500 Wines in one grand event in the Philippines? This is no Halloween prank! It’s called the 16th Grand Wine Experience. With the theme “Noble Grape,” over 500 of the world’s most notable wines and spirits will be fully ripe for drinking matched with a buffet and red carpet treatment befitting royalty!
Happening at The Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Resorts World Manila on November 4, 2016, the Grand Wine Experience promises to be an unforgettable night for wine enthusiasts, experts and novice, alike.
With over 500 eminent wines and spirits to choose from and a buffet as lavish as it is endless, oenophiles and epicureans will bask in the majesty of the country’s most prestigious and most extravagant wine and spirits event.
As a prelude to the Grand Wine Experience, select members of the media were able to taste and have a sneak peek of the participating brands for a night of great wine and good company. It was held at the cozy Wine Museum in Pasay City.
Among the ‘Wine Wednesdays‘ featured wines and spirits were Citra Sangiovese, Gancia Asti Pinot Di Pinot, Hugo, crowd favorite Rosso Noble Ciocolata, Wente, Pirramimma Shiraz, Angove, Vina Maipo Chardonnay, Zonin Prosecco, Robert Mundavi – Woodbridge, Pebble Lane Sauv Blanc, Elderton E-Series Shiraz & Cabernet, wines from Premier, John Lee Bourbon, Corona Beer, and Dalmore which is considered as one of the most expensive wines in the world at P2.5M per bottle!
16th Grand Wine Experience & More
The Philippine Wine Merchants (PWM) was founded in 1975 by Ralph Lim Joseph. Together with his three brothers- Robert, Ronnie, and Raymond, the Joseph brothers had successfully run the business becoming one of the biggest wine importers and distributors in the country with strong market presence in both on-premise and off-premise sales.
Fast forward to the upcoming Grand Wine Experience 2016, they envision this year’s gathering to be the most illustrious wine event in Southeast Asia as they will be featuring over 500 of the world’s most notable wines and spirits in one night.
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It will be beyond the usual wine dinner as the grand scale of overflowing wines and spirits will be matched with a sumptuous buffet of food for your wine-pairing fantasy that can only be fulfilled in this one-of-a-kind affair.
You can register here: http://grandwineexperience.com/#registration
Moreover, masterclasses will be held earlier in the day at MGB Executive Rooms 1, 2, 3, also at Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Manila. Notable speakers include 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), and Eduardo Stark (Export Manager, Montes).
For registration and ticket inquiries, please contact:
Philippine Wine Merchants Compound
2253 Aurora Blvd. Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1300
Telephone Number: (02) 853 7423