Preview Guide

A Celebration of Wine!

By Zaki JufriEvents - 21 March 2011 11:42 AM | Updated 23 March 2011

A Celebration of Wine!

One is delicate, pretty, and floral, nearly pink in hue while the other has hints of vanilla, oak, baby powder and creamy-butter, golden yellow with bright greenish hue.  No, we’re not talking about flowers and scents here but wines—chardonnay and pinot noir.

The planets must have aligned this year because you can savour wines from two of the world’s coveted grapes at a weekend of fine wine and great food at Burghound in Asia - Asia Symphony of Wine & Flavours hosted by Allen Meadows of Burghound.com and wine writer Curtis Marsh from The Wandering Palate.

Here are some highlights of the event:

CAN'T MISS

Sample wines and talk shop with other wine connoisseurs at this full-day wine tasting event. Unrivalled Passion for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – Grand Tasting(Sat, Apr 9)features some 200 top artisan pinot noir, chardonnay, champagne and sparkling wine producers from all over the world. If you want to brush up on your vino knowledge, there are also talks and master classes throughout the day, not to mention a book signing by Allen Meadows, the author of The Pearl of the Cote – The Great wines of Vosne Romanee.

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Meet wine expert James Halliday as he plays host and emcee for an exciting evening of good food and wines at the Coriander Leafon Apr 7 (Thu). Here, Halliday will impart his wealth of knowledge on the Australian chardonnay and pinot noir landscape, with food prepared by the maestro of pan-Asian cuisine Samia Ahad. The Australian High Commissioner to Singapore, His Excellency, Mr. Doug Chester will be the guest of honour at this event.

There is nothing like swirling a glass of full-bodied red like the pinot noir and pairing it with food that you love. Touted as the ultimate food pairing wine, you can sample a diversity of pinot noir as well as pre-dinner tasting wines, all paired to Asian inspired cuisine at this dinner eventon Apr 8 (Fri).

Burghound in Asia - Asia Symphony of Wine & Flavours – featuring Allen Meadows from www.burghound.com, is on from April 7-9 at various venues and is organised by Hermitage Wines and The Wandering Palate. Ticket prices start from $98.

For more information, visit their website at http://www.burghoundinasia.com