Eight more days to the Singapore Wine Fiesta 2012. This year its held between 2-4 Nov 2012. Like last year, the event is once again held at the Customs House (near Fullerton Bay hotel, closest mrt station being the Raffle Place station). Having attended the one held in Singapore last year, I must say I am looking forward to visit the upcoming one.
There's a blog entry about last year's event and pictures for those curious. Have a look :)
Article on Wine Fiesta 2011.
Singapore Wine Fiesta 2011 Photo Album.
The event last year showcased old and new world wines, provided wine enthusiasts an opportunity to interact with wine producers and had a casual, fun-filled atmosphere about it. The early part of each day was quieter and less crowded. If you are a wine student or enthusiast keen to interact with wine producers and ask questions on wine, terroir and the wine making process, then I would suggest you come a little early.
The late afternoons and evenings tend to take on a more upbeat atmosphere :p Lots of crowd, little room to move around, winemakers busy and folks drinking merrily in the company of friends (then again, its a 'fiesta' right ? :p
For the upcoming event, you get the opportunity to taste around 200 labels; that's a pretty good number :) Tickets are going at $38 for each day's tasting and I hear there are some promotions on tickets offered to members of The Straits Wine Company and DBS/POSB cardholders as well. Do visit a Straits Wine Company's retail outlet and find out more.
For wine consumers, this is an event worth attending :)