Living Room Sessions: September

Every Friday and Saturday

Get your weekend started right with our Living Room Sessions—every Friday and Saturday, as music fills the air, inviting you to move, groove and sing along into the night…

  • Saturday 2nd: Revel in the brilliance of powerhouse Alemay Fernandez, Singapore’s very own jazz queen.
  • Friday 8th: Enjoy the smooth funk and soul covers of Nick Zavior, adding an irresistible touch of nostalgia.
  • Saturday 9th and 23rd: Let the raspy melodies of Shak’thiya, deeply rooted in R&B, soul, and blues, enchant your senses.
  • Friday 15th and 29th: Immerse in Qyo’s mesmerising indie rock vibe, a singer-songwriter-guitarist weaving musical artistry.
  • Saturday 16th September: Elevate your weekend with Owen Li and his captivating piano tunes and relaxed vibes, a maestro’s touch.
  • Friday 22nd: Relish timeless classics from The Staircase Duo, during an evening of toe-tapping harmonies.
  • Saturday 30th: We welcome singer-musician Dansen John to the Club for an evening of unplugged soulful tunes.

Negroni Week: Celebrating Campari

Thursday 21st September 2023

Back by popular demand, we are stirring up another fantastic masterclass paying homage to the Negroni. While gin and vermouth may vary, it is the iconic Italian bitter, Campari, that lends the Negroni its identity. Join this Bartender’s Table for a deep dive into Amaro, Italian drink culture, and the history of Campari.

Guided by Dave Jony, a cocktail virtuoso featured in two of the World’s 50 Best Bars lists and Campari brand ambassador, alongside our Senior Bartender and cocktail champion, Dhinesh Ragunathan, you will craft two classic Negronis and two mystery variations, exploring a range of flavours and finesse.

We will donate 10% of the cocktail masterclass tickets to Slow Food, an organisation dedicated to cultivating community, fostering equity and justice, and seeking a better world for all through food and beverage.

The cocktails we will experience:

Classic Negroni
Two mystery Negronis

Right On The Nose: A Master Perfumer’s Insights on Wine & Fragrance

Wednesday 27th September 2023

Have you ever pondered the difference between red fruits and black fruits? Or the distinctions between the fragrance of fresh flowers and piquant spices?

Join us for a session of sensory exploration as we delve into the realms of fragrance and wine with Thierry Wasser, Guerlain’s Master Perfumer. Renowned for his exceptional talent in crafting signature fragrances, Thierry will share his olfactory insights during this session hosted by events curator and author Olga Iserlis, and our in-house Wine Development Manager Vinodhan Veloo. We will serve a selection of our favourite wines and canapés for you to enjoy throughout the masterclass.

Michael Hill Smith MW Takes Tasmanian Wine to New Heights with Tolpuddle

Friday 29th September 2023

Tasmania may well be Australia’s most watched wine region, especially appreciated for its cooler climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. What better way to introduce the wines of this scenic island state than to taste the wines of the highly acclaimed Tolpuddle winery — and who better than co-founder Michael Hill Smith MW to take you through a vertical tasting. We must say we are thrilled to have Michael Hill Smith MW back, this time to tell the story of the singular Tolpuddle vineyard and of its wines from 2015 to 2022.

The wines we will taste:

2015 Tolpuddle Chardonnay
2017 Tolpuddle Chardonnay
2021 Tolpuddle Chardonnay
2022 Tolpuddle Chardonnay
2015 Tolpuddle Pinot Noir
2017 Tolpuddle Pinot Noir
2021 Tolpuddle Pinot Noir
2022 Tolpuddle Pinot Noir

Montalcino: The Test Of Time

Deep, powerful, sophisticated and complex. This October, we deep dive into the world of Brunello with masterclasses over two consecutive days, presented by two of the biggest names in Montalcino — Biondi-Santi and Banfi.

Biondi-Santi: The Pride of Montalcino

Monday 2nd October 2023

There are the greats, and then there is the greatest. Widely considered to be the founders of the Brunello style and appellation, Biondi-Santi is far more than just a winery.

Join the CEO of Biondi-Santi, Gampiero Bertolini as he tells us more about this historic estate, accompanied by a vertical tasting of its iconic wines from several vintages between 2011 and 2019. The tasting will showcase a range of cuvées, beginning with the Rosso di Montalcino wines — which regularly punches way above its weight — and we will finish with the most sought-after Riserva bottlings, made only in the best vintages.

The wines we will taste:

2020 Biondi-Santi Rosso di Montalcino
2019 Biondi-Santi Rosso di Montalcino
2017 Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino
2016 Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino
2016 Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
2011 Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Introducing Banfi’s Poggio Alle Mura – A Brunello Icon

Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Italy’s first Master of Wine, Gabriele Gorelli MW will be at the Club for a guided vertical tasting of Castello Banfi’s Poggio alle Mura.

Banfi’s tremendous success in the region and beyond is a testament to their dedication to innovation in the vineyards and winery, and it is hard to ignore the quality of these wines when they are finally in the glass. Taste across several vintages from 2018 dating back to 1997 to appreciate the elegance and contemporary appeal of these long-lived wines. 

