We are very excited to present a second event in April featuring wines under the portfolio of premium wines & spirits group SPI. While SPI may be globally more famous for Stolichnaya® and Moskovskaya Vodka, it acquired several premium wines in the last 5 years, including Arinzano, Vinos Pagos in Navarro, Spain. For our event, we are featuring wines from both Hacienda Arinzano as well as Achaval Ferrar from Argentina. We are pleased to be collaborating with Water & Wine for this event, where we will be honoured with the attendance of Mr Jevgenlis Suscinski. He is originally from Ukraine, and a veteran with SPI group since 2000, well-qualified to present all the wines for the evening. Mr Suscinski is currently the Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Hacienda Arinzano is situated in the North-East of Spain, between Rioja and Bordeaux, with a unique microclimate. Pago is the highest status that can be awarded to wines in Spain, based on a 10-year track record of meeting the Pago standards. Arinzano 2000 was the first awarded Pago in the North of Spain, attributed to its long history dating back to the 11 th century of wine production on the property, as well as its soil, microclimate and wine production standards. We will taste the Arinzano Blanco 2015, and 2 reds Hacienda de Arinzano 2014 and the Tempranillo, La Casona 2015.
From Achaval Ferrer, the wines presented include the Malbec, Argentina’s quintessential varietal, Malbec, which has been rated between 88-92 points consistently since 2003 by Wine Spectator and/or Wine Advocate. It was also named amongst the Top 100 wines in 2009 by Wine Spectator. This set the stage for us to explore their other wines in the portfolio ranging from the Quimera (Bordeaux driven blend), Finca Mirador and Finca Bella Vista, the latter 2 being single-vineyard Malbecs at higher altitudes. Specifically the Finca Mirador 2010 and Finca Bella Vista 2010 were awarded 96 and 95 points respectively by Wine Spectator. We also have the older Finca Mirador 2009 for comparison alongside the 2010 vintage. We wish to express our thanks to Water & Wine for their sponsorship, making this evening possible and knowing the wines will be flowing generously.
Our dinner will be held at Famous Treasures, at Capitol Piazza, the central downtown outlet of its flagship restaurant. This venue needs no introduction amongst our foodie members within our society. We have arranged for all their signature dishes to be featured alongside the wines selected,
please see the menu for the details and pairing.
Please sign up early for this special evening, as usual Members will have priority for booking places in the first 48 hours
Venue : FAMOUS TREASURES
13 Stamford Rd, #02-28 Capitol Piazza,
Date : Wednesday, 17 th April 2019
Time : Aperitif : 7:00pm
Dinner : 7:30pm
Dress : Business Casual / Smart
About SPI Group
SPI Group (headquartered in Luxembourg) is the owner of global vodka brands such as the iconic Stolichnaya®Premium vodka range, elit™ by Stolichnaya® and Moskovskaya®. Founded in 1997 by Yuri Shefler, SPI operates across over 160 markets and is one of the world's leading wines and spirits organizations active in the production, sale and distribution of more than 380 brands, many of which it owns. The group also operates a network of 75 alcohol retail shops, develops large-scale real estate projects and farms ca.5,000 hectares of agricultural land. SPI Group has been a strong acquirer and integrator of spirits and wine companies, having completed 15 acquisitions of producers, importers, distributors and retailers of beverages.
Crispy Fish Skins with Salted Egg Yolk
Wok-Fried “Live Prawn” with Caramelized Soy Sauce
2015 Arinzano BLANCO Chardonnay, Hacienda de Arinza
Deep-Fried Marble Goby with Superior Soy Sauce
Wok-Fried Squid with Chinchalok and Lady’s Finger
2017 Achaval Ferrer Malbec
Empress Chicken (whole)
Roasted Suckling Pig with Glutinous Rice
2014 Arinzano Tinto, Hacienda de Arinzano, Vino de Pago
2015 Arinzano Tinto, Tempranillo, La Casona, Vino de Pago
Roasted Irish Duck (whole)
Stir-Fried Romaine Lettuce with Shrimp Paste in Claypot
2010 Achaval Ferrer Quimera
2010 Achaval Ferrer Finca Bella Vista
Luxury Claypot Rice with Waxed Meats
2009 Achaval Ferrer Finca Mirador
2010 Achaval Ferrer Finca Mirador
Empress Cocktail Jelly
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