It was an all too brief visit to the Gambero Rosso ‘Top Italian Wines’ road show held at St Regis (Singapore) today. I visited another wine trade event (Wine for Asia 2011) the early part of the afternoon and ended up spending too much time there; leaving for myself an hour and a half when I stepped into St Regis.
The place was crowded and buzzing with activity when I reached this event. There were more than 50 wineries showcasing their wares. I was able to meet a handful of representatives and taste their wines. Luckily, a few merchants are attending the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair 2011 next week; giving me the opportunity to catch up with them over there.
There was quite a good spread of wines from regions like Piedmont, Tuscany, Abruzzo and Puglia.
Two interesting finds I chanced upon today are:
a. the Cantina Gallura vermentino whites, a 'DOCG' vermentino from Sardinia. Their flavour profile seem to be richer when compared with their Tuscan cousins; and
b. Cantina Tollo's white wine made from the Pecorino varietal (first time I am getting the opportunity to taste this varietal).
I am sure that given more time, this event would have thrown up other unique sips; I'll just have to wait for the Hong Kong wine fair I guess.
Below are a few pictures taken during this wine event. More pictures are at www.facebook.com/spiceinwine.
|Gambero Rosso road show|
|Argiolas wines from the island of Sardinia, represented by AntonioArgiolas|
|Ceci wines representative with good sparklies and local admirers.|
|Ruggeri wines from Veneto in the hands of Ms Rachelle Cruz (Taste of Tradition)|
|Rufino wines in the hands of Kevin Tan (Culina Pte Ltd)|