It’s only the most illustrious wine event of the year 😀 People have been known to fly in to Manila just to attend this grand event. The 17th Grand Wine Experience is happening tonight, November 24, at the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel in Newport City. It starts at 5 PM.
What is the Grand Wine Experience?
It is an annual event organized by the Philippine Wine Merchants – one of the biggest distributors of wines and spirits in the country. The Grand Wine Experience is recognized as THE wine event of the year, where wine lovers from all over the world, particularly from ASEAN countries, come to participate and enjoy the over 500 wines and spirits available.
This year’s theme is DEGUSTATION, envisioned as a culinary journey that will take you through exquisite flavors from around the world. Food will be provided by the Marriott F&B team, the food is expertly curated to go well with the available libations.
The Philippine Wine Merchants (PWM) wanted to offer something different, a night of prestige and extravagance, with over 500 outstanding wines and spirits and a sumptuous buffet for wine lovers to enjoy.
I actually have not been to the Grand Wine Experience before, but a friend of mine who attended last year told me that there are so many booths, and you can ask to try their wines and spirits. Pick your battles, folks, because you won’t be able to drink everything. Or maybe you can 😀
Here’s a video of last year’s Grand Wine Experience to give you an idea of what it’s all about. If you’re already into wines or if you’re just beginning your wine journey, you might want to check out this event. P5,500 is worth it so you can try all the wines and spirits you’ve been meaning to try but didn’t want to spend on the whole bottle for. Who knows, you might even find new favorites!
Despite the lavishness and luxury of the event, PWM also shares their success and blessings. Every year, proceeds of the Grand Wine Experience are donated to the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc., to Project Pink and to T.E.A.M. (Tourism Educators and Movers) Philippines.
The 17th Grand Wine Experience is organized in partnership with Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila, Department of Tourism, Philippine Airlines, Citem, Department of Trade and Industry, Robinsons Supermarket,Hennessy, Robert Mondavi, Premier Wine & Spirits, Inc., Nissan, Johnnie Walker, Grand Cru, Whyte & Mackay, Concha y Toro, Yellow Tail, Novellino Wines, Camus, Don Revy, BestWorld Beverage Brands, Inc., Starbucks, Rustan’s, Marketplace by Rustan’s, Stores Specialists, Inc., Shopwise, The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Airlines La Isla, Stolzle, NAPA Technology, Lifestyle, Food Magazine, Metro Society, and ABS-CBN.
Ticket is P5,500 per person.
You can learn more about the event and buy tickets at their website: https://www.grandwineexperience.com/
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