wines are judged on the three parameters of Quality, Value, and Packaging.
The China Wine Competition, organized by the Beverage Trade Network, a leading platform that connects the alcohol beverage world - is the leading wine competition in China that looks to recognize, reward, and help promote beer brands that have successfully been created to identify and target a specific wine drinker.
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About Beverage Trade Network
Beverage Trade Network is a leading platform helping beverage professionals connect with peers and better understand the global business landscape will lead to overall long term growth of the independent adult beverage industry. Along with China Wine Competition, BTN has also organized other successful competitions such as the London Wine Competition, London Spirits Competition, London Beer Competition, Sommelier’s Choice Awards, and Bartender Spirits Awards. BTN also owns BevRoute, a magazine for Importers and Distributors and runs a lineup of trade shows around the world which includes USA Trade Tasting in New York, IBWSS UK in London and IBWSS China in Shanghai, IBWSS USA in San Francisco, Cannabis Drinks Expo and are also the organizers of the upcoming Cannabis Food Show.