This year, the Daejeon International Wine Fair took place for 3 days from 31th of August to the 2ndof September. Numerous wine producers, importers and wine accessory companies attended this event, well-known amongst the industry to be one of the most important wine-related events in South Korea.
As for the past several years, Roussillon Wines’ Deputy-Director and Oenologist, Eric Aracil, hosted several Master Classes on wines from Roussillon present in the South Korean market. Participants had the opportunity to attend a different Master Class every day. Each Master Class concentrated on a different winery, and was hosted in tandem with its respective Korean importer: WS Trading (Château Rombeau), Keumyang (Domaine Thunevin-Calvet), Miracle Wines (Domaine Gauby, Domaine de la Rectorie, Domaine Vial Magnères), Avec Wine (Château Planères) and Wine Lover (Domaine de Valmy).
The first Master Class, on the 31th of August, presented the following wines:
From WS Trading
- AOP Côtes Du Roussillon, Château Rombeau, Blanc (white)
- AOP Côtes Du Roussillon, Château Rombeau, Rouge (red)
- AOP Côtes Du Roussillon VILLAGES, Cuvée Constance, Rouge (red)
- AOP Côtes Du Roussillon VILLAGES, Les Dentelles, Rouge (red)
The second Master Class, on the 1st of September, presented the following wines:
From Miracle Wines
- IGP Côtes Catalanes, Les Calcinaires, Domaine Gauby, Blanc (white)
- IGP Côtes Catalanes, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Gauby, Rouge (red)
From Wine Lover
- AOP Côtes du Roussillon, Château Valmy, Rouge (red)
- AOP Côtes du Roussillon, Premier De Valmy, Rouge (red)
The third Master Class, on the 2nd of September, presented the following wines:
From Avec Wine
- AOP Côtes Du Roussillon les Aspres, La Romanie, Château Planères, Rouge (red)
From Miracle Wines
- AOP Banyuls, Al Tragou, Domaine Vial Magnères, Vin Doux Naturel, Tuilé (tawny)
The Master Classes were very popular, welcoming respectively 25, 45 and 60 participants. The success of the master classes and the appreciation of the wines presented led all Roussillon importers to sell their entire stock, immediately after the master class. By the end of the fair, not a single bottle of Roussillon wine was left.