At Bali’s trendsetter of wine bar, every sip you take allows you to discover the secret of the world’s fine wine.
A lot of versions talking the founder of wine, but none knows the correct one. Vitis Vinifera is known as the vine that can be processed for the wine. Historically, Persians, Egyptians and Greeks have already consumed wine since the first epoch of the age. Gradually, as the time witnessed the development of human culture, wine drinking habit spread to Spanish, Italy, Germany and other European countries before eventually the habit springs up in the region of Africa and Asia, including Indonesia.
Not just a drink, wine nowadays has evolved into a part of lifestyle. A perfect match to be paired during a dinner or other occasions, the tradition of sipping wine has had a long journey.
The tradition of social drink is now starting to chop the urban lifestyle of Indonesia, including Bali. This phenomenon has led to the emergence of the existence of bars and cafes, particularly those that put wine selections on their menu. The newish and one of the hippest and happening venues to indulge in wine sipping on the island of gods is Sip Wine Bar.
Perfected to serve its patrons at best, the Sip’s concept is to deliver an outstanding hospitality while serving high-quality of meals and an array of the bar’s extraordinary wines on the menu.
Set up in a fun comfortable atmosphere, the bar is a great venue to spend your spare time. Greeted by professional staff, every patron will find his or herself being treated distinguishingly from the moment he or she steps into the bar. With the happy smile and friendly attitude, the staff really understand how to serve their guests.
The top-notch service being delivered to patrons is indeed of great importance as Sip has put an extensive range of wine varieties on the menu, which are dedicated for not only wine aficionados but also wine novices.
Wine aficionado guests will find Sip homey with its rich selections that reflect the guests’ passion for good wine. Alike, Sip is a fitting place for those beginners. The more exciting thing is that the waitresses will happily guide beginners on how to enjoy drinking wine.
Sip’s wine list is divided into three categories; Easy Going Wine, The Sommelier’s Corner and The Wine Climax.
Beginners can try wine in “Easy Going Wine” category. Usually served lightly, this category is intentionally provided for wine novices. Serving excellent value of wines, patrons are guided into exploring how wine should be tasted. Wine will not be felt in the mouth. Wine is delicious and does not require gargling.
Meanwhile, the higher level of wine lovers can indulge themselves at “The Sommelier’s Corner. On this higher level category, you can taste hard-to-find Châteaux and intriguing New World wines.
Wine aficionados will love the bar’s Wine Climax where the menu allows visitors to have rare bottles from the Old and the New World including magnums.
Sip Wine Bar also provides various types of wine come from different countries. Among them are French wines, which are known as the best wine due to the country’s fertile land, white wine from the Old World, Loire and Burgundy, as well as wines from Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Chili and Germany.
To spoil its guests, Sip Wine Bar management offers a program called The Order of the Wine Sock. Held on Tuesdays, visitors can enjoy the program, which is basically ‘all about guessing types of wine. For those who succeed in guessing the wine will get the first bottle for free. And for those who fail will instead get 25 per cent discount. What an attractive program!
Furthermore, wine lovers coming to Sip not only can enjoy their drink but also join wine clubs or groups. Truly that Sip is a venue for those appreciating wine as a part of lifestyle, not merely to get them intoxicated.
Besides wine, Sip puts a good attention on delicious food where French cuisine is their trade mark. Visitors can find an array of French meals on the menu comparable with or some will agree that the Sip’s authentic French cuisines are better than those being served at a five-star hotel.
French Executive Chef Patrick Chauchereau will get you into a romantic nuance with his authentic French brasserie-like dishes such as Escargots in garlic butter, French Onion Soup, Home-made Patés and Terrine of Foie Grass Maison.
For main courses, the following are worth a try; Tête de Veau Ravigotte (boiled calf’s head and calf’s tongue in Ravigotte sauce), Sautéed Calf’s Kidneys, Hachis Parmentier (minced oxtail Bourguignon with red wine and mashed potatoes au gratin), Steak Tartare, Duck Breast from Barbarie, Roasted Salmon Unilateral, Grilled Australian Rib Eye Steak and the phenomenal Black Pepper Steak.
Paired with fine wine, enjoying the authentic French food in a cozy ambience while being served in high-quality service, is truly a remarkable experience. It is at Sip Wine Bar that the beautiful panorama of Bali and its rich culture blend with the amenities of best selections of wine and luscious French.
Sip Wine Bar
Seminyak Street No. 16A
Kuta 80361 – Bali
Phone: (0361) 730 810
Published in the 5th edition of PMR Magazine S’pore, September 2009.