If you love your wines, then chances are you’ll know about Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, the publication that is unequivocally regarded as the world’s foremost authority on the subject.

You’d be pleased to know then, that it has chosen Singapore to launch its inaugural Matter of Taste event on 22 November 2014 at the Singapore Art Museum.

This will be the first in a global series of fine wine tastings arranged exclusively for RobertParker.com (its current name after becoming an online-only publication) subscribers and their guests, who will have a rare opportunity to experience the most iconic wines of the world in a casual walk-around tasting atmosphere. The event will feature over 100 handpicked wines rated RP 90 points and above by the Wine Advocate.

“We’ve created Matter of Taste as a heartfelt thank you to our subscribers, the most knowledgeable wine lovers on the planet,” said RobertParker.com Editor-in-Chief, Lisa Perrotti-Brown. “It’s a way for them to experience world-class wines in an entirely new way while meeting the winemakers and estate owners who craft them. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to welcome new members into the world of Robert Parker. We are particularly excited to kick-off this worldwide series of events in Singapore – a city with a first-rate culinary scene, sophisticated collectors and a rapidly growing base of new wine fans.”

After the inaugural event in Singapore, the series will then move to Kuala Lumpur on 30 November 2014, with London, Hong Kong and select cities in the United States in 2015.

The event is free for RobertParker.com subscribers, and USD$99 for the public, which includes a year’s subscription to RobertParker.com (essentially you are buying a subscription, see below for full list of extras).

Seats for the accompanying Master Classes and wine pairing dinners will be very limited, so do make your move quickly.

For further details and booking information go to www.a-matter-of-taste.com


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Matter of Taste Details

Theme Bordeaux, Barolo/Barbaresco, Barossa, Bordeaux Blends

Date 22 November 2014

Time 12:00pm-8:00pm

Venue Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189555

Price Free for existing robertparker.com subscribers, otherwise USD$99 from a-matter-of-taste.com. Includes annual subscription to robertparker.com worth USD$99, USD$100 Delta Airlines voucher, 30% off voucher for ‎Stölzle glassware, 10% voucher for Vintec Wine Cellars, plus additional special offers from partnering labels.

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Master Class Details (Additional costs listed below)

MARCHESI DI BAROLO MASTER CLASS
Date 22 November, 2014
Time 12:00 PM
Venue The Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
Wines 2010 Barolo (RP 92), 2010 Coste di Rose (RP92), 2010 Cannubi (RP95), 2010 Sarmassa (RP93+), 2006 Riserva (NR)
Price USD$40

DOMINUS ESTATE MASTER CLASS
Date 22 November, 2014
Time 1:30 PM
Venue The Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
Wines 2001 (RP 98), 2002 (RP 99), 2006 (RP 96), 2008 (RP 99), 2009 (RP 97) and 2010 (RP 100)
Price USD$60

BRUNO ROCCA MASTER CLASS
Date 22 November, 2014
Time 3:00 PM
Venue The Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
Wines 2010 Barbaresco (RP 94), 2010 Coparossa (RP 96), 2008 Rabaja (RP 92), 2007 Maria Adelaide (RP 93), 2008 Maria Adelaide (RP 93)
Price USD$50

ALMAVIVA / DON MELCHOR MASTER CLASS
Date 22 November, 2014
Time 4:30 PM
Venue The Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
Wines Don Melchor 2010 (RP 93) 2009 (RP 91), 2007 (RP 90) Almaviva 2010 (RP 92) 2009 (RP 91), 2007 (RP 93+)
Price USD$50

BAROSSA VALLEY MASTER CLASS
Date 22 November, 2014
Time 6:00 PM
Venue The Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
Wines Join Lisa Perrotti-Brown to taste and compare 10 top-scoring Barossa Valley gems. Please see booking page for complete list of wines.
Price USD$70

CHATEAU TROTANOY DINNER
Date 22 November, 2014
Time 7:00 PM
Venue Les Amis Restaurant, 1 Scotts Road
Wines 1998 (RP 96+), 2000 (RP 94), 2005 (RP 95), 2009 (RP 98+) and 2010 (RP 98)
Price USD$360

CHATEAU MARGAUX DINNER
Date 25 November, 2014
Time 7:00 PM
Venue St Pierre Restaurant, Sentosa Cove
Wines 2012 Pavillon Blanc (RP 91-93), 2005 and 2009 Pavillon Rouge (RP 91, 93), 1983, 1985, 1996 Château Margaux (RP 96, 95, 99)
Price USD$450