Category Archives: wine

Portland Food Trip

The Oregon coast is a beautiful drive. We were coming from California while my brother drove down from Canada. Portland  is midway and the shopping is tax-free!! It’s really the many bridges that welcome you to the city. We rented … Continue reading

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Manila celebrates Soirée Beaujolais 2014

The worldwide release of Beaujolais Nouveau is celebrated every third Thursday of November with a countdown.  In Manila the annual Soirée Beaujolais was organized by the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines. It was held at the Manila Hotel … Continue reading

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Manila Food and Wine Events

After taking a wine certification, the best way to keep on learning is to experience wine. So I have been attending wine events to further explore this new found passion.  I’m not going to discuss my tasting notes because I … Continue reading

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Images of Verzenay Champagne

The grapes of Champagne are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. We went to a wine growing museum in Verzenay Champagne. It is important to understand viticulture or grape growing to further appreciate wine. The museum’s landmark is a lighthouse … Continue reading

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A visit to Champagne house Vranken-Pommery

June  2014.  Our class visits the large Champagne house of Vranken-Pommery in Reims. It was founded in 1858  and owes much of its success to the widow Madame Louise Pommery. The cellars are 100 feet or exactly 116 steps below … Continue reading

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A Wine Story

My wine story is about having to taste 41 different bottles of wine and 6 distilled spirits in a span of 3 days. I was not training to be an alcoholic, it was for the international course WSET Wines & … Continue reading

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The fuss about Vom Fass Manila

Culinary schools, travel and diaspora have contributed greatly to the sophistication of the Filipino palate. Over the years, there has been a wave of international food brands and restaurants setting up shop in the Philippines. Perhaps our love for food … Continue reading

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