Yes, cheap wines are sold even in a convenience store but in reality, you can’t claim you know wines unless you get to experience the annual Grand Wine Experience in the Philippines.
Grand Wine Experience started with the turn of the century, now on its 15th year, it promises to bring you the greatest wine experience of your life. The event has
transformed from a humble gathering of wine enthusiasts into a monumental Mecca to which bon vivants, celebrities, dignitaries, top executives and members of high society make their annual pilgrimage.
A wine’s vintage speaks of more than just the year of harvest. It is, in essence, the headline of an article, the name of a painting, the title of a novel; one that alludes to a period of romance between the sun, rain, wind, earth and man; and tells the story of how a confluence of such disparate elements can, under just the right conditions, yield poetry in a bottle.
This year’s theme carries the word ‘Vintage’ , it brings more gravitas not just because it is hitting the 15th milestone year of the event, but also because the company behind the event is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Grander than Grand venue
The New Grand Ballroom, Marriott offers main ballroom which occupies 3,000 square meter can accommodate 4,000 guests for cocktails and 2,500 on a banquet set-up. Undoubtedly not an easy feat for the group but they sees it as a challenge worth taking.
They believe the time is ripe enough to open the show to an exponentially larger audience as they delicately hand-picked a greater number of wines and spirits to choose from compared to the already staggering line-ups from year’s past.
Scanning through the day’s menu made me salivate and wonder how much more overwhelming the actual event has to offer.
We started off with Lobster Gazpacho in basil oil paired with Janz Premium NV Cuvee.
The event will feature over 500 wines and spirits from the planet’s outstanding wineries and distilleries and will be complemented with sumptuous cuisine prepared by the talented Chefs of the Marriot Hotel headed by Chef Meik Brammer.
Wine enthusiast will be able to delight themselves to the brim with the excellent pairing of food and wine. This affair will also feature several hard liquors and International beers to complete your booze craving
To prepare you for the event, Here's a tutorial from Robert Ian Joseph.( video courtesy of #Launchverbatim).
Don’t miss out on this and head over to your nearest Ralph’s Wine store before tickets rans out.