Friday, November 15, 2013

Wine Tasting

When it comes to wine, regardless if it's red or white, sweet or vintage, Italian wines are the best.  But because we want our guests to experience the best wine in our wedding, we chose to give them the bests of the Italian wines.... Disclaimer: the best taste that we can afford... ^_^

Mid of this year, when we were searching for a place in Tagaytay where the family could stay the day after the wedding.  We bumped into Ms. Kristina, a sole distributor of the authentic Italian wines in the hotels here in the Philippines.  I didn't know that we will be needing wines in my wedding because honestly, I am not fond of drinking wines.  The wines I've tasted so far are the common wines that we have here which everyone of us know has bitter taste or 'mapakla'....Yaikz!

Fast forward to November, we are almost done with the preparations and we're just finalizing some little details including the wines for the wine toasting ceremony.  During our food tasting, we were able to try one of the wines Ms. Kristina offers: the Quercioli.  It is the best wine that I ever tasted that time.  So we decided to get few boxes for our guests for a very good price.

This week, we got our orders of the wines and together with my coordinator Kate, we went to Ms. Kritina's house in Imus, Cavite.  We just planned to pay and get the orders but we had a very good host and she let us try different kinds of Italian wine.  Among all of the wines we tasted, Brachetto was best.  I have learned it is the same wine Cleopatra was having before going to! Really?  The price is really expensive though but because she is very fond of us, we got a very good deal.  

Boyfie is really not a drinker, this was just his 1st glass and he was already very red and blushing.  He let me then finish his glass and did not take any other else.  While Kate and I had few more rounds of different wines.  Afterwards, Ms Kristina gave us 1 bottle of Unique, a Rosi' wine (combined white and red wine) as her gift for our couple's wine toast.  The price per bottle when you buy this wine in the hotels is ranging from Php 4k to 6k depending on their markup. We were tipsy and happy babies saying goodbye to Ms. Kristina.  Wine tasting is really a fun experience... Salute'!

Ms. Cristina, Kate and me