Roussillon Wines Media Dinner, Grand Intercontinental Hotel

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On the 21stof November, Roussillon Wines Council along with 5 winemakers from the region organized a media dinner at the famous Grand Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul inviting Korean news organizations and Roussillon Wines’ importers.

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A 6-course dinner was served at the hotel’s restaurant Table 34, the venue where Minjae Kim, the winner of the Roussillon Special prize-winner of the Best Korean Sommelier competition, works. This fabulous evening began with Eric Aracil, Oenologist and Deputy Director of the Roussillon Wine’s Council, giving a brief introduction and history of wines from Roussillon, followed by a pairing between Table 34’s delicious food and Roussillon’s unique wines.

The guest list was composed of these organizations:

  • Wineries:
    • Château de l’Ou
    • Château Rombeau
    • Domaine Rancy
    • Dom Brial
    • Vignerons Catalans
  • Media
    • Hotel Avia
    • Hotel & Restaurant
    • Jinwon Yang (independent wine journalist and lecturer)
    • Tasty Korea
    • The Scent
  • Importers:
    • AvecWine
    • Decanter
    • Miracle Wines
    • Wine & Beverage Korea
    • WS Trading
  • VIPs:
    • Hayatt Hotel Sommelier
    • Grand Intercontinental F&B Manager
    • Grand Intercontinental Hotel Director

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The evening was hosted by Eric Aracil along with the different wine-makers also presenting their wines personally and the winery they represent. This was not only a good occasion for the media to taste the wines directly and get to know the wine-makers who make this divine nectar themselves, but also for them to see the family-like work ethic between the wineries and their different importers in Korea.

The wine list included:

  • CHÂTEAU DE L’OU: AOP Rivesaltes Grenat 2016
  • DOM BRIAL: AOP Côtes du Roussillon Blanc, Château Les Pins 2014
  • DOMAINE DE RANCY: IGP Côtes Catalanes, Carignan 2017
  • VIGNERONS CATALANS: AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2016, Red Domus
  • CHÂTEAU DE L’OU: Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Compartir 2017
  • CHÂTEAU ROMBEAU: AOP Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Elise 2014
  • DOMAINE DE RANCY: AOP Rivesaltes Ambré, Le Temps D’un Oubli
  • CHÂTEAU ROMBEAU: AOP Muscat de Rivesaltes
  • DOM BRIAL: Muscat de Rivesaltes, Château Les Pin

Not only was the dinner educational and filled with delicious pairings, but laughs were exchanged and a feeling of good company felt. This dinner brought to the forefront the wines of Roussillon, the passion of its winemakers and the family values that tie this region together.