There’s a growing number of millennials who are turning to more sophisticated drinks as they grow older. Think about chill, cozy nights at home while listening to relaxing music or a home-cooked dinner date with the love of your life or life-long friends. Sounds so chill and classy, right? Being part of this bracket, your resident millennial had to make sure to attend the opening of Marketplace by Rustan’s The World of Wine at the Shangri-La Plaza Grand Atrium last Thursday night (September 28, 2017). Since this is a 3-day wine fair, we’re giving you a glimpse of what to expect and why you should go.
DISCOUNTS AND PRIZES
In The World of Wine fair, Marketplace by Rustan’s specially curated a wine list featuring quality choices from the rarest bottles in the world to vintage wines, which you can avail of at the best value. Choice wines with only a few bottles left in the market such as the 2010 Château Leoville-Las Cases Saint Julien 2 Cru Classe, the 1994 Château Leoville-Las Cases Saint Julien 2 Cru Classe, the 2003 Château Nenin Pomerol, the 2004 Clos du Marquis Saint Julien, and the 2008 Clos du Marquis Saint Julien will be sold exclusively during the event only.
Special offers and exciting activities await, with a 10% discount on featured bottles of wine bought at the fair, a 15% discount for purchases of six bottles or more, and the chance to win the grand raffle prize of a trip to France and an overnight stay at Chateau Lamothe de Haux for those with receipts of P5,000 and above. A 2010 Cedar Creek Botrytis Semillon (375ml) and a 2002 Tamburlaine Orange Reserve (750ml) are also part of the 12 raffle prizes.
MEET THE WINEMAKERS
Marketplace by Rustan’s is bringing us a taste of the best wines from the world’s finest vineyards and a chance to meet 12 highly-respected winemakers from across the globe. Different talks will be held during the fair from September 29 to October 1 at Shangri-la Plaza, but the wine festival does not end there. The celebration also continues in-store until October 8.
These winemakers from Australia, France, Spain, and Argentina will be bringing their best bottles to the fair and sharing their expertise on understanding the different kinds of wines and vineyards in the world, understanding how wine is made, the landscape of the wine industry in various wine appellations, and so much more.
Feel free to participate in a series of talks, which will be facilitated by the winemakers themselves, during the fair. To guide you, here’s the upcoming schedule:
September 29, 2017
2 PM: Laurent Barrier from Château Pey Mallet in France
Topic: Understanding Bordeaux Wine Region
4 PM: Christopher Buckland-Smith from Wines Overland
Topic: Argentina and Chile: A Tale of Conquistadores, Oceans, and Mountains.
September 30. 2017
1PM: Anthony Murphy from the Trentham winery in Australia
Topic: Varietals of Eastern Australian Wines
3 PM: Laurent Mery from Château Lamothe-Bergero in France
Topic: The Rise of Wine Tourism
5 PM: Pablo Aranda Hynes from Grupo Penaflor in Argentina
Topic: Terroirs of Mendoza, Argentina
October 1, 2017
2PM: Elena Hernandez from the Tempore winery in Spain
Topic: Spanish Diversity in Culture and Traditions from North to South
4PM: Mark Davidson from the Tamburlaine winery in Australia
Topic: Organic Wines and How to Make Them.
Also joining the roster of sommeliers are Graham Cranswick Smith from the Cranswick winery, Sam Mete from the Robert Oatley Vineyards, and Michael Rogers from Wines Overland.
If ever you’re wondering how much one bottle will cost, here are some items on discount that you might want to consider sharing with your family and friends this Christmas or on any special occasion:
FOOD AND WINE
Here are snapshots of what we’ve been matching with the wide variety of premium wines during the VIP Wine Night. Maybe you can find a nice inspiration for your next spread:
Drop by The World of Wine Fair until October 1 at the Shangri-La Plaza Grand Atrium, and look for their “Happy Wine Festival” flags in-store at Marketplace by Rustan’s from September 29 until October 8 to get a taste of the world’s finest wines. Entrance is FREE.
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