The wines we will taste:

NV Banfi Metodo Classico Brut
2018 Banfi Poggio alle Mura
2015 Banfi Poggio alle Mura
2010 Banfi Poggio alle Mura
2006 Banfi Poggio alle Mura 
1997 Banfi Poggio alle Mura 

Skilful, Sustainable Sake: The Return of Fukuju

Wednesday 4th October 2023

We are thrilled to announce the return of Fukuju, one of the world’s most sought-after sakes from the Rokko mountain ranges of Nada, Kobe. If you missed their exclusive Singapore launch last year, join us now for their signature sakes and their latest innovation, Fukuju Eco, the world’s first carbon emission-free sake, along with the Fukuju Next series of oak-aged sakes.

We welcome back Master Sake Sommelier Sean Ou DipWSET to guide us through this sake experience. We are also honoured to have Kubota-san from Kobe Shushin-kan brewery with us to share insights into the brewery’s 300-year-old heritage and how Fukuju masterfully blends technology with tradition while celebrating Japanese craftsmanship.

The sakes we will taste:

Fukuju Awasaki (Welcome drink)
Fukuju Daiginjo
Fukuju Eco
Fukuju Next Junmai Ginjo (American oak)
Fukuju Next Junmai Ginjo (French oak)
Fukuju Next Junmai Ginjo (Barrel blend)

67 Battle of the Head Sommeliers: Italy vs Spain

Fresh from judging at the 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards, London Club’s Head Sommelier, Federico Moccia, will be visiting the Singapore Club for the first time this October.

Joining him is our favourite Spaniard and the Singapore Club’s Head Sommelier, Roberto Duran, and the two will go head-to-head with the best wine that their respective homeland has to offer.

It’s not just Italy vs. Spain, it’s London vs. Singapore! Join us to see who wins the battle of the wines…

Round 1: Barolo vs Rioja

Friday 6th October 2023

Head Sommeliers Federico and Roberto go head-to-head with the best of Barolo versus the best of Rioja.

In this first leg of Italy vs. Spain, will Federico’s Barolo selection have the verve and finesse to keep up with Roberto’s fiery and classic Rioja picks? There’s only one way to find out. 

The wines we will taste:

2012 Barolo, Principiano Ferdinando, Boscareto
2018 Rioja, Macán Clasico, Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia

2016 Barolo, Riserva, Elvio Cogno, Vigna Elena
2016 Rioja, Reserva, Señorio De San Vicente

2004 Barolo, Riserva, Cavallotto, Bricco Boschis, Vigna San Giuseppe
2007 Rioja, Reserva, Remírez de Ganuza

Round 2: Franciacorta vs Cava

Tuesday 3rd October 2023

In the second round of Italy vs. Spain, we have the Battle of Bubbles. For Federico, Franciacorta is more than just wine; it’s his true love. As for Roberto, life’s celebrations are incomplete without Cava.

Will Italy’s premium houses, like Ca’ del Bosco and the trailblazing Berlucchi, steal the limelight? Or will Spain’s exceptional Mas de Serral and Gramona proudly hoist the Spanish flag?

Let the battle begin! 

The wines we will taste:

NV Blend No 5 White Port & Tonic, Graham’s (welcome drink)

2015 Franciacorta, Boke Rosé Brut, Villa Franciacorta
2019 Cava, Bruant, Celler de les Aus, Brut Nature

NV Fraciacorta, Satèn, ’61 Brut, Berlucchi
2016 Vino de España, Hondarrabi Zuri Izar-Leku, Artadi

2014 Franciacorta, Milesimatto, Cuvée Annamaria Clementi, Brut, Ca’ del Bosco
2010 Conca de Riu Noia, Mas del Serral, Pepe Raventós, Brut

2013 Franciacorta, Vittorio Moretti, Brut, Bellavista
2012 Corpinnat, Gran Reserva, Celler Batlle, Bodegas Gramona, Brut Nature

Wine Fraud: An Introduction to Authentication

Friday 27th October 2023

This event condenses Maureen’s decades of wine authentication experience into one comprehensive masterclass. Maureen will share all the details of notorious counterfeits, demonstrate the tools she uses to authenticate bottles and explain the latest developments in anti-fake technology. We will pour a selection of decidedly real wines from our cellar, including two classics from Chablis and Gevrey-Chambertin, plus a stunning Rhône-style red from Tablas Creek.

Furthermore, Members are invited to bring a bottle from their collection for Maureen to assess during this session. This is a rare opportunity to hear how fakes and frauds affect the whole world of wine, with first-hand insights that will be entertaining, shocking and unforgettable.

State of Wine Fraud 2023: A Fireside Chat with Maureen Downey and Richard Hemming MW

Saturday 28th October 2023

Maureen joins our Head of Wine Richard Hemming MW for a fireside chat to discuss wine fraud today. The session promises to be an engaging overview of what wine lovers need to know, including how some frauds are perpetrated, delivered with Maureen’s signature frankness and sharp humour. There will be plenty of opportunity for interaction, although please note that Maureen will not be assessing Member bottles during this session.

We will provide a selection of delicious, great-value wines from our list to drink throughout the chat.

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