8 drinking events for great wine, beer, sake, and more so you can get tipsy this October

We’re finally reaching October, the month of fuzzy sweaters, spooks in every corner, and of course, Oktoberfest. The highly-anticipated time is nearing and we’ve got a little round-up of boozing events for you.

So get ready to unwind and let loose! We’ve got drinks for everyone – not just beer, but sake, wine, and even some rosé.

1. Oktoberfest by Kempinski

Experience an authentic Bavarian celebration – only at Singapore’s one and only authentic German heritage hotel. Held at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, Oktoberfest features German beers and wines such as Paulaner Oktoberfest Beer, Jägermeister, as well as a Leopold Wine selection.

Alongside your mugs, munch on free-flow German cuisine by Frieda restaurant’s very own Chef Jan Mulik. Oven-roasted pork knuckles, oven-baked chicken, meatloaf and grilled farmer are just some of the dishes you’ll find! Entertain yourself with authentic German games, lucky draws and Gauki’s Bravia by the Anton Show Band. Prost! Book your tickets here.

When: 10 – 13 October 2019
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Where: Capitol Singapore, Outdoor Plaza, 13 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178905
Admission: Ticket prices vary

2. The GREAT Wine & Dine Festival

For a gastronomical experience like no other, The GREAT Wine & Dine Festival is the place to be. Discover over 400 of the world’s best wines and craft sakes – some of which are esteemed nominees of the inaugural Wine Pinnacle Awards!

Attend masterclasses by top wine critics, or while you discover the excellent wines, you can tantalise your tastebuds with exclusive dishes created by acclaimed celebrity chefs. Exactly how exclusive? LA cult-favourite, Lobsterdamus, will be there for the first time in Singapore. The festival opens to trade and RWS members on 10 Oct, and the public from 11 to 12 Oct. Book your tickets here.

When: 10 – 12 October 2019
Where: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Admission: Ticket prices vary

3. 酒縁 SHUEN Sake Fiesta / Harvest

Organised by SAKEMARU, Singapore’s only subscription service dedicated to Sake, this is the first ever outdoor Sake event. The first-of-its-kind event reflects a Japanese festival, so besides Sake, you can expect special street foods like takoyaki, yakitori, yakisoba, sushi and more! At the fiesta you’ll find over 30 labels of seasonal, limited Sake and even some premium Sake, such as Juyondai.

Sake enthusiasts will want to participate in the Sake masterclass, conducted by Mr Kobori, a Japanese brewer from Toraya Honten – an award-winning artisanal brewery. There, you’ll learn about Sake and its production. There’ll also be some traditional Japanese games which will give you a chance to win a glass of the premium Juyondai sake – it is worth more than SGD 350!

For more information and ticket booking, click here. You can also purchase them at the event, or at Tamaya Dining.

When: 6 October 2019
Where: Tamaya Dining, 45 Cuppage Road, Singapore 229464
Time: 2pm to 9pm
Admission: Ticket prices vary

4. The Wine Discovery Weekend

Enjoy the world’s finest artisanal wineries, all in one spot! The vineyard-to-table event offers you the chance to taste over 100 artisanal, boutique and top notch wines from over 40 wineries all around the world. For a hint – you can expect the finest and most famous French, Spanish and Italian wines.

Meet up with fellow wine lovers, or even the people behind the famous wines themselves. If you fall in love with a wine, you can bring a bottle home at a special and exclusive one-day-only price. If you, or someone you know, are all about wine, consider attending one of the masterclasses too! Get your tickets here.

When: 5 October 2019
Where: Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797
Time: 11am to 5pm
Admission: Ticket prices vary

5. Rosé Revolution Singapore 2019

Back in Singapore for the fourth time, the Rosé Revolution will be held at the newly renovated Alkaff Mansion. Experience a Spanish flair at the restaurants at The Alkaff Mansion, UNA and TXA, which will provide culinary offerings during the event. Expect Basque cuisine and pintxos designed to pair perfectly with the rosé! Tickets are limited, so get them as soon as you can!

When: 12 October 2019
Time: 3pm to 7pm
Where: The Alkaff Mansion 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178
Admission: Ticket prices vary

6. Sun Wine Down

Kick off your shoes and bury your feet at the sand. The Sunset Wine Experience, by the beach, is happening at FOC Sentosa again! Seven of the most renowned Mediterranean winemakers are making their way down to our sunny shores to present to you their gems, and let you try every great wine – so if you have any burning wine questions, ask away.

Paired alongside these indulgent wines are Spanish tapas and live cooking stations. It’s definitely one of the more casual and relaxing experiences. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets as soon as you can.

When: 5 October 2019
Time: 6pm to 11pm
Where: FOC Sentosa, 110 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098943
Admission: SGD116++

7. Singapore Wine Fiesta

Prepare for a classy day and celebrate The Wine Fiesta’s 12th year at Grand Hyatt Singapore! This year, the wine fiesta is bumped up with gourmet food to pair with the wines. The menu was created by the hotel’s Executive Sous Chef, Chef Gregor Streun, and matches wines from all around the world – Australia and New Zealand, Central Europe, France and Spain, Italy and the United States of America. Sample iconic wines and vintages with the winemakers themselves, all you need to do is get a ticket!

When: 4 – 6 October 2019
Time: Time varies
Where: The Gallery, Level 1, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Admission: Ticket prices vary

8. Republic of Singapore Yacht Club’s Oktoberfest  

RSYC’s festival is back this year! Celebrate Oktoberfest with free-flow beer, in-house wines, and soft drinks. Feast on the German buffet while you enjoy the performance put up by the live band, and take part in their lucky draw! There’s exciting games too for you to take part in. If you’re looking to make this a family-event, bring along your teens and they too will enjoy a free-flow of soft drinks.

Get access to Package 2 (ages 18 & above only), with free-flow beer and in-house wines, and the German buffet, at discounted prices when you purchase your ticket earlier. Youths up to 25-years-old get special rates as well, beginning from SGD55 for Package 2! For more details or ticket purchase, call 6768 9382, WhatsApp to 9128 3308 or email [email protected].

When: 11 October 2019
Where: Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, 52 West Coast Ferry Road, Singapore 126887
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Admission: Ticket prices vary