The beginning of 2017 will kick off with Celebration 90, one of the region’s most talked-about wine charity gala dinner and tastings. From 6 – 8 January 2017, more than 50 vintners from 48 of the globe’s most recognised wineries will gather at Capella Singapore for 3 days of world-class wine experiences. The funds raised from the event will benefit Singapore’s first adult home for the autism, a project by the St Andrew’s Autism Centre.
This event is organised by Dr N K Yong and his wife, Melina, who have put together more than 10 charity wine dinners in Singapore over the past two decades. Celebrated for their passion in wine and gastronomy, the couple has built up a network of friendships with top wine producers around the world over the years while pursuing their love for wines. In 2007, they organised Celebration 80, in celebration of Dr N K Yong’s 80th birth year, and invited wine producers to donate wines for the auction, dinner and tastings, raising $600,000 for charity. In 2014, the Paulée de Singapour, a wine charity event based on the Burgundy wine theme, raised $1 million.
Wine producers who have pledged their support and participation for Celebration 90 reads like a who’s who list from the world for winemaking. This includes iconic names such as: Jacques Thienpont (Château Le Pin, France), Egon Muller (Egon Muller-Schazhof, Germany), Peter Sisseck (Pingus, Spain), Alvaro Palacios (Alvaros Palacios, Spain), Thomas Duroux (Château Palmer, France), Tim Banks (Ornellaia, Italy), Anthony Barton (Chateau Leoville Barton, France), Michel & Georgia Gros (Domaine Michel Gros), Frederic Mugnier (Domaine J F Mugnier), Pablo Alvarez (Vega Sicilia, Spain) and Miguel Torres (Torres, Spain).