Sometimes all you need at the end of a crazy workweek is a glass of quality wine. If that’s what you’re after, then you’re in luck! Having garnered a reputation as one of the world’s best gourmet festivals, SAVOUR is once again back in town with SAVOUR Wines.
As the second instalment in the SAVOUR festival series this year, we’re going to tell you why you’ll want to check out Savour Wines this weekend (9 – 11 Sept 2016).
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Hundreds of wines from around the world – all in one location
Savour Wines promises to bring you Singapore’s largest wine market, with no less than 400 labels available for tasting. Furthermore, the selection is truly global, with wines hailing from Australia, France, Italy and even South Africa. (Click here for a glimpse of what to expect.)
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With such an impressive and varied lineup, there’s bound to be something that suits your taste buds. Not to mention the fact that this awesome festival is all in one place – how convenient is that?
… And it’s not just about the wine
That’s right – good wine isn’t the only thing this festival has to offer! In line with previous SAVOUR festivals, Savour Wines will be retaining a distinctive lineup.
You can expect award-winning restaurants, bars and a music stage at the Gourmet Village. Here’s a breakdown of what else you can expect:
Award-winning restaurant food
If you’re looking for some food to go along with your fine wine, you can head to the Gourmet Village. 13 top restaurants in Singapore will showcase over 30 different dishes at attractive prices (dishes go at $6 or $12).
For a list of participating restaurants, click here.
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10 of these restaurants are competing in the DBS Live Your Dream competition. The competition will feature 10 emerging chefs and their mentors. Vote for your favourite chef/cuisine at the festival! If they get through this round, they’ll compete at Savour Christmas for the Grand Finals!
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But of course – the classic wine + cheese combo! Nothing like a sampling of cheese to perfectly compliment some wine. The team at Savour is certainly well aware of this. You will be able to try over 200 different types of cheese in their Signature Cheese Room! How’s that for variety?
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If cheese alone isn’t enough to tempt you, what about oysters? Over 20 different varieties of live oysters will be served at the oyster bar in the Gourmet Village, bringing you a taste of oysters from Japan, Spain and beyond.
It’s pretty cheap
If all these sound pretty pricey, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise!
Tickets go from $15 for 10 wine tastings, complimentary Badoit sparkling water as well as a limited edition wine glass if you book online.
You can also purchase tickets at the venue directly from $10 for 10 wine tastings (wine glass not included). However, those tickets are subjected to availability.
Entry to the Gourmet Village is free.
Do note that only 700 places are available for the Wine Market, so do book your tickets ASAP if possible. For a more detailed breakdown of the ticket prices, click here.
Wow, sounds awesome! Details, please.
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Savour Wines will be held over three days at Bayfront Avenue, next to the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre from 9-11 September, Friday to Sunday at the following times:
9 Sept (Friday): 1800-2300
10 & 11 Sept (Saturday & Sunday): 1100-1600 & 1800-2300
For more information, click here.
Do note that while the Gourmet Village is open to people of all ages, do note that purchase of alcohol and entry to the Wine Market will only be permitted to those who are 18 and above.
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