Cheers for good wines-A A +A
Friday, September 6, 2013
ALL the way from the favorite vineyards across Europe and the New World, an impressive breadth of fine wines has made it to a wine shop in the Queen City of the South.
Bibendum Wine Shop, which opened on November of last year, is the retail arm of Bibendum Wines Philippines Corp., a homegrown wine distributor down south with exclusive agreements with prime players in the industry.
“The whole idea is to let the public experience our travels through our wines,” said Bibendum director Margaret Richards Taylor.
Another reason to take pleasure in Bibendum wines, according to Bibendum managing director Hans Joerg Eulenhoefer, is the strict procedure of refrigerating the wines as soon as they leave the vineyards until they reach the destination of the buyer, be it home or a weekend celebration.
Marketing director Mikel Perdices also cautioned that wines here in Cebu must be chilled at careful temperature because of the island’s tropical atmosphere. Over 300 wines are housed by Bibendum and are available at their physical store at Café Georg in Banilad, Cebu City.
Following the maiden wine tasting on February during its official launch, the wine merchant hosted its second wine tasting gathering one Wednesday night. In attendance were wine lovers in the city who were enjoying a set of premium offerings primarily from France and the US, which have not been available in Cebu in the past.
Some of the finest bottles include Kressmann Bordeaux Blanc Sec Grande Reserve 2011, bottled as an attractive yellow liquid with greenish tinges. The lively fluid of intense citrus and white flower aromas complements white meat, seafood and cheese.
Kressmann Bordeaux Blanc Moelleux Gde Reserve 2011 exhibits a soft and perfectly balanced flavor with sweet fruity hints. The Kressmann Medoc Grande Reserve 2011 bursts to the palate as an aromatic ruby red with a bouquet of strong red fruits, good balance and delicious tannis. Perfect for red and white meat such as Cassoulet and Turkey with chestnuts.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 07, 2013.