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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A visit at the Wine Museum to know more about The 16th Grand Wine Experience


Its a dream come true for me to visit the Wine Museum in Pasay City, I've been planning a visit for October and I didn't expected that a friend asked me to join with him for a Wine Wednesday session, there it was revealed that the Wine Wednesday session is a prelude for a big event that is all about wine.

My body started to go in shock because I haven't heard of this prestigious event with the main goal is to feature hundreds of wines that are exported here in our country. Those are international and local wines that are carried and distributed by the Philippine Wine Merchant, a wine distributor company and the biggest wine merchant in the Philippines.

And during the Wine Wednesday, I got introduced to this event, which I consider as the holy grail of wine event in South East Asia.


Presenting to you...the 16th Grand Wine Experience

This big wine event is scheduled on November 4, 2016 at the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Hotel in Resorts World Manila.

It is expected that the 16th Grand Wine Experience will feature 500 kinds of wines and also spirit for one night at the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Hotel. To pair the wines, you need also some good food and Im happy to learn that the buffet is prepared by the kitchen of Marriott Hotel.

Tickets for The Grand Wine Experience is priced at PHP5,000 per person. Each ticket holder are entitled to enjoy unlimited wine and food, and plus get to try all kinds of wine.

You can register here:

There are also master classes during the event, just visit the official event website -  for schedules

Masterclass speakers are:
Adam Knox (The Dalmore Resident Whisky Expert)
Maurizio Bertacchini (Gruppo Italiano Vini Brand Ambassador)
Mark Ramm (Export Manager)
Christian Correa (Winemaker: Montgras Intriga)
Sofia Kitouni (Asia Marketing Manager QUINTA DE MAIPO BRANDS)
Eduardo Stark (Export Manager, Montes)

For advanced registration and ticket inquiries, please contact:
Philippine Wine Merchants
Compound 2253 Aurora Blvd. Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1300
Telephone Number: (02) 853 7423


According to my friend popular wines such as 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, Proseccozonin are all part of The Grand Wine Experience

But I'm so curious to try and taste Dalmore whiskey, because a bottle of Dalmore is priced at PHP 2.5M per bottle.  ZOMGGGGG

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At the Wine Wednesday session at Wine Museum, I got a chance to try these wines:

Camus VSOP, Hennessy XO, Glenmorangie 10YO, Patron Tequila Silver, Alfonso Light, Johnnie Walker Red and Johnnie Walker Black, Montes Cab Sauv, Montes Chardonnay, Montgras Reserva Carmenere, Yalumba Y Series Chardonnay, Gossips Moscato Sweet Lips, Guntrum Riesling, and Stolichnaya Red.

But I need not to abuse myself hahhha, I just tried a few bottles and checked if it will tickle my wine tasting skills.


For me, this is one of the best wine sessions outside Sofitel. I always attend wine dinners and wine tasting nights at Sofitel, and thanks to them for teaching me how to appreciate wines, that's why I'm so hyper about wines after 5 years of wine appreciation.

I already understand why they are so good.
And why my body keeps on reacting when I hear the word "wine"


At the Wine Wednesday, the only wine that was closed to my heart is a Montes chardonnay. I liked the taste of it and everything sets balance to my taste and enjoyment.

I can say also that Chilean wines are good! and I didn't expected that Montes won my heart.


Also I've tasted a Novellino wine, its a local made wine here in the Philippines, and its one of our top local wine for export. Its sweet and its good too! Perfect wine for people who don't want too much alcohol content on their drinks, this is good for celebration and also New Year. Im going to suggest this to my family for the upcoming New Year.


For spirits, oh wow! I avoided that night, but Hennessy is always my top favorite.
I can say that I woke up with a bang after downing a Hennessy with my family. Its a lesson that I carried till now ---- drink moderately!


Gossips Moscato Sweet Lips
-  its sweet, and taste really light
- perfect for a tropical country like the PH


 Montes chardonnay
- nuff said, my new fave of the night


Montes Sauvignon
 - a smooth wine to end my night


At the bar area of Wine Museum, a bar tender showed to us his original recipe. Mixing a cocktail of Red and Black Label.


Thanks for reading my blog about my visit at Wine Museum
and also check out the details about the The 16th Grand Wine Experience to happen this Nov 4, 2016.

See also some photos from the 15th Grand Wine Experience below, I did some screencap of their promotional video and posted some of it here for your reference.


The Grand Wine Experience at Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom

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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, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
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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