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Singapore’s Largest Wine and Whisky Event Returns in April 2017

• Sample more than 100 wine and whisky labels • 7 labels of Bordeaux Magnum selling at competitive prices from S$99 • Discover the trending wine in 2017: Pinot Noir from around the World

SINGAPORE, 3 April 2017 – 1855 The Bottle Shop (1855 TBS) is proud to announce the third installation of Singapore’s largest wine and whisky event – Wine & Whisky Week (WWW), following the success of its first two editions last year. Slated for 19 to 30 April 2017, this convivial event will up the ante by showcasing even more exciting and value for money wines and spirits.

Highlights include numerous back vintage Bordeaux labels that are ready to drink, a variety of award-winning wines and spirits and a curated section dedicated to 2017’s trending grape varietal of Pinot Noir.

Aptly themed the Spring Edition, WWW will take place at Suntec City East Wing, Level 1 Atrium, Singapore (between Tower 3 & 4) and is free-to-attend for all. As a one-stop tasting, shopping and educational experience, all novices and connoisseurs are in for a treat at this celebration of international wines and whiskies under one roof.

More than 500 wine and whisky labels await visitors, in addition to sampling over 100 labels before making a purchase at attractive prices. Tickets will be available for visitors to gain access to eight Masterclasses to be held over two weekends, presented as fantastic opportunities to heighten their senses during interpretive journeys hosted by international winery representatives and Brand Ambassadors.

“With the third edition of WWW, we want to continue reinventing the way we host our events with carefully sourced labels, further cementing our stance in bringing a remarkable portfolio of wines and spirits together at irresistible value,” says Mr. Patrick Sng, CEO of 1855 TBS.

Discover 2017’s Trending Wines: Pinot Noir from around the World

An article by Wine Searcher shows that interest in Pinot Noir is at an all-time high with over 13 million searches made in 2016 for wines produced from Pinot Noir grapes. WWW is set to reveal more than 50 labels of Pinot Noir from over 10 wine-producing regions. Here are some of the exclusive labels that visitors can expect;

1. Yering Station Village Pinot Noir 2014

• Country/Region: Australia (Yarra Valley)

• Expert Ratings:

o James Halliday: 92 pts

• Key Facts:

o Victoria’s first vineyard was planted at Yering Station in 1838

2. Lethbridge Pinot Noir 2013

• Country/Region: Australia (Geelong)

• Expert Ratings:

o James Halliday: 95 pts

• Key Facts:

o Biodynamic

o Cult Winery that shot to fame after its 2012 Pinot Noir won “Wine of the Year” at the 2015 London Sommelier Wine Awards

3. Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2014

• Country/Region: New Zealand (Central Otago)

• Expert Ratings:

o Wine Advocate: 93+ pts

o Decanter: 96 pts (Joint 1st for 2014 vintage of Central Otago Pinot Noir)

o Bob Campbell: 97 pts

• Key Facts:

o First and only Central Otago Estate that has been biodynamic since inception

o Unique wine label is inspired by the winery’s belief in biodynamic

4. Bouchard Pere Et Fils Beaune Greves Vigne De L’Enfant Jesus 2012

• Country/Region: France (Burgundy)

• Expert Ratings:

o Wine Advocate: 91+ pts

o Wine Spectator: 93 pts

• Key Facts:

o Flagship wine of one of the oldest Burgundian wine estates (founded in 1731)

Connect with Award-winning Wineries and Labels

Amongst the 500 labels lending muscle to the event is a multitude of names that have earned international recognition. WWW offers a rare opportunity to meet these lauded names in one seating. Here is a preview of the names poised to appear at the event;

1. El Coto “Coto Real Reserva” 2011

• Country/Region: Spain (Rioja)

• Awards:

o El Coto De Rioja was awarded the Best Spanish Winery of the Year Trophy at the 2016 edition of the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC)

o El Coto “Coto Real Reserva” 2011 was also awarded a Gold Medal and the “Best Rioja” Trophy at IWSC

2. McGuigan Handmade Shiraz 2010

• Country/Region: Australia (Langhorne Creek)

• Awards:

o McGuigan was crowned International Winemaker of the Year at the 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition for a record 4th time

o McGuigan Handmade Shiraz 2010 won Gold Medal and the “Best Shiraz” Trophy at the 2013 edition of the Hong Kong IWSC

o Acclaimed wine critic James Halliday rated the wine 90 pts

3. William Fèvre Chablis 2014

• Country/Region: France (Burgundy-Chablis)

