WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Starts Saturday 22nd November 2022

This course offers a thorough understanding of the world’s major wines. By examining the style and quality of all major varieties grown across all major regions – including sparkling, sweet and fortified wines – this course will benefit both engaged enthusiasts and professionals. By following the WSET Systematic Approach, this course teaches a rigorous approach to tasting, allowing candidates to discern differences between wines, both to improve blind tasting ability and to understand the fascinating factors involved in viniculture worldwide.

The course will be tutored by our resident Master of Wine Richard Hemming; his fellow Master of Wine Annette Scarfe; Cellarmaster and WSET Diploma holder Matt Ayre; and Sean Ou from The Beverage Clique. Throughout the course, we will taste at least 85 classic examples from our extensive list. For full details on the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, please click here.

This course consists of four sessions of eight hours each, plus an examination of two-and-a-half hours. Please note that an additional 51.5 hours of private study is recommended to pass. The fee covers all wines, course materials, classroom time, examination and certification.

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Sessions:

Session 1: Saturday 26 November, 09:30-18:30
Session 2: Saturday 3 December, 09:30-18:30
Session 3: Saturday 10 December, 09:30-18:30
Session 4: Saturday 17 December, 09:30-18:30
No session on 24 or 31 December 
Session 5: Saturday 7th January 2023 (Examination), 09:30-12:00


Raising the bar for Indian Wines with Grover Zampa

Wednesday 30th November 2022

Grover Zampa set out with a single-minded dream to elevate India’s viticulture. Armed with two vineyards in Nandi Hills in Karnataka and the Nashik Valley in Maharashtra, its winemaking uses highly skilled French traditions by globally renowned enologist Michel Rolland. Taste the fruits of Grover Zampa’s labour as Chairman Ravi Visawanathan shares their journey to becoming the second-largest vineyard in India with exceptional fine wines that are soft, rich, opulent and distinctive.

The wines that will be tasted:

Grover Art Collection Late Harvest Chenin Blanc
Grover Chêne Grand Reserve Chardonnay
Grover La Réserve Royale Brut
Grover Signet Shiraz ­– 12 Months in Amphora
Grover Signet Shiraz – 12 Months in 1000L Foudre
Grover Signet Shiraz – 12 Months in 2000L Foudre
Grover Signet Shiraz ­– 24 Months in French Barriques
Grover Signet Spectrum


The Pinnacle of English Sparkling with Sugrue South Downs

Friday 2nd December 2022

Sugrue South Downs is one of the finest English sparkling wine producers, enjoying consistently high scores and notable wine awards, including Winery of the Year (twice a row). 

Sugrue’s success is credited to husband-wife duo Dermot and Ana Sugrue. Dermot is celebrated as one of the best winemakers in England, most recently famed for his tenure at Wiston Estate. Together, their hand-crafted traditional method sparkling wines have established Sugrue as a cult-status winery. Join us for an evening of great English bottles, including a four-vintage vertical of their top-scoring cuvée The Trouble With Dreams, and their first Blanc de Blancs. 

The wines that will be tasted: 

2015 The Trouble with Dreams
2014 The Trouble with Dreams
2013 The Trouble with Dreams
2010 The Trouble with Dreams
2016 Rosé Ex-Machina
MV #ZODO Zero Dosage
2015 Cuvée Boz Blanc de Blancs
MV Cuvée Dr Brendan O’Regan


Premium Priorat featuring Clos Salanca, with David Forer MW and Franck Massard

Monday 5th December 2022

In this tasting, David Forer MW and Franck Massard will reveal their concept of what a great terroir is in Priorat, Spain. 

The journey starts with their identification of a remarkable vineyard near the village of Poboleda. They will tell us about the genesis of Clos Salanca and why for them, the past inspires the future. Making very small quantities of wine, they are working to rediscover the true potential of the Priorat. Their wines are very limited (only available to members of their mailing list) and the only opportunity to try them on their visit to Singapore will be during their visit to 67 Pall Mall.

We are delighted that this intimate event will be led by both David and Franck. They will show their range of Clos Salanca wines, and in addition, they will be pouring wines from other great producers in the Priorat. This will enable an examination of the history of the region, but also to identify the reference points for the current Priorat.

The wines that will be tasted:

2019 Clos Salanca, Cap Blanc
2018 Mas Martinet
2019 Alvaro Palacios, Dofi
2018 Mas d’en Gil, Vi de Vila Belmunt
2018 Clos Salanca, Ciurana
2018 Clos Salanca, A Priori


Marchesi di Grésy: the hidden gem of Piedmont

Tuesday 6th December 2022

In the heart of Piedmont are the southwest-facing slopes of the Martinenga vineyard. Not only is the site the largest single-owned monopole to grow the finest Barbaresco DOCG in the region since ancient Roman times, but it also happens to be the hallowed grounds of the estate of Marchesi di Grésy since 1797. 

