The Wine Fiesta Singapore 2011

by Rosemarie John on October 31, 2011

The island of Singapore is filled with events all year through and one of the many interesting events that took place is the Wine Fiesta Singapore 2011. Held from 28 to 30th October, The Straits Wine Company in partnership with the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) showcased over 50 winemakers and over 200 wine selections. Taking place at the Custom’s House Pavilion and paired with the sparkling harbour view over the waterfront, the Singapore Wine Fiesta moved into its 4th consecutive year!

Open to the public, trade and press visitors, it was the biggest wine fair in the region created as a fun way to get introduced to the variety of tastes and textures that wines have to offer. With a light and welcoming atmosphere, the fiesta was a casual chance to speak and sip with international winemakers. Visitors who found their favourite brands also had the option to purchase them then and there at greater discounts than usual.

With wines and champagnes from Spain, Italy, France, Argentina, Switzerland, Germany, Chile, South Africa, U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand, the Customs House Pavilion was in its ultimate wine o’clock experience that lasted a jovial and crowded eight to ten hours each day. With tickets sold online on Sistic visitors made a day out on the waterfront, sipping wine and chatting with friends – a great way to spend a weekend.

The interesting part about attending such an event is that visitors get to sample wines that they would have never thought of even trying. Its a difficult decision to select a bottle of wine for yourself or as a gift if you aren’t a frequent wine drinker or wine enthusiast. Gracing such wine tasting events allows for visitors to broaden their choices with sampling as many as a hundred wines (if you can hold it) without the obligation to purchase.

A fan of great tasting wines? Making a trip down to Singapore in November? Make sure to catch the Straits Wine X’mas Fair (details coming soon) and secure your favourite brands for your upcoming Christmas celebrations!

Who is The Straits Wine Company?

With operations in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines as a leading wholesaler, distributor and retailer of wines, The Traits Wine Company Group offers 360 degree wine services that includes private clients concierge, conceptualization and execution of corporate events, event planning, cellar planning, a publication: WINETALK and much more. Committed to creating memorable wine experiences, they are one of the largest fine wine groups in Southeast Asia.

*Disclaimer: We thank Juliana Tan from URA for inviting Travel and Beyond  to be part of this lovely event and to The Straits Wine Company  for hosting us. However, as always all opinions expressed are exclusively that of the author.

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