SOMMELIER-APPROVED: WINES TO INDULGE IN THIS YEAR-END
A trusty wine steward will steer you on the right course to uncorking the ideal wine for the occasion. Don’t let the year-end slip by without these fine sips. By June Lee
Uncork the right wines for the occasion
Daisuke Kawai, 41, is one of the most driven and respected senior sommeliers in Singapore. Moving to Singapore in 2010, he was Les Amis’ chief sommelier for three years. Now as co-founder of La Terre fine wine bar, he constantly strives to better himself – which has led to him winning the title of Asia’s Best Sommelier in French Wines in 2017, and Singapore’s Best Sommelier for California Wines 2018 while also venturing into wine judging and education. “I want to know the world through wine,” he avers humbly. His advice to find the wines you enjoy: take photos and remember the grape variety of wines that appeal to you, and show these to the sommelier who will be able to recommend similar styles to suit your palate.