Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Largest Champagne Tasting: Viejas Casino & Resort breaks Guinness World Records record
SAN DIEGO, CA, USA -- Viejas Casino & Resort, in celebration of their 24th anniversary, has broken the Guinness World Record for Largest Champagne Tasting; more than 620 Viejas guests and team members joined in the tasting of three exquisite champagnes, led by noted sommelier, Mike Hoagland, Champagne Specialist for Moet Hennessey, thus setting the new world record for Largest Champagne Tasting.
Photo: Sommelier Mike Hoagland, Champagne Specialist for Moet Hennessey, leads Viejas guests and team members in World's Largest Champagne Tasting. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest champagne tasting event was achieved by XO Group (USA) in New York, New York, USA on 12 February 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most champagne corks popped simultaneously; it is 2,778 and was achieved on Banca Mediolanum 25th Anniversary's toast, at BPA Palas in Pesaro, Italy, on 26 October 2007.
Continuing in our tradition of celebrating important landmarks in our growth, Viejas has once again set a new World Record," said Viejas Tribal Chairman Robert Welch.
"Sharing this achievement with some of our many loyal guests of the past 24 years reasserts the foundation of what Viejas provides best for San Diego and beyond––unmatched entertainment."
More than 620 Viejas guests and team members joined in the tasting of three exquisite champagnes, led by noted sommelier, Mike Hoagland, Champagne Specialist for Moet Hennessey.
Three champagnes were specially selected for this event: Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, Veuve Clicquot Rose, and Dom Perignon, Vintage 2004.
Guests and team members gathered around the Viejas Hotel pool at 8:00 pm and received tasting notes and historical perspective from Mr. Hoagland, while enjoying samples of each champagne.
Breaking this world record was the crowning event in an evening filled with entertainment for Viejas guests.
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