Ever ran into a situation where you celebrate an occasion in a restaurant and only to be bill-shocked at the end of the meal just because you ordered a bottle of wine? Or having to cut back on an experience in a good class restaurant by skipping drinks because it will blow up the bill?
In Singapore, it can get really expensive to dine out once you add drinks to the repertoire of items you want to try. Even if price is of no issue, you may not get to enjoy the meal with your favourite wine. Robert Parker Wine Advocate (RPWA), a widely read consumers’ guide to fine wine, debuting a new programme called RP Benefits to solve this dilemma.
As a member of RP Benefits, you can bring your own bottle, wine or otherwise, at no corkage charge or at a discounted rate when dining at over 50 restaurants in Singapore. These includes Michelin-starred and Michelin-listed establishments like Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, The Corner House, Meta Restaurant and Labyrinth. According to RPWA, more establishments will be added to the list periodically.
RP Benefits offers the following:
- Bring-your-own-bottle privilege
- You can bring your personal, curated collection of wines to pair with your meal when dining at over 50 partnering restaurants. You can refer to the list of restaurants in the table below. Terms and conditions apply.
- Special promotions
- Other than being about to BYOB, the programme also includes exclusive offers at more than 70 restaurants and bars such as complimentary wine tasting experiences at leading wine merchants and wineries–up to 20% discount at renowned restaurants, complimentary wine pairings at Alma by Juan Amador and La Terre.
- Unique experiences
- At launch, about 20 restaurants will offer experiences like menu upgrades, a complimentary glass of wine or sake, kitchen tour or even a drink with the chef at the kitchen.
Sounds too good to be true? The caveat here is that you need to be a subscriber of Robert Parker Wine Advocate. For more details about signing up for a Personal Subscription (USD99/year), visit RobertParker.com. Once you become a member, you can redeem the benefits through the RP Benefits mobile application available on the Apple store and Google Play store.
|28 Wilkie||Domvs by Gabriel Frattini||Peach Blossoms|
|Aburiya @ Boat Quay||FOC Restaurant||Saint Pierre|
|Akanoya Robatayaki||FOC Sentosa||Salt Grill & Sky Bar|
|Akashi Japanese Restaurant||FOO’D by Davide Oldani||Senso Ristorante & Bar|
|Akira Back||Fleur De Sel Le Restaurant||Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro|
|Alati Divine Greek Cuisine||Grissini||Smoke & Mirrors|
|Alma by Juan Amador||Hashida Sushi Singapore||Stellar @ 1-Altitude|
|Aqua Luna||Kakure||Summer Pavilion|
|Artemis Grill||Ki-Sho||Tamashii Robataya|
|Blue Lotus – Chinese Eating House||La Terre||The Carvery|
|Bob’s Bar||La Ventana||The Corner House|
|Boruto||Labyrinth||The Kitchen at Bacchanalia|
|Braci||Lewin Terrace||The Knolls|
|Brasserie||Luka||The Other Room|
|Les Saveurs||[email protected]||The Palmary|
|Wine Merchants & Bars|
|Angra Wine & Spirits||Chateau Asia||Asia Wine Network|
|Bear in Boots||Il Marroneto||The Duke of Richmond Hotel|
|Bodegas Perica||La Costa Wine Co.||The Egerton House Hotel|
|Boedecker Cellars||Relais & Châteaux||The Lodge at Ashford Castle|
|Brengman Brothers||Residenz Heinz Winkler||The Milestone Hotel|
|Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat||Restaurant Akrame||The Montague on the Gardens|
|Château d’ Anglès||Restaurant St. Hubertus||The Old Government House, Hotel & Spa|
|Clearview Spirtis and Wines||Sojourn Cellars||The Oyster Box|
|Elderton Wines||Summer Lodge Country House Hotel||The Rubens at The Palace|
|En Garde Winery||Sun Tung Lok||The Twelve Apostles Hotel|
|Farr Vintners||The Acorn Inn||Thorn-Clarke Wines|
|Hotel D’Angleterre||The Chesterfield Mayfair||Town by Bryan Nagao|
|Hotel 41||The Chesterfield Palm Beach||Willamette Valley Vineyards|