It’s about time to stock up for them year-end parties too

This is one for all you thirsty people. Whether you fancy a good craft beer, a fine bottle of vino or well-made artisanal spirits (and even sake and ciders), this upcoming market is the place to be.

Happening Oct 19, 2-8pm at the UE Square Skylight Atrium is The Alternative Market (or Alt Mkt) 2019, making a glorious return after a year’s hiatus since its debut in 2017. It’s organised by Temple Cellars, the same folks behind Sake Matsuri, so expect a similar concept where you get free-flowing tastings throughout the entire duration of the event for a flat price.

Tasted something you really like? The goods are on sale at up to 50 percent off just for the event, so there’s never a better time to buy. Participating brands include Brass Lion Distillery, Compendium, Garage Project, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Stone Brewing, Seedlip, Ruinart Champagne and more.

There’ll also be food kiosks, with the likes of Ippudo, Shu Yan Fusion Cuisine, The Butcher’s Cut and Venus Cafe setting up shop. If that’s not enough, sign up for masterclasses (from $25 per person) and learn a thing or two. We’ve got our eyes set on the Ruinart Champagne x The Oyster Cart Pairing session.

The Alt Mkt 2019 takes place Oct 19, 2-8pm at the UE Square Skylight Atrium. Tickets $30 inclusive of free-flow tastings and a stemmed Schott Zwiesel glass.