With its southern exposure, blue marl soil, and elevations from 820 to 918 feet, the Martinenga cru possesses ideal growing conditions. It allows Nebbiolo fruit to reach full maturity even under challenging vintages. But as we learn from the estate’s New Zealand cellarmaster Jeff Chilcott, it is the subtle winemaking choices that lead to tangible differences in expressions. Join us for an evening with Jeff as we explore the varying personalities of the Nebbiolo grape bottled in the various “crus within cru” of Marchesi di Grésy.

The wines that will be tasted: 

2019 Barbaresco Martinenga DOCG
2018 Barbaresco “Gaiun” Martinenga DOCG
2017 Barbaresco “Camp Gros” Martinenga Riserva DOCG
2014 Barbaresco “Camp Gros” Martinenga Riserva DOCG
2008 Barbaresco Martinenga DOCG
2005 Barbaresco “Gaiun” Martinenga DOCG


Organic & Biodynamic: The Revolution of Natural Wines with Johannes Zillinger

Saturday 10th December 2022

Johannes Zillinger is a firm believer in organic living as a whole. His family is one the pioneers of organic viticulture in Austria and have mastered organic winemaking for the last 30 years in the idyllic Weinviertel in Lower Austria. Since 2013, Johannes has started a new chapter for the winery by turning to biodynamic practices.
 
The challenges of natural winemaking, especially with Demeter biodynamic certification, are endless, but Johannes is confident it is the right way to go…and grow. Members can taste to find out as they learn about the difference in winemaking decisions by Johannes Zillinger that lead to spontaneously fermented, lightly filtered, and minimally sulphured wines.

The wines that will be tasted:

2020 Johannes Zillinger Parcellaire Blanc & Sauvignon
2020 Johannes Zillinger Parcellaire Rouge
NV Johannes Zillinger Revolution White Solera 
NV Johannes Zillinger Revolution Pink Solera 
2019 Johannes Zillinger Numen Fumé Blanc


Winemaker dinner with Omri Ram: Château Lafleur and friends

Monday 12th December 2022

With only 1,000 cases produced annually, Château Lafleur is one of the rarest and most sought-after Pomerols. Omri Ram is the charismatic and talented winemaker responsible for Château Lafleur alongside several other great wines from the region.

First, we will taste two superb whites that have been described as among the best in Bordeaux. Château Grand Village and Les Champs Libres, both from 2020, will be served alongside two starters. For the third course, two characterful reds from the 2019 vintage will be poured, made at Château Grand Village and Château Perrières.

With the fourth and fifth courses come the star attractions: firstly, the impressive second wine Les Pensées de Lafleur, followed by three vintages of Château Lafleur itself: 2019 – the best wine of the vintage for many critics, attracting multiple 100-point scores – followed by the 2004 and 2003.

Omri will introduce each of the wines throughout the evening. Join us for what promises to be a hedonistic celebration of iconic Bordeaux.

Menu & Wine list:

Caviar sandwich 
Brown bread, smoked salmon, Oscietra caviar 

2020 Blanc, Château Grand Village 

Langoustine beignet 
Aged balsamic, cherry tomatoes

2020 Blanc, Les Champs Libres 

Alaskan king crab salad 
Yellow tomato gazpacho, avocado 

2019 Château Grand Village
2019 Château Perrières 

Kurobuta pork rack 
Sweet corn, kale, madeira jus

2019 Les Pensées de Lafleur
2019 Château Lafleur 

Toriyama Japanese wagyu ribeye beef
Horseradish cream, grilled vegetable, trio pepper sauce 

2004 Château Lafleur
2003 Château Lafleur 

Cheese

Tea & Coffee

Please note the food menu above is subject to adjustment, but the wines are confirmed.

 

Wine and Sizzle: BBQ Christmas Brunch Buffet 

Sunday 11th December 2022

A festive feast to satisfy the whole family’s cravings for classic BBQ, we’re bringing Christmas traditions from the Southern Hemisphere to the Level 27 terrace. The BBQ brunch buffet will be brimming with everything you’re looking for; an abundant spread from both land and sea in the cold bar, an impressive whole spit-roasted lamb, and the mouth-watering smell of wagyu fired on the grills.

Of course, a barbecue in the sunshine is incomplete without plenty of wine, and we have the perfect wine pairing list to complement the bold rich flavours in store. Your brunch ticket ensures your glass is always full, as our Somms will keep the wine pouring…

Buffet menu:

Salad bar
Green garden salad, cherry tomatoes, balsamic dressing 
Arugula, pine nuts and radish, honey & cider dressing 

On ice
Poached tiger prawns
Marinated Manila clams 
Hokkaido scallop ceviche

Spit and BBQ
Spanish chorizo and Bouchot mussels a la plancha
Spit roasted whole New Zealand coastal lamb, mint chimichurri and yoghurt 
BBQ MBS5 Australian wagyu rump cap, bordelaise sauce
Burnt carrots with cumin 

