When it comes to substance, ‘flawed’ natural wines are best. Try over 90 natural wine labels at the Drunken Farmer wine bar pop-up.
Are you a certified wine lover? You know nothing until you’ve tried natural wine. Drunken Farmer is a new wine bar in town that wants you to get on board the natural wine movement ‘cos there’s a whole story behind every glass of wine. The latest foray by Spa Esprit Group, this travelling natural wine bar will be calling the gorgeous Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari in Dempsey home for the next three months from 29 March.
The pop-up puts a spotlight on over 90 natural, bespoke and responsibly made wine labels – think white, red, orange and bubblies – from Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and South Africa. Get a glass from $12 or a bottle from $60. Pair your wines with Fine de Claire Oysters (from $18), a mixed charcuterie platter of duck roulette, forest mushroom paté, cured ham and pork sausages ($38) and a medley of cheeses (from $13).
Those who’ve never tried natural wine may ask what the fuss is all about. Well for starters, it’s not perfect. Yup, these wines may be ‘flawed’ with funky smells and desaturated hues but the taste? An assault on the senses with so much depth and character. Unlike commercial wines, natural wines are made with minimal chemical and technological intervention and are fully dependent on natural elements like the weather, soil, water and seeds – so no two bottles are the same.
‘Just like life in general, I prefer a wine with flaws and character than a manufactured wine that is just like all others.’ quips Philippe Chin, the Operations and Wine Manager of Drunken Farmer. After trying a round of commercial and natural wines, we couldn’t agree more. It’s safe to say that the commercial wines we tried stood flat in comparison.
Intrigued? Wine aficionado or not, drop by the rustic chic space to enjoy a glass or two.
Drunken Farmer, 130E Minden Road Singapore 248819; Open from Wednesdays to Fridays from 6pm-11pm.