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Exceptional Californian Wine Pairing Event in Macao
Macao, Macao SAR, July 25, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Wine Society of Macau, AmCham Macau, DOC DMC Macau and co-organizer MGM join hands to present a California wine pairing experience, taking place from 6pm to 10pm on August 7 at the Vista, MGM COTAI. The event features a fine selection of American wines from the state of California, as well as food pairing curated by the chef’s team of MGM, for all wine enthusiasts in town to savor.
Serving 21 labels from signature wine regions of California, such as Napa and Sonoma, this particular wine pairing night is set to be one of the most unique and unprecedented occasions in Macau, to sip some of the most prestigious and sought-after wines of California. Labels being served include resounding names like Joseph Phelps, Duckhorn Vineyards, Shafer, Grgich Hills, Freemark Abbey, Black Stallion, Far Niente and Robert Mondavi. Guests may also savor two jewels on the crown at the “Collector Wine” table – “Cask 23” of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and “Martha’s Vineyard” of Heitz Cellars. The former was the winner among the red wines in the historic Judgement of Paris in 1976, where a panel of finest judges, who were among the best tasters in France, rated a California wine as the best for both the red and white flights. Both of these not-to-be-missed prestigious wines are available for all guests by the glass, exclusively at the event.
Alongside the fine selection of wines, the event also serves a menu of 12 dishes that pair wonderfully with the bottles, curated by American chef Conor Beach, Chef de Cuisine of Grill
58, MGM COTAI and his team. Also originated from California, Chef Beach creates these exquisite dishes that pay homage to the state’s diverse gastronomy offering, by fusing
techniques and ingredients from different cuisines, such as European, Asian and South
American. Each of the dish also makes good pair with one or two wines from the lineup of wine to perfect the pairing experience.
What’s more, the event will be enlivened by the tunes of some of the greatest American song book hits played by the virtuoso Tomos Griffiths Jazz Trio. The Tomos Griffiths Jazz Trio gathers three of the finest musicians in the region, Tomos Griffiths, João Mascarenhas and Ivan Pineda. They have performed with many of the Jazz greats including the Count Basie Orchestra, Chick Corea and Randy Brecker, just to name a few. The Tomos Griffiths Jazz Trio will be performing numbers from the legends such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Bobby Darin to get everyone’s toes tapping, followed by an afterparty with DJ presence.
Ticket is priced at MOP600 per person. Price includes eight wine tokens, all-you-can-eat food and after-party access. Each token is worth MOP20 for redeeming wines and other drinks. All the wines can be tasted and purchased by the glass at with said tokens.
The President of the Wine Society of Macau, Filipe Cunha Santos, says, “Wine afficionados should not miss this opportunity to enjoy some of the best wines from California that us organizers have prepared with an exquisite menu brought by MGM culinary team.”
For more information and bookings please visit: www.winedine-macau.com
About The Wine Society of Macau
The Wine Society of Macau is a non-profit organization and can be considered has a very active Association in Macau. It focuses on the promotion of events related to wine tastings, courses, tourism and business networking. It is affiliated to the FICC (The International Federation of Wine Brotherhoods) and with the Hong Kong Wine Society.
About Amcham Macau
AmCham Macau, a not-for-profit organization, was established in 2007 to facilitate and promote American business interests and best American business practices in Macau. AmCham Macau is a member of the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Asia – Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce.
About DOC DMC Macau
The DOC DMC Macau Ltd is an event management company expert in meetings, incentives and wine events. Since 2008 that DOC DMC Macau Ltd organizes wine events in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland China, namely wine tastings, seminars, masterclasses, festivals and wine-related dinners and parties. Together with the Wine Society of Macau DOC DMC produced Macau’s largest wine event – the Macau Wine & Dine Festival in 2013, 14 and 15.
About MGM COTAI
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self- supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.