67 Pall Mall Singapore, the Singapore offshoot of the iconic London members-only wine club 67 Pall Mall, officially opened in February this year.
1,000 wines by the glass.
That’s what 67 Pall Mall Singapore members can look forward to – among other benefits – now that the private members-only wine club has finally flung its doors open. The wine club, occupying the Shaw Centre penthouse in the heart of Singapore’s premier Orchard Road shopping district, promises to be the most expansive wine destination in the Republic. Formerly the private residence of Tan Sri Dr Runme Shaw – the late chairman and founder of Shaw Organisation – today the sprawling 15,000 square-foot space is a new marquee destination for wine lovers in Singapore and the world.
First announced in early 2020, the 67 Pall Mall Singapore was originally slated to be open by the third quarter of 2020. But the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic halted Singapore’s construction sector, putting paid to those optimistic plans. It’s then seen delay after delay of its multi-million dollar refurbishment as various restrictions continued to grip the state due to the raging epidemic.
Until now. 67 Pall Mall Singapore opened its doors to member previews for most of February, and 67 Pall Mall’s Asian flagship finally declared itself officially open on 15 February.
“67 Pall Mall Singapore has been four years in the making since we started scouting for locations back in 2017,” says Grant Ashton, Founder and CEO of 67 Pall Mall. “Singapore’s vibrant culinary scene, love of wine and appetite for discovery has ensured a rapid growth of the wine scene here, which made it a natural choice for our first Asian flagship.”
With its formal opening, members have unfettered access to a collection of some 5,000 wines, of which 1,000 are offered by the glass. A soaring wine tower, reminiscent of the edifice in grand lobby bar ATLAS that holds its gin collection, takes pride of place in its main dining room. What’s particularly compelling about its expansive collection is that it not only includes many of the finest and rarest wines the world has to offer, its 15-strong sommelier team – put together by Richard Hemming MW and headed by Head Sommelier Roberto Duran – has also specially curated the collection for diversity and inclusiveness with the objective of making wine more affordable for members.
“It is an incredibly proud moment for us, opening a club in Singapore and presenting members with a list that represents all corners of the wine world. From the impossible-to-access Burgundian bottles to new, emerging winemakers deserving of a share of the limelight, our list (will captivate) our members,” says Richard Hemming MW.
67 Pall Mall Singapore’s main dining room will also host its own restaurant. Led by Head Chef Alex Zhu – who comes with a largess of experience from establishments such as The English House, DB Bistro and Au Jardin – the club restaurant offers all-day dining of signature dishes from its London flagship as well as Asian-inspired dishes.
The venue also houses a number of function and private rooms, easily convertible to host wine-related events. Apart from wine masterclasses, members can also expect themed wine dinners, explorative tastings, and casual socials. One of those rooms – previously Runme Shaw’s “naughty corner” – even hides a cocktail bar, along with a growing whisky collection.
“Singapore’s opening will pave the way to many more expansion plans in future, linking our Asian members to a global wine network, with our current clubs in London and Verbier, as well as future locations such as Beaune. With many more locations in the pipeline, members have numerous opportunities to explore and connect over their passion for wine, both in Singapore and around the world,” Ashton added.
Membership at 67 Pall Mall Singapore costs S$200 per month for Singapore residents, along with a S$2,400 joining fee. Lifetime membership comes in at S$250,000. For more information about 67 Pall Mall Singapore, visit www.67pallmall.com/the-singapore-club.
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