September 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Yats Wine Cellars, Philippines leading wine supplier, held Champagne/Sparkling Wine Tasting in Makati's Upper East Restaurant on 23 Sep 2010, lauded by Manila wine lovers. Wine Shop in Manila packed the restaurant at p1500/ticket, with no sponsorship or wine salesmen allowed.
The wine tasting held on Thursday (23rd Sept) was a blast. The comparative tasting of five dramatically different styles of Champagne/Sparkling-wine changed the impression of many participants who were predisposed to Champagne being all alike except for price tags. It was a tad surprising that a good number of participants, including some regular Champagne drinkers tasted the German sparklers (called Sekt) for the first time. Inclusion of Italy’s Prosecco and Spain’s Cava helped to highlight the difference in the five Champagnes/Sparkling-Wines in the lineup, but it was the pink Rosé Sec from the Loire Valley that rocked the boat. Brut Champagne is more prevalent outside of Europe although Sec is actually a bit more food-friendly, especially for brunch.
Sharlene Golding, F&B director of AHA, arranged yet another delectable wine-friendly food accompaniment. As usual guests arrived as early as 5:30pm and reached full-blast by 7:30pm. Wine station closed at 10:30pm but the fun lasted past 11pm. Pouring size of 70ml didn’t leave anyone drunk although the general spirit was a little giddy but very convivial throughout the evening.
In these public wine tastings, there is no sponsor, promotional banner or sales agenda to irritate participants. It is all having an enjoyable time with wine as an “excuse” for wine enthusiasts to get to know a little bit more about wine. Many wine lovers got to meet a few new friends too.
These are some of the previous events:
1. Old-world wines vs. New-world wines;
2. Exploring older vintages wines (10, 15, 20, 25, 30 year-old);
3. Major Styles of White Wine (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Viognier);
4. New favorites of red wines (Malbec, Barbera, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir);
5. Different styles of Port Wine.