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On 3 September 1981 twelve residents of Hong Kong who wanted to find good drinking wine in a market then with little interest in wine, signed the constitutional documents of the Hong Kong Wine Society. Some were connected with a predecessor club that had been systematically tasting wine in Hong Kong since at least 1977.
Meetings of the Society have always followed the pattern of tasting 12 wines blind, each participant making notes and scoring the wines, the scores being aggregated to rank the wines and the group discussing the wines and recording opinions.
Since 1981 the Society has met at least every two weeks, latterly more frequently. Each meeting is organised by one or more members, very often contributing wines from their own cellar, or using wine from the HKWS inventory.
It is believed the Hong Kong Wine Society is one of only a handful of organisations in the world that systematically evaluates fine, often mature, wines; particularly having done so over such a long period of time.
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Chairman Emeritus: Vernon Moore
Chairman: Roland Muksch
Deputy Chairman: Edward Smith
Treasurer: Kay Lau Chun
Secretary: Sarah Heller
Committee members: Nigel Jamie, Jamie Pettigrew, Chris Robinson, Michael Shum, C.K.Tsang