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Curiosity kills the cat - CALIMOCHO @ THE WINE SHOP Penang

Curiosity kills the cat? Why? Cause I tried this cola called curiosity cola from Fentimans once and now I am hooked for life. Some time ago I was invited to try this drink called Calimocho at The Wine Shop in Penang. For those who do not know what it is, it's actually a mixture of wine and cola in equal proportion served with ice in it. The blend? Perfect and not to mention best drink on a hot warm day. Not too sweet, not too alcoholic. I was wondering why they didn't bring this to Penang much earlier.



The cola used was imported all the way from the UK by Exclusivetea Sdn Bhd. What makes it one of a kind is that Curiosity Cola from Fentimans was botanically brewed. The taste is not as sweet as any other cola in the market but it brings back memories of those cola candy I once had when I was still a kid.


We were also served The Wine Shop's famous dishes, oven fresh "vegetarian pizza"


Best wine pairing "Cheese Platter"


and juicy and tender "Bacon roll"


Back to the Calimocho drink I was talking about. It's actually an equal mixture of Autorita Merlot of Chile and also Curiosity Cola from Fentimans.


Calimocho or Kalimotxo originates from Spain and was prepared by Spanish youths during traditional "Botellon" parties.


Being a wine lover, I have never tasted something like this before. I have tasted Hard liquor mixed with cola, wine mixed with berries but never this. The experience has got me hooked up somehow. It could be the taste of the mix or just the cola that brings back fond memories of yesteryear.


The Wine Shop is a shop with 2 floors. Best for social and private gathering or even just when you need a sip of wine alone with a book. The environment is not too noisy and more of a high class environment.


The amount and choice of hams and salamis could put any of the supermarket to shame.


Not to mention CHEESE!!! What better food to pair with wines other than cheese eh? The armada of imported cheese is humongous. Even some of the cheese that I have long sought after could be found here.

Their cellar like interior does definitely gives you the comfort while sipping your favourite glass of Merlot..

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