Manila Wine Supplier Wine Tasting of Burgundy Wines

Philippines’ Leading Wine Importer and Distributor shares bottles of fine wines of Burgundy from its wine cellars in Clark Pampanga with a select group of Manila wine lovers during a Wine Tasting Event on Friday 28th February, 2014. Theme of this wine event is “Appreciating Fine Wines of Burgundy”.

Wine Tasting Event
Appreciating Fine Wines of Burgundy, France
Friday, 28th February, 2014
5:00 to 8:00pm
Oakwood Premier Hotel
Ortigas Center, Metro Manila

Dress Code: Smart Casual
Ticket price: 750+VAT
Group discount of 10% for 4 or more persons
For tickets,
Just click here to contact Yats Wine Cellars to register.

Yats Wine Cellars is the leading supplier of fine vintage wines from Burgundy France. Tonight we take great pleasure in presenting for your sampling a total of five groups of wines from Burgundy.

Group 1: Red Wine of Burgundy
Group 2: White Wine of Burgundy
Group 3: Sparkling Wines of Burgundy
Group 4: Vintage red wine of Burgundy
Group 5: Vintage white wine of Burgundy

Guests are invited to taste a wine of his/her choice from each of the five groups. We hope that this will give everyone a chance to sample some of the classic wines from this famous wine-producing region in France.

These rare vintage wines for this tasting event are brought from the Yats Boutique Wine Shop located at the lobby of Oakwood Premier Hotel.

For tickets to attend this wine tasting of fine Burgundy red and white wines,
click here to contact Yats Wine Cellars now.

Yats Wine Shop at Oakwood Premier Hotel in Ortigas Manila


Here are a few words about the wines selected for your tasting pleasures.

About Group 1: Red Wine of Burgundy

Fans of Pinot Noir wines tend to adore the red wines of Burgundy which in the most part is made exclusively from Pinot Noir. Notable exceptions include the fine red wines of Mâcon which can be a fine expression of Gamay and Bourgogne Passetoutgrains made from a blend of mostly Gamay and Pinot Noir. Although Pinot Noir wines are produced in many wine regions across the world, from New Zealand to Argentina, California to Oregon as well as Germany, most producers aspire to the Burgundian style.

Wine lovers often compare Burgundy to Bordeaux. The glaring difference here is that Bordeaux red wines are blends (of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and possibly a few other varieties) while Burgundy is straight Pinot Noir. Without the inherent flexibility that comes with blending, Burgundy wines tends to allow its terroir to come through more clearly. Moreover vintage characteristics tend to be more prominent with Burgundy. In Bordeaux, adjustments to the blend can, to a certain extent, cover flaws of one variety caused by adverse growing conditions of that year.

Those are gross generalizations of course. Comparisons can be illuminating but at the end of the day the appreciation of wines from great regions like Burgundy goes much deeper than that.

About Group 2: White Wine of Burgundy

The best Burgundy whites are generally made from 100% Chardonnay, with notable exceptions including one made from the Aligote variety. Chardonnay is grown in practically all major wine regions in the world with remarkable success in most. Chardonnay is one of the most neutral grape varieties, by itself giving very little in terms of distinctive flavors and aromas. However it is extremely versatile, often likened by winemakers to canvass for a painter.

Like its red sibling, the white wines of Burgundy are adored not only by wine lovers but also winemakers all over the world. Once again it seems that the expression of terroir seems to have mesmerized makers, drinkers and connoisseurs alike. Another quality that makes Burgundy whites stand out is purity of fruit, a virtue that sounds simple but is in fact a very challenging quality to achieve in Chardonnay wines.

About Group 3: Sparkling Wines of Burgundy

Champagne is part of the district of Burgundy. Along with Chablis which is also part of Burgundy, these two appellations have established an independent identity for its own. Champagne defends its identity with such fervent that practically all other sparkling wines, many made from exactly the same method and some from the same grape varieties also, have to form their own categories.

Crémant de Bourgogne is an appellation that covers all sparkling wines made from the traditional Champagne method using grapes grown within Burgundy. The governing laws and implementation of winemaking traditions are virtually the same as those in Champagne. But there are no luxury brands and large producers in the league of Moet, Veuve Cliquot, Bollinger and Heidseck in the Crémant domains. These are your down-to-earth Champagne-like French sparkling wines with qualities that are remarkably similar to those of Champagne.

