Simply The Best
Grace Lim | 14 Jul 2017 00:30

Good things are meant to be shared, and you can do a whole lot of sharing at this unique shop in an up-and-coming neighbourhood in Tropicana. Opened in March this year, Cellar Eighteen is already known for its premium offerings.

Located in Tropicana Avenue, Cellar Eighteen can be found along a bustling commercial street and is distinguished by a simple wooden façade with wide glass windows that reveal rows upon rows of wine bottles. Past its sturdy doors and you are greeted by two distinctive but complementing sections sitting side-by-side.

On one side is Ingrained by Ironwoods, the F&B arm of Borneo Harvest founded by brothers Charles Devan and Patrick Devendran. Borneo Harvest imports premium foods from Europe, especially smoked seafood and teas.

Right opposite is a wine and spirits section operated by Loh Teck Wei, son of the founder of Tong Woh Enterprise, a famous wine retailer in Petaling Jaya which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year. A certified wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators USA, Sebastian Chen, is present to offer his recommendations on the selection of wine and spirits. Chen is also a certified whisky ambassador from the UK.

Cellar Eighteen is the umbrella name for both outlets. Its establishment is due to the perfect timing of the partners’ meeting. Loh was looking to expand Tong Woh’s business while Charles was toying with the idea of opening his own café. They decided to combine forces and open Cellar Eighteen.



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