Don’t let the bad news put you down. Get merry ahead of the season of glad tidings at the Happy Wine Festival, ongoing till Oct. 7 at all branches of Marketplace by Rustan’s.
Marketplace kicked off its second World of Wine Fair last weekend at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City, that featured 15 winemakers from Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States.
Representatives of winemakers and their local distributors gave visitors crash courses on the features of their distinctive premium products sourced directly from estates.
The Atrium was transformed into a mini-winemaking place as guests smelled and sampled the different products on display.
“We are very excited to bring back World of Wine for the second year,” said Arleen Aldaba, chief executive officer of Rustan Supercenters, Inc. “Marketplace by Rustan’s is passionate about giving shoppers the platform to enjoy wine culture at its finest, and that’s why we continue to bring the best wines and winemakers from all around the globe closer to their reach.
“This year, there is an even better selection of wines, more experts to learn from, and more exciting prizes and promos.”
Australian Senior Trade Commissioner Elodie Journet spoke of how wines had helped cement trade relationships between the Philippines and her country. She noted that Australian wines were growing in popularity in the Philippines.
This year, there were new and returning wine sellers like Laurent Mery rom Château Lamothe in France, Anthony Murphy from the Trentham winery in Australia and Mark Davidson from the Tamburlaine winery in Australia.
Aside from Shangri-La Plaza, Marketplace by Rustan’s is also at San Antonio Plaza and Rockwell Power Plant Mall, Three Central and Paseo de Roces in Makati City; Central Square Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City; Connecticut, San Juan City; Eastwood City and Santolan Town Plaza in Quezon City; Westborough in Cavite and Leonard Woods in Baguio City.
Also visit Rustan’s Supermarkets at Glorietta, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Magallanes, Alphaland Makati Place, Paseo Center, Century City Mall in Makati; North Area: Gateway Mall, Katipunan, Tomas Morato, P. Guevarra and Corinthian Hills, The Grove by Rockwell and Ayala Malls The 30th Quezon City; Village Center in Antipolo City; Ayala Alabang Village, Evia Lifestyle Center in Las Piñas City; Uptown Mall Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; Oakridge Business Park, Ayala Center, Cebu City; Arcenas Estate and Ayala Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City. –CONTRIBUTED
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