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These wines won't embarrass you at your upcoming get-togethers.
We're sensing that you're about to attend a lot of parties in the upcoming months. We're going to skip the niceties and tell you to forget the casserole and just bring a bottle of wine. Wine is painless, effortless, and a bottle of three ...
 
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Where to go on your next evening out
While we love our tapas bars and their selections of wine, we also enjoy wine bars and lounges that put emphasis on places that put wine front and center. This unranked shortlist is of lounges across the city that offer the best wine experience, ...
 
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Experience wine harvested from the best set of cool-climate vineyards in Argentina.
The purpose of wine and food pairings is “to drink wine as wine was meant to be,” we are told at an LVMH-hosted dinner at Yu Lei in Okada Manila. This philosophy comes from wine history dating back to the 17th century, ...
 
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Keep these in mind the next time you enjoy a glass.
For the uninitiated, drinking wine can be intimidating, but really, it's an experience that should be enjoyed. Here are 10 etiquette tips when at a tasting or sharing a bottle of good wine.Put down the perfume, lotion, hair spray, or anything that's ...
 
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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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These watering holes will do more than quench your thirst with their happy hour offerings.
'Happy Hour' promotions offered by bars and lounges usually extend past a single hour, which fortunately give patrons more time to consume glass after glass of their favorite libation. In case you're in need of unlimited pick-me-ups, here are some of the ...
 
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This, plus other new developments in the world of Bordeaux wine.
When it comes to wine, the rules of service have always been very rigid.With the knowledge that temperature and other elements interrupt the structure of wine, it has always been drunk according to certain specifications—at a precise temperature, with particular glassware.  But ...
 
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Stephanie Zubiri Crespi's 'Feast With Me' contains all the secrets you need to create hearty, home-cooked meals to share with friends and family.
Food, travel, and lifestyle journalist and avid traveler, Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi has developed an undeniable talent for entertaining from an early age. In a passage in her first-ever book, Feast With Me, she recounts how she lived in an open house constantly filled ...
 
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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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At the best of times and during the worst of times, Château Musar has delivered.
While a bottle of Lebanese wine may be a novel concept for some, the country’s history of winemaking and its viticulture tradition in the northern Bekaa Valley dates back thousands of years. Just north of Bekaa, in Baalbek, are the telling ruins ...
 
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When one of the world’s oldest and finest wine merchants, Berry Bros. & Rudd, decides to set up shop in the Philippines, you know that it’s a good time for Manila’s wine enthusiasts.
Recently opened in Legazpi Village, Estate Wine is the exclusive partner to Berry Bros. & Rudd, the esteemed British wine merchant that has been owned and operated by the same families since 1698. A London-based British institution that has two royal warrants, ...
 
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California’s north coast is a winemaker’s paradise and a culinary traveler’s dream come true.
There are but a few enchanting places in the world such as the wine growing regions of California’s north coast. With its picturesque landscape of pure natural beauty and an unparalleled richness of terrain, coupled with a most enjoyable and temperate climate ...
 
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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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Great wine meets striking architecture at the Tuscan headquarters of Marchesi Antinori.
When visiting Chianti Classico, what could be the most well-known wine-producing region of Tuscany, it is easy to be captivated by the rolling terraced-hills filled with fields of sunflowers or by its carefully manicured vineyards that lay heavy with grapes. The setting, ...
 
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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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When money is no object, here are a few ideas on how to spend it.
1. 2012 Álvaro Palacios, L'ERMITA, PrioratP118,075As one of Spain’s most treasured wines, the masterpiece that is L'Ermita is worshipped and coveted by many. Made by Alvaro Palacios, this blend of grenache and cabernet sauvignon fruit is grown from very old vines (between ...
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