Blind Wine Tasting

photographs courtesy of honey jarque loop | Lifestyle influencers Chennie Montero, Doyzkie Buenvaviaje, Wendy Abellana and Neil Savellon.

Sharing glass of wine with family and friends may be the ideal way to de-stress at the end of a long, grueling day.

Wine connoisseurs Charlton and Catherine Seniedo, owners of Charlton Trade and Enterprise and online liquor store Sugbownie, recently hosted a dinner with unique blind wine tasting at the Grand Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu.

From left: Regal Oliva, Catherine and Charlton Seniedo, Edcel Seniedo and Marco Sanchez.
Wendy Abellana, Rejzl Awit, Catherine Seniedo and Mary Tambis.

With the refreshing welcome drink Nine Lives Sauvignon Blanc on hand, the program was followed by a brief welcome speech by Catherine, who introduced guest speakers Sherwin Lao and Andrea Cardenas.

Wine host Sherwin Lao and VSPT Ambassador from Chile Andrea Cardenas.
Eva Patalinghug, Catherine Seniedo, Kristine Gonzalodo.

Lao, principal supplier for Chateau Kirwan Margaux, Delas Hermitage wines and Peter Lehman Barossa Valley wines, shared the nuances and subtle differences of wines based on vintage, region and grape variety.

Andrea Cardenas shared her expertise on 1865 Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Cachapoal Valley, Chile.

Wedding coordinator Stanz Catalan

The blind tasting exercise, a first in Cebu, included Peter Lehman Shiraz, 1865 Syrah, Charmes de Kirwan 2017, 1865 Cabernet Sauvignon and Peter Lehman Cabernet Sauvignon. The event featured two Premium Wines with Chateau Kirwan 2011, Grand Cru Classe, Margaux Bordeaux, France and Delas Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage 2014 Rhone, France.

The delighted guests exchanged their thoughts on their favorite wines with their friends all night.

Marko Janssen, general manager of Radisson Blu and Lester Apostol, F&B director.
Belle Sarmiento and Tweety Lopez.

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