It’s quite difficult to resist the charm of a good glass of wine, whether you want to uncork some good times with loved ones or simply pamper your senses. Whatever your motive stems from, these are impeccable bars where you can wrap your fingers around a goblet and relish some superb vintages.
Viña del Rey
‘Vineyard of the kings’ is what the name Viña del Rey refers to, giving one a good inkling of the sort of experience to be had here. With a modern-yet-rustic design influenced heavily by the vineyard tasting chambers across South America and Spain, this wine lounge possesses on its list a heady supply of names that originate from established winemaking corners of the globe.
Savour your pick – or picks if you take their ‘Three, Six, Nine’ wine plan where you can sample different wines by the glass for an exclusive price – along with some small or big meals on the menu.
Viña del Rey
WHERE G-1, Nexus Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur
TEL 03 2242 2878
It’s rather an unusual inception story for La Cave – Donnie Maclary and Flo Raymond, two rugby chums, got together one day and decided they wanted to open a wine bar. They didn’t do it just because they could though, it’s because the two mates are ardent appreciators of great wine, and it’s their desire to bring others into this loop of wine affection.
Old world or new, budget-friendly or top-dollar, there are almost too many bottles to count at this Telawi establishment. Find one or two to pair with some appetising bites, and enjoy them all in the cosy, warm setting.
WHERE 7, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
TEL 03 2201 1884
This progressive Japanese restaurant-cum-bar in DC Mall may evoke thoughts that its alcohol offerings are all about saké, but a glance at its packed wine list is enough to tell you that classic wine lovers will be rather spoilt here too.
Constructed on a foundation of terroir and balance, the bottles in Kikubari’s cellar hail from traditional wine regions, chiefly European staples such as France, Italy and Spain. From the array of vintages, veteran sommeliers select the perfect bottle to match your taste partialities, and compliment anything you fancy off the kitchen’s portfolio.
WHERE L3-01A, DC Mall, Kuala Lumpur
WHEN 6.30pm-12am (Mon-Sat)
TEL 03 2011 8200