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Workshop #11 – New York, New Cork: Discovering Finger Lakes

14th June 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


14 Jun 2019 (Friday)

14:00-16:00 (13:30 registration)

MWM Wine School
Unit 1524, 15/F, 41 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
MTR Exit B, 5-mins Walk
(See Google Map here)

Christopher Bates, MS, Owner of F.L.X Hospitality

40 Pax *Limited seats*
Registration first-come-first-served basis

email to spit@mwminternational.com / or fill in the form here
WineSPIT member Complimentary  | Non member HK$400
(Contact us if you are interested to join/renew WineSPIT membership)


We all know the state of New York boasts one of the most vibrant cities in the world, but did you know that it’s also the third largest wine

producer in the United States? Due to its geographical latitude (in line with some of Europe’s finest grape growing regions and often compared

to German wine regions along the Rhine river), its cool climate and deep soils, Finger Lakes features 103+ wineries and is emerging as an

exciting, high-quality New World wine region. Seasoned hospitality professional, wine judge and expert on the region, Master Sommelier

Christopher Bates will join us to discuss the latest wine trends emerging from New York and, most importantly, the potential growth of New

York’s wine regions internationally.



About Christopher Bates

Christopher Bates MS has spent over 15 years in all aspects of the hospitality industry. Christopher and his wife Isabel own and operate F.L.X. Hospitality & F.L.X. Winery.

Previously as General Manager & Executive Chef of Hotel Fauchère, Relais & Chateaux, Christopher oversaw the 16 room hotel and four restaurants. Prior to his time at the Hotel Fauchère, he spent four years at the Inn at Dos Brisas, Relais & Chateaux, where they won numerous honours such as Mobil/Forbes 5 Stars, Relais & Chateaux and Relais Grands Chefs.

In 2012 Christopher was named Best Young Sommelier in the World after winning Best Young Sommelier in America the previous year. He went on to win TopSomm 2013, before passing his Master Sommelier Exam in May 2013, making him the 199th person in the world to do so.

Christopher and his wife Isabel have settled in the Finger Lakes region of New York with the intention to be a part of the growing hospitality industry. Christopher is an active member of the sommelier community and continues to educate as a lecturer at The International Culinary Center, and with the Court of Master Sommeliers.


14th June 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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MWM Wine School
9th Floor, Aberdeen Industrial Building, 236 Aberdeen Main Road
Aberdeen, Hong Kong
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WineSPIT Association
+852 25150178
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MWM ensures all events being conducted in the highest standards of professionalism, quality and punctuality. However, due to unforeseeable circumstances, we might adjust our events to ensure they are delivered safely without severe interruption to participants’ plan. During lockdown, such measures may include changing a face to face session to online session, or rescheduling the session to after lockdown. You may refer to here about our working procedures. We look forward to your kind understanding. Thank you!

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