During the month of May, the president of Viu Manent winery, Jose Miguel Viu toured in Asia in his first visit of 2019, meeting different partners in the region.
The trip started in Tokyo, followed by a small tour through Guangzhou and Hong Kong. During these days Jose Miguel had several activities with Viu Manent partners having strategic meetings and interviews.
The last stop of the trip was Beijing, where a Grand Tasting was held at the Embassy of Chile.
The Chilean ambassador Mr. Luis Schmidt extended this kind invitation to Jose Miguel Viu to make a tasting with Viu Manent, one of the most traditional brands from Chile, where different authorities, press and trade were invited to a masterclass and a wine dinner.
The magnificent masterclass was conducted by Jose Miguel himself giving inputs of the history of his family, the winery and the philosophy behind each label of wine and the development of the style of the wines through the years.
This was complemented with the great comments by the first Master of Wine in China Fongyee Walker. She has also visited Chile and Viu Manent winery several times, allowing her to give the perfect insight of each wine to the attendees.
Through this virtual tour to Chile and the Colchagua Valley, the guests had the opportunity to try 4 vintages of the only Chilean Icon Malbec Viu 1, giving the chance to understand the evolution of style and great ageing potential of this wine. In the tasting was also present El Incidente Colchagua´s icon Carmenere, that became a highlight due to unique taste and style.
After the tasting some press and fans were invited to have a private dinner with the Chilean Ambassador Mr Luis Schmidt and Jose Miguel Viu, where the wines were perfectly paired with Chilean flavors.
Viu Manent wants to thank their fans for the support on attending the event, and specially thank the embassy of Chile and the Commercial Chamber of Chile (Prochile and it´s team) to be a great supporter of the Chilean wine industry.