As we approach the end of the year and the Christmas feeling is in the air, its time to get those wines a-flowing and the canapes a-coming!
Join us on board to taste over 40 wines of a wide variety of styles before selecting a couple of favourites for your Christmas dinner or party, and enjoy a selection of canapes prepared by the Riverboat’s culinary team to accompany the wines.
Among the wines available for tasting and purchasing are 4 outstanding Right-Bank Bordeaux wines from Chateau Montlot St Emilion Grand Cru, which is owned by Chinese international film star Zhao Wei. Located in the foothills of St Emilion, the winery boasts 8.5 hectares of vineyards, and is dedicated to hand-crafting exquisite wines reflecting the prestige and rich history of the region. Try their Bordeaux Blanc 2014 ($36), Bordeaux Superior 2012 ($36), Fronsac 2010 ($40), and St Emilion 2014 ($50).
Moving over to Italy, have a taste of Tuscany with Castello Trebbio Chianti DOCG Superiore 2014 ($33) and Boscarelli Vino Nobile Di Montepulcino 2013 ($48), both of which are made primarily with the local grape varietal known as Sangiovese. Excellent for pairing with a wide variety of food, and every sip reminiscent of the beautiful Tuscan sunset.
Have you ever tried South African wine? Do make it a point to try two stunning reds from Tulbagh Winery, located in a secluded valley at the foot of the Witzenberg Mountains. Both their Tulbagh Merlot 2014 ($28) and Tulbagh Shiraz 2015 ($28) are testimony to South Africa’s increasing popularity and reputability in the global wine scene.
Finally, add a sparkle to your Christmas with a couple of sparkling wines. Try Ice by Blanc Foussy NV ($33), a modern-style, beautifully packaged demi-sec sparkling chardonnay from France that is best served on ice. Step up the elegance with a bottle of Champagne Mansard Rose Brut NV ($83), from the delightful village of Cerseuil in Champagne where the Mansard family has been making distinctive Champagne wines for 4 generations.
These are just some of the many thoughtfully selected wines we have in store for you at the Riverboat’s first Wine & Canapes Fair! Check out the full list HERE, and be sure to make your way on board on 3 Dec 2016!
Instead of just drinking the afternoon away, join us for some specialty workshops and pick up a new skill or two! Limited seats available, so please indicate on the online ticketing platform that you would like to participate, in order to be guaranteed a seat.
Introduction to Wine Appreciation
What can you tell about a wine from just looking at its colour? Why do some people swirl their glasses before drinking? What is that astringent, mouth-drying sensation that’s experienced in many red wines? Come learn all that and more as we take you through the five-steps of wine tasting, and discover the interesting experiences to be enjoyed in each step!
Time: 3pm & 5.30pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Venue: Upper Deck (Level 2)
Conducted By: Mr Daryl Saw, CEO of Stewords Riverboat, and also a Wine Specialist certified by the Society of Wine Educators (USA).
Having guests over for Christmas? Why not impress them with a colourful array of Instagram-worthy canapes in your very own living room! Learn the art of canape making in this hands-on workshop as chef Zed Chua explains the conceptualization and composition of a good canape. Open your mind to a world of creative and unique ingredients, where the only limit is how much you dare to try or imagine.
Duration: 1 hour
Venue: Upper Deck (Level 2)
Conducted By: Mr Zed Chua, Sous Chef of Wood & Steel Gastrobar on board the Riverboat.
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS
Running out of ideas for Christmas gifts? Well you can hardly go wrong with a bottle or two of fine wine! Chat with our wine specialists on board to select labels that would suit your friend or loved one’s style and preferences, and have them beautifully packaged in a hand-crafted mini wooden crate made by the Riverboat’s resident craftsmen.
These limited edition crates come in two sizes, small (holds two bottles) at going at $10, and large (holds four bottles) at $15.
03 Dec 2016
Upper & Bridge Decks
Tickets are also available at our Front Desk on board the Riverboat. If you have further enquiries, or would like to arrange alternative online payment methods, please contact our in-house wine specialist Daryl Saw at 62785775, or email gs.mo1498739846c.tao1498739846brevi1498739846r@stn1498739846eve1498739846. See you on board!