Professional Talk / Wine Appreciation

Fri 19.08.2011
18:15 to 19:45
Body with Soul at 44/45 Rochester Park

Please note change of timing. The event will start from 6.15pm instead of 5.30pm. Thanks and we apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Come join us for this wonderful evening of networking and learning. We will start our journey learning about the latest eCommerce developments and trends, by Marcelo Wesseler, followed by a fantastic Wine Appreciation evening with Alexander Meaney. He will expose us to some of the best French wines. It will be a memorable evening.


6.15pm – “The evolution of eCommerce implementation over the last 15 years”
6.45pm – Cocktails for all, Networking
7.15pm – “A Fine Wine Triumvirate” – wine appreciation plus finger food
7.45pm – Ends

“The evolution of eCommerce implementation over the last 15 years”

Over the past 15 year, eCommerce solutions have evolved dramatically. 10-15 years ago a standard eCommerce implementation required substantial financial commitments and ‘.com’ startups needed 10s of millions of dollars in funding before they could even start operating. Today, many of the recent successes stories like Groupon started with much less than $1M in funding and they generated profits almost immediately.


Marcelo joined RS Components Ltd. as Head of eCommerce in early 2010 and oversees the eCommerce business in Asia Pacific, including key markets such as China, Japan and Australia.

Marcelo has more than 13 years of international experience in global eCommerce businesses and has previously worked with Hewlett-Packard and KPMG.

Marcelo is an early eCommerce pioneer and established one of Europe's first online-shopping platforms together with DHL in 1997. In 1999 he joined KPMG as Senior eCommerce Consultant where he led the strategy development and implementation of large eCommerce sites like sonystyle.com, mini.com and the enterprise B2B site for Hewlett Packard.

“A Fine Wine Triumvirate”


A chance to try a Saint-Julien (Bordeaux) from the amazing 2000 vintage, one of the top 13 wines of Saint-Emilion (Bordeaux) AND one of the best Chateauneuf du Pape’s EVER produced!

If one were asked to name three wine regions of the world producing extremely high-quality, world-class wines then a top-scoring ten out of ten answer could easily be Saint-Julien, Saint-Emilion and Chateauneuf du Pape. The first two form (a small) part of the Bordeaux wine region, of course, and the third is a town at the Southern end of the Rhone Valley where one finds spicy, bold and buxom wines – arguably more interesting than a lot of what comes out of Bordeaux and without doubt better value. Red Chateauneuf du Pape can consist of a blend of anything up to 13 grape varieties (!), although in practice most are the product of four or five different grapes.

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

· Chateau Lagrange 2000, Grand Cru Classé

“Destined for excellence” said The Wine Doctor (Chris Kissack) in November 2003

“The most impressive Lagrange…..with medium to full body, high tannin, and impressive richness as well as length, it will be at its finest between 2008-2025. A brilliant wine!” says Robert Parker in ‘Bordeaux’ 2003

Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

Chateau La Gaffèliere 2004, Premier Grand Cru Classé

“A very fine wine indeed…..known for its elegance….one of the top 13 wines of Saint-Emilion (only 13 Chateaux in Saint-Emilion are classified Premier Grand Cru Classé….Cheval Blanc just happens to be one of them too)”, Alex Meaney, Wines2U

· “This fabulous offering is a real success for the vintage. Elegant, pure and perfectly detailed as well as noble”, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 92/100

· “Well concentrated, velvet, master-hand vinified. Its legendary fineness is superbly highlighted”, 4-5 STARS, Revue du Vin de France (June 2005)

“Great potential while remaining very elegant”, 4-5 STARS, Revue du Vin de France (September 2006)

Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone Valley

Domaine de La Solitude “Reserve Secrète” 2005

This wine has featured in Robert Parker’s “Top 50 wines of the world”.

“One of Chateauneuf du Pape appellation’s most profound wines…..outstanding……(Solitude is an important producer of top Chateauneuf du Papes). Deep, full-bodied, splendidly concentrated", 92 POINTS+, Robert Parker, 2008.

The Wine Spectator: 95 POINTS! (March 11 2009)

Gold Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2008

Come and join us for a tasting of truly thrilling, memorable wines with some fine finger food and eCommerce discussion! We will kick off with (what else?) a glass of Vintage Champagne.

This event is free for ITMA members and limited to 27 pax only, awarded on first-come-first-served basis. Hurry, mark your date and register your interest with your name, organisation, NRIC, contact number and email to Ms Cheryl Loo at e.organisers@itma.org.sg by 12 August 2011.

This event has been kindly sponsored by:


Knowledge Management Solutions (KMS) provides consulting and implementation services for developing decision support and knowledge management systems. KMS has over 250 clients across Asia who have benefited from its Business Intelligence solutions. For more info, email us at info@kms-world.com or call +65 6411 4945.