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SINGAPORE, 27 September 2017

This October, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, the world’s most recognised authority on wine, is bringing back its much-lauded Matter of Taste wine event at Grand Hyatt Singapore. The fourth edition will feature over 200 iconic wines rated 90 Robert Parker (RP) points and above, including wines rated RP100.

Pioneered in Singapore, the signature wine event of the year brings together specially curated wine selections from around the world, and offers expert masterclasses and unforgettable wine-pairing dinners hosted by world-renowned winemakers and Wine Advocate reviewers. In past years, the event has featured over 1,800 fine wines in nine cities, including New York City, London, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Zurich. The Matter of Taste editions have showcased over 600 wineries since inception.

Discovery Path of Bordeaux in a Five-Hour Walkabout Tasting on 21 October This year’s edition will focus on Bordeaux and Bordeaux varietals, providing wine connoisseurs and sommeliers the opportunity to compare the styles of great cabernets-merlots from renowned Bordeaux classified growths; Napa Valley’s cult cabernets and South American challengers; top Sauvignons from the Loire Valley to Stellenbosch, Marlborough to Austria; and many more.

From 11:30am to 4:30pm on 21 October, and for just S$138 nett which comes with a one-year subscription to Robert Parker Wine Advocate (worth US$99), the walkabout tasting will take you across the globe — from Bordeaux to Tuscany, Friuli, Campana, Macedonia, Penedes, Stellenbosh, Constantia, Mendoza, Maipo, Aedlaide Hills, Barossa, Marlborough, Napa, Sonoma, Washington State and other wine regions.

Wine experts, winemakers and renowned wine personalities such as Wine Advocate critic Joe Czervinski will be on deck to share insights on the wines. This is a rare, not-to-be missed wine tasting experience that showcases great wine diversity. Wine lovers who have experienced great wines will be able to make special orders via wine merchants and distributors present at the event.

Masterclass Showcase Matter of Taste Singapore will play host to four exclusive wine tasting masterclasses on 21 October, offering guests the opportunity to explore and expand their knowledge of more varieties, styles and wine regions. These Masterclasses will be conducted by winemakers from established wineries as well as international wine reviewer Joe Czervinski, who will touch on the regions of the Rhône Valley (north and south), Languedoc-Roussillon, Australia and New Zealand.

Masterclasses include:

1. Cabernet Rock Stars and Dandies Hosted by Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate A great opportunity to experience the greatness of Cabernet Sauvignon interpreted by the rock stars and the dandies! Far from having only two schools of styles, there are more to explore and understand here, including the notion of “classics” among the rock stars. Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Ticket price: $88

2. Tua Rita & the Summit of Italian Merlot Lovers of “Super Tuscans” will be delighted with a vertical of Tua Rita that defies gravity, featuring RP94 to RP98 selections from this Italian vineyard that produces one of the best merlots in the world. Guest speaker: Stefano Frascolla, Tua Rita Time: 11:45 AM – 12:45 AM Ticket price: $128

3. The Bad Boy is Back Renowned Bordeaux winemaker Jean-Luc Thunevin will walk the guests through eight vintages and unveil the story of what started as a “garage wine”, from its iconoclastic debut to its grand cru classification and establishment in the top league of Bordeaux’s right bank. Time: 1:30PM–2:30PM Guest speaker: Jean-Luc Thunevin, Chateau Valandraud Ticket price: $138

4. Around the World in 10 Sauvignons Hosted by Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate Embark on a journey from the Loire Valley to Stellenbosch, Friuli, Marlborough, Napa, Sonoma,Chile’s Maule Valley & Limari Valley and Austria’s Sudsteiermark. This masterclass will unveil styles as diverse as the vineyards and landscapes these wines come from, and reveal the hallmark of each of these renowned producers. Time: 3:15PM–4:15PM Ticket price: $68

These masterclasses are only available for Matter Of Taste ticket holders.

Do not miss the opportunity to join a winemaker’s table at the Grande Finale Dinner on 21 October 2017, 7pm at the Grand Residence Ballroom, Grand Hyatt. The dinner, which was sold out last year, offers guests the opportunity to rub shoulders and enjoy outstanding bottles with some of the world’s best winemakers, wine critics and importers. Priced at S$258, this dinner is a celebration of the finest wines and will be free seating, allowing all guests to share bottles and stories over a good dinner.

Find out more about the Matter of Taste event here:

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