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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Wine Tasting Event : Carrefour International Wine Fair at Plaza Singapura (20 Dec 2006)

I had the privilege of attending this Wine Fair with knowledgeable Dan and Gary from . The Wine Fair was set up at the atrium of Plaza Singapura. The interesting thing was that before the Wine Fair we met each other at the wine chiller room in the actual Carrefour store. Guess that is where all wine lovers gravitate to in a supermarket.

The overall Wine Fair was small compared to the one held in September at Suntec City, and wines were more limited for tasting. And of cos, the Reserve de la Comtesse 2001 was the favourite of the testing flight. The crowd was also somewhat subdue, and did not see much carting of cases like what happened at the last Wine Fair. There was a fairly decent range of French wines, and I was surprised to see a number of classified 2004 vintages on the shelves like Pichon-Longueville and Kirwan. We seem to have skipped over the 2003 vintage altogether and jumped to the 2004 (which incidentally I believe is not as superior to the 2000, 2003 or 2005).

The finger food was similar to Suntec City with mushroom and salmon quiches as well as miniature cakes. On the bright side, the platter of cheese was not just a platter, but a generous mountain of cheese cubes.

Did manage to return with some good buys, the Chateau Brown 2000 was going for S$52, the Reserve de la Comtesse 2001 was S$49 and the Chateau Prieure-Lichine 2004 was S$62.

Did not win the Wine Cooler for the lucky draw the last time! Hopefully this time… Till the next Wine Fair!

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