• Awards:

o William Fèvre Chablis from the Domaine was listed in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2016

o Wine Spectator rated the wine 90 pts

An endless variety of whiskies to discover

Whisky lovers will also be spoilt for choice at WWW. An impressive array of in-demand, new and rare whiskies will be available for purchase, amongst them are;

1. Macallan 12 Year Old Fine Oak

Representing a lighter style of The Macallan, this Speyside Single Malt Scotch whisky imparts aromas and flavours slightly drier and more oaky than the American oak sherry casks, with more pronounced flavours of citrus, vanilla and coconut.

2. Kavalan Single Malt

The flagship single malt from Taiwan’s Kavalan, this whisky has vowed the world with its signature flavours of tropical fruit, gentle oak and creamy richness. It was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition.

3. Nikka Coffee Grain

A release of grain whisky from Japan’s Nikka, produced mainly from corn using one of their continuous Coffey stills. Wonderfully exotic and fruity, it is a whisky for the connoisseur in search of an unconventional whisky.

4. Laphroaig Select Cask

For the Laphroaig Select, the Islay distillery has taken whisky from a number of different types of cask, including Oloroso Sherry butts, white American oak, Pedro Ximenez-seasoned hoggies, quarter casks and first-fill bourbon casks. A fine favourite for its smoky expressions, it is peaty peppered with bright notes of lemon, green apples and mint.

5. Glenmorangie Bacalta

Bacalta is the eight release in Glenmorangie’s annual Private Edition series. Finished in casks which were seasoned with Malmsey Madeira, this is rich and fruity whisky with notes of caramelised apricots, dates, almonds and honeycomb.

Masterclasses: Learn unique insights about wines, whiskies and more from experts

Discern your knowledge about your favourite wines and spirits hosted by industry experts in eight tutored tastings. Each class is limited to 20 seats. Here are four prime Masterclasses to look out for;

22 April 2017, Saturday, 2pm

The Art of Glass Tasting with PLUMM

By Nicolas Olivry, Wine Expert and PLUMM Brand Ambassador

Learn more about how quality glassware can enhance the flavour, aroma and enjoyment of your wine drinking experience with PLUMM glassware, that is Australian owned and designed. Join Nicholas Olivry as he takes you on a journey to discover how the different glassware shapes can enhance the bouquet and flavours of wine.

23 April 2017, Sunday, 4pm

Fire Up with Highland Park

By Gerald Lu, Brand Trainer of Edrington

Based in Orkney, Highland Park is the most northerly distillery in Scotland. Join Gerald Lu and explore the four expressions in depth about their maturity, characters and flavours.

Whiskies: Highland Park 12yo, Highland Park Dark Origins, Highland Park 18yo, Highland Fire Edition

29 April 2017, Saturday, 2pm

Sake and Shochu Masterclass with Takara

By Seiji Wakasugi, Vice President of Takara Shuzo Singapore

Takara, a pioneer of Sake in Japan, was incepted circa 1842 in Fushimi, Kyota. Traditional, artisan-inspired brewing techniques have since been combined with innovation to introduce unrivalled quality and depth. Join Seiki Wakasugi for a unique sake and shochu tasting.

30 April 2017, Sunday, 4pm

A Tasting Journey through France with Berry Bros. & Rudd

By Nicholas Pegna, Asia Director of Berry Bros. & Rudd

Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, established in the 17th Century. Join Nick Pegna as he highlights gems from 5 of France’s wine-producing regions, which favour impeccable quality that has transitioned over strong history and heritage.

Full Masterclasses schedule:

Venue: Bistro 1855,

3 Temasek Boulevard #01-643 Suntec City Mall Tower 4, Singapore 038983

Date & Time for Public : 19 April, Wednesday (11am – 5pm)

20 to 30 April 2017, Thursday to Sunday (11am – 10pm)

Date & Time for VIP Event: 19 April, Wednesday (6:30pm – 9pm)

Venue: Suntec City East Wing, Level 1 Atrium, Singapore (Between Tower 3 & 4)

Entry Fee: Free Admission

Echoing the dedication to bring more excitement to WWW, 1855 The Bottle Shop aims to raise the bar by continually offering visitors direct access to the world’s most celebrated wines and whiskies, and heightening aficionados’ and connoisseurs’ collective knowledge.

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