FROM ST EMILION TO LION CITY
It was a wonderful start, as summarised by new Singapore chancellor Melvin Choo of the Jurade de Saint-emilion’s establishment of a local chapter in November. Seven members were inducted, including wine merchant Sandy Tan from La Vigne D’or and Dr Richard Chen, in the presence of 110 dinner guests and 12 Jurats representing their respective wine houses at a ballroom in Marina Bay Sands. The sumptuous menu prepared by DB Bistro featured Maine lobster paired with a lithe Château Lanbersac Cuvée Or Rouge, and Petit Filet Migon, which matched with an earthy Château Laroze Grand Cru Classé 2011.
The oldest wine brotherhood in the world celebrates its 820th anniversary this year, with a grand celebration in Saint-emilion in June on occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Jurisdiction’s inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Look out for more Saint-emilion events happening locally over the year. jurade.sg