Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

It was 7PM of last Wednesday, and I’m feeling good.

Though papers works are kind of tedious and sometimes exhausting – it doesn’t matter now.
It’s Wednesday! And for us urbanites – Wednesday is Lady’s Night!

Yey!

But I’m not in the mood for visiting my favorite bar. I already have in my mind what should I do.

Why would I go to the bar, were I can bring the bar to my place?

Brilliant!

I decided to pay a visit at the nearest Rustan’s Marketplace because they have good selection of wine recently, and I entered their store I felt that sudden butterflies on my stomach. The feeling made me so excited I have to faster to get closer.

Not that I saw a gorgeous man (sorry ladies, but I can tell you more about men on my next posts, tse tse).

Am talking about Rustan’s Wine Festival booth, were they displayed their good selection of various wine from various suppliers.

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

Ladies, am not a wine expert. I am just a lady who appreciates the beauty and philosophy of various wine, so I can’t tell exactly lots of technical terms the way a sommelier talks. However, whenever I saw a wine beautifully displayed like these, ahhh am feeling like Rebecca Bloomwood of wine.

Rebecca Bloomwood is not a shopping or fashion expert – she just love to shop and it does makes her happy. Her world makes it more beautiful.

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

Wines from various vineyards of Argentina, Chile, France, Italy, Spain, United States, New Zealand, and Australia are all lined-up for display, like a gentleman ready to be picked-up by his lady.

They have Pinot, Bordeaux, Sauvignon, and Champagnes, you name it they have it.

All I would do is just pick the bottles that I desire.

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

All bottles are priced accordingly, and shoppers like me saves the time on asking their prices. Each bottles costs from as low as Php200+ up to PHp6,000+

However, I haven’t seen some vintage wine. And I’m telling you that you can’t find it displayed it.
Those vintage wines can only be seen to some wine specialty stores in the Metro, and be ready with your wallet, because those wine babies are not cheap.

But for now, I would satisfy first on these quite affordable bottles. Like I’ve said, I’m not a wine snob.

I just love drinking wine!

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace
Demazel Bordeaux 2015 and 2016


If I’m not a wine expert, how do I choose for my perfect wine?

It’s simple – I choose my wine based on my mood, memories, and the stories that inspires me most.

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace
Just like this Chilean Carmenere Valle De Rapel 2014. I haven’t tried this bottle, however this reminds me of my wine liptint lipstick from Labiotte – they have a similarity in packaging!

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace
Those Moet & Chandon bottles reminds me huge celebrations like the opening of F1 Singapore Race, or the launch of the newest cruise ship.

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

HUGE SHOUT-OUT FOR NEW ZEALAND TOURISM BOARD!!!!

I always want to travel to New Zealand! The feeling of waking-up in the New Zealand morning breeze, seeing those beautiful grapefruits, in time for the harvest season – it is such a fantastic feeling.

And since I have no clear opportunity yet to visit New Zealand vineyards, at least one of these bottle will be sitting in my table at home.

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

Ohhlala!

Of course my table wouldn’t be complete without these French wines. I always wish to visit France and spend a week or two for the summer including winter. French wines, reminds me of my French lover – a true-blue romantic and a pleaser.

And if my time permits, I wish to visit France soon! Specifically Paris, and feel that Parisian breeze and enjoy my breakfast at the café, and observe the people.

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

Spanish wines are also known as one of the good ones. Just like the French wines, they have long traditional of making wines and mostly owned by families with long lineage.

It will a shame not to have at least a sip of this Spanish wine, which am planning to get one when I come back at Rustan’s.

Spain is our country’s bigger conqueror for many years, and a good allies nowadays.

And one in my bucket list, is to have a celebratory toast to the Spain’s Ambassador here in Manila.

But, why not the Queen per se?

Well, I’m aiming for something that have a possibility to happen :D

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

The land down under – AUSTRALIA.

These wines reminds me of my favorite Aussie actors – Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, both starred in the movie AUSTRALIA.

It is a beautiful, dramatic and historical movie collaborated with the Australia Tourism. And truly helps me to understand the Australia’s heritage!

I recommend that you watch that movie, and also try Australian wines.

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

These wines are good if you want something to warm up before you go out for a full night of fun. Or just enjoying some sip while having your warm bubble bath (my all-time favorite relaxation).

See how I am fascinated about wines?!

And because of that, I will share some blog posts and stories about what I’ve learn about wines, including some reviews of wine I’ve tasted and consumed. And I hope that it will help you to gain even just a little appreciation with this old age tradition.

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace
At Rustan’s Marketplace Wine Cellar

Forgive me Rustan’s for taking a photo of your wine cellar. I just adore your wine section! Your wine cellar makes me happy!

And whenever I am feeling happy, I tend to shop MORE!

Wine Festival at Rustan’s Marketplace
bare face but happy coz I've got my wine!

So how many wine bottles did I shopped this time?


Remember, a lady doesn’t tell (wink)


xoxo, Blair



26 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I bet Rustan’s Wine Festival attracted a lot of visitors seeing the amazing collection of wine they had on offer! I wouldn't mind a glass or two :D

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    1. Yeah, but they don't have a free wine tasting when I visited.

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  2. So, How many wine bottles this you shop?? hahaha!! that's really a lot of choices!

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    1. LOL

      Actually I bought 5 bottles, one from each country of origin :D

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  3. I'm not a wine lover, but my parents though. But I always choose Moscato or Sweet wines. They are the best for non-wine lover like me. ^^

    https://itsbeyondimaginations.blogspot.com/

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    1. Those are sweet, almost not wine IMHO :)

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  4. Looks like an amazing selection! Make for a great wednesday!

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    1. Yeah, just staring at them makes me smile :D

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  5. I've never been to a wine festival. It sounds like fun!

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    1. Yeah, so fun that I was tempted to buy some :D

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  6. I would not even know where to begin. I'd have to taste everything first. I do not have a sophisticated palette, but I am not a fan of wine either.

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  7. I love wine tasting, so I feel like this festival would be really fun to go to. Looks like there are so many good wines!

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    1. There are a lot, but I the best ones are not displayed (you know those vintage wines).

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  8. I love that they have wine from different places! It's always interesting to taste the subtle differences based on locations

    Sondra xx
    prettyfitfoodie.com

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    1. One thing that is missing - no wine tasting!

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  9. Wow! What a selection! I wouldn't know where to start looking for the perfect wine with so many choices! Tasting might have led to a fun-er night!

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  10. I love wine mostly reds but open to trying a whites; esepcially if they come with a recommendation

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  11. I don't think my mouth closed this whole post! These all look amazing!

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  12. LOL! I would love to try them all to see which one goes to my rack specially this autumn season! You're right, red wine tops for me too! xo

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    1. Yeah so true, but they didn't provide a wine tasting area.

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  13. I want wine festival in my country too! So how many bottles you got?

    This lunch box looks delicious at the same time nutritious & easy to prepare.

    xx
    Puiyeesss

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