What is it

If you love sipping on a great glass of wine and snacking on delicious food, you’ll want to be part of the Wine Fiesta 2015. Happening from October 22 to 25, at Clifford Square, this large-scale outdoor wine festival will be presenting the best of wines, local talent and Singapore-style food.

Wine enthusiasts will also get the chance to take their pick from over 350 wine labels and speak to global winemakers who will be at the event to share their experiences.

On the other hand, if you’re often intimidated by the thought of wine or you’re thinking ‘I don’t really know wine’, you’ll find that you don’t have to be closely acquainted with wine to enjoy this event. The organisers, The Straits Wine Company, aim to make wine simple and let people just enjoy drinking wine, without the misconception that it is snobby or of higher-class.

What to look out for

On the opening night of the Wine Fiesta, you can look forward to being part of the winemaker’s table night. This dinner will allow you to get a taste of 75 iconic wines and vintages coupled with delectable dishes prepared by local chefs and The Fullerton Bay Hotel. The limited number of tickets for this dinner are priced at $228++ per person — which is really worth it for all the wine you’ll get to indulge in.

This is not only a great chance for you to walk around, sip on wine and chat with other wine-lovers, you’ll also be able to stock up your wine collection as plenty of labels will be available for you to purchase. Sing along to original music played by local talent as you browse the endless collection of wine.

One of the best things about this event is the food. Singapore chefs Malcom Lee from Candlenut, Bjorn Shen from Artichoke, Matthew Mok from The Rabbit Stash and Cheryl Koh from Tarte by Cheryl Koh will be there to present their Singapore-inspired creations. These dishes were made specially for this event, so for every dish you try, there will be a wine to go with it.

Dishes such as the Khan Soi Hotdog and Caramelised pork cheek bun come in really substantial servings so you won’t have to worry about drinking wine on an empty tummy. Moreover, wines are specially selected to pair with these individual dishes so you’ll know which wine to sip on while enjoying the food.

If you love wine, or you’re a foodie who’s open to new dishes and pairings, this is one event you won’t want to miss.

Wine Fiesta 2015 will take place on October 22 to 25, 2015, at Clifford Square (beside Fullerton Bay Hotel). Walkabout ticket prices are $50 per ticket and $99 for three tickets. You can get your tickets from sistic.com.sg or all 11 Straits Wine Company retail stores.