Got an invite to cover the launch of a new wine line in both Grand Magherita Hotel and Riverside Hotel. To be honest, I have no idea how do you rate ‘good wine’ and ‘ordinary wine’, and I do not fancy wine at all. I’d prefer liquor, followed by beer, and wine will be last on my list. In fact, I have a personal view that wine is for the ladies because it is ‘less powerful’ compared to beer and liquor.
I couldn’t be more wrong because a sip of Lapostolle Cassa Chardonnay Vinatage from Chile proved that wine is ‘strong’. Strong enough to make you drunk like what you see on TV. Yep, as drunk as depicted in TV series like Gossip Girl where they’d get wasted over a bottle of wine, and end up sleeping together doing those errmm…. you know lah…
Well, the Winning Wine event was held at the Rajang Lobby Lounge at Grand Margherita Hotel, and I can say I am amazed with the lounge. Given the location and ambiance, it’s one of the best places you could choose to have a glass of wine while chilling away, taking a sneak peak at what other guest are doing. At night, they’ll be a live band performing. Rajang Lobby Lounge just entered the ‘good places to chill out‘ in my list. Seems like Starbucks is loosing foothold in my list 😛
Ahhh.. three paragraphs, and still little about the Winning Wine event. Okay, I’d better start now.
Basically, the event organizers also brought in W.K. Chong, a wine expert from Riche Monde, Kuala Lumpur to tell us what’s so beautiful and fantastic about the new line of wine. Being a novice in wine. Okay-lah.. being some sort of an idiot when it comes to wine, I failed to understand what he was describing. Nonetheless, I followed his suggestions in pairing certain types of wine such as the Chandon Shiraz Vintage with the meat/beef and, what do you know… A taste I like!!
More suggestions popped out of Chong’s mouth, and I dully followed them. Some were not to my taste, but some were pleasing enough for me to have seconds.
To be honest, no matter what I say about how the wine taste, and how the pairing of wine and food taste, it still falls back to the person whom is going to drink the wine. So, don’t take my word about how delightful the wine was, but head on to the Rajang Lobby Lounge, or the Club (located at Riverside Majestic) to indulge yourself in some wine tasting yourself. All this wine talk however does make me feel like speaking French.. “Au Revoir??” Okay, I have no idea what that just meant.