Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Upcoming: Family of Twelve Singapore Tour

A tasting of wines from 12 NZ wineries for consumers. Its a good concept I must say when local singapore wine distributors of NZ wines come together to offer wines from different regions in NZ. It gives consumers a reason to spend more than an hour or two at a tasting (which usually happens if a local distributor showcases wine from just a particular winery alone).

I particularly like the 'Walkabout' wine tasting to be held on 3 Nov. Its from 10am to 5pm, showcasing wines from all 12 wineries and complimented with tapas. You get the opportunity to meet the folks behind these labels, interact with them, get to know their signature approach in making wine and managing respective labels. A whole day affair !

From North Island you have Kumeu River, Villa Maria, The Milton Vineyard, Craggy Range, Ata Rangi and Palliser Estate. This gives you wines from Auckland to the north to Martinborough to the south.

(Its good to see wineries from North Island being represented as in present times consumers tend to recall and gravitate more easily towards wine regions like Marlborough and Central Otago, giving the wine regions in the North Island a miss).

From South Island you get Neudorf Vineyards (Nelson), Nautilus Estate (Marlborough), Lawson's Dry Hill (Marlborough), Fromm Winery (Marlborough), Pegasus Bay (Christchurch) and Felton Road (Central Otago). Again a good spread from different regions in South Island.

If you are a fan of NZ wines, then this is a wine event tailored for your curiosity.

(If there's something I am disappointed with, it's the fact that this good event coincides with another big consumer wine event happening on the same day. It would be nice if organizers of wine events in this little island can get together and 'schedule' events thus so wine events don't occur on the same day .... wishful thinking perhaps :p ... but certainly good for wine consumers :p )

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