A rare vin­tage or a wine-based cock­tail

Time Out Malaysia Eating and Drinking Guide - - DRINKING -

As its name im­plies, this wine bar is a far cry from the rowdy wa­ter­ing holes of Changkat Bukit Bin­tang or TREC. Breathe easy know­ing you’ll have com­plete pri­vacy while nurs­ing your glass of wine and sidling up to that spe­cial some­one. Take our ad­vice and make a reser­va­tion to gain ac­cess to the pass­word of the week. Look out for a bright yel­low door some­where in Ta­man Tun and put your code to use.

With more than 200 wine la­bels from all four cor­ners of the globe, Pri­vate Room makes it a lit­tle tricky to pick your poi­son, which is why knowl­edge­able som­me­liers are al­ways ready to make rec­om­men­da­tions. Se­ri­ous col­lec­tors can in­quire after the rare vin­tages in the in­con­spic­u­ous chiller. Ex­pertly-cu­rated cheese boards and deep-fried fin­ger food serve as nib­bles while you swirl, sniff and sip your glass of wine. First floor, 48 Per­siaran Zaaba, TTDI, KL (019 334 6631/ fb.com/prttdi). Mon-Thu, 5pm1am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-2am. as the Pur­ple Venus

such Few other wine bars in town own Eno­matic Wine Dis­pensers, an elec­tronic de­vice that stores and dis­penses up to 16 wines at per­fectly reg­u­lated tem­per­a­tures. Wine en­thu­si­asts ei­ther love or loathe this bit of tech­nol­ogy, but if you ask us, it’s ge­nius – solo drinkers gain more op­tions (in­stead of be­ing rel­e­gated to house pours) and need not open a bot­tle and worry about wastage.

Of­ten likened to a li­brary for wine, Vin­try is lined with shelves of bot­tles from ev­ery imag­in­able wine-pro­duc­ing coun­try. The food menu too reads like a thick tome ded­i­cated to pork. Pair the grilled gourmet sausages with an aro­matic red or the tom yam pork belly pizza with a dry white. 130 Jalan Kasah, Medan Da­mansara, KL (03 2094 8262); Ground floor, Jaya 33, Jalan Se­man­gat, Sec­tion 13, PJ (03 7960 6737/ www.vin­try.com.my). (Medan Da­mansara) Mon-Sat, 3pm12mid­night; (Jaya 33) MonThu & Sun, 12noon-2.30pm, 5pm-12mid­night; Fri-Sat, 12noon-2.30pm, 5pm-2am.

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