Abu Dhabi, 15 August 2013 – Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi will be offering exclusive wine tasting evenings with its head sommelier, Eduardo Perez, through the weekly Wine Club Sessions at Al Hanah starting August until December 2013.
Mr. Perez joined Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi in January last year to run the overall administration of the hotel’s wine operations. He is also responsible for the success of the hotel’s wine dinners. Prior to joining the Shangri-La family, he held the same post in a prestigious resort in Seychelles.
Mr. Perez has an extensive experience in wine tasting, having worked in New York, San Francisco, Barcelona, Mauritius, Madrid Seychelles, Doha and Dubai, and having undergone trainings from a three-Michelin star restaurant in Spain.
He is one of 13 semi-finalists out of 26 sommelier nominees in the upcoming 2013 Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Best Sommelier Competition to be held on 29 August 2013 as part of the five-day Shangri-La Wine Summit – Shanghai 2013. He is also a candidate for the Heidelberg Advanced Master Sommelier to be held in September this year.
The Wine Club Sessions invites guests to discover the premium wines in some regions of Europe and South America every third Friday of the month. The monthly themes are as follows:
- 23 August – New Zealand
- 20 September – Chile and Argentina
- 25 October – Spain
- 22 November – Bordeaux
- 20 December – Champagne
“We are delighted to offer our guests premium wine tasting sessions with Eduardo Perez,” said General Manager Arbind K. Shrestha. “He has designed these exclusive evenings for the ultimate connoisseur experience and we look forward to welcoming the wine aficionados of the capital to Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.”
Priced at AED200 net per person, the Wine Club Sessions will include premium wine paired with deluxe canapés, and will be available from 5pm to 7pm. For restaurant reservations, please contact (971 2) 509 8555.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 95 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 39,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com