||Message from the President
|As the name “International
Wine & Food Society” suggests, our society is one where both food and wine are accorded equal
importance. We are the only gastronomic society
in Singapore where both 'food' and 'wine' appears
on our name as the balanced emphasis on both the quality of the food as well as
the wine allow us to celebrate the virtues of
each. Fine wine matched with the right food achieves harmony and concordance of its constituents,
with no rough edges showing. Our Society strives to demonstrate finesse and balance.
We also endeavor to be 'International' in every
sense of the word. We recognize that no single country or culture
can claim monopoly to great food, but that every
country produces delicious food. The food served
for our functions should therefore be 'International'
because we wish to celebrate the diversity and richness
of each cuisine. Similarly, wine should be enjoyed
in all its variety and our society savours
and enjoys wine from many diverse wine producing nations.
Most importantly, we wish to emphasize that great
food and wine are only secondary to the most important
ingredient of a good society, which is convivium
and fellowship. No society can be successful if
members do not revel in each other's company. Camaraderie
and merriment at functions is the social glue that
holds the society together, and enhances the great
food and wines that are present.
The President, International Wine & Food Society