Assortments
Bread basket
Pain au choc, croissant, mini baguette, mini grain rolls 
 
Cheese board
Grapes, dried fruits, chutney, crackers

Dessert bar
Champagne white chocolate lollipop
Buddha hand citrus tart
Viola berry macaroon
Carrot cake
Dark chocolate sea salt brownie
Banana caramel profiteroles
Baked cheesecake
Orange blossom cupcakes
Tiramisu Swiss roll 

Wine pairing list:

Welcome drink:
NV Pol Roger

Whites:
2021 Chenin Blanc, Oldenburg Vineyards 
2021 Riesling, Te Muna, Craggy Range

Reds:
2018 Pinot Noir, Frère Cadet, Savaterre
2018 Quimera Achaval Ferrer

Merry & Bright: A Family Christmas Brunch

Sunday 18th December 2022

On 18th December, Members can look forward to a decadent Christmas Brunch at the Clubroom with the entire family. To make this brunch an extra special family affair, we’re pulling out all the stops for the ultimate kid-pleaser—a Yuletide Mini-Members’ Carnival, packed with games and prizes galore.
 
The family feast is filled with an endless selection of meats from the carving station, delicious wine, and a special menu dedicated to your little ones as they conquer the carnival games. In true Christmas fashion, our festive special dessert selection has all your classics—fruit cake, caramel pecan pie and a colossal gingerbread house waiting to be devoured.
 
We’re also hosting our very first Member’s Market, inspired by traditional Christmas fairs, where you can find specialty crafts and last-minute gift options to place under the Christmas tree.
 
Enjoy a meal with never-ending tipples, as you choose between a selection of whites, reds, sparkling wines and cocktails to let it flow, let it flow, let it flow…  

Buffet menu:

Salad bar
Green garden salad, cherry tomatoes with red fruit dressing 
Beetroot, walnuts, orange and goats cheese salad 
Arugula, pine nuts and radish with honey and cider dressing 

On ice
Poached tiger prawns
Marinated Manila clams 

Carving station
Sliced honey glazed forest ham 
 
Whole roasted organic chicken
 
Prune glazed Margret duck breast 
 
Sausage
Haggis & sage stuffing 
 
Brussel sprouts & grapes 

Assortments
Bread basket
Pain au choc, croissant, mini baguette, mini grain rolls 
 
Cheese board
Grapes, dried fruits, chutney, crackers

Dessert bar
Cranberry mixed nuts nougat
Classic fruitcake
Black forest log
Bread and butter pudding
After Eight macaroons
Caramel pecan pie
Mulled wine and berry jelly
Pumpkin Mont Blanc
Chocolate chip cookies 
Gingerbread house 

Mini Member’s menu (aged 4 to 12)
Tomato and basil pasta
Shredded Parmesan 
 
Sundae split 

Wine pairing list:

Welcome drink:
NV Gosset

Whites:
2019 Defaix Chablis VV
2020 Soave Classico, La Rocca, Pieropan

Reds:
2015 Volnay, Saint Francois, Domaine Roblet-Monnot
2008 Rioja, Reserva, Nuestra Senora de Remelluri


Countdown at Studio 67: Wine, dine and disco all night

Saturday 31st December 2022

This New Year’s Eve, make your last meal of 2022 a lavish one at the Club, followed by entry into the one-night-only glitzy Studio 67 countdown party. 

Our dynamic duo Executive Chef Galvin Lim and Head Chef Isaac Henry have combined their formidable skills to curate an extravagant multi-course set menu.

We then invite Members to put on their dancing shoes and adjourn to Private Dining Rooms as you’ve never seen before – as we hang up the disco ball and light up the dance floor at Studio 67 for a very special countdown party. DJ Ollie’des will be firing up the festivities with all your favourite retro party hits to induce a Saturday Night Fever into the early hours of 2023. We promise that not an empty glass will be in sight at midnight, as we will have the fizz ready for all Members to usher in the new year. Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’ the night away…  

All Members and their guests will have access to Studio 67 from 21:00 – 02:00.

First seating – five-course menu:

Black winter truffle and fromage blanc tarte flambée

Premium Amélie oysters
Finger lime and champagne jelly 

Razor clams 
Oscietra caviar, potato & leek vichyssoise

Australian MBS 5+ beef tenderloin
Parsnip purée, seasonal wild mushrooms and goose fat glaze

Mini chocolate entremets with red wine figs

Second seating – six-course menu:

Black winter truffle and fromage blanc tarte flambée

Premium Amélie oysters
Finger lime and champagne jelly 

Razor clams 
Oscietra caviar, potato & leek vichyssoise

Poached star snapper
Roasted salsify, last season’s fermented plums, hazelnut

Australian MBS 5+ beef tenderloin
Parsnip purée, seasonal wild mushrooms and goose fat glaze

Mini chocolate entremets with red wine figs

To reserve your tickets to any of our upcoming events, please log in and visit the Members Area where you will find more details about our events and how to secure your tickets.