16 Oct2012

Straits Wine Fiesta

by Marketman

The flyer says it all. I have attended one of these events from Straits Wine Merchants before, and it was a terrific way to try many different wines with the winemakers present to explain their wines. If you are interested please call them for more information. Thanks.



  1. dingky says:

    Hi, I would like to share the flyer with some friends. I hope it’s okay with you if i grab the flyer from your site. I will put a link to your site. Thanks.

    Oct 16, 2012 | 9:07 am


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  3. Lynne-Enroute.com says:

    Oh cool. I know that there is this grand wine festival normally organized by those who run Ralph’s Wines some time this November as well (something about having a chocolate display that is as big as an SUV). If I am not mistaken, it will be in the Marriott in Resorts World Manila. It might be worth checking out as well :)
    – Ray

    Oct 16, 2012 | 10:51 am

  4. Marketman says:

    dingky, sure, spread the word… Thanks. :)

    Oct 16, 2012 | 12:43 pm

  5. anonymous paul says:

    I think I might hire someone to drive me home for that day…

    Oct 16, 2012 | 8:02 pm

  6. Marketman says:

    anonymous paul, hahaha… I know EXACTLY what you mean, the last time we attended one of these gatherings, we had a driver stay overtime. :)

    Oct 16, 2012 | 8:45 pm

  7. Edwin says:

    Interesting MM. Mostly Australian wine or European wine sila ?

    Oct 16, 2012 | 9:09 pm

  8. Marketman says:

    Edwin, both, plus others… see their list of wineries represented, here.

    Oct 16, 2012 | 9:52 pm

  9. Monty says:

    The sin tax bill will raise taxes to P250 per liter for wines under P500, while those over P500 will be taxed at P700 per liter. I use cheap wines (around P200 liter) primarily for cooking, so I guess the price for these will probably double if the law gets passed.

    Oct 17, 2012 | 9:47 am

  10. PITS, MANILA says:

    oooooh! wine!!!

    Oct 18, 2012 | 5:45 am

  11. Marketman says:

    Monty, personally, I am ALL FOR a serious SIN TAX bill. I think cigarettes and liquor here need to be taxed a LOT MORE to discourage consumption and use the revenues for the inevitable health ramifications like emphysema, lung cancer, liver cancer, etc. We have one of the highest percentages of smokers in this country and some of the lowest cigarette prices in the region. Unfortunately, wine will be included in such a bill, but I think that’s fair if there are other benefits received by the population as a whole. Frankly, I would go for an MSG BILL as well… maybe that would help to get people to eat more real food… rather than all the cheaper, processed and flavor enhanced crap that is making it onto everyone’s plates these days…

    Oct 18, 2012 | 6:29 am

  12. Monty says:

    It’s interesting to note that in California, salted cooking wine is not charged with an excise tax. Maybe an exception can be made on taxes for salted cooking wine since the alcohol on these cannot be consumed as it will be eventually be cooked out. This being said, I totally agree that higher taxes on cigarettes and alcohol has to be legislated to discourage abuse.

    On the MSG issue, I know a person working for a large multinational firm who got promoted to a very high position in that company on the back of the huge success of their flavored msg products. It surprised me that it had grown into a multi-billion peso industry. There was even a huge campaign that emphasized MSG’s safety and how it enhanced the umami flavor in dishes.

    Oct 19, 2012 | 10:23 pm

  13. tercer says:

    Personally, I prefer California wine over any other but I am not unbiased as I reside in California. Do you think there is interest in the Philippines for Napa Valley wine? If you would like to explore this potential, please email me privately.

    Oct 24, 2012 | 12:14 am

  14. tercer says:

    By the way, what are your wine suggestions to pair with Zubuchon dishes?

    Oct 24, 2012 | 12:18 am


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