Public tastings: August

We will be running a series of ticketed tastings in August on the upper level of TAB (3rd floor, Orchard Hotel, entrance via escalator is at street level). There will be both walkaround and tutored, sit-down tastings. Please contact us early if you wish to come as spaces (and wines) are limited. Please also note that the price for walkaround tastings may be used to offset the cost of same-day purchases, subject to minimum quantity requirements and prevailing terms and conditions.

The Daily Extraordinaries

Saturday 6 August, 2-5pm
Walkaround, S$15 per person

Wines meant to be drunk as often as possible. Featuring, amongst others, Eric Texier’s Spätlese-style Viognier (intriguing and delicious), Pineau d’Aunis from Catherine and Didier of Clos Roche Blanche, and Dupasquier’s duo of daily drinkers: Jacquère and Rosé (Gamay and Pinot).

Tutored Champagne tasting

Saturday 13 August, 4-6pm
S$40 per person, very limited spaces.

From west to east, Laherte, de Sousa and Vilmart, three terrific growers. We’ll examine how different vinification techniques and the use (or not) of oak barrels influences their wines. Includes a mystery vintage champagne from one of the growers. Please note that this tasting is at Restaurant Nicolas on Keong Saik Road.

Food for thought (postponed)

Saturday 27 August, 2-5pm (Postponed until further notice)
Walkaround with cheese, S$25 per person

In this tasting we will examine the role of a wine’s pH in altering umami perception thresholds, otherwise known as tasting wine with food. We will have Muscadet grown on serpentine bedrock from Luneau-Papin, the Chenin Blancs of neighbours and friends Evelyne de Pontbriand and Patrick Baudouin, and two very different Northern Rhône Syrahs from Eric Texier, as well as a mystery red.

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