The Andaman Wine Club in association with BB&B (Bangkok Beer & Bevearge) recently held a blind wine tasting followed by a wine dinner at the DaVinci restaurant in Nai Harn. The evening commenced with a glass of Prosecco in the V Lounge and then proceeded into the DaVinci Function room featuring its tastefully themed palazzo style black and white decor.
The first part of the evening consisted of a blind tasting of ten different wines from around the world with the theme of the night being: “What is a Good or Bad Wine?”
Over 20 people participated in the blind tasting using a marking system from Australia which gave points for several characteristics including the visual aspect, color, smell, taste, complexity, structure and overall appreciation of the wines.
The wines featured ranged from low to high priced wines from America, France, Chile, South Africa and Australia. The winner of the evening was a Penfolds RWT Barossa Valley Shiraz followed closely by a Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley However there was no such thing as a bad wine all evening and they only varied by the appreciation given to any particular the wine and its value for money.
The blind tasting was followed by a wine dinner from the DaVinci team which included Tenuta di Biserno Il Pino.