The 15th Grand Wine Experience

Who would have thought that a simple guy from Zamboanga, a former basketball player and has a very simple life would experience a lavish and grand Wine Tasting Experience like me. Being invited to this event didn't give me any second thoughts because this is my first time to have a wine pairing event while dining at the lavish Marriott Hotel Manila. Red wines paired with perfectly cooked steak. And my favorite, White wine Moscatel paired with espresso mascarpone.

A wine's vintage speaks of more than just the year of harvest. it is, in essence the headline of an article, the name of a painting, the title of a novel; one that alludes to a period of romance between the sun, rain, wind, earth and man; and tells the story of how a confluence of such disparate elements can, under just the right conditions, yield poetry in a bottle.

Since its inception at the turn of the century, the grand wine experience has seen itself transform from a humble gathering of wine enthusiasts into a monumental Mecca to which bon vivants,celebrities/ dignitaries, top executives and members of high society make their annual pilgrimage. Founded by the four Joseph brothers of Philippine wine merchants, the grand wine Experience is widely regarded as the most spectacular , most lavish and most anticipated wine event of any kind in Southeast Asia.

As this year's theme, the word 'vintage' carries more gravitas not just because we are hitting the 15th milestone year of the event, but also because we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the company behind it. This year also marks the move to a significantly more spacious venue, one that can cater to double the capacity of the previews Marriott Grand Ballroom, no easy feat, but a challenge worth taking on nonetheless.

We believe the time is ripe enough to open the show to an exponentially larger audience. We've delicately hand-picked a greater number of wines and spirits to choose from compared to the already staggering line-ups from year's past. We've laboriously cultivated the show by pruning the inefficiencies and non-essentials, making improvements in every facet of the guest experience, from the buffet selection, to the quality of the entertainment; ultimately giving more value for money
This year's edition of The Grand Wine Experience promises not only to up all the antes, but shatter and surpass all expectations. On November 13, 2015 at the new Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel, it simply comes down to this-you are going to have the best time of your life.

Presented by Philippine Wine Merchants and Ralphs Wines and Spirits. Co-presented by: Rustans Supermarket, Starbucks Coffee, Store Specialist Inc.,Marriott Hotel Manila, Resorts World Manila, Future Trade International, Diageo Philippines, Moet-Hennesy Philippines, Premier Wines and Spirits, Barcino Corporation, Fly Ace Corporation, Bel Mondo Italia, Corp.,Emperador Distillers, Aviver International, Best World Beverage Brands, Golden Wines, Grand Cru and Booze On Linnenenene.

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