It’s that time of the year where drink events are aplenty. Here are the line-ups:
21 September 2019 (Saturday)
Sake Festival Malaysia
Organised by Nomi Tomo for the second year running, the festival showcases their portfolio of sakes. To be held at the same venue as last year, expect food, entertainment, masterclasses and an after party this year. The ticket entitles each patron entry to redeem 15 sake tastings and 3 sake samplings; there will be one sake glass in the festival bag to take home.
Time: 4pm til late
Venue: The Gasket Alley - 15, Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tickets: RM150 per person; RM200 admission + masterclass per person. Group purchase available.
28 September 2019 (Saturday)
Crafty Snob Fest
The first drinks festival by importer Cave & Cellar to showcase their “crafty” portfolio. Expect to taste craft beers, wines and spirits at the event from 23 breweries, 3 wineries and 3 distilleries with over 150 labels at the one-day event. There will also be food and fun stalls to keep you entertained throughout and masterclasses to get deep into craft topics. Bottles are also available for purchase on the day.
Time: 11am – 5pm
Venue: Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus - 1, Jalan Taylors, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Price: RM80 per booklet to redeem drinks (food and bottles are by cash only)
8-12 October 2019
Gin Jubilee 2019
The annual gin & tonic festival is back in its 4th year with a full week of gin celebrations, guest shifts, masterclasses and workshops in the capital. The opening party on the 8th will be held at Wet Deck in W Hotel KL and ends with Gin Lane on the 12th at Sentul Depot KL.
13 participating gin brands will be represented by 26 pop-up bars at Gin Lane, serving their most creative versions of G&Ts using East Imperial tonic waters. As with previous years, consumers can participate in voting for the best G&T in KL from 1 to 12 Oct using #EastImperial, #GinJubilee2019 and geotagging the partner bar.
Gin Jubilee Opening Party
Date: 8 October 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 7pm onwards
Venue: Wet Deck @ W Hotel KL - No. 121, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Entry is free.
Date: 12 October 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 6pm till late
Venue: Sentul West, 51100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Entry to the event is free. Cocktails are sold at RM25 each.
10 October 2019 (Thursday)
An extension of the Wine Fiesta, Samadhi Carnival has been hosting the wine tasting festival while featuring food from their award-winning restaurants at Samadhi Retreats, a serene location surrounded by the greenery on the outskirts of the city.
Time: 7pm – 12am
Venue: Tamarind Springs - Jalan 1, Taman Tun Abdul Razak, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tickets: RM130nett (Early Bird till 15 September), RM140nett (Standard), RM150nett (At The Door)
12 October 2019 (Saturday)
Wine Fiesta Malaysia
Taste over 50 unique wines by 18 top producers from France, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand in this one-day event. There will also be food to go around and masterclasses to sign up to on the day.
Time: 3pm – 10pm
Venue: Rex KL, 80 Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ticket prices: RM100 (Early Bird till 15 September), RM120 (Standard), RM150 (At The Door)
28 Sept 2019
Sample over 200 sakes at the event with food stalls serving bites such as tacos, roast pork, oysters, bento and more. Masterclasses are available for booking on the day and a series of unconventional sake dinner pairings will be held in numerous venues 2 weeks leading up to the main event.
Time: 2pm – 8pm
Venue: UE Square (Skylight Atrium) – 81 Clemenceau Avenue, 239917 Singapore
Masterclasses Venue: Temple Cellars, UE Square, #01-12
Ticket price: Early Bird SGD35, Regular SGD45; Masterclasses SGD30/50 per pax per session
4, 5 & 6 October 2019
The event organised by Straits Wine Company will be held at Grand Hyatt Singapore to showcase the wines from top five wine regions around the world: Australia & New Zealand, Central Europe, France & Spain, Italy and USA. The two-day event offers a generous wine tasting and food pairing throughout the day. The venue’s Executive Sous Chef, Gregor Streun will be curating a menu to pair with wine from all the regions, and all these are included in one single ticket price.
4 October 2019 6.30pm - 10pm Winemakers’ Table Dinner
5 October 2019 12pm – 9pm SGD88 per person
6 October 2019 12pm – 7pm SGD78 per person
Venue: The Gallery, Level 1, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, 228211 Singapore
5 October 2019
Wine Discovery Walkabout Tasting
In conjunction with organiser – Ewineasia.com’s 15th anniversary, the annual wine tasting event will be even bigger than previous years. Taste more than 120 varieties of wines from over 40 wineries around the world and sign up for their masterclasses on the day. Watch out for their “vineyard to table” wine pairing sessions throughout the week.
Time: 11pm – 5pm
Venue: Garden Suit, Level 5, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Ave, 039797 Singapore
Prices: SGD45 per person; SGD15 per person per session masterclass
18 & 19 October 2019
Oktoberfest Asia 2019
The biggest Bavarian Oktoberfest in Asia is back for the 7th year in Singapore in an air-conditioned marquee at the open field next to Liang Court. There will be Erdinger Weißbräu and Paulaner Bräuhaus served free flow and festival beers brewed especially for Oktoberfest will be available for purchase. A special buffet menu will be served for VIP guests along with the free flow beers.
18th & 19th October 2019: 6pm to 12am
19th October 2019: 11am to 5pm
Venue: Tan Tye Place, 179023 Singapore (Next to Liang Court)