"It is our aim to provide each and every client with an unforgettable experience."

NOX organises unparalleled experience in tasting events with the promise to leave your guests with unforgettable memories from wine tasting, thanks to our professional wine consultant and sommelier. 

Classes would be available for booking on Wednesday and Friday or Saturday and only one session is available per day. Class sessions include lecture notes and 5 wines for tasting and discussion. We could also tailor other wine courses of the New World for example:  South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and California. For these courses, the minimum number of participants is 10 and the cost is $75 per head. There would be 5 wines for tasting and discussion

Please take note that on occasion, the class may stretch to longer than the stipulated time. It would not be an issue as the lecturer welcomes the active participation and Q&A from participants.

Please contact us at jeremiah.lam@noxturnal.co to find out more! 

 

 


  

OUR COURSES
 


Basic Wine Appreciation

Program Duration: One and a half hours
Cost per person (including wines for tasting): $70.00 per pax (minimum 10 participants)

- What is wine? Why wine?
- How is wine made? Red, White, Rose, Sparkling , Dry / Semi-dry / Sweet
- Major types of grapes for producing quality wines
- Tools for wine opening
- Types of glasses for different wines
- Serving wines at the right temperature
- Practical: 5 type of wines for tasting and discussion
 

Wines of France

Program Duration: One and a half hours
Cost per person (including wines for tasting): $80.00 per pax (minimum 10 participants)

- Basic understanding of the important wine regions of France like Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone Valley, Champagne and Alsace
- Climatic conditions of the above regions
- Types of grape varieties produce in each region
- French wine quality classification
- Practical: 5 types of wines for tasting and discussion (1 Champagne, 1 White Alsace, 1 Red Burgundy, 1 Red Bordeaux and 1 Red Rhone)
 

Understanding Bordeaux (Basic)

Program Duration: One and a half hours
Cost per person (including wines for tasting): $80.00 per pax (minimum 10 participants)

- Brief history of Bordeaux
- The geographical region of Bordeaux
- Soil, climate and types of grape varieties
- Quality classifications of Bordeaux
- Styles of wines
- Practical: 5 types of Bordeaux wines for tasting and discussion (2 whites and 3 reds)
 

Understanding Burgundy (Basic)

Program Duration: One and a half hours
Cost per person (including wines for tasting): $80.00 per pax (minimum 10 participants)

- Brief history of Burgundy
- Soil, climate and types of grape varieties
- Quality classification of Burgundy
- Styles of wines
- Practical: 5 types of Burgundy wines for tasting and discussion (2 whites and 3 reds)

 

Understanding Rhone Valley (Basic)

Program Duration: One and a half hours
Cost per person (including wines for tasting): $80.00 per pax (minimum 10 participants)

The geographical regions of Northern Rhone and Southern Rhone
- Difference of soil, climate and types of grape varieties of Northern and Southern Rhone. 
Quality classification of Rhone
- Styles of wines
Practical: 5 types of Rhone wines for tasting and discussion (1 Southern Rhone white, rosè and a red; 2 Northern Rhone reds)

Understanding Alsace

Program Duration: One and a half hours
Cost per person (including wines for tasting): $80.00 per pax (minimum 10 participants)

- Brief history of Alsace
- The geographical region of Alsace
- Soil, climate and types of grape varieties
- Quality classification of Alsace
- Styles of wines
- Practical: 5 type of Alsace wines for tasting and discussion (1 Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and a Vendage Tardive)
  

Understanding Champagne

Program Duration: One and a half hours
Cost per person (including wines for tasting): $90.00 per pax (minimum 10 participants)

- Brief history of Champagne
- The geographical region of Champagne
- Soil, climate and types of grapes varieties
- Quality classification of Champagne
- Practical: For tasting and discussion - 1 Cava (Champagne method) and 4 types of Champagne (2 Non-vintage Champagne, 1 Ros
è Champagne and 1 vintage Champagne)

Wines of Spain

Program Duration: One and a half hours
Cost per person (including wines for tasting): $80.00 per pax (minimum 10 participants)

- Basic understanding of the important wine regions of Spain like Galicia, Castile Y Leon, Rioja, Ribera del Duero
- Climatic conditions of the above regions
- Types of grape varieties from each region
- Spanish wine quality classification
Practical: 5 type of wines for tasting which includes 1 Cava, 1 whites and 3 reds, each from different region that is typical of the grape varietal and characteristics of the wine for tasting and discussion
 

Wines of Italy

Program Duration: One and a half hours
Cost per person (including wines for tasting): $80.00 per pax (minimum 10 participants)

Basic understanding of the wine regions of Italy like Piedmont in the Northwest, Veneto in the Northeast, Tuscany in Central Italy and Sicily in the South 
Climatic conditions of the regions
Types of grape varieties from Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany and Sicily 
Italian wine quality classification
Practical: 5 type of Italian wines for tasting which includes 1 Prosecco from Veneto, 1 red from Piedmont, 2 reds from Tuscany (Chianti/Brunello) and 1 red from Sicily

Wines of Germany

Program Duration: One and a half hours
Cost per person (including wines for tasting): $80.00 per pax (minimum 10 participants)

Basic understanding of the 13 wine regions of Germany
Climatic conditions of the regions
German wine classification
Practical: 5 types of German wines for tasting and discussion which includes 3 styles of Riesling like Classic, Kabinett and Spatlese, a gewürztraminer or Pinot Gris and a Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir)
 


 

OUR WINE CONSULTANT AND SOMMELIER

 

John Chua is a wine veteran, a holder of numerous international wine certificates and a accredited lecturer for l’Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux (Bordeaux Wine School) and certified Wine Educator for Spanish wines and Sherry in Southeast Asia.

Since 1991, John has trained 27 fully-qualified sommeliers to deliver the first-class service that is expected on board Singapore Airlines. He was also a consultant and trainer on wine and spirits for the cabin crew of various airlines. John has been involved in wine appreciation advisory in many prestigious country clubs.

In 1996, John was inducted into the International Wine Judging Panel and had been judging in international and regional wine competitions since. Some of the major competitions include:

  • Selections Mondiales
  • Concours Mondiale de Bruxelles
  • China Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Catad'Or Hyatt
  • Mondial du Pinot Noir
  • Malaysian Winex-1
  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards
  • Wine Style Asia Award
  • Korean Wine Challenge
  • Sydney International Wine Competition