本次在香港活动，由伊拉苏（ERRAZURIZ）酒庄与桑雅（SENA）酒庄的主席爱德华多·查德威克先生（Eduardo Chadwick ）主持。史蒂芬斯珀里尔Steven Spurrier和李志延Jeannie Cho Lee MW全程陪同，Steven Spurrier是Decanter世界葡萄酒大奖组委会主席和Decanter顾问编辑。李志延是第一位亚裔葡萄酒大师MW。
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Legendary Berlin Tasting Viña Errázuriz & Viña Seña to host a series of Gala Dinners around the world
The event in Hong Kong will be hosted by Eduardo Chadwick President of Viña Errázuriz and Viña Seña, accompanied by Steven Spurrier, Consultant Editor of Decanter Magazine & Chairman of Decanter World Wine Awards, and Jeannie Cho Lee, the first Asian Master of Wine.
(January 2014).- Today (January 23rd) marks the 10th anniversary of the Berlin Tasting. This blind tasting initiative has toured 17 countries and established Chile’s place amongst the world’s greatest wine appellations. Berlin Tastings were carried out in major wine capitals in the world, such as Hong Kong, Dubai, London, New York and Beijing to complete the global picture. Throughout the journey, Chilean wines placed among the top three places in 19 out of the 21 tastings, achieving a remarkable 90% preference rate by key palates from around the world. As Steven Spurrier commented, “It is the consistency across different vintages over a ten-year period that is so important.”
In the words of Jeannie Cho Lee MW: “Over the past ten years and 20 blind tastings later, the message is crystal clear: top Chilean red wines can and should join the ranks of the best wines from around the world.
In commemoration of this ten-year journey, Viña Errázuriz and Viña Seña are planning a series of Black Tie Gala Dinners around the world in 2014 to celebrate this milestone in the history of Chilean wine. The tour will revisit some of the destinations where the Berlin Tasting took place, beginning in Asia, and continuing on to Europe, and the Americas.
The Gala Dinners will feature older vintages of the Berlin Tasting wines, Don Maximiano, Seña, and Viñedo Chadwick, to showcase their world-class evolution and ageing potential.
About The Berlin Tasting & the Quest for International Recognition
On the 23rd of January 2004, Europe’s most highly regarded wine journalists, writers, and buyers were invited to gather in Berlin for a blind tasting of 16 wines from the 2000 and 2001 vintages. The tasting included some of the best wines in the world, most of them rated 100 points by wine critic Robert Parker. The outcome placed Chile’s 2000 Viñedo Chadwick and 2001 Seña ahead of legendary world-class wines, thereby establishing the event as a milestone in the history of Chilean wine and a breakthrough for the recognition of Chilean terroirs worldwide.
The first Berlin Tasting constituted a milestone, but it also brought surprise with its results, and even criticism and disbelief. So it was important to repeat it, always blind, never revealing the origins and vintages of the wines tasted, in different places and under different palates. The reason for conducting these blind tastings was to allow the participants an unbiased view of the wines tasted and the opportunity to evaluate their intrinsic quality for themselves.
A new tasting format was launched in 2011, introducing the ‘vertical tasting’ concept to evaluate older vintages of the world’s greatest wines alongside Chilean ones. The goal was to show the ageing potential of these Icon wines and demonstrate how well Chilean fine wines evolve and improve with age. The results were highly favourable, and the audience was appreciative and impressed with the high level of quality and ageability of the top Chilean wines.
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