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BT Wine Challenge 2015

Corporate honchos' top choices in wines unveiled

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THE FOLKS BEHIND THE CHOSEN TIPPLES: Representatives of some of the 10 wines that emerged as the choice of Singapore CEOs with some of the judges of The Business Times Wine Challenge 2015.

THIS year's top 10 wines picked as the choice of Singapore chief executives were unveiled on Friday at the awards ceremony for The Business Times Wine Challenge 2015. The 10 were whittled down from a record 176 entries - a response so overwhelming that the submission deadline had to be brought forward.

Two award categories were introduced this year to reflect industry trends and to create more opportunities to recognise quality wines: The CEOs' Top Choice for Top Contemporary Wine 2015 went to Ridge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2011; the Top Classic Wine 2015 title was won by Chateau Certan de May, Pomerol, 2009.

The wine awards are held in partnership with Swiss bank UBS.

UBS Wealth Management regional market manager Raymond Ang said: "Wine has long been an integral part of our culture and lifestyle, but the sophistication of enthusiasts and the expertise that they bring to bear when they come to purchase, store and, ultimately, drink the wines of the world continues to grow exponentially."

BT editor Alvin Tay said: "The enthusiastic response to this year's BT Wine Challenge, and the rise in the quality of the wines entered, underscore the relevance of the awards to wine enthusiasts and the wine industry.

"The CEOs' Choice is clearly a choice that matters."