The longest-running wine event in the kingdom honored Thailand’s best sommeliers, and showcased 300 wines currently available on the market.
More than 600 wine connoisseurs attended the seventh Bangkok Grand Wine Tasting event recently held in the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, where 300 fine wines and gourmet cocktails were sampled.
This year’s event was organized by the Wine Professionals’ Services and it attracted 17 leading wine importing companies and boutique producers, whose new arrivals were exhibited and offered for tasting. However, this was a unique event that delighted even non-wine aficionados.
“Despite many political conflicts and an increase in wine tax in recent years, the Thai wine scene has remained robust and this event proves it,” says Joe Sriwarin, president of the Wine Professionals Services and concurrently president of the Thai Sommelier Association.
The occasion was highlighted by the announcement of “Thailand’s Best Sommeliers for 2014” competition winners: Banyat Chinpinyokul of Le Normandie, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok (the winner); and Pakpoom Towatcharakhun of The Okura Prestige and Naruepon Kumpul of Siam Kempinski Hotel (runner-ups). Congratulations!