The 15th Grand Wine Experience

I've said it before and I'll say it again- I find wine to be an art of the senses.

Thinking about that first taste of wine I had, I remember thinking to myself why the heck do people like this bitter stuff?! But hey- I was only in existence for 14 years in the Earth and I had way more rice to eat up and learn about.


Fast forward to researching more, and actually experiencing a Wine 101 workshop a few months back, I finally got to the enlightenment of why people like to savor said bitter taste- cause it can actually bring out a better flavor of the food, and sometimes, even the blandest tasting food, when paired with a complementary wine will taste superb.


And after that I can say that my senses were enlightened and I now see wine to be more than a bitter taste- it's actually an art of the senses as you use to see the deep rich colors of the red and the daintyness of a rosette, smell the different aromas that depict the flavor and actually taste the wine after letting it breathe and see the difference on how richer and bold the flavors of your steak or soup taste after drinking it's proper complimentary wine.


It is also the very reason of sharing this experience with you guys why I think you should come in to the 15th Grand Wine Experience happening this November...


A wine’s vintage speaks of more than just the year of harvest. It is, in essence, the headline of an article, the name of a painting, the title of a novel; one that alludes to a period of romance between the sun, rain, wind, earth and man; and tells the story of how a confluence of such disparate elements can, under just the right conditions, yield poetry in a bottle.


Since its inception at the turn of the century, the Grand Wine Experience has seen itself transform from a humble gathering of wine enthusiasts into a monumental Mecca to which bon vivants, celebrities, dignitaries, top executives and members of high society make their annual pilgrimage. Founded by the four Joseph brothers of Philippine Wine Merchants, the Grand Wine Experience is widely regarded as the most spectacular, most lavish and most anticipated wine event of any kind in Southeast Asia.


As this year’s theme, the word ‘vintage’ carries more gravitas not just because we are hitting the 15th milestone year of the event, but also because we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the company behind it. This year also marks the move to a significantly more spacious venue, one that can cater to double the capacity of the previous Marriott grand ballroom, no easy feat, but a challenge worth taking on nonetheless.


This year’s edition of The Grand Wine Experience promises not only to up all the antes, but shatter and surpass all expectations. On November 13, 2015 at the new Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel, it simply comes down to this --- you are going to have the best time of your life.

Presented by Philippine Wine Merchants and Ralphs Wines and Spirits. Co-presented by: Rustans Supermarket, Starbucks Coffee, Store Specialist Inc., Marriott Hotel Manila, Resorts World Manila, Future Trade International, Diageo Philippines, Moet-Hennessy Philippines, Premier Wine and Spirits, Barcino Corporation, Fly Ace Corporation, Bel Mondo Italia, Corp., Emperador Distillers, Aviver International, Best World Beverage Brands, Golden Wines, Grand Cru and Booze On Line.


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