The inaugural Christmas Pop-up by Palais Renaissance and epicure featured 12 booths selling blueberry wines, bespokes chocolates, customised jewellery as well as a series of well-subscribed masterclasses.

Michael Bublé’s Christmas tunes lulled shoppers and epicure readers in a jolly mood as they descended upon Palais Renaissance from 7 to 8 December for the debut of its Christmas pop-up. Held at the basement of the mall, 12 vendors were there to showcase their unique products – just in time for Christmas gifting.

Tasting portions of blueberry wine (with notes of baked pomegranates, cranberries, blueberries, cinnamon and clove) from Vintas, a Jerusalem Valley Noah Estate 2011 Merlot from Israel Wines, and Portugal wines brought in by Alentasia were handed out to shoppers while they checked out the gorgeous personalised cuffs and rings from SOAMI. Those looking for foodie gifts sought out the wholesome honey from Cerana Honey, lip-smacking festive goodies from Hotel Jen Tanglin, fragrant English Breakfast Tea from Tea Story and artisanal chocolates from DemoChoco. Adding on to the Christmas atmosphere, Palais Renaissance tenants, such as Frunatic, Ishinomaki Grill & Sake, Prive Aesthetics and Valen Fleur joined in the fun as well.

Early birds who signed up for epicure’s complimentary masterclasses learned the 101s of tea and honey. Sommelier Indra Kumar gave a tutorial on Israel wines, while Arial Goh held court with a watercolours illustration demonstration. Another popular masterclass was the whiskey (courtesy of Rémy Cointreau) and DemoChoco chocolate pairing. In the spirit of giving, $100 worth of Palais Renaissance shopping vouchers, a Whiskey Brunch for two at Hotel Jen Tanglin and wine glasses from Schott Zwiesel were given out during the lucky draw.

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