Accademia del Barolo – Auction & Truffle Dinner – Dec 3 – Gattopardo at Hotel Fort Canning Singapore
Barolo Auction Singapore

This has to be the ‘Wine Dinner of the Year’, both in theme and value. If you know your Barolo, $258 per person for this line up of top-of-the-line producers is ludicrously cheap – indeed one bottle of any of these wines would be more than the cost of the whole package and there are some excellent vintages being served up, most now unavailable in current markets. And there is there opportunity to bid for some even rarer wines. Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Alex Calabro
Alex Calabro - seconf from the right, with Giuseppe Mazzocolin, (middle) proprietor-winemaker of the legendary Chianti estate, Fattoria Felsina

(pronounced suh-mal-’yAy)

In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials charged with transportation of supplies. So what does a modern day Sommelier actually do? Well, Wikipedia outlines as such, “A sommelier or wine steward is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food matching. The most important work of a sommelier is in the areas of wine procurement, wine storage, wine cellar rotation, and expert service to wine consumers.” Read More >