Changi Airport and Lotte Duty Free to host inaugural World of Wines & Spirits

By Charlotte Turner |

From 30 September to 31 December 2022, Changi Airport will be inviting its passengers to discover 200 super-premium and rare wines and spirits across 75 brands – at tax and duty-free prices – as Lotte Duty Free and Changi Airport Group (CAG) present the inaugural World of Wines and Spirits (WOWS).

 

In partnership with Lotte Duty Free, #WorldOfWinesAndSpirits will showcase exclusive and premium wines and spirits from world-renowned distillers and wineries, including first-in-the-region rarities from renowned labels.

 

“Throughout this period, all lovers of exquisite wines and spirits will be welcomed to purchase from a curated selection on the WOWS online portal (http://wows.changiairport.com) from 30 September,” said CAG.

 

The extensive online range includes rare gems from household names such as Bowmore, The Macallan, Midleton, The Singleton and Penfolds.

 

WOWS patrons can also expect a personalised shopping experience, said the airport operator.

 

Part of the Maison Hennessy Editions Rares collection, the item marries founder Richard Hennessy’s most exclusive, iconic blend with world-renowned Berluti’s masterpiece of luxury leather craftsmanship

Part of the Maison Hennessy Editions Rares collection, the item marries founder Richard Hennessy’s most exclusive, iconic blend with world-renowned Berluti’s masterpiece of luxury leather craftsmanship. Photo credit: Moët Hennessy.

Lotte and Changi to hold auction on WOWS portal

“Once interest in an item has been indicated, a Changi Airport or Lotte shopping concierge will reach out to serve them, facilitating queries and payment over WhatsApp, phone call, or in person,” said CAG.

 

From 14 to 24 October, VIPs from Changi Rewards, Lotte and other Changi partners will be invited to an online auction held on the WOWS portal, where two of the most prized items, from brands including Hennessy will be up for bid, starting at SGD $225,000 and SGD $130,000 respectively.

 

Following the auction, VIPs will be hosted at the exclusive WOWS signature event from 28 to 30 October, held at Jewel Changi Airport.

 

The prestigious three-day by-invite-only event will feature masterclasses hosted by industry experts, artistic performances, and tastings from a selected range of rare and fine items.

 

“We are thrilled to present the first-ever World of Wines and Spirits signature event here at Changi Airport,” said Lim Peck Hoon, Executive Vice President, Commercial of Changi Airport Group.

 

“Liquor is one of the best-selling categories among our travellers and we have been working with many brands and partners to bring in the most sought-after wines and spirits from around the world.

 

“WOWS is a culmination of our efforts and we look forward to offering our passengers access to a unique collection of some of the world’s rarest and finest products.

 

“The Lotte team has specially curated an excellent collection for WOWS,” said Edward Im, Managing Director Lotte Duty Free Singapore. “We are eager to see this brilliant collaboration with Changi Airport Group and our suppliers come to full fruition. This event is a vital milestone for Lotte and we look forward to keeping the momentum going on future projects like WOWS.”

Bowmore ARC-52 making its travel retail debut in Southeast Asia at WOWS.

Bowmore ARC-52 is making its travel retail debut in Southeast Asia at WOWS. Photo credit: Beam Suntory.

Only 350 bottles have been produced worldwide and one bottle will retail exclusively at WOWS.

Tales of The Macallan Volume 1: The Laird of Easter Elchies. Only 350 bottles have been produced worldwide and one bottle will retail exclusively at WOWS. Photo credit/The Macallan.

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