My guide to Rosé Revolution 2016

If you are one of the four hundred guests who are going to this year’s Rose Revolution, then you are perhaps a little more spoilt for choice than last year. The trade tasting event, held one day before the public event, featured all the wines that are available on 14 May. After tasted all these, this […]

Scoring wines at Vinitaly 5 Star Wine

After hearing that I will debut as a junior judge in Vinitaly 5 Star Wine, my good friend Morgun quickly asked that I must have this experience written after I returned. So in a way, Morgun this is for you. Because I have mentioned Verona in the past, I will just skip the fluff about how beautiful the city is […]

Rosé Revolution – Eddie McDougall

Last year I wrote about Eddie McDougall and his show, The Flying Winemaker, and this year he is coming back as the flying rosé man. As part of his three stops project, Singapore is the debut station for his Rosé Revolution 2015. And if you are like me, trying to balance the summer heat with some light tipple, […]

At a wine tasting event…

…not all who attend are wine nerds. From my own observations, people attend wine tasting events for one of the following reasons: to network (rubbing shoulders with people, and giving out business cards) to be seen (and hopefully photographed!) and heard to drink free wine (or at least drinking wines at reduced costs) to actually want […]

Celebrating 10 years with

We have a contest! Two pairs of tickets to 10th anniversary weekend event, The Big Wine Review, are available for grabs! Two lucky winners will get a pair of tickets, each pair worth S$90, for the November 15 event. Entry rules are simple, email to me one wine-producing brand which you are looking forward to taste during the Wine Discovery […]

Singapore Wine Fiesta 2014, biggest ever

Every October I have something exciting to look forward. One, my birthday. Two, the Singapore Wine Fiesta. In its seventh year since the event’s humble beginning in 2008, the Singapore Straits Wine Company has once again grew the event bigger. To be held at Clifford Square, Singapore Wine Fiesta 2014 has caught the attention and garnered support from Singapore […]

d'Arenberg X Saint Pierre

Sometimes stars align, and along comes an invitation to attend a wine dinner at a desirable restaurant with a desirable wine producer… That happened to me last week, when a representative from SUTL asked if I would take up 1 final “media spot” at the d’Arenberg Wine Dinner at Saint Pierre. For me, that was […]

Barolo – Can we skip the ten years wait?

Arrived with a pair of sleepy eyes and sore butt, I stood in Palazzo Gran Guardia expecting to pit my taste buds against a hundred wines. To taste all wines was a foolish idea which I did not entertain. As I stumbled through the halls amidst the buzzing of foreign greetings and seeing how television journalists caught unsuspecting guests for interviews, I finally […]

Vinitaly 2014 – In fair Verona…

[quote_simple]Two wine events, both alike in dignity. In fair Verona, where we lay our scene. From ancient farming break to new technology, where berries blood makes farmer hands unclean.[/quote_simple] If Verona doesn’t sound synonymous to Vinitaly for you, then at least I should remind you of Romeo and Juliet. It was said that Shakespeare never came to […]

Mark the date – Gambero Rosso in Singapore on 12th March 2014

Developing wine market and our ever stronger interest in Italian wines, these factors have attracted Gambero Rosso back to Singapore for the third time. Known as the Gambero Rosso Top Italian Wines road show, the event continues to have a remarkable walk around tasting featuring 200 wines and two guided tasting sessions.