Carmen knows best
Located next door and linked to The Whisky Bar, Carmen’s Vinothek is another project by the Werner group. Named after Werner’s wine sommelier, Carmen, ‘Vinothek’ is a German word meaning wine library. The venue’s concept allows patrons to try different types of wines in small quantities rather than by the bottle. Carmen’s Vinothek offers over 600 labels of both Old and New World wines including those from France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa and even Lebanon, so there’s plenty to try before committing to one. Kind of like speed-dating for wine lovers…
Wine is served in portions of 25ml, 75ml and 150ml. 4 Vino Tech units are set up to let you taste 32 varieties of rare wines by the glass from different region. They are operated using a magnetic strip card (similar to a hotel’s room key) which can be obtained at the bar. The cards are configured for pre-payment, but can also record purchases like a debit card. Wine labels in the Vino Tech units are replaced once a month to make sure the supply is fresh and varied. Wine trivia comes by way of a Mystery Bottle. If you are the closest to guess the wine’s origins you get to take a bottle home. Food is non-halal. The signature dish is the Oyster Rockefeller. Other favourites include the Oyster Kilpatrick, French and Spanish Cheese, and Iberico and Serrano Ham. You can also order selected items from Werner Kuhn’s affiliated outlets (Werner’s, The Whiskey Bar, El Cerdo) on Changkat Bukit Bintang.
48, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
5pm-1am from Sunday-Monday, 5pm-3am on Fridays & Saturdays
Outdoor parking around the area range from RM5-RM10
Wine connoisseurs and those who want to develop an appreciation of wine
5pm - 9pm daily. Buy 1 bottle of wine & get another for free. ‘Sunday School’ is a special luncheon that promotes rare whiskeys and wines, hosted here at Carmen’s & next door at The Whisky Bar late afternoons every Sun