SINGAPORE WINE JOURNAL

A MARGARET RIVER WINE EVENT SPECIAL

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Margaret River is one of Australia's most renowned organic food & wine regions.

Pop Up Wine invited 40 wine lovers to learn more about this region of Western Australia during an intimate wine-tasting event. 

      
Set in the new uber-hip 'Common Man Stan' in the CBD, Arimia wine-maker, Dan Stocker of Arimia winery discussed his passion for organic wine and the joys and challenges of operating the Arimia vineyard and ‘farm' with the guests. 

 

Arimia is an award-winning organic vineyard, farm and wine producer located in the famous Margaret River region of Western Australia. The Arimia vineyard has been farmed organically since July 2016 and the winery practices a low intervention, organic method of winemaking. The vineyard is managed and the wines made by acclaimed winemaker and viticulturist Dan Stocker.

Arimia has one of Margaret River's most welcoming cellar doors and boutique accommodation.

Guests were offered Arimia Chef Evan Hayter’s delicious canapes using Arimia's own farm products. They tasted four Arimia's award-winning wines hand-selected by Dan. 



 

Wines tasted included:

 

Guest also had the chance to meet with Evan and discuss his approach to cooking using home-grown and local produce, including the seasonal ingredients grown in Arimia's own garden and farm. 

Singapore wine enthusiasts are invited to join Pop Up Wine’s wine events. Book online at Pop Up Wine!

 

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TOP BYO RESTAURANTS IN SINGAPORE

Singapore is an expensive city. The 4th most expensive on our planet according to CNBC and Mercer's 2016 Cost of Living Rankings.

So to help out, and after much agonising at Pop Up HQ - and several years of wallet-busting fine dining - here's what we - and our good mate, wine writer, Justin Teoh - consider 'The Best BYO Restaurants in Singapore'.

Dempsey Cookhouse

A Michelin-starred chef and outdoor dining at its best - Singapore style. A beautiful tropical garden and good service. Corkage is $50 per bottle, and they have been known to waive the corkage if you order a second bottle.

 Burnt Ends

With several Australians on our books, it’s perhaps unsurprising that this Modern Australian Barbeque restaurant was popular.  Corkage is $50 per bottle. 

Atout

A newcomer to the Dempsey restaurant scene, French restaurant Atout is making a mark on its iconic tropical setting - the old Petit Salut digs. An excellent French Bistro, charcuterie and wine bar. Corkage $50. 

Jaan

The Swisshotel’s 70th floor restaurant is as famous for its panoramic views as it is its excellent French cuisine.  They require a ransom of $100 per bottle, for corkage.

Otto Ristorante Italiano

One of the best Italian restaurants on the island, this recently relocated restaurant has corkage-free Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  On other days corkage is $30 per bottle.

Bistecca Tuscan Steak House

Superb steaks, and a superb - mostly Italian - winelist.  Busy each and every time we have visited.  Corkage is $50 per bottle.

The Cliff

An excellent Italian restaurant within beautiful Sofitel Hotel, Sentosa. An impressive wine list. Corkage ($50) permitted upon prior request.

Shinji by Kanesaka

Double Michelin star winning chef Shinji Kanesaka’s eatery is the finest Japanese restaurant on the island.  Corkage is $50 per bottle.

 

Several restaurants, including those in the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel, have proclaimed a complete ban on BYO, but many restaurants permit it - normally charging a “corkage” fee of $30 to $60 per bottle.  Some restaurants have a "buy one, bring one" policy.  A handful of restaurants offer invaluable corkage-free days.

 

James Hindle, Pop Up Wine 8/9/16

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