Our By The Glass series sees sommeliers and wine experts share some vinous inspiration for your next pour.
Dennis Chong is currently based at Eat and Cook, one of Tatler Dining's Top 20 Restaurants in Malaysia in 2022. However, he has worked for reputable restaurants around the city including DC Restaurant as well as restaurants under the Cinnamon Group, honing his skills as a sommelier.
Chong first took an interest in wines when he had the opportunity to oversee the wine cellar at Genting Club at Resorts World Genting. Since then, he has spent over 15 years in the industry, building his experience in curating award-winning wine lists. Here, Chong reveals the wines that have made an impression on him during his time as a sommelier and his choice of pours for various occasions.
An early (in your career) wine that made you go ‘Wow! I want to be a sommelier’
Château Lafite Rothschild 1989. It opened a whole new world of wines to me and that’s where I started my journey as a sommelier.