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Celebration of U.S. Wines and Foods

Experience the diversity and excellence of colors, scents, textures and taste as classic U.S. wines are paired with authentic U.S. cooking.

On Thursday, November 1, AIT's Agricultural Trade Office will coordinate two separate American Wine Pairing events at the "Cosmopolitan Grill" Restaurant at 218 Changchun Road in Taipei.  The first event from 15:00 - 17:00 is by invitation only for lifestyle media contacts and the second event from 18:00 - 21:00 is a consumer wine tasting is co-sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce and Jason's Wine Discovery Club.  Wines from California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington State will be paired with delicious dishes made from American ingredients. 

America's Pacific Northwest is known in Taiwan for its natural beauty and bountiful harvests of grains, fresh fruit, and seafood.  Today, the world's wine connoisseurs increasingly recognize the Pacific Northwest as a region producing high quality grape wines.  The fertile soils, numerous microclimates, and a landscape of rolling hills and lush river valleys have nurtured a wine industry that has made it one of the world's most important new viticultural areas.

John H. Isacs, Wine connoisseur and CEO of EnjoyGourmet (, will lead an exclusive lifestyle media tasting event from 15:00 - 17:00 of distinctive wines from Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California paired with popular American dishes prepared by Cosmopolitan Grill.  Ten wines will be served with eight courses, and Mr. Isacs will introduce each food and wine pairing as he explains the art of matching U.S. wines with popular American dishes.  A special display table with each dish and accompanying wine will be prepared for photographing.

Mr. Isacs will also host the evening tasting event from 18:00 - 21:00 and introduce the wide diversity of wines produced in the United States, from California's Napa Valley to the Columbia River Basin in Washington State to the foothills of Western Idaho.  Seven wine importers will participate in the evening tasting event, and Cosmopolitan Restaurant will prepare exquisite appetizers designed to go with the wines for the evening event.  Please contact Cosmopolitan Grill directly to make reservations for the evening tasting event at (02) 2508-0304.

For more information about American wines, please contact Melody Lee, Marketing Specialist at AIT's Agricultural Trade Office at (02) 2705-6536 or refer to our website at



Taiwan Importer/Distributor



Trustwell Connoisseurs 5/F No. 381, Fu Hsing S. Rd., Sec. 2 Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886 (2) 2737-0123 Fax: 886 (2) 2735-4291

R.H. Phillips Cabernet Sauvignon Toasted Head 2001

California RH Phillips - Hogue

R.H. Phillips EXP Syrah 2003

Hogue, Genesis Viognier 2003

Washington RH Phillips - Hogue

Eurowill Enterprise 1/F, NO. 138, Nung An Street Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886 (2) 2597-5369 Fax: 886 (2) 2585-3469

Ironstone Meritage 2004 Calaveras County, CA

California Ironstone Vineyards

Ironstone Cabernet France Reserve 2004 Seirra Foothills, CA

Ironstone Old Vine Zinfandel Reserve 2005 Lodi, CA

Chateau Harvest 1F, #10 Lane 116 Ta-an Road Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886 (2) 2721-7020 Fax: 886 (2) 8773-2113

L. Ecole No. 41 Semillon 2005

Washington L'Ecole No. 41 Winery


L. Ecole No. 41 Merlot 2001 Seven Hills Vineyard, Wala Wala Valley

L. Ecole No. 41 Syrah 2004

Hedges Cellar CMS Red 2004

Washington Hedges Family Estate

Hedges Cellar CMS White 2004

Bright Time Wine & Cigar Inn 1F, #10 Lane 116 Ta-an Road Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886 (2) 2721-7020 Fax: 886 (2) 8773-2113

2005 Henry Estate Oregon Pinot Gris

Oregon HENRY ESTATE Winery

2002 Henry Estate Oregon Pinot Noir

Medoc/Allen Wine & Spirits 77, Tung Feng Street Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886 (2) 2585-3477 Fax: 886 (2) 2585-3469

Century Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

California Beaulieu Vineyard

Century Cellars Merlot 2005

Century Cellars Chardonnay 2004

Coastal Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Coastal Merlot 2004

Coastal Chardonnay 2005

Signet Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Signet Collection Merlot 2003

Signet Collection Chardonnay 2005

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Napa Valley Merlot 2003

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2004

Vintner's Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

California Sterling Vineyards

Vintner's Collection Chardonnay 2005

Seedman 6th Floor,235 Chung Hsiao East Rd.,Sec. 4,Taipei,Taiwan Tel: 886 (2) 8772-8126 Fax:886 (2) 8772-8120

BERINGER Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004


BERINGER Napa Valley Merlot 2005

BERINGER Napa Valley Chardonnay 2005

BERINGER Founders' Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

BERINGER Founders' Estate Merlot 2002/2004

BERINGER Founders' Estate Chardonnay 2005

Leading Brands 12F, 142, Ming Chuan E. Road Sec 3 Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886 (2) 2712-6660 Fax: 886 (2) 2712-1172

Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon, 2001

California Sutter Home Winery

Sutter Home Merlot, 2004

Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc, 2004

Sutter Home Muscato, 2004

Inglenook Merlot

Inglenook Chardonnay

Mayfull 76 Mien Shan Street Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886 (2) 2794-6889 Fax: 886 (2) 2790-1886

Johannisberg 2004 Riesling

Idaho Ste. Chapelle

Rhone de Robles 2004

California Robert Hall Winery

Idaho State Department of Agriculture Tel: 886 (2) 2725-2922 Fax: 886 (2) 2725-1248

Eagle Knoll 2004 Chardonnay


Idaho The Winery at Eagle Knoll


Eagle Knoll 2005 Riesling

Eagle Knoll 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Eagle Knoll 2004 Syrah

Eagle Knoll 2004 Merlot