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     Understanding Wines: A Journey through the History of Wine, Making of Wine, and the Story of Wine (Fully Booked)  (Members Only)
  Event Type: Member Information Session
  Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017, 18:30 to 20:30
  Venue: AmCham Shanghai Conference Center Suite 568, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West    Map
上海美国商会会议室 南京西路1376号,上海商城568室    地图
  Cost: Member (RMB): 0.00
Member Company Employee (RMB): 0.00


 Understanding Wines: A Journey through the History of Wine, Making of Wine, and the Story of Wine

- Exclusive Wine Tasting & Networking Event

To show our appreciation for your support in 2016, AmCham Shanghai is pleased to invite you to a complementary wine-tasting and networking event on Jan 19, 2017, from 18:30 to 20:30 at AmCham Shanghai Conference Center.

Led by Rob Bevis, the CEO of Roque Fine Wines and an oenophile with more than 20 years of experience in the wine industry, this wine tasting will be fun, informative and humorous.  We’ll provide the opportunity for you to taste 8 different wines from Germany, South Africa and the United States in three mini-tastings. You'll experience the impact different grape varieties, wine-making, and “special places” have on what a wine tastes like.  This tasting event that can be enjoyed by novice wine drinkers and wine experts alike.

Don't miss out - you will have the opportunity to do some quality networking while you try some spectacular wines.

During this event you will:
•  Taste a variety of delectable wines from boutique producers around the globe
•  Explore what wines pair well with typical Chinese food in time for Chinese New Year
•  Learn how different grape varietals, processes and "special places" impact the flavor of wine

18:30 Registration
19:00 Opening remarks & wine tasting*
19:45 Networking & lucky draw
20:30 Event ends
*Light refreshments will be served.

To register for this event, please RSVP online. For more information, please contact Tim De Groot at (86 21) 6279 7119.

About the facilitators:
Rob Bevis has been in a senior management position in the premium wine importing/agency business in Canada since 1994. In 2013, Rob launched Roque Fine Wines with the goal of becoming China’s best importer/wholesaler of fine wines from top wine estates around the globe. Prior to forming Roque, Rob was the President of Trial to Wine Group, one of Canada’s most important premium wine importer/agencies. Wine was not always center stage in Rob’s life: after obtaining his B.Comm in 1990, he worked as a computer programmer in the oil exploration business. He then earned an MBA in Enterprise Development at the University of Calgary, after which he decided to focus his career on a more “romantic” liquid asset – wine. Since then, Rob has been helping people and companies grow and achieve their goals in the fine wine business. He has traveled to most of the important exporting wine regions of the world and has tasted thousands of wines.

André Gisiger’s professional background spans over several industries, including education, financial services, hi-tech and consumer goods. He has over 20 years of working experience in Asia, Europe and the Americas, bridging business practices across continents. 
Among other things, André has been responsible for developing and introducing series of educational products in the Greater China. Before coming to China, he worked in consulting for McKinsey & Co and PricewaterhouseCoopers. André has been a wine enthusiast over 25 years and his passion has led him to organize and run many wine tastings and seminars.

Event Sponsor:

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