Wines and Music staged the Berlin Tasting 10th Anniversary in Tokyo

The 3rd commemorative event was musicalized by performers of the NHK Symphony Orchestra and pianist Yukio Yokoyama.

May 22nd, 2014

(6th March, 2014).- The third stop of the world-tour launched this year to celebrate ten years of The Berlin Tasting was the Black-Tie Gala Dinner carried out this evening in the capital of Japan.

The event meant to commemorate the journey which toured over 15 nations during the last decade and established Chile’s place amongst the world’s greatest appellations, took place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, and counted with an opening speech of Chilean Ambassador in Japan, Mr. Patricio Torres.  

Later, as a surprise for the attendees, a famous Japanese music band formed by five members of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, together with renowned and Guinness Record holder pianist, Yukio Yokoyama, offered a special concert and played the Sextet for Piano ad Woodwind Quintet by Francis Poulene.

Over 80 key Japanese opinion leaders, wine writers, sommeliers and fine wine buyers enjoyed this special occasion, hosted by Mr. Eduardo Chadwick, President of Viña Errázuriz and Viña Seña, alongside English wine-legend, Steven Spurrier, Consultant Editor to Decanter Magazine and Chairman of the Decanter World Wine Awards, and Fumiko Arisaka, Founder of the first and premier Japanese wine magazine, Vinotheque.

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  • I don’t think he was expecting at all to do as well as he did, but I think having done it, it was an educational experience further than he had planned, because instead of just educating the 40 or 50 people in the room, he educated the entire world.

    Steven Spurrier, Consultant Editor to Decanter & Chairman of Decanter World Wine Awards, United Kingdom, October 2013
  • When Eduardo and I first discussed the concept of this blind tasting format, I told him to brace himself for disappointment, especially given the popularity of Bordeaux reds in this part of the world. I was completely wrong in my warning and I am truly surprised by the results…

    Jeannie Cho Lee MW, First Asian Master of Wine, Contributing Editor Decanter Asia, Co-Chair of DAWA, Author, Wine Consultant & Educator, November 2011
  • Until that point only Eduardo knew what he had in his hands. Today the whole world knows… By reaching indisputable recognition in the world wine scene, Eduardo Chadwick’s wines have clearly demonstrated Chile’s tremendous vitivinicultural potential and have helped Chilean wines earn greater space and credibility in the international market.

    Jorge Lucki, Brazilian Wine Journalist and Columnist for Valor Econômico de Sao Paulo, October 2013
  • These tastings definitely have had an impact on how many influential members of the American wine trade view Chile today. So I see them as invaluable to promoting Chile’s well- deserved image as a source for world-class wine that can sit alongside the best that the rest of the world has to offer.

    Josh Raynolds, Wine Critic to Steven Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, USA, December 2013
  • One enterprising Chilean wine producer, Eduardo Chadwick of Viña Errázuriz, has managed to organise a similar evolutionary milestone for the Chilean wine industry—or at least of his own wines… at what will doubtless come to be known in the history of Chilean wine as the “Berlin Tasting”

    Jancis Robinson MW, “Chilean Wine Grows Up” Financial Times UK, ft Weekend Magazine, February 14, 2004