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Friday, December 21, 2007

Wine Fair (Field Report) : Carrefour Beer & Wine Fair 20 Dec 2007 - 1 Jan 2008, Carrefour Plaza Singapura Atrium

Hiya, as promised here is the field report for the Carrefour Wine Fair on going at Plaza Singapura right now. I realised that this is the third Wine Fair organized by Carrefour this year after the ones in May 07 (Suntec) and Sep 07 (Suntec). Carrefour seems to be increasing the number of Wine Fairs each year and we may hopefully be seeing quarterly ones soon.
Carrefour has the economies of scale and the buying power to bring in some quality French Wines. Overall, I was happy with the number of Bordeaux Classifed Growths present at the fair, especially some of the 2005s e.g. La Tour Carnet, Croizet Bages , Cantenac Brown, Smith Haut Lafite (Graves) and Carbonnieux (Graves). I have not seen any of the 2005s in other shops except for en-primeur. From what I understand they may be coming in Feb 2008. For tasting they had the VIP's night Chateau Bernadotte Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois S$47 and a nice Giscours 2002 for tasting at S$118. However, the rest of the tastings offered were mediocre.
I grabbed two reds and two whites, Chateau Solon 1999 (Sauternes) S$35, Carrefour's Monbazillac 2006 S$23, Chateau Lalande-Borie 2005 S$45 (Second Wine of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou) and Smith Haut Lafite 2005 S$138 (this was flying off the shelves).
The only gripe I have was that the space for the Wine Fair was really limited and we were bumping into everyone, luckily none of us bumped into the bottles.

Also Carrefour deceided to have the 10% instead of 5% rebate for POSB Everyday Card on 20 & 21 Dec, we poor wine fans paid for the wines on 19 Dec at an additional 5% premium ! So if you are reading this today and have the POSB Everyday card...go grab some wines !

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  • At 7:55 AM, Anonymous ggqq said…

    my god...need to be so pro meeehhh...field report somemore...buey tahan...hee hee...


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