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M Dining + Bar M’s sommelier Gigi Varua shares her list of the best wines available in the Philippines today.
Choosing the “best wine” can vary from person to person considering the differences in taste and preference.Gigi Varua, the sommelier at M Dining + Bar M in Makati, attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York. She ...
 
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Wine Club’s Mike Reyes brings in California wines that are lovable, approachable, and great with a steak dinner.
California wines get a bad rap for being “easy to drink.” Blame it on the torturously lovely weather, we suppose. That temperate sunshine paired with the delicately blowing Pacific breeze makes for happy, plump fruit, and its wines, as a result, end ...
 
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Sabor Bar De Vinos has an extensive collection of 365 varieties, one for each day of the year
At the ground floor of the Novotel Manila Hotel in Araneta Center, there used to be an unused space that was right beside its all-day dining outlet called Food Exchange. For a time, the space was turned into a playground for guests ...
 
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Pair those stellar dishes with the best wines the world has to offer. Tip: they don't always have to be the priciest ones on the list.
Two decades ago, most of drinking Manila thought a Riedel glass belonged in a laboratory while a Gewurztraminer was some high-powered machine gun from World War II. But these days, most local wine lovers have gotten acquainted with the finer points of ...
 
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Would you like a Ménage à Trois this evening?
What's in a wine name? Apparently a good story. Here are our favorites.  Casillero del DiabloWhat do you do when your wine is so good, your workers keep stealing it? Play on their superstitions, of course. Despite that fact that he kept his ...
 
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It’s all about the struggle.
For a grape to be good for winemaking it needs to struggle, really struggle. That’s the reason vineyards are typically situated on hills. When it rains, water seeps into the ground, and the vines’ root stocks burrow deeper into the soil to ...
 
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Insights from the #1 Philippine wine producer.
Fact is Filipinos aren’t wine drinkers. We’re more likely to buy into the local microbrew movement, sip Don Papa rum, or appreciate craft cocktails in hidden-away speakeasies. We, of course, appreciate the finer things, but there are a number of reasons why ...
 
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We talked to Silverado Vineyards GM Russ Weis, co-owned by Walt Disney's daughter.
When it comes to appreciating wine, it sometimes seems like knowing the right vocabulary and verbiage is what it takes to not completely embarrass yourself at a nice wine dinner or tasting. It’s not just sipping on a glass of wine–you need ...
 
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Cecile Mauricio of Chateau 1771 and Lemuria gives us some invaluable drinking advice.
So you’ve decided to splurge on dinner at a fancy restaurant. But even for the most seasoned foodies, the sight of a six-page wine list can be rather daunting. That’s why we’ve asked Cecile Mauricio, wine consultant at Chateau 1771 and food ...
 
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And make a second one happen.
A good first date unfolds around a bottle of wine. But from the snooty language to the myriad of regions, grapes, and producers, selecting a wine is daunting. So we called in an expert. Award-winning sommelier Helen Johannesen, owner of Helen's Wines ...
 
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The sommelier of two-Michelin-starred Acquerello, Raphael Santos, gives us tips on how to handle wine like a winner.
He never gave his parents problems—did well as a true-blue Atenean where he seems to have made friends with the entire student population. He didn't waste his Fordham education either; he graduated with a degree in Finance and did a stint in Wall ...
 
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The go-to tips for choosing the perfect bottle in any restaurant.
Everyone knows the feeling of being handed the wine list at a restaurant with the daunting task of choosing a bottle for a group of friends. In order to relish the opportunity (rather than wanting to slip under the table), Jennifer Raezer—creator ...
 
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BYOB...that's Bring Your Own Booze.
When we’re in the mood to wine and dine, which, let’s admit it, is pretty much all the time, nothing thrills us more than the freedom to sip our favorite vintage. Because the fact is, even the most refined wine lists don’t ...
 
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Whether you’re a wine newbie or a connoisseur, you’ll want to make this class your Sunday habit.
Most people go to Spiral at Sofitel for its legendary buffets, but their wine appreciation class is well worth the journey as well. After a hard week at the office, sipping fine wines and nibbling on canapés is a great way to ...
 
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Swine and dine on the finest cuts of the Iberian pig at Manila's first jamoneria.
In the prairie-like countryside called the dehesa in Spain, the black Iberian pig lives a good, albeit short life. For the first 10 months, they are farm-fed cereals and corn, then they are released to the fields in the phase known as ...
 
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Is there anything that represents the best of French wine-making better than a fine Bordeaux? The Sofitel Philippine Plaza says there are none.
Bordeaux is a serious wine for serious drinkers. Whether from the traditionally powerful Left Bank of the Gironde estuary, or from the more approachable Right Bank, the wines from the Bordeaux region have dominated the global imagination (and global trade) for centuries, ...
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