About Group 4: Vintage red wine of Burgundy

The myriad expressions of terroir and vintage variations give rise to an equally wide spectrum of results after these fine red wines of Burgundy have been allowed to age and evolve inside the bottles for many years. For a long time and to a smaller extent it still persists, there is a feeling among wine drinkers, especially fans of Bordeaux wine that Burgundy reds do not age very well. In fact many wine producers in Burgundy profess the virtue of drinking their wines within 4 or 5 years after bottling. The fact remains that very few wine lovers ever get to sample enough matured vintage Burgundies to form an educated opinion on the issue. This also applies to winemakers in Burgundy who rarely get a chance to enjoy a bottle of 20-year-old Burgundy, if ever at all.

Certainly not all Burgundy red wines age beautifully. And there is some truth in the assertion that Bordeaux ages better than Burgundy, at least statistically speaking on the average. However for a given bottle at hand all older vintage wines represent a hit-or-miss possibility, something that wine connoisseurs have to contend with at this level of wine appreciation.

In matured vintage Burgundy connoisseurs look for qualities having to do with texture, depth and complexity of flavors. Any efforts to dissect and describe the wine in standardized terms will prove futile. The elegance in these wines often misleads people into concluding that the wine is weak, thin and feeble. Bright red fruit and berry flavors tend to give way to an amalgamation of many unobtrusive nuances that blend in with the texture, a quality that is rarely found in Bordeaux.

Group 5: Vintage white wine of Burgundy

Most wine drinkers automatically assume that white wines must be enjoyed as young and fresh as possible. There is nothing wrong with this approach except for those who have outgrown the forward charms of fresh fruits in their wines. Arguably an overwhelming percentage of white wines do not benefit at all from extended bottle-ageing at all. In fact many will dry out, become awkwardly out of balance with age. But there is this 2% to 3% that runs contrary to that rule. And a great majority of those 2-3% of age-worthy white wines can be found in Burgundy where the combination of old-style winemaking as well as terroirs that imbue long-living qualities into the Chardonnay wines enable the wine to evolve beautifully over a great span of time.

Many wine drinkers shy away from white wines of older vintages for several reasons, one of which is appearance. Contrary to red wines, white wine grows darker with age. 20-year-old white Burgundy can take on a rather deep golden color even though it started life in pale straw. Although the acidity in wine does not change with age, when fruit flavors start to subside the perception of acidity in wine becomes more prominent, thereby misleading us into thinking that older white wines taste tarter.

Matured white wines of Burgundy are rare. Not many collectors and certainly very few wine shops fancy laying them down for many years preferring to place their bets on red wines instead. This tends to mean that very few wine lovers get to enjoy fine matured vintage white wines of Burgundy also. For those who have sampled and then acquired a taste for them it is hard to make do without a regular treat of these great old vintage wines from time to time.

The Oakroom Restaurant of Oakwood Premier Hotel will provide guests with some delectable food accompaniments.

Enjoying the wine tasting event

Guests can arrive anytime during the event and enjoy the tasting at his/her own pace. Each ticket contains five tasting stubs. Each stub corresponds to a kind of wine. Just approach the wine service station and surrender a stub to redeem it for a tasting pour (roughly 55-60ml) of a wine in that group.

Experienced wine drinkers who have attended more than a few of these wine-tasting events often start with lighter wines and end with the ones that full-bodied. Having a sip of water in between tastings can help cleanse the palate to appreciate different set of flavors of the wines in the next glass.

Many participants also enjoy meeting new friends during these wine-tasting events. Some find it a great pleasure to talk to people with similar interests but different experience in wine. Interesting stories are exchanged and opinions are shared during the tasting.

Yats Wine Cellars
3003C East Tower, Philippines Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: (632) 637-5019 or 0917-520-4393

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Yats Wine Cellars
is known among Asian wine lovers as a good source for well-priced vintage wines from all the major wine regions of the world. What makes shopping at Yats a lot of fun is the fact that we offer not only the familiar labels and expensive trophy wines but also lesser known but really interesting vintage wines of excellent value sought after by connoisseurs and beginners alike.

In addition to wines from recent stellar vintages, this wine importer in the Philippines offers a very large selection of 20- to 40-year-old matured bottles that are sought after by connoisseurs and seasoned wine drinkers in Asia. Some of these wines are available through boutique wine shops in Ortigas and Fort Global City in Manila. Others can be ordered from their wine shops in Manila and Pampanga or the main sales office in Ortigas for delivery within Metro Manila or shipped to other parts of the Philippines.

Yats Wine Cellars is a wine distributor in the Philippines that caters to the growing population of discerning wine lovers. Wine shoppers looking for good wine shops where they can buy wine in Manila, Pampanga, Cebu or other major cities in Philippines are pleased to find a large selection of vintage wines and lesser-known labels and appellations also. That is a wine story of the Philippines that wine lovers in Manila and Pampanga talk about.

The vintage wines of Yats Wine Cellars
are also purchased as gifts. One popular birthday gift idea is a “birth year wine”, a wine with a vintage year same as the year of birth of the recipient. Yats Wine Cellars is one of the few wine shops in Manila and Pampanga that carries wines dating back 100 years and offers advice on what types of wines from what regions are best for each year in the past. Special vintage cards covering older vintages are also available.

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.

Just click here to contact Yats Wine Cellars directly for inquiries and purchases.

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

Tel: (632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 0926-686-5955

Wine Shop, Cellars and Warehouse in Pampanga
Clark Wine Center

Bldg 6460 Clark Observatory Building
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Clark Field, Clark Air Base,
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: 0917-826-8790 (045) 599-5600 0922-870-5173

Click here to contact Clark Wine Center to obtain further assistance.

Wine Cellar at fine dining restaurant in Clark Philippines

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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.

Please click here for information about the wine outlet shops of Yats Wine Cellars in Manila and Pampanga, Philippines.

Although there are plenty of good restaurants in Manila as well as a growing number of gastro pubs mostly in the Fort Bonifacio Global city and Makati areas, food and wine lovers travel out of town north of Manila to wine and dine in Clark Air Base which is now called Clark Freeport Zone of Pampanga.

Ranked as the top restaurant in Pampanga, Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge not only offers good food, excellent wine selection and attentive service, it is also one of the restaurants in Pampanga that is great for group dinners, business entertaining and celebrating birthdays and anniversaries also. Semi-private and private rooms are available for groups of 5 to 50 here in this fine dining restaurant in Clark.

Elegant and cozy dining at Grill Room of Yats Restaurant in Clark Pampanga

Yats Restaurant is one of the restaurants in Clark Air Base that is well known to residents of Angeles City, Subic, Manila, Tarlac and Clark Philippines as a good place to eat in Pampanga. Recently, event organizers and corporate planning departments have discovered that this famous restaurant in Clark Pampanga is also a very good venue for group dinners and corporate functions, not to mention parties and celebrations for other special occasions outside of Manila in North Luzon.

Just click here to contact Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge directly for inquiries and reservations.

Private dinners can be accommodated in this famous restaurant located in Mimosa, at the heart of Pampanga Clark Freeport. Private rooms suitable for 4 to 24 can be reserved in advance at this impressive restaurant in Pampanga for company and personal functions and events in Clark. This fine dining restaurant in Pampanga is a very popular event venue for small wedding receptions, social events, company board meetings and annual parties. Even companies from Manila travel to Pampanga to hold their functions and events in this well known fine dining restaurant in Pampanga.

Besides good and impressive restaurants to wine and dine near Manila, Subic or in Angeles City Pampanga, Clark Philippines, those requiring assistance for hotel and resort bookings in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines may log on to for more information and reservations.

Lodging in Clearwater Resort by the Lake

Clark Pampanga is not only frequently visited for its good restaurants and fine dining establishments, it is also a highly recommended wedding destination especially for couples looking for outdoor garden reception venues and beach weddings. For assistance and information on wedding venues and how to organize a wedding reception, log on to

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Those visitors who plan to relax and unwind in Angeles City, Subic, Pampanga, Clark Philippines might make an effort to book a room at the famous beach and lake resort Clearwater Resort and Country Club. This famous hotel in Clark Pampanga is frequently visited by families with children looking for a good place in Clark to see, a good holiday destination for the family to relax and unwind in the beautiful outdoor facilities. For more information, log on to

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Have a safe and pleasant trip to Clark Philippines.

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