Monday, March 19, 2018

Wineknot - Sublime, Subliminal, Substance

Wine bars are aplenty in KL. What makes a wine bar better than the rest? 


If you want to speak of wine selection, thats a fair comment, but seriously, wine bars do not produce wine. Oh, you mean you have a skilled curator or sommelier ... (the latter is almost unnecessary unless you are talking about a 5 star or Michelin starred restaurant with an enormous selection to start with). 

What I am saying, getting a good variety of wines is not difficult, just peruse a few wine review magazines religiously, and try to stock up on those rated 85-88 or higher, further filtered by their prices (as most of wines consumed in wine bars has to be priced between RM150-400) ... just for show, include 10% of your selection of those between RM800-2,000... and you are on your way to becoming a more than decent wine bar. Another trick is to have very few of the first growth, aim for the second/third for value pricing.

Recently, I was introduced to Wineknot @ Taman Desa. To me, it probably is one of the top 3 places for wine. Better than that, the accompanying food are either good or excellent.


I like a place that not only provides the structure for a wine bar, put some wine there and call it a wine bar. Walk inside and you are instantly attracted by the ambience - its not the over the top "speakeasy lush designs" but rather very warm tones accented by the liberal usage of wood and dark hues. A lot of thought obviously went into the lighting, which was inviting and soothing.

While on design, I must applaud the way they laid out the place, they created walls which basically makes for plenty of nooks and corners for added privacy and seclusion.

All of that make you wish to linger at the place longer, more comfortable to have lengthy conversations.

SUBLIME - The Food, Oh The Food

Actually this place need not even be a wine bar cause the food is usually excellent. The owner is the cook and she creates unbelievably yummy dishes. Iberico is a frequent item, as reflected in the full name of the place. I loved the fried meehoon, to me its a 1 Micheline star dish.

Crispy duck confit

Iberico aglio oilio

Mapo tofu pasta

Matsuzaka beef

Iberico ribs

Iberico rendang with petai

These are just a few of the many more tantalising dishes.

Wineknot Wine & Iberico Kitchen
Address: Danau Business Centre, 9-0-10, Jalan 3/109f, Taman Danau Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours:  opens everyday, 3:30pm - 2am


bruno said...

Besides good wine and food,I missed the pictures of the beautiful girls.

I look back at a few of your previous articles,one regarding the bull or bear market.If my analysis is not wrong,I think that the market is already in the 5th and final wave and consolidating for a bigger correction,if not the big bear.A break of the previous low will confirm whether the market is headed to 20k or lower.If the Dow enters bear market territory,it might finally settled at 12-10k or even lower.

bruno said...

Today,March 22nd,the Dow plunged into correction territory,and again managed to regained some points to closed at 23958,down 724 pts but 3 pts above correction territory.

The last time the Dow entered correction territory was a few weeks ago.It regained some points to also closed above correction territory.It has since then regained some 2/3's of it's loses.Maybe 2/3's is around fib 62% correction.

If in Asian trading and markets do respond to the Dow plunging around 3%,then tomorrow's US markets will follow through and the close will be in correction territory.Do remember that 4 pts is not that big of a plunge.But if traders feel that the Dow is going to close in correction territory,there might be a selloff.

bruno said...

Guys,Sunday,New York Eastern time 7.00 pm CBS Sixty Minutes.

Stormy Daniel's interview by Anderson Cooper.

Could be a tell all by Stormy about her affairs with horndog Donald Trump.Maybe she will tell us how she spanked horndog Donald,with a supermarket tabloid with his face on it for being a dud in bed.

This is a very much publicized event with her lawyer on the cable TV talk shows,several times a day for the last two weeks.TV ratings sure will be high for this event as the rest of the world will be watching too.

bruno said...

Friday,March 23rd was a weird,really weird trading day.This type of attitude would not have happened,say ten years ago.QE has gotten into the heads of traders and investors that the feds will have their asses covered 24/7,366 days in a leap year.

I was on the screen watching when trading started in Asia.Dow futures was down around 150 pts.Asian markets were down.But the greenback was also down too.Currency traders were skeptical about the Dow going down the following US session,so they bid up the risk currencies.The currency traders were correct most of the time until after 2pm,2 hrs before the NY close.

The Dow was up over 100pts at the open,to up around around 200pts to down around 150pts at early afternoon.Before 2pm,the Dow was up more than 150pts and few minutes after 2pm,it was breakeven and than all the way,slow and steady to down over 420pts.Currencies gave up half of their gains,but they were still up for the day.But dollar bears better watch out.

The QE mentality is bought and stuck into the heads of traders.When the markets were correcting from the all time highs,especially after giving up more than a 1 thousand pts,big specs were pouring in.Now big specs are net long and commercials are finally net short.And the Dow is now officially in correction territory.And the traders net long are hoping that the feds will again come to their rescue,when the Dow plunges another 5k pts.

Traders and investors have to realized that this bull is almost ten years old.The longest bull in stock history.Usually when something like this happened,it will usually be followed by something of the same magnitude.Maybe Dow 5k-3k.Go relak on an easy chair,ponder and try to figure it out.

bruno said...

The stock and currency bulls came back with a vengence,bidding the Dow up almost 650 pts.The greenback also got socked.This is pretty unusual.

Okay,I was wrong on both.But to my satisfaction,at least I got one right.Stormy Daniels sure did say that she ordered horny Donald to drop his pants and spanked him multiple times with a tabloid with his face on it.

Stormy Daniels and his lawyer have outplayed Donald Trump and his lawyers at every turn.Finally,Donald Trump and his bully lawyers have met their match,got trounced by an adult actress named Stormy.Last time I checked,Donald Trump was covering like a dog at the corner of the bathroom.

bruno said...

In Out,In and Out Again,In and Out Again and In Again.Today the Dow was down over 600 pts,gained back some to end down around 560 pts.This time around,I think that the Dow is going to stay in correction territory for a while longer.If it bounces back to close above 23955 this week,I am going to close all my short S&P and short Comm dollars.And take a break from trading for the next four weeks.

The bear trap for stock bulls and USD bears have been sprung nicely and the nets are all full.The easiest path of no resistance now is to the downside.I might be wrong again,but I surely needed the four weeks of forced vacation.Happy trading.

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