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Mosel Wine Event Shows Arts of German Region
German Amb. Hans-Ulrich Seidt Hosts Wine Tasting
German Ambassador to Seoul Hans-Ulrich Seidt (left) presents a certificate of goodwill ambassadorship to Mr. Juergen Woehler, secretary general & executive ditector of Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and industry (KGCCI: AHK) at a ceremony held at the envoy's residence in Seoul on May 18, 2011.

German Ambassador to Seoul Hans-Ulrich Seidt organized an evening of wine tasting at his residence in Seoul on May 18, 2011. This cultural event featured wines from the German region of Mosel, Germany's third largest wine region.

The event was held at 6:30 p.m. on the day with the participation of “Mosel Wine Queen Ramona Sturm” and Mr. Adolf Schmitt, chairman of “Moselwein” and honorary president of the Mosel Wine-Growers' Association.

Twelve varieties of Mosel-Riesling wines were offered to guests, along with two Mosel sparkling wines. A light dinner buffet accompanied the wine tasting.

Sec. Gen. Juergen Woehler (2nd from right) of Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and industry (KGCCI: AHK), poses with his spouse Mi-Kyoung Woehler (right), president of Asia-Cirlce; Vice Chairman Park Young-Ho (center) of The Seoul Times; Chairman Seo Byung-Chul (2nd from left) of Geodis Wilson Korea; and Ms Kwon Mi-So of Seoul National University.

The "Queen’s Mosel Wine Presentation" was co-hosted by the German Embassy in Seoul and the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Korea.

A dedicated friend of German Riesling wine himself, the German envoy personally greeted and mingled with guests .

In attendance were five South Korean and two German wine experts, appointed by the German envoy as “Goodwill Ambassadors for Mosel Wine.” They were presented with certificates for their goodwill ambassadorship.

Mrs. Marita Seidt (left), wife of German Ambassador to Seoul Hans-Ulrich Seidt, poses with Ms. Carolin Oberhaeuser, junior economist of Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KGCCI: AHK) at her residence in Seoul.

The seven people honored by the German envoy were Mrs. Choi Seung-Soon, president of renowned Korean wine website,; Mr. Kang Soon-Pil, CEO of Gallery The Wine; Mr. Kim June-Cheol, director of JC Wine School; Prof. Ko Jae-Youn of the College of Tourism & Hotel Management at Kyung Hee University; Mr. Park Chan-Jun, wine columnist and CEO of Dlex International Co., Ltd., a supplier of wine accessories; Mr. Juergen Woehler, secretary general of the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industries; and Mrs. Martina Heidrich, former wine queen and active promoter of German wines in Korea.

German Ambassador to Seoul Hans-Ulrich Seidt (center) poses with the reciepients of the certificate of goodwill ambassadorship at the garden of the envoy's residence on May 18, 2011.

Prior to the ambassador's wine-tasting event, the "Mosel Wine & Arts Exhibition" opened at a Seoul gallery on May 17, 2011. The exhibition features many of the same wines presented at May 18's tasting, and runs until May 29, 2011 at Castle Gallery near Yangjae Station in Seoul.

Art works of 12 Korean and four German artists are on display at the exhibition, and a screening of the "Mosel-DVD" takes place every day at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

German Ambassador to Seoul Hans-Ulrich Seidt (left) and his spouse Mrs. Marita Seidt at their residence in Seoul.

The event features some 50 works of art, including oil landscapes and photos of wine by both German and local Korean artists. The art depicts the "Mosel River” region, one of 13 major German areas known for quality wines.

Location of the Exhibition:
Lotte Castle 3rd Fl., Seocho-dong 1354-3, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Tel: 02) 542-8202

For more information on the exhibition:
Tel: 02) 333-7768

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