Perhaps the biggest wine-related event this month is the inaugural edition of Benvenuto Brunello Bangkok, taking place on Thursday June 7th at The Residences at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok (494 Rajadamri Rd). In attendance will be Luca Martini, the man voted Best Sommelier in the World, 2013. The event is being organized by the Consortium of Brunello di Montalcino, in association with Texica Wines, Gastronauts Asia, S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, RCR Cristalleria Italiana, and the Ambasciata d’Italia Bangkok. There will be over two dozen premium Italian wines available for sampling, including a 2010 Sassodisole Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva. The event runs from 3pm till 6pm and tickets are B2,000. To find out more, call 089 799 3400, or email: [email protected].
In addition to the afternoon tasting there will be two gourmet Brunello di Montalcino wine pairing dinners held on June 7th—one at Tables Grill at the Grand Hyatt Erawan (call 02 254 6250), and one at Rossini’s, the premier Italian restaurant at the Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit (call 02 649 8364). Both dinners begin at 7pm and the price is B3,800++ at Tables Grill, and B4,800++ at Rossini’s.
In other wine news, the Park Hyatt Bangkok at Central Embassy (88 Wireless Rd) presents a Silver Oak Wine Dinner on Monday, June 4th from 6pm till 10pm. Executive Chef Franck Detrait invites diners to experience a gourmet multi-course meal paired with six exquisite labels from Napa Valley’s legendary Silver Oak winery. In addition, Ms. Vivien Gay, from Silver Oak Winery, will host the event. Tickets are B3,690++ per person, and there’s a champagne welcome reception at 6pm. Call 02 011 7429 or email: [email protected].
On a much different note, the Thai Austrian Society presents Heuriger, a special celebration of Austrian food, wine, and culture taking place at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park (199, Sukhumvit Soi 22) on Saturday, June 9th. Guests will be entertained by 28 musicians from the Tiroler Bürgermeisterkapelle, accompanied by dancers from the Trachtengruppe Silberplattler. Other festivities include a Drindl Queen contest and a prize raffle—including a grand prize of a trip to Vienna—with proceeds going to support charity project for underprivileged kids in Thailand. The festivities run from 5:30pm till 11pm, and the price is B1,800, or B1,500 for TAS members (reduced price for kids). For tickets visit the official website at: www.thai-austrian-society.org.
Near the end of the month, on June 29th, the 11th edition of The Bangkok Grand Wine Tasting will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. It’s arguably the biggest and most elaborate wine professional event in Thailand, where overseas boutique wine producers and importers exhibit their wines and offer tastings to hundreds of wine professionals, sommeliers, F&B professionals, and high-end wine lovers. To find out more call 089 218 1864, or email: [email protected].
And finally, the legendary Landmark Hotel (138 Sukhumvit Rd) continues their weekly Friday night wine tasting series at the lobby level Rendezvous Bar. Admission is B890++ per person, and the evening’s fun and games start at 5:30pm and continue until 9pm.
By Bruce Scott