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July 21, 2014 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

Royal Cliff Hotels Group held another memorable “Santa Carolina:  Worldwide Recognition of Excellence” Wine dinner on Friday, June 27, 2014 for its DeVine Club members and guests alike.

The evening commenced with a delectable cocktail reception at The Lobby Bar of the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel followed by an exceptional 5-course dinner with creative food and wine pairings at the Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar.

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Mrs. Panga Vathanakul, Managing Director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group (center),   Mr. Antonello Passa,  General Manager of Royal Cliff Hotels Group ( left) with the event’s  guest speaker and wine specialist, Mr. Hugo Acket , Sales Manager of Vanichwathana (Bangkok) Co. Ltd.

Royal Cliff Hotels Group General Manager and Acting President of the DeVine Wine Club, Mr.  Antonello Passa gave a warm welcome speech and an introduction of the evening’s guest speaker and wine specialist,   Mr. Hugo Acket, who is the Sales Manager for Vanichwathana (Bangkok) Co., Ltd., an importer of all the most famous winery and wines from all around the world, including Santa Carolina.  Guests and wine lovers spent the rest of the evening partaking in excellent Chilean Cuisine along with the vibrant flavors of Santa Carolina wines.  The highlight of the scrumptious menu was the delightful main course of Slow Roasted Premium Lamb Rack with Grilled Vegetables, Corn Cream Puree and Red Wine Reduction delicately paired with Carmenère Reserva De Familia D.O. Valle del Rapel, 2010.

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The evening’s guest speaker and wine specialist, Mr.Hugo Acket at the Santa Carolina:  Worldwide Recognition of Excellence Wine Dinner at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group

Santa Carolina is the main brand of Carolina wine brands founded in 1875 by Don Luis Pereyra Cotapos.   Today, more than a century later, Santa Carolina stands out as one of the largest and best known winery in Chile with its wines being offered in more than 80 countries all over the world.  Guests also tasted the distinct flavours of the Sparkling Chardonnay Brut N.V., Vitana, Sauvignon Blanc – Smillon D.O. Valle Central, 2013, Chardonnay D.O. Valle del Rapel, 2011, Reserva,Cabernet Sauvignon D.O.  Valle del Colchagua, 2011 and the sweet Sauvignon Blanc “Late Harvest” D.O.Rapel Valley 2009.

Royal Cliff’s wine dinners have begun since 2001 and have been a resounding success comprising a sumptuous 5 course dinner paired with premium wines specially selected to enhance each dish.  Wine enthusiasts especially Royal Cliff’s deVine Club members had the wonderful opportunity to partake in the quality and excellence of Santa Carolina Wines in this treasured culinary event!

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Royal Cliff Hotels Group Executive team lead by General Manager (far right), Mr. Antonello Passa, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel Resident Manager (far left), Mr. Robert Schnabel, Executive Chef(4th from right), Thenish Walter, Executive Pastry Chef (4th from left), Horst Rautert and Beverage Manager (3rd from right), Mr. Suchart Suksawad at the Santa Carolina:  Worldwide Recognition of Excellence Wine Dinner

deVine Wine Club has enjoyed tremendous success from its very first function. Today, membership has grown substantially and it is now Asia’s leading wine club which hosts popular gala dinners offering exquisite seven-course meals. At each event, the resort invites renowned international wine experts to introduce and offer their wines for tastings.

Situated on a 64 acre private parkland estate overlooking the stunning Gulf of Thailand, the Royal Cliff Hotels Groupis home to four award winning 5-star hotels offering a sensory experience defined profoundly by its style, culture and elegance – all presented with the distinctive spirit of the State of Exclusivity and Fascination.

Its award-winning wine cellar houses Thailand’s most formidable selection of wines, boasting more than 36,000 carefully selected bottles in its inventory, including over 1,000 of the world’s best new- and old-world wine labels and 15 varieties of the resort’s own label selection. The wines in this selection hail from some of the world’s best wine producing regions and are exclusively made and bottled for the Royal Cliff Hotels Group.

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