by Miss Terry Diner
The Royal Cliff Wine Club put on another of their now famous tastings last week. With Chardonnays being the most popular white wines in the world these days, Ranjith Chandrasiri, the Pattaya Mail’s Wine columnist and the founder of the Wine Club, presented 13 different chardonnays from all over the world to meet the critical palates of the Wine Club members.
What became very evident by the end of the session was that wine could not be selected on price alone! What was also brought out was the preponderance of popular chardonnays coming from down under, with three of the Australian wines being voted the top wines of the evening by the assembled tasters.
The Royal Cliff Wine Club does an excellent job in educating its members, and by now, those previously inexperienced do at least understand and can apply the basic principles to judge the merit of different wines.
With chardonnays being one of Miss Terry’s favourite varietals, the Club’s pick of the night was also mine - a Leeuwin Estate ‘Prelude’ 99. You will also not go wrong with a Tyrrell’s ‘Old Winery’ 98.
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will give an embargoed press briefing on its Human Development Report 2001 at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand at 11 a.m. on July 4th.
This year’s report argues that information and communications technology and biotechnology can actually make major contributions to reducing world poverty. The report includes, for the first time, a Technology Achievement Index that ranks 72 countries in terms of their overall achievement in creating and using technology. It reveals some startling rankings in the Asia region. It also suggests ways for Asia to recoup some of its losses from “brain drain” in the hi-tech arena.
UNDP Policy Specialist, Alvaro Rodriguez, will give the press briefing.
BCCT is seeking sponsorship for the following two events:
29th June - BCCT Eastern Seaboard Networking Evening at Shenanigans, Pattaya.
17th July - BCCT Rock Music Quiz at The Londoner (corner Sukhumvit Road and Soi 33).
Please contact Greg Watkins at the BCCT firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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Chinnaporn Sungwanlek, assisted by Boonsiri Suansuk.