Thursday, March 10, 2011

.. it continues with Burghound In Asia, 2011

This year we come to another wine event organized by Hermitage. Its called the 'Burghound in Asia' tasting. A collaboration between Hermitage Wines and The Wandering Palate, it is on 9 April 2011 at The St Regis Hotel.The cost is at $98 for a tasting between 10am-5pm. This time round the theme is on Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from around the world.

Its nice to follow Hermitage's annual wine events over the years. The first wine event of Hermitage (called the World of Wines) I attended was in May 2008, when it organized a tasting of 50 wines at the Botanic Gardens. It began in the afternoon and went on till evening. A good crowd gathered by the second half of the session and the place was abuzz with wine enthusiasts discovering so many wines at one place. Back in 2008 not many wine merchants held outdoor wine events for the public and it was refreshing to see one such as this.

The second World Of Wines event I attended was in May 2009. This time it was held at Spring Ju Chun Yuan at Far East Square. An afternoon event costing around $75, it drew good response and the place was packed by late afternoon.

The third event was the 'Ultimate Parker in Asia' grand tasting held last year at The Fullerton Hotel. It was a 2 days event held again in May costing $180 (for a 2-day pass). The event was held at a bigger place, drew a bigger crowd and this time it had winemakers and owners of established wineries coming to showcase their labels themselves.

If the wine events held the last 3 years are something to go by, I believe one can expect good support and response from the wine community in Singapore for the upcoming tasting.

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