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French hospital plans wine bar to cheer patients’ last days


The French have long been famed for their unshakeable belief in the health benefits of a glass of wine.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Hunt for fine wines in the Valley


Living in Australia for a few years left a lasting imprint in me. I still find myself craving certain aspects of the land Down Under: its vast expanse of space, the clearest blue skies, its laid-back attitude, the abundance of huge vegetables and fresh produce, and its idyllic wine regions.

Posted: July 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Manila’s wine connoisseurs flock to Loire Valley wine dinner

LE Cellier French Wine Selection’s Bernard Flour; Sofitel Philippine Plaza resident manager Alfredo Denage and general manager Adam Laker; Fournier Pere et Fils wine maker Claude Fournier; Spiral food and beverage director Damien Marchenay, and operations manager Tanguy Gras

Manille’s wine connoisseurs flocked to La Veranda of Sofitel Philippine Plaza when Le Cellier’s Bernard Flour hosted an affair in honor of world-renowned French wine-maker, Monsieur Claude Fournier, from La Maison Fournier Père et Fils of the Loire Valley.

Posted: July 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

New Zealand trade fair to offer food, wine and the chance to travel

NEW ZEALAND Ambassador Reuben Levermore TEDDY PELAEZ

For cineastes, New Zealand is synonymous to Middle Earth and “The Lord of the Rings.” For many Filipinos, however, little is known of it, save the fact that there are more sheep than its 4.4 million human population.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Food,Headlines | Read More »

The leaf and the grape, not so distant cousins?


One is alcoholic and the other teetotal, but wine and tea are not such remote relatives in their rituals and cultivation, according to a newly opened exhibition in Beijing.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »