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An Evening of Fine Wine

Right after the intimate luch at Enderun, Its time for a little wine tasting. Lets see what Marks and Spencer prepared for us:

Marks and Spencer Philippines, in partnership with Citibank gave the public a chance to indulge in the finest M&S wines during the Wine Tasting Activity held last February 7, at the first level of the M&S store in Greenbelt 5 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.
Over a hundred people, including M&S Premium cardholders, Citibank cardholders, Nuffnang bloggers, as well as regular shoppers had the opportunity to immerse their senses in the finest selection of M&S wines.




The event was graced by Chie Gatchalian, Wine Sommelier and Owner of 5 1/2 Twists (a wine education and party service). A Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET Awardee), Chie has hosted wine appreciation nights for both private and corporate clients and teaches Basic Wine Appreciation courses as well as more advanced wine classes for a more mature wine-drinking clientele.
Ms. Chie gave a talk on the intricacies of red, white, rosé and sparkling wines and recommended the right pairing of cheese and wine, such as Brie cheese for Chardonnay & any of sparkling wines, Roquefort cheese for Muscat, Port & any other sweet wine, Edam cheese for Pinot Noir & Riesling and Gouda cheese for Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Aside from cheese, she also mentioned which food goes perfectly with a particular type of wine, from the appetizer to main course and dessert, as well as wines that can also be used for cooking and even baking.





She shared the ‘shake-sniff-sip’ technique, and observed that this type of event will help Filipinos, who are used to a ‘beer-drinking culture,’ have better appreciation for wines.


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Each of the guests picked their own favourites from a total of 10 wines which were offered at the Wine Tasting, and were glad to know that these wines are offered at 20% off for ALL Wines as part of the on-going Valentine’s promotion until February 16 and are available at M&S stores in Alabang Town Center, Eastwood, Gateway, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, Robinsons Place Manila, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, Trinoma, Abreeza Mall, Davao, Marquee Mall, Ayala Center Cebu, Lim Ket Kai Center and Subic Harbour Point.

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