American Express and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Grand World Tour Coming to Malaysia

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(From left) Ms. Sharon Chew, Vice President, Head of Regional Products and Marketing, Card Services, Asia of American Express International, Inc. and Ms. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW from The Wine Advocate officially open the first-ever Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Grand World Tour in Asia, which is presented by American Express

Are you a wine enthusiast? If you are then you may be chuffed that Robert Parker, one of the world’s most influential wine critics and writers is coming to Kuala Lumpur this 8-9 March as part of Wine Advocate’s Grand World Tour. Presented by America Express International, the tour will showcase exceptional fine wine and dining experiences across Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Wine appreciation is a growing activity in Malaysia, in fact, interest and investment in fine wine has been steadily rising at around 6% per annum for the last half a decade, according to data from Euromonitor International. The tour will bring invaluable wine buying and tasting tips for attendees.

Local connoisseurs will be delighted to know that the Great Cabernet Sauvignons of the World, expertly curated by the team, will be presented at the event in Kuala Lumpur.

Each participating city will feature different wine themes – from The Iconic Wines of Piedmont, Italy (Singapore, Taste of Greatness Masterclass) to 1982 Bordeaux (Shanghai Up Close and Personal with Robert Parker).

Exclusively for American Express Card Members, priority booking privileges are available until 23 January for the events across the five cities. Public tickets sale begins from 24 January.

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Robert Parker, renowned wine critic and writer.

Robert Parker is known for creating the famous 100-point rating system, where his scores have solidified market prices whilst influencing buying habits of wine consumers, specifically in Bordeaux.

He has the distinction of being the only critic in any field to receive the highest Presidential honours from France, Italy and the highest civilian honour by Spain’s Royal Majesty. His expert opinion is sought by media networks and newspapers worldwide including TIME, 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The London Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraphe, The Independent and more.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Grand World Tour in Kuala Lumpur will happen at The Hilton Sentral, Kuala Lumpur on 8-9 March. Details of the event schedule and all bookings can be done at Tickets are limited and Terms and Conditions apply.


  • Kuala Lumpur – 8 – 9 March 
  • Regions: The Great Cabernet Sauvignons of the World
    Critics: Robert Parker, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Monica Larner
  • Beijing – 26 – 27 February
    Regions: Pomerol, St. Emilion
    Critics: Robert Parker, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW,
  • Shanghai – 1 – 2 March
    Regions: Medoc 2000 & 2009, Grave, Pessac-Leognan & Sauternes
    Critics: Robert Parker, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW
  • Hong Kong – 4 – 6 March
    Regions: France v. the world, The Legend of Greatness
    Critics: Robert Parker, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Neal Martin
  • Singapore – 13 – 16 March
    Regions: Iconic Piedmonts, Italy
    Critics: Robert Parker, Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Monica Larner
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