Posts Tagged ‘wine tasting’

Wine Tasting at 39 Restaurant, 2 June 2011 – Bangkok

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

39 Restaurant
32/1 Manor Complex A1 81
Sukhumvit 39 (Prompong)
Klongton-Nua, Wattana
Bangkok, 10110
Tel. 02 662 5427


Wine Tasting in Riedel Glasses, 19 Oct. 2010 – Bangkok

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Ridel wine Glasses

Wine Not Ltd., Wine Tasting at Bar Su, Sheraton Grand Hotel – Bangkok

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Bar Su

I was invited to attend a tasting event by Cindy Marsal, Sales Executive of Wine Not Limited, it was held at BarSu Thursday Evening 26 June 2008, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel

Tasting Notes:

Sauvignon Blanc 2007 False Bay/Robertson, Coastal Region – South Africa
Fresh, young and overall very pleasant.
cucumber gazpacho
scallops carpaccio

Chenin Sec 2007 Chateau de la Roulerie/ AOC Anjou, Vallée de la Loire – France
I am not a fan of Chenin Blanc and never have been since I first tasted it when it was popular in California winemaking. This new style of Chenin “Sec” is a big improvement and the dry style is “à la mode” today.
tuna & salmon sashimi

Chardonnay 2007 False Bay/Robertson, Coastal Region – South Africa
A typical Chardonnay I found it a bit flat and lacking acidity.
seaweed mussel and shrimp tempura

Carmenere 2006 Yellow Biplano/Central Valley – Chile
This wine did not hold a great deal of interest for me. I am not familiar with this grape variety
although I was told by Wine Not’s Sales Executive, Ms Cindy Marsal, that it originally came from the Gironde in Bordeaux although now exclusively used in Chile due to the hot days and cold nights.
braised veal with wasabi mash

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo 2006 Lexarel Ops/Do Penedes – Spain
An interesting wine that can stand up well to food.
green pepper crusted venison loin

Shiraz 2006 False Bay /Paarl, Coastal Region – South Africa
I found it quite tannic at this time, another year and it should lose some of the tannin and be more approachable.
lamb kebab with tomato chutney
angus beef and eggplant

Wine Tasting Menu and Notes

Braised Veal with Wasabi Mash

Wine Tasting at Four Seasons Hotel – Bangkok

Friday, June 20th, 2008

The Crowded Pimarnman Room, Four Seasons Hotel BangkokOn Thursday evening The California Wine Company and World Class Wines held a tasting of California, Chilean, Argentian, and Australian wines in the lovely Pimarnman Room on the second floor of the Four Seasons Hotel.

I found the Alicanto Sauvignon Blanc 2007 from Chile 460 THB, San Jose de Apalta Chardonnay 2007 460 THB, Terralis Chardonnay – Torrontes 2007 445 THB, and Terralis Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 460 THB (all prices retail) both from Argentina were very good considering their price. An Esser Zinfandel from

California was interesting but not exactly the style I prefer; Zinfandel comes in all weights from very light to almost Port-like and everything in between. They presented a couple of Pinot Noirs from California one from Camus – Belle Glos “Clask & Telephone” Pinot Noir 2006 from Camus and another Pinot Noir 2006 from Sabastiani, both of them were a little bit heavy for my taste, but bound to do well in the Thai marketplace where body is essential for good sales. They had a good turnout as the room was packed, the hors d’ouvres prepared by the hotel were as usual, very good and it was a fine showing of a wide range of wines at various price points, some were excellent value for money.