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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Spanish wine and tapas at Sofitel Manila Wine Days this October 2016


Here's another Sofitel Wine Days for this month of October, I super love this session because its very relaxing when drinking some nice wine and also I love meeting new people, its one of the perks of this wine dinner, you can get to network with other people.

For this month, Sofitel Manila features the Spanish wine and tapas night, the wine session is a partnership with Gonzalez Byass Wines, its a kind of wine from Southern Spain, and you get to pair it with traditional Spanish tapas.

I haven't tried a Spanish wine, for me they are a much lighter and refreshing, perfect for our tropical weather.


Sofitel Wine Dinners are a monthly offering here at Sofitel Manila. If you want to be part of it and do taste some new wines, then just contact them via website www.sofitelmanila.com or call 632-832-6988 or email H6308-fb12@sofitel.com 


Im with my wife Lace and Im shock to see that she's more a heavy wine drinker than me. I think her body already evolved after a year of workout in the gym.

We know she has low alcohol tolerance, but at this Sofitel Wine Dinner, she drank more glasses than I am (today she drinks wine at home, and she can finish a bottle for 2 days)


Gonzalez Byass wines was founded in Jerez, Andalucia in Spain, the wine was established by the founder Manuel M. Gonzalez since 1835 and then today the wine making business is still managed by the 5th generation of the Gonzalez Family.

Featured Spanish wines are:

Tio Pepe Do Jerez Xeres Sherry
type: Fino

type: Oloroso

Villarnu Brut NV
type: 55% Macabeo, 40% Parellada, 5% Chardonay

Finca Constancia-Parcela 23
Type: 100% Tempranillo


Vinas del Vero Somotano Chardonay 2014

Beronia Rueda 2014
type: 100% Verdejo

Beronia Rosad0 2013
type: 100% Tempranillo

Beronia Crianza 2007
type: 85% Tempranillo, 12% Garnacha, 3% Mazuelo


Our menu


Dining area at the La Veranda


First drink....a chilled Sangria




and my fave wine of the night --  Vinas del Vero Somotano Chardonay 2014

I didnt got to try the other Spanish wines, because my taste buds adjusted and I chose Vinas del Vero Somotano Chardonay for discovering a perfect pair to my plate of tapas.

I think I finished 4 glasses of this  Vinas del Vero Somotano Chardonay 2014


Tapas served that night are:

Serrano ham croquetas
Manchego cheese croquetas
Marinated baby octopus with green olives
Patatas bravas
Mussels and chorizo
Marinated manchecgo cheese with olives
Sauteed chorizo with red wine

then heavy food:
Iberico ham

Catalan cream


the Paella
this saved my day --- to fill my tummy with heavy rice and seafood


the night ended with some nice coffee and this churros
yes---may churros sa Sofitel!

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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.

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