The Royal Cliff Wine Club celebrates its 9th Anniversary in Style

On Wednesday, 28th April 2010, a very special event was held at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort. The reason for such a splendid bash? The Royal Cliff Wine Club, Asia’s leading wine club, celebrated its epic 9th anniversary with a very special wine tasting session for its members.

The sold out event presented a very special and highly educational blind tasting in the spirit of this highly acclaimed wine club with members enjoying the opportunity to taste a total of 12 Sauvignon Blancs originating from a range of countries as well as enjoy the challenge of to identifying their country of origin following an introduction and educational instruction from a surprise guest speaker!

Mr. Ron Batori, President of BB&B Co., Ltd. gave the talk himself, enlightening the group and highlighting the intricacies and techniques involved. A very seasoned and respected wine expert, Mr. Batori’s visit was significant in that he was the first ever guest speaker for the Royal Cliff Wine Club on it’s first ever event on the 28th April 2001 when he was then the MD of Ambrose Wines Ltd.

The passionate wine lovers in attendance were able to sample from a range of oaked and unoaked Sauvignon Blancs, from relatively simple wines to very precious and absolutely "heroic".

From its first inception in 2001, the Royal Cliff Wine Club now comprises of hundreds of keen members with over the years has hosted an impressive range of events to promote and bring together similarly enthusiastic people with a mutual love for fine wines.

Home to Asia’s leading wine club, the Royal Cliff Beach Resort boasts an impressive selection of wines, boasting more than 36,000 carefully selected bottles in its inventory, including over 1,000 of the world’s best new- and old-world wine labels and 15 varieties of the resort’s own label selection which has seen the resort receive many international accolades including five “Best of Awards of Excellence 2009” from New York's Wine Spectator magazine, making it the first hotel resort in the world to achieve this feat. Many wine enthusiasts, winemakers and wine writers around the world have acknowledged this remarkable achievement.

The club is open to a limited number of new memberships. For applications or enquiries, email to:

Ranjith Chandrasiri (President, Royal Cliff Wine Club and Deputy General Manager, Royal Cliff Beach Resort), Pongchalerm Chalermsaphayakorn (Owner of Bangkok Beer & Beverages Co., Ltd. (BB&B)), Ron Batori (President, BB&B), Walter Thenisch (Executive Chef, Royal Cliff Beach Resort), Thanasak Wongsurakarn (Senior Bar Manager, Royal Cliff Grand Hotel & Spa (RCGH&S)), Sakchai Puekkasem (Banqueting Manager, RCGH&S), Stefan Beutler (Senior sous-chef), Choopong Payotorn (Food & Beverage Manager, RCGH&S), Niwat Promsricha (Asst. F&B Manager, RCGH&S) and Narin Tupmongkol (Senior Outlet Manager, RCGH&S).