Special Wine Gift in Philippines for VIPs who Love Wine
It is that time of the year again and it is harder than ever to pick out special gifts for VIPs and special recipients. The whole idea is to find gifts that are impressive but at the same time, not excessively expensive. Wine is a good solution to this problem but the question is what wine to select in Manila to achieve this effect?
When selecting wines as gifts for VIPs and special friends who love wines, especially those with sophisticated taste, there are some important guidelines to follow:
1. Avoid wines that are commonly available in wine shops in the Philippines. The best gifts are the special ones, things that the recipients are unlikely to ever come across. To send a wine that can be bought in one of the wine shops in Manila will not achieve that effect at all.
2. Stay away from those well-known names but instead opt for wines that are less familiar in the Philippines. Well-known wines and big brand names do not convey thoughtfulness. Sending an expensive bottle of famous wine achieves very little but cost you a lot.
3. Never crowd the gift with cheap items just to make the gift look bigger in size. When you send someone a nice bottle of wine why cheapen the whole package by creating a basket filled with cheap items. In fact, elaborate wrappings serve no purpose for a wine gift if the wine is high quality. Let the wine speak for your gift.
Leading wine supplier in Philippines, Yats Wine Cellars has put together a special line of wines reserved for gift giving this upcoming holiday season in Manila and Pampanga. A lot of these wines have not been seen in the Philippines and many will not be available at all after Christmas and New Year.
Here are some examples of these wines that are available for wine gift in the Philippines this year:
(Note: Prices do not include V.A.T.)
For Regular Wine Drinkers:
Choose wines that are appealing, not tacky, easy to appreciate but not simplistic. The best wines to give to this type of recipients are those that will go well with a good variety of food also.
2005 Ch. Grand Rousseau, Bordeaux, France ……… php 1,500
2008 Ch. Le Monge, Medoc, France ………… php 1,500
2009 Ch. Haut-Fourat, Bordeaux, France …………. Php 1,100
2011 Ch. Fenelon, Bordeaux, France ……….. php950
2011 Côtes du Ventoux, Domaine Juliette Avril ……. Php990
2008 Barbaresco, Giribaldi, Piedmont, Italy ……………. Php 1,500
2008 Chianti Classico Chiantigiane Loggia del Sole, Italy ….. php1,300
2012 Tempranillo Don Luciano La Mancha, Spain ……. Php850
2012 Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA ……. Php 950
2009 Ch. Marac Bordeaux, France …………. Php1,100
2011 Pinot Grigio Zucculo, Friuli, Italy ……… php1,500
2010 Naked Grape Chardonnay, California ….. php850
For Seasoned Wine Drinkers:
You will need wines that can be called interesting for this type of recipients. The wines should have a little bit of age so that it will be elegant to please the palates of seasoned wine drinkers in Philippines. Their palates are tired of high-alcohol, sweetish, fruity wines that seem to all taste alike. Seasoned wine drinkers also tend to prefer more delicate food so big blockbuster wines are probably not the best idea for a wine gift.
1998 Ch. Borderon, Haut Medoc, France …… php 2,900
1996 Ch. Gressier Grand-Poujeaux, Cru Bourgeois, Moulis, France …… php3,900
2011 Maranges 1er Cru Clos Roussots, Aegerter, France ……….. php2,200
1995 Mercurey Les Monthelons 1er Cru, Paul de Launay ……. Php3,300
1995 Morey-Saint-Denis Les Monts Luisants, 1er Cru, Michel Magnien … php4,000
2009 Chateauneuf duPape, Domaine Juliette Avril, France ……….. php 2,900
2001 Cornas Côteaux Tardieu-Laurent, Rhone, France ………. Php5,500
1999 Tavel E. Guigal ………. Php2,900
2007 Barolo, Giribaldi, Piedmont, Italy ………… php3,300
2007 Chianti D.O.C.G. Riserva Chiantigiane Loggia del Sole, Italy …. Php1,900
1996 Ribera del Duero, Crianza, Bodegas Felix Callejo, Spain ….. php2,900
1995 Ch. Coucheroy, Pessac, Graves, France …… php3,300
1990 Ch. Olivier Blanc, Grand Cru Classé, Graves ….. php3,900
1998 Chablis, Beauregards, 1er Cru, Dom. Grand Roche …….. php3,900
2010 Meursault, Aegerter, Burgundy, France …………. Php3,100
1998 Savigny Les Beaune, Simon Bize & Fils ……….. php2,500
2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, Domaine Juliette Avril ……… php2,900
For Wine Connoisseurs:
There is no reason to fret if the recipient is a wine connoisseur. In fact it is probably more enjoyable for you to select a nice bottle of wine for a gift to this type of recipients. As long as your choice of wine is good, you can rest assured that it will be well appreciated. The wines listed in this category would work even for recipients who have everything in life.
1985 Ch. Gloria, Cru Bourgeois, St. Julien, France ……. Php 6,900
1975 Ch. Le Maine, Graves, France ……… php 4,800
1987 Beaune, Clos du Roi, 1er Cru, Robert Ampeau et Fils, France ….. php 4,900
1996 Beaune, Les Greves, 1er Cru, Domaine de l’Arlot, France ……… php5,900
1999 Meursault, Les Caillerets, 1er Cru, F. Mikulski, France ……….. php 5,900
1978 Morey-St-Denis, Les Charrières, 1er Cru, Maurice Sigau, France … php 8,000
1996 Hermitage, Monier de la Sizeranne, M. Chapoutier ………… php9,600
1995 Brunello di Montalcino, Cecchi, Tuscany, Italy ……… php5,900
1971 Rioja, Gran Reserva, Bodega Campillo, Spain ……… php6,500
1997 Duncan Peak Mendocino, Cabernet Sauvignon, USA ….. php 5,900
1989 Ch. Malartic Lagraviere, Grand Cru Classé, Graves ……. Php4,900
1999 Meursault, Chateau De Guettes, Francois Parent …… php5,500
1992 Frog’s Leap, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley …… php5,500
The Philippines is no longer a country dominated by beer drinkers although beer drinkers still outnumber wine drinkers especially in the provinces. Here in Metro Manila where health conscious residents have the spending money to go for more sophisticated alcoholic beverages like wine, the trend towards wine as an alcoholic beverage of choice is immutable.
The wine selection caters not only to Manila’s sophisticated wine lovers but also those who are slightly new to wine. You might require some consultation with choosing the right kind of wine for each individual recipient based on their age, taste preference and lifestyle. In that case, you may contact this wine supplier in Manila:
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
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