The best remedy after a long day, the elixir to calm nerves frayed from little kids, the perfect hostess gift, the start of a memorable celebration, wine can be many things to many people. One thing it shouldn’t be is hard to find. Whatever your preference, dry, fruity, peppery or full bodied – here are some great places to find the perfect bottle.
Come here for everyday wines to fine vintages! 1855 The Bottle shop is inspired by the classification of fine wine of Bordeaux Grand Cru Classe which began in 1855. They offer a selective range of over 800 wines and spirits from both the Old World and New World to suit every palate. Tip – come here also for their frequent in-house wine tasting sessions by the wine makers themselves.
Several locations islandwide.
Artisan Cellars is a cutting-edge purveyor of fine wines, providing both new and more mature collectors with a range of services previously unavailable in the region. Come here for a collection of exceptionally well-made and exclusive wines and champagne, including limited-production wines from the progressive artisanal estates.
390 Orchard Road #B1-01, Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871 Tel: 6838 0373
Singapore’s leading wine merchant specializing in vintage Bordeaux wines and a collection of Burgundies, Italians and Spanish labels. They are also able to source for that aged, rare and elusive bottle for your special occasions, be it a Chateau Lafite 1959, a La Tache 1971 or a Chateau Palmer 1961.
8 Eu Tong Sen Street, #13-90 The Central, Singapore 059818 Tel: 6222 1521
Merchants is a collective of small, independent family-owned winemakers from 26 regions in Australia and New Zealand. Take advantage of their great cellar door deals (as well as online deals for boutique brands of wine exclusive to Merchants in Singapore), because you are buying direct from the winemaker at great prices.
52 Duxton Road, Singapore 089516 Tel: 6222 1162
PasarBella @ The Grandstand Bukit Timah, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994 Tel: 6467 9118
Exclusively representing over 50 agency wines from all over the world, Top Wines is one of the most reputed wine distributors in Singapore. Its portfolio includes premium wines from Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, South Africa and the USA. Some of there more award-winning and world-renowned wine partners include Parker Coonawarra Estate, Xanadu, Yerring Station, Bernard Magrez , Barriere Freres, Champagne Mansard and Champagne Vielle.
33 Tembeling Road, Singapore 423576, Tel: 6468 3866
Wine Connection is the leading chain of wine shops and wine-themed restaurants in South-East Asia, importing exclusive wines from around the world and wine accessories for over 15 years, as well as liquor, beer and cider. Close partnerships with winemakers allow for a vineyard-to-consumer system, cutting intermediaries, and passing the great savings to you! Buy directly from one of their many outlets or online.
Several locations islandwide.
WineFamily is both a social network and wine sales platform, which – as the name suggests – is done family style, as an open marketplace where any winery or licensed retailer can speak and sell directly to customers. Look forward to great prices as WineFamily takes you directly to either the source or the local importer.
Operates through several shop fronts island wide.
With 12 locations island wide and a wide selection of bottles and gifts available online for delivery, as well as event planning and cellar planning professionals available, The Straits Wine Company offers comprehensive wine services. Whether you need a couple of bottles for a relaxing evening at home or a couple of cases for a large party you’re hosting, Straits Wine is a one stop solution to your wine needs.
Several locations islandwide
The Finder, November 2015