Top Tipples: Glenfiddich whiskey-infused mooncakes, Wine Lust festivities


Wine lovers will have plenty to enjoy over the next three weeks, thanks to the return of the Wine Lust festival organized by 1-Group, which has bars and restaurants across the island.

Highlights include an Argentinian wine tasting event ($38++ per person) at the Atico Lounge in Ion Orchard on August 24. Guests can taste more than 20 wines from the South American nation, which ranks in the top 10 of the greatest wines in the world. producers.

For those interested in learning more about wine from a master sommelier, The Summerhouse at Seletar is hosting a French Wine Masterclass ($48++ per person) on September 4 with Hugues Mangot of local retailer Crystal Wines.

The restaurant, which offers farm-to-table French cuisine, has also teamed up with the wine shop to offer a four-course dinner with wine pairings ($128++) daily until September 10.

Botanico at the Botanic Gardens also hosted a five-course wine pairing dinner ($128++) on August 25, featuring selections from Australia’s Maxwell Wines alongside dishes like seared black cod with broccolini and rutabaga puree.

The bistro is also highlighting the 2017 Petra Zingari Toscana red blend (16++ for the glass, 75++ for the bottle) as the special wine of the month until September 10.

Information: Head to this website and check out the Wine Lust Journey tab for the full list of wine pairing dinners and other restaurant offerings, and Wine Lust Events for information on one-time events such as masterclasses .

Cocktail and dessert pairings at Writers Bar


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