Somerset Palace offers Georgian wine tasting

By Lee Woo-young
  • Published : Oct 9, 2014 - 19:26
  • Updated : Oct 9, 2014 - 19:26
Somerset Palace Seoul held a Georgian wine tasting event in its rooftop garden on Tuesday. (Somerset Palace Seoul)
Somerset Palace Seoul held a special tasting event featuring food and wine from Georgia in its rooftop garden Tuesday with the sponsorship of the Georgian Embassy.

Georgia, located on the Black Sea, has been making wine for more than 6,000 years and is thought to have been the world’s first wine producer. In particular, it is known for its unique wine jars, which were buried to harness the same principles as Korea’s kimchi.

Georgian Ambassador Nikoloz Apkhazava and more than 100 guests of the Georgian Embassy and Somerset Palace residents participated in the party.

Somerset sits beside the tranquil and picturesque Gyeongbok Palace, and located in the heart of Seoul’s diplomatic, business and financial districts.

Its rooftop garden is an example of a growing trend in “going green.” As guests emerge from the stairway leading to the rooftop, they find themselves surrounded by varieties of flowers and plants, including fruit trees. The flowers and plants have been selected and grown in “stages,” so that there are continual and ever-changing colors throughout the year.

Somerset Serviced Residences are managed by the Ascott Limited, a member of CapitaLand. It is the world’s largest international serviced residence owner-operator, with more than 200 properties across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Gulf.

It operates three award-winning brands ― Ascott, Citadines and Somerset ― in over 80 cities and more than 20 countries.

From among these three brands, Somerset Serviced Residence was especially conceived for executives and their families who seek to balance work and family life.

Somerset supports this important work-life balance by providing a warm and stylish home with recreational facilities, lifestyle activities and business support services. Whether you choose to live in the bustling heart of the city or its quieter suburbs, every residence offers fully modern amenities for business and relaxation.