Wines or order with Duck in Philippines

What is a good wine to drink with duck?

Without more details on how the duck was prepared, the safest selection would be a Pinot Noir such as a good red wine from Burgundy.

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Many Manila wine lovers are beginning to fancy a main course of duck when eating in a good restaurant in Makati, BGC or Ortigas. It is only natural for wine drinkers in Manila to look for good wines to pair with their favorite duck dishes. But unlike with the case of steaks or seafood, options for wine pairing with duck are not as well understood by wine drinkers in the Philippines.

Duck dishes would typically be gamey and fatty. Final flavors often depend on the sauce and the marinade. Gamey and fatty meat calls for a wine that comes with fresh acidity. Bright fruit flavors help too. This is why a red wine from Burgundy is considered by many to be the classic choice, almost a no-brainer. The purity of red fruit and berry flavors offered by Pinot Noir fit the bill nicely. Workable substitutions include Pinot Noir from Oregon and New Zealand, as well as other regions in France such as Sancerre.

Duck Confit


There are many ways to prepare a dish of duck. One of the most popular recipes is confit. This recipe calls for duck cured in salt and herbs, then poached in duck fat. Wine pairing for duck confit can be a red Burgundy from northern parts of the region. Although any Burgundy red wine would work very nicely with duck meat, the red wines of Cote de Nuits are highly recommended by connoisseurs. Good examples of wines from Cote de Nuits can be found in appellations such as Marsannay, Fixin, Nuits-St. Georges, Morey-St. Denis, Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny. Click here for assistance in finding these wines in the Philippines.

2012 Marsannay wine from Yats Wine in Philippines

Fans of Bordeaux wines might go for a mature vintage red wine with higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Experts recommend a nice

It is possible to drink white wine with duck confit. A full-bodied Rhone white wine might go very well with duck confit. Try a Chateauneuf-du-Pape or Hermitage white wine if money is no object, otherwise a Cote du Rhone Blanc works too.

Regional pairing would suggest a rustic and tannic red wine from Madiran or even Cahors, places that belong to the region in France credited as ground zero for duck confit. Duck confit served in good restaurants in Philippines tend to be more refined and not so salty. Wines with smoother texture and restrained astringency might be a more palatable pairing for this rendition if duck confit.

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Yats Wine Cellars specializes in supplying wines to good restaurants, hotels and resorts in the Philippines. Depending on the level of collaboration with clients, this wine supplier can extend its services to well beyond selling good wines to establishments in Manila and other parts of the Philippines.

Competition among restaurants and hotels in Philippines has risen to a level that establishments are now competing in new arenas. One aspect of restaurants, bars and pubs in Manila that frequently factors heavily into how the average customer chooses a restaurant for dining out with friends, families or business associates in Philippines is the quality of the wine list. Gone are the days that restaurants and hotels can get away with offering wines that customers can buy in wine shops and supermarkets at a fraction of the price.

Yats Wine Cellars is one restaurant wine supplier that works closely with good restaurants and hotels in Philippines to put together a winning wine concept. Each establishment in the Philippines requires a different and sometimes unique set of services, support and consultancies.

1985 Pommard Noisons Denis Carre fine Burgundy wine from Yats

Yats Wine Cellars is one of the wine suppliers that devote a great deal of attention and effort to wine education aimed at enabling wine lovers to enhance their knowledge of wine as well as to develop a discerning palate for fine wines. To that end this leading wine supplier in Philippines frequently hold public wine events that are not sponsored by wine producers and not intended to promote a certain brand.

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Yats Wine Cellars
Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig,
Metro Manila, Philippines 1605

Tel: (632) 633-1566 0917-520-4393

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Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
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Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: 0917-485-0943 or (045) 841-4006

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Yats Wine Cellars started opening small boutique-sized convenience wine shops in major locations of Manila. Through these wine outlets in Manila, Yats Wine Cellars hope to bring interesting selections of fine vintage wines to wine lovers in Manila at attractive prices.

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