Highbank Wines has been invited to take part in a prestigious wine event in Singapore in May 2010 and I am particularly looking forward to conducting personal tastings at the “special venue” being made available to each of the selected wineries.
The event is the “Ultimate Parker in Asia” event, which of course is a direct reference to internationally respected wine critic, Robert Parker. It is being sponsored by Hermitage, a fine wine distributorship in Singapore, and is being held at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore.
The Grand Tasting will be held on the 1st and 2nd of May with only 100 exclusive wineries (Highbank has been invited) from around the world being invited to represent their distinctive Terroirs.
To me, this is a welcome acknowledgement of our particular winemaking techniques and unyielding focus on accentuating the terroir of our patch of succulent, red, Terra Rosa soil in the Coonawarra.
France (Bordeaux, Champagne, Burgundy), Italy, California and other significant world wine players are making a big effort at this event to showcase their wines in what is becoming one of the worlds important wine markets.
I have been told that 1500 to 2000 fine wine drinkers including wine writers, critics and buyers from around South East Asia will attend with Parker conducting a book signing as part of this event.
Parker’s tasting team for Asia, New Zealand and Australia will review the participating wines for their world reviews and there is much interest in the pre-event tasting by e-Parker team taster Lisa Perotti-Brown, Master of Wine.
Media Group SPH (Singapore Press Holdings) the Sunday Times will be an associated sponsor of the event.