Exclusive vertical of Harlan Estate with estate director François Vignaud

Tuesday 27th September 2022

Considered one of the world’s top cult wineries, not many producers have achieved the level of rock-star status that Harlan Estate has attracted. Its critical success has been affirmed by Jancis Robinson as “one of the ten best wines of the twentieth century” and attracting multiple 100-pointers by Robert Parker.

Harlan Estate has a self-determined mission of creating a Californian first growth, so join estate director François Vignaud for this unmissable vertical tasting to taste the evidence. The bottles are coming direct from the cellars of Harlan to ensure perfect provenance.

The wines that will be tasted:

2005 Harlan Estate
2007 Harlan Estate 
2008 Harlan Estate 
2010 Harlan Estate 
2018 Harlan Estate


F1 Weekend: Complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the Race for all Members

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2022

Head to and from the Marina Bay Street Circuit with ease throughout the race weekend. As a value-add service to our Members, 67 Pall Mall complimentary shuttle buses will run hourly from 3pm until midnight, so you can head to the race from the Club with ease or be back to the Club for a post-race nightcap as the Naughty Corner remains open till 2am on both days.

As we are gauging the demand and popular timings our Members would like to travel back and forth from the Club, please indicate your interest when you log into the Members’ Area Club Events page if you would like to receive more details on the shuttle service schedule. 


Pre-race Brunch Party

Sunday 2nd October 2022

Kick start the the Formula One party with an indulgent Sunday brunch as you jam to the beats of DJ KFC, and where we don’t let your glasses run dry…

A decadent buffet spread awaits, from freshly shucked premium oysters and ribs from the Josper grill, to an irresistible dessert and drinks selection.

To pair with the feast, our Sommeliers have selected three reds and three whites to sip on throughout brunch, where the conversation, beats and wine will keep flowing.

Spirits will be kept high with two classic cocktail choices to quench your thirst, which will be in constant flow throughout brunch. All drinks are included in your brunch ticket.

Heading to the race after? We have shuttle buses waiting to take you straight to the track.

Pre-race Brunch Party menu:

On ice
Seasonal oysters (natural)
Shallot vinaigrette, tabasco, lemon

Poached prawn
Tartar sauce, ponzu sauce

Sashimi
Amberjack, salmon, octopus with soy sauce, pickled ginger, wasabi

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Carving station
Salt-baked salmon
Garden vegetables, roasted potatoes, hollandaise sauce

Josper-grilled prime ribs
Garden vegetables, roasted potatoes, red wine jus, Dijon mustard

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Assortments
Cold cuts
Saucisson, chorizo, Kurobuta ham, mortadella ham with pickles, datterini tomatoes

Farm cheeses
Grapes, dried fruits, chutney, crackers

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Dessert
Double chocolate parfait 
Ispahan profiteroles
Yuzu meringue tarts
Earl grey and pear macaroons
Banoffee pies
Pandan teacakes
Caramel walnut blondies 

Keep it pouring: Sommelier selection
2019 Chablis, Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Daniel-Etienne Defaix
2021 Albariño, Pazo Señorans
2021 Riesling, Eden Valley, Vickery

2020 Two Paddocks, Picnic Pinot Noir
2018 Côtes-du-Rhône, Vieilles Vignes, Clos du Mont Olivet
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Catena, Bodega Catena Zapata

Keep it pouring: Cocktail station
Bloody Mary
Mimosa


Shaw + Smith single-vineyard vertical with Michael Hill-Smith MW

Friday 7th October 2022

Vertical tastings are an invaluable way of understanding terroir and experiencing how wine evolves. With this single-vineyard tasting of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz, we have a great opportunity to examine these elements at a top quality level. We will be accompanied by Michael Hill-Smith, co-founder of Shaw + Smith, Australia’s first Master of Wine and one of the most knowledgeable and thoughtful experts in the world of wine.

The wines that will be tasted:

2019 Riesling, Kabinett, Graacher Himmelreich,

2019 Shaw + Smith, Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills
2018 Shaw + Smith, Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills
2017 Shaw + Smith, Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills

2019 Shaw + Smith, Lenswood Vineyard Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills
2018 Shaw + Smith, Lenswood Vineyard Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills

2018 Shaw + Smith, Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz, Adelaide Hills
2016 Shaw + Smith, Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz, Adelaide Hills
2013 Shaw + Smith, Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz, Adelaide Hills


Coonawarra past and present, with Wynns Winemaker Sarah Pidgeon

Saturday 8th October 2022

The estate that put Coonawarra on the map is none other than Wynns. Known for distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz that is attributed to the region’s famously iron-rich Terra Rossa soils, Wynns has defined the expression of Coonawarra – as we will discover in this exclusive vertical tasting.

