Australia promotes fine wine in Vietnam
The Saigon Times Daily
Australian premium wine showcased by the Hon Keith Pitt MP, Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment of Australia, at the event - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE EMBASSY OF AUSTRALIA IN VIETNAM
As part of Taste of Australia 2017, the Australian Government in partnership with importers representing premium Australian wines has organized wine education and tasting events in HCMC and Hanoi.
The inaugural “Master class – Australian Wine Gems” was opened in Hanoi on April 3 by the Hon Keith Pitt MP, Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, during his visit to Vietnam.
The Master classes, presented by Mark Pygott, master of wine, took Vietnamese wine industry delegates on a journey through some of Australia’s 65 wine regions and showcased 14 premium Australian wines comprising many traditional and innovative varieties and blends.
Craig Chittick, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, said in a statement that Australia’s sheer size and geographic and climatic diversity mean it can offer an amazing variety of food and wine. The ambassador emphasized that one of the great things about the Australian wine industry is its diversity with 100 grape varieties across Australia.
For further information, visit www.tasteofaustralia.com.vn.