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Saturday, March 30, 2013

I had 4 sips of wine at Wine Bar 1771...and I liked it!

March 30, 2013

You all know that I don't drink. I don't smoke. And most importantly...I don't do drugs. Of course. Definitely.

But when The Wine Bar above Café 1771 in El Pueblo, Ortigas Center invited me to an intimate wine and food pairing event...I just couldn't say no. I mean...who would decline such an invitation? Hmmm...?

Not me.

But my problem was...again....I really don't drink.

The invite said 7PM. And you know me...I always try to arrive on time.
Tada! It was 7PM and I was the 3rd person to arrive.
So I decided to take photos of the place first. I would love to return to this place someday. A lot of cute guys hang out here. Teehee!
After more than 1.5 hours, we started....
The Wine Bar resident beverage guru Ms. Cecile Mauricio eased our wine-pairing worries with expert insights for complementing our cuisine. She was just more than amazing. You'll trust every word that she'll say.
What she made us try first was the "Frascati."
If I remember her correctly, the Frascati is made from the vineyards on the hills of Italy. This is not your ordinary wine. You can actually gauge your wine based on its price. A PhP 5,000 bottle can last for 15 years if stored correctly, while a PhP 300 bottle has to be consumed immediately. 
Have a sniff of your wine. Think that you're getting its smell in your head.
The Frascati has a citrus smell. So think citrus and you'll get a citrus scent. The best way to smell it is to swirl your wine glass so that you'll get to take in most of its citrus aroma.
If you wanna check the color of your wine, tilt your wine glass against a white background. By the way...I had four sips of this Frascati. That was more than enough for me as a first-timer. But I liked it! I really did.
Wine is always meant to be taken with food and a bottle of wine is meant to be shared. Of course. Unless you wanna get knocked out right there and then.
We were served these delicious baked oysters....
And this superbly delectable buffalo wings. Best buffalo wings I've ever had. Swear. As in. Super. Promise.
So for each course, you need to start from the lightest to the heaviest. That's the right way to have your wine while dining.
I didn't get to finish the event because I had to leave early. Too bad I didn't get to have a taste of the rest of the food that were to be served. But I took some photos of their exquisite wines for your viewing pleasure. Here. Sorry, some of the photos aren't that crisp and clear. Go visit WB 1771 in El Pueblo and check these out yourself. You'll love it there. Swear.

This is their some sort of private room. For private wine tasting perhaps? Simply exquisite and classy.
Thank you Wine Bar 1771!

A destination for great wine and a perfect venue for intimate dining, WB 1771 is the 1771 Group’s signature Wine Bar experience.

Our wine selection represents 11 countries and 48 regions. New additions in our lists are the organic wines covering both Old World (France, Spain) and New World (New Zealand, Chile, Australia, South Africa).

Located at 2F Cafe 1771, El Pueblo Real de Manila, cor. J. Vargas & ADB. Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig.




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