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10 October 2016

Event: Malaysia Wine Fiesta 2016

WOOT! 5 pairs of entry tickets up for grabs! Read till the end of the post for more.

What is it:
A wine fair that lets you taste, learn about (from 15 visiting winemakers) & buy (at a promo rate) over 60 types of wines from France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, South Africa, USA and even China. Ideal for wine noobs to connoisseurs of all (legal drinking) ages!

As a prelude to the main event, there’s also a Wine Makers’ Night - a private dinner with the winemakers featuring a 10-course meal paired with 12 wines!

Wine Fiesta 2016:
From TicketPro or Jenna from Straits Wines @ 016 2282084 before event: RM108 nett
Walk-in: RM120 nett
*GrabCar discounts to and from (RM15 off each way) event for debit & credit transactions.
Promo code: winefiesta

Wine Makers’ Night:
RSVP through Jenna @ 016 228 2084: RM268++

When & Where:
Wine Fiesta 2016:
29 October 2016
11am – 7pm
APW Bangsar, 29 Jalan Riong 59100 KL

Wine Makers’ Night:
28 October 2016
7pm onwards
Babe, Clearwater, Jalan Changkat Semantan, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

More info:
FB: Straits Wine Company Malaysia, Malaysia Wine Fiesta 2016


Thanks to the folks at Straits Wines, you could win a PAIR of tickets for the event & try ALL the wine you want at the event for FREE! Simply follow these steps for a chance to win:

On Instagram:
1. Like my Instagram page (if you haven’t already!)
2. Repost my Instagram Wine Fiesta post on your instagram timeline
3. Leave a comment on my Instagram page.

On Facebook:
1. Like my Facebook page (if you haven’t already!)
2. Share my FB Wine Fiesta post on your Facebook timeline
3. Leave a comment on my Facebook page.

Yes you can participate on BOTH channels. It’ll increase your chances to win – but you’ll only be eligible to win 1 pair of tickets per person okay? Other T&C apply (basically I have final say in everything la hehe).

Contest ends at the end of the week - 16 October 2016Winners will be PM-ed for personal details – so make sure your Instagram/Facebook pages are accessible for me to PM you!

4 October 2016

Event: The Whisky Society 2016 - Win Tickets!

TLDR: 2 pairs of The Whisky Society event tickets worth RM229 each up for grabs. Find out how to win them at the end of this post.

What is this?
Back for its second year, The Whisky Society is a mini Malaysian whisky tasting festival which is especially ideal for people who want try a whole bunch of whiskies but don't really want to  commit to full bottles of too many different expressions.

Confirmed participating brands so far (....with MORE coming!):
  • The Balvenie (12, 14, 17)
  • Bruichladdich (Laddie, Port Charlotte, OCTOMORE!!)
  • Chivas (Extra, 12, 18)
  • Glenfiddich (12,15, 18)
  • Johnnie Walker (GREEN LABEL!!!)
  • Kavalan (concertmaster, ex-bourbon, podium)
  • Monkey Shoulder 
  • Nikka (Coffey Grain & Malt)
  • Paul John (Brilliance & Edited. It's the "new" SMW from India!)
  • The Singleton (Signature)
  • Tomintoul (Peaty Tang, 14, 16)
Simple - the price of the ticket allows you to sample as many whiskies & as many times as you'd like (or for as long as your liver can stand it). Canapes included & you get a 2016 Whisky Society lapel pin as a souvenir. Plus: other fun activities like VR tours of selected distilleries!

Price & Purchase:
Standard tickets priced at RM229 - buy it from:
For DRAMFULL members only at RM199 - ASK ME HOW!

It's not evident in the ticket site, but there's something else called Under the Dram too. These are selected whiskies which you will also get to try with an additional fee via token purchase (minimum purchase of RM50 for 2 tokens) at the event. You buy as many as you want as 1 token gets you a shot of any of the following:
  • Balvenie 21 
  • Glenfiddich 21 
  • Diageo Classic Malts (think Talisker, Oban etc.. etc..)
  • Kavalan Solist Sherry / Port
  • Mortlach, 
  • Nikka Yoichi / Miyagikyo 

Ruyi & Lyn, Level 4 Bangsar Shopping Centre KL

22 October 2016, 6pm-10pm


More info: or


Thanks to the folks at The Whisky Society, I've got 2 pairs of tickets (yes, 2 + 2 tickets) worth RM229 EACH to be given away to 2 lucky winners.

All you need to do is follow these simple steps:
1. LIKE the Whisky Society FB page.
2. SHARE the Whisky Society FB page on YOUR OWN FB timeline.
3. TELL me (either on my FB page or in the comments below) which whisky you're looking forward to trying & why. :)

This contest will end at the end of the week - 9 October 2016.  I'll contact the 2 winners via email right after - so please make sure you're contactable either via email or Facebook, okay? Terms & conditions etc. apply.