Wynns Estate winemaker Sarah Pidgeon will draw from a deep well of modern winemaking experience to explain how the historical, geological, and climatic features manifest in the wines we will be tasting.

The wines that will be tasted:

2019 Wynns Old Vines/Black Label Shiraz
2010 Wynns Old Vines/Black Label Shiraz
2018 Wynns Michael Shiraz
2005 Wynns Michael Shiraz
2019 Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
2019 Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon


Pertaringa Estate: the Hardy family legacy with CEO Richard Dolan

Friday 14th October 2022

In 1980, Geoff Hardy, a direct descendant of Thomas Hardy, the “Father of the South Australian wine industry”, established Pertaringa wines. Now made by Geoff’s daughter Bec, Pertaringa goes from strength to strength with a range of exuberant yet classic wines from McLaren Vale. Join Bec’s husband, CEO and co-owner Richard Dolan, as he guides us through some of Pertaringa’s finest bottles, celebrating both the past and the present of South Australian winemaking.

The wines that will be tasted:

2019 Stage Left Merlot
2019 Understudy Cabernet Sauvignon
2019 Undercover Shiraz
2020 Two Gentlemen’s Grenache
2018 Over The Top Shiraz
2018 Rifle & Hunt Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 Yeoman Shiraz


Château Musar vertical with owner Ralph Hochar

Friday 21st October 2022

Few names that have beaten the odds and captured the world’s attention as much as Château Musar. Established north of Lebanon’s capital Beirut in 1930, Château Musar is one of the few Middle Eastern producers to garner a spot in the international leagues of wine icons. Third-generation owner Ralph Hochar will be hosting this spectacular vertical to demonstrate how Château Musar has not only stood the test of time, but the trials and tribulations of war in Lebanon, to produce a consistently charismatic wine.

The wines that will be tasted:

2014 Château Musar blanc
2016 Château Musar rouge
2015 Château Musar rouge
2000 Château Musar rouge
1998 Château Musar rouge
1978 Château Musar rouge


Complete Vertical of Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill, 1975-2013 – World First

Saturday 19th November 2022

The prestige cuvée of Pol Roger, named in honour of Sir Winston Churchill, has been released 20 times since the inaugural 1975 vintage. This tasting gathers every vintage up to and including the latest release from 2013 for an exclusive tasting hosted be Hubert de Billy, the great-great-grandson of Pol Roger himself. Join us to taste a complete history of one of champagne’s most iconic names – truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

We will taste:

2013 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill (magnum) 
2012 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill (magnum)
2009 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill (magnum)
2008 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill (magnum)
2006 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill (magnum)
2004 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill (magnum)
2002 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill
2000 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill
1999 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill (magnum)
1998 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill (magnum)
1996 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill
1995 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill
1993 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill
1990 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill
1988 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill (magnum)
1986 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill (magnum)
1985 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill
1982 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill
1979 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill (magnum)
1975 Pol Roger, Sir Winston Churchill (magnum)


Winemaker dinner with Omri Ram: Château Lafleur and friends

Starts Saturday 22nd November 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 and wine list:

Caviar sandwich 
Brown bread, smoked salmon, Oscietra caviar 2020 Blanc, Château Grand Village 

Langoustine beignet 
Aged balsamic, cherry tomatoes2020 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 jus2019 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.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Starts Tuesday 18th October 2022

WSET courses are widely acknowledged as the global standard in wine education. This course will take you through the wide world of wine, covering everything from vine-growing and winemaking, taking in all the major wine styles of the world. The course will be tutored by our resident Master of Wine Richard Hemming; Cellarmaster and WSET Diploma holder Matt Ayre; and Sean Ou from The Beverage Clique. Throughout the course, we will taste at least 50 classic examples from our extensive list. For full details on the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines, please click here.

This course consists of four sessions of four hours each, plus an examination of one hour. Please note that an additional 11 hours of private study is recommended to pass. The fee covers all wines, course materials, classroom time, examination and certification.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Sessions

Session 1: Tuesday 18 October, 18:30 – 22:30
Session 2: Tuesday 25 October, 18:30 – 22:30
Session 3: Tuesday 1 November, 18:30 – 22:30
Session 4: Tuesday 8 November, 18:30 – 22:30
No session on Tue 15 November
Session 5: Tuesday 22 November (Examination), 18:30-20:30


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

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