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The 8 Best Wine, Dine and Art Events in Singapore, October 2016

Looks like our livers will take a beating this month.

01. Tippling Club’s Revamped Menu

  • Campfire

Tippling Club’s new head bartender, Joe Schofield, has been busy concocting the Sensorium Menu – a programme with drinks that are essentially brewed to smell great. Think getting a noseful of “leather” or “campfire” (smoky or kerosene-laden, we wonder) before the liquid touches your lips – which affects what flavours you get out of the tipple. Sounds like a gamble – but with a co-conspirator like inventive chef Ryan Clift, we expect it to deliver.

Tippling Club; Tanjong Pagar Road, Tel: 6475-2217.

2. Fat Cow Sake Dinner

06 Oct 2016, 7.00pm

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The Fat Cow hits five, and they’re celebrating with a 5-courser paired with  premium sake. Chef Fukashi Adachi will serve up flounder sashimi and wagyu beef two ways, while Mr Hayato Hishinuma, an SSI-certified master sake and shochu advisor. We’d list the full names of the sake labels, but our Japanese is poor, so look it up here

Fat Cow; Camden Medical Centre #01-01, 1 Orchard Boulevard. Tel: 6735-0308.

3. Wine Discovery Weekend Walkabout Tasting

15 Oct 2016, 11.00 a.m.

  • Last year's walkabout - this year in air-conditioned premises.
The anchor event of Wine Discovery Weekend is its Walkabout Tasting that will be held at APS Lifestyle Gallery (off Martin Road) this year.  More than 100 wine labels from over 40 wineries will be represented, and there will be three themed masterclasses open to all attendees. If you like what you’ve tasted, check out their website for paired dinners at award-winning restaurants such as Shisen Hanten and Cherry Garden.

APS Lifestyle Gallery, 9 Muthuraman Chetty Road. Reserve here.

4. Art World Forum

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18 Oct 2016

If you’re into collecting art, then you’ll know how tricky markets can be. The inaugural Art World Forum, a full-day conference that’s a collection of presentations and panel discussions by leading art experts and investors, is an initiative aimed at demystifying the scene. For a first run, it’s secured seasoned speakers from the likes of Petraeus Group and Deloitte, which lend it credence. Ticketing and more information at their website.

Art World Forum; St. Regis Hotel, 29 Tanglin Road.

5. Matter of Taste by Robert Parker Wine Advocate

22 Oct 2016, 11.00 a.m.

The third instalment of Matter of Taste in Singapore featues over 150 iconic wines rated 90 points and above – and there are even some 100-point wines in the mix this year (a first). Comes with a 1-year subscription to the RP website to boot.

Matter of Taste;  The Gallery at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road. Tel 6378-1234

 

6. Perspectives Film Fest

27-30 Oct 2016

Perspectives Film Festival: Breakthroughs in Cinema returns for the ninth year with a curated line up of seven films to the theme ‘surrealism’. Four are Singapore premieres while two others debut in Singapore for the first time

Image gallery accompanied by movie synopses:

  • DAISIES

    Dir. Vêra Chytilová
    1966 | Czechoslovakia | Comedy/Experimental | 74 mins | DCP | In Czech with English subtitles PG13 (Brief Nudity)
    Singapore Premiere

    A blonde and a brunette on the cusp of pubescence decide that since the world is going bad, they will “go bad” as well. Daisies cemented director Vêra Chytilová’s place as a prominent female filmmaker amongst pioneers of the Czech New Wave. Critics saw the film as an audacious examination of gender identity within the then-restrictive Communist Czechoslovakia, while Czech authorities only saw its political undertones, and promptly banned it for a year upon its completion.

    Won the Grand Prix (Belgian Film Critics Association, 1969)

    Image courtesy of NFA

Tickets and more information at their website.

7. Sake Appreciation Singapore

28 Oct 2016, 6.30pm

The second edition of the one-night-only Sake Appreciation Singapore will be held at Fairmont Singapore this year, bringing with it more than 100 types of sake from 20-odd Japanese breweries. Last year’s affair was well-attended but not so well-stocked; happy sake lovers wandered the aisles sampling freely and snapping up multiple bottles for a song, but that only goes to show how stellar the goods were. Don’t miss out on this year’s expanded list of participants.

Sake Appreciation Singapore; Stamford Ballroom @ Fairmont Singapore. RSVP to Ying Wai Lam (lam@wattention.com).

8. WINE FIESTA

20 TO 23 OCT 2016

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This year’s Wine Fiesta, presented by The Straits Wine Company, will be back at Clifford Square (beside The Fullerton Bay Hotel). Savour 350 wines and meet 70 global winemakers at this event, which will celebrate sustainability with the theme “Rising Roots”. Touted as Singapore’s largest annual outdoor wine festival, Wine Fiesta 2016 will focus on natural wines, in particular four unique natural wine producers from the up and coming Basket Range region in Adelaide Hills. You will also get to enjoy food by seven Singapore-based chefs including Rishi Naleendra from Cheek by Jowl, Dave Pynt from Burnt Ends, Michael Lewis from Tin Hill Social, Wanthana Nikonsaen from Tamarind Hill, and Petrina Loh from Morsels.

Tickets are available through SISTIC and all 10 Strait Wine Company retail stores island-wide.