Vineyards Direct Malaysia held their wine tasting event over at Menara Citibank, Ampang the other day for investors and medias to have a sampling of their spectacular wine as well as to learn up more on wine investment. Thanks to Newskaki and Servcorp, I was invited to sample first hand some really good Hewitson's wines.
Wine Investment, which is pretty new to me.
So there I was, with Tony feeling slightly out of place among the investors and press media. However I didn't miss the chance to cover the event and learn up on wine investment at the same time. Partnering up with Servcorp Malaysia, an innovative virtual office provider, Vineyards Direct Malaysia invited more than 40 wine enthusiasts to this exclusive event.
|Presentation by Dean Hewitson, the chief wine maker and CEO of Vineyards Direct|
While waiting for the presentation to start, we were served with some sparkling wine to get our blood warmed up, so to say. Later in the evening, we were given the opportunity to sample three of Hewitson's latest wine releases.
|Some sparkling wine to kick off the evening|
|More than 40 investors were present that night|
Quoted from the presentation by Hewitson as below, you can roughly get an idea of what the night is about, and why the investors are present.
"Hewitson wines are just one of many under our fine wine investment offerings. We are delighted to be able to provide wine enthusiasts in Malaysia the opportunity to meet and greet the makers of some of their favorite wines and to offer them an option to invest in those wines at the same time"
|Hewitson's spectacular wines all lined up ready for the tasting|
Dean Hewitson presented three of his latest releases - the 2009 'Old Garden Mourvedre Barossa Valley', the 2009 'Private Cellar Shiraz Mourvedre Barrosa valley' wines and the 2009 'The Mad Hatter Shiraz Mclaren Vale' - all of which were given to guests to sample and favor.
|#1 The Mad Hatter Shiraz Mclaren Vale Wine|
|#2 Private Cellar Shiraz Mourvedre Barrosa Valley Wine|
|#3 Old Garden Mourvedre Barossa Valley Wine|
Of course, after all that exquisite wine in our system, we had to have some food to go with it, and Vineyards Direct had prepared us some finger food which I welcomed gladly. Anything, and everything goes well with Satays if you ask me.
|Canapes or finger food being served|
|My plate, satay being my favourite!|
More on Vineyards Direct Malaysia, which had recently been incorporated to capitalize on the strong returns to be made by investing in top class Australian wines. Australian wines have reportedly continued to offer investors steady and consistent returns above expectations, giving double-digit annual returns.
|L-R, Malini Sivaraman (Regional Marketing Manager of Servcorp), Davice Spencer (Director of Operations, Vineyards Direct) and Dean Hewitson himself (Reknowned Wine maker)|
|That's investor 'wannabe' Isaac Tan with Dean Hewitson|
This rather cool wine tasting event is the company's second wine tasting lined up for the year. Vineyards Direct hopes to bring more wine experts, renowned wine makers and owners to Malaysia, with the plan of hosting an event once every two months.
For more information on the Hewitson wines and other prestigious wines under the Vineyards Direct list of wine offerings, do visit www.vineyardsdirect.com.my or call 03-21696180.