Its their 16th and its my 1st at the Grand Wine Experience last November 4th at Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom. The Philippine Wine Merchant, one of the top and biggest wine distributor in the Philippines pulled off another Grand Wine Experience event that is considered as the biggest wine event here in South East Asia.
Wine makers, drinkers and connoisseur gather here to enjoy some wine, try new kind of wine, and celebrate the art of drinking wine with a company and share memory.
The Philippine Wine Merchant brought in some wine and spirit brands at the event, to introduce and re-introduce the variety of wine and spirit to the public, They brought Camus VSOP, Hennessy XO, Glenmorangie 10YO, Patron Tequila Silver, Johnnie Walker Red and Johnnie Walker Black, Montes Cab Sauv, Montes Chardonnay, Yalumba Y Series Chardonnay, Gossips Moscato Sweet Lips, Guntrum Riesling, Stolichnaya Red, Wente,and Proseccozonin.
At the Grand Wine Experience event, they featured hundred kinds of drinks from other distributors and co-wine merchants, so if you are there, you will loose your mind because you are given a chance to taste and appreciate all kinds of wine and spirits.
I was there with my wife Lace and we were moved by the glamorous and high impact of the event, we were so ready for it and wore our wine drinking experience hat and get to appreciate all kinds of wine available at the Grand Wine Experience. Thanks to Sofitel Manila and some wine merchants, because it took me 4 years to learn and appreciate about wines, and thanks to them teaching us at a wine appreciation class and wine dinner session, and also my big thanks to The Philippine Wine Merchants, because of them I almost miss this big event in my life and I should be a “panata” and hope to be there again next year.
So here are some scenes from the Grand Wine Experience.
meet my date --my lovely wife Lace Llanora of www.mommylace.com
A display of wines at the lobby of Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom
Food prepared by Marriott Hotel Manila's chef
I'm happy to see this seafood paella. Its one of the biggest pan at the event filled with food for all guest.
The chocolates of Marriott Hotel Manila is very special, because it got its own grand unveiling at the event
Enjoying the night with some wine, company and great memories.
My 1st drink -- Sapporo beer
Saint Claire chardonnay
- a girl from Resorts World Manila told me to try this, and it didn't disappoint me
I loved it!
Gin tonic at the Monkey 47 booth
Remy Martin XO cocktail mix of apple, cucumber, lime and syrup
thanks Myke Soon for the recommendation, I loved the cocktail mix taste!
Remy Martin XO
-- geezz this is the most tastiest cognac ever!
- one of my new fave since Oct 2016
Lace holding her glass filled with white wine
Monkey 47 and Caorunn
- I forgot to take a pic of my glass, but I can say that Camus deserved in my list of cognac
A Dalmore bottle, aged 30+ years old. priced at a million pesos!
with Ms Bacolod 2016 Ricci Jereza
blogger friends - Ted Claudio, Jonel Uy and Joy Felizardo
Axel Parent of Insta Droid Philippines
with Myke Soon of Remy Martin
So we stayed for 6 hours at the Grand Wine Experience and we're still fine and not yet drunk!
hahahah! thank goodness that we're responsible drinkers.
Thanks for reading my coverage and hope to be there again next year for the 17th Grand Wine Experience.