Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 20, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar (www.YatsRestaurant.com) were put to task to find a good wine to pair with Braised Beef Brisket noodle. The two finalists were a 1990 Le Corton and 1985 Corton-Charlemagne white wine, all courtesy of Yats Wine Cellars (www.YatsWineCellars.com). Here are the results.
The 1985 Corton-Charlemagne was very vigorous but fresh and it fared well with the noodle and the beef stock from the brisket. However with the beef brisket, it didn’t stand a prayer and just disappeared into total obscurity. The 1990 Le Corton – a Grand Cru from Burgundy – was nearly a perfect match. By the way Burgundy has its own famous version of braised beef which is of course the ubiquitous Boeuf Bourguignon. So the pairing was nothing new.
The fat content and the consistency of the braised beef require a slightly more weighty wine. Although the Burgundy worked very well, it is possible that a younger Burgundy from a ripe year like 1996, 1999 and 2003 might do better. Holding that thought a moment longer, one might want to try a Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley but preferably from a cooler year with a lower alcohol level of say 13%, which is not easy to find in New-world regions.
Yats also operates a fine-dining wine restaurant called Yats Restaruant and Wine Bar in Clark Philippines www.YatsRestaurant.com. It is located inside the Mimosa Leisure Estate which also houses a 36-hole championship golf club called Mimosa Golf, as well as a casino. Clark is packed with action, so wine shopping aside, there are other meaningful things to spend your time. Yats Restaurant is certainly an international outfit. The chef is from London and the maitre 'd is from Holland and they can cook up all sorts of gourmet meals.
To get more information about Clark Wine Center or other establishments mentioned here, email Wine@Yats-International.com. The trip from Shanghai is not exactly short but with hundreds of tourists heading down there with plans to purchase vintage wines to bring home, there's got to be some magic in that 2-storey wine shop.
Public wine tastings are held from time to time in Clark and sometimes in Manila. Tickets range from p500 to p1500 for these themed events that are professionally run –no wine merchants sponsorship, pushy salesmen or tacky banners to ruin the evening. Each ticket contains a certain number of stubs that you can redeem for a tasting pour of a wine of your choice among those on a line-up. Very often, the lineup contains wines that are quite old and expensive. This makes YATS Wine Tasting events the most cost-effective venue to explore new options and expand our knowledge of wine through first-hand encounters.
Wine Seminars have been conducted in the past and may be offered from time to time. These seminars deal with intermediate to advanced subject matters that are aimed at providing useful and practical knowledge for the wine enthusiasts. Topics are focused and treatment, in depth. Most seminars include a guided tasting session after the lecture.
Wine-paired dinners are organized either at Y A T S Restaurant in Clark or in collaboration with other restaurants and organizers. Unlike wine dinners organized by a wine merchant, the wines in Yats wine dinners are not confined to a narrow range of selections. Yats Wine Shops do not need to “push” a narrow range of products like Chilean or Australian wines for example.
Sister company Y A T S Restaurant and Wine Lounge is one of most wine-sensitive fine-dining establishments in Asia. B Y O (Bring Your Own) Wine evenings occur regularly for wine enthusiasts to enjoy their recent finds over a gourmet meal specially crafted to be wine friendly. The wine list of YATS Restaurant is equally impressive and satisfying to the hard-to-please. Mark-up is small and that makes it the friendliest wine restaurant in Asia.
Clark Wine Center
MA Roxas Ave corner A Bonifacio Ave, Clark Freeport, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
(632) 6375019 0922-870-5173 0916-542-6602
Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Philippines Stock Exchange Center (Tektite)
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Metro Manila, Philippines
(632) 637-5019 · 0922-870-5173 0916-542-6602