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The cat that sold millions of bottles of wine

Gato Negro -- Spanish for “black cat” -- was born as a wine brand in Chile in 1960, making it probably the oldest wine...

Chateau Angelus soars anew

The first time I wrote an article devoted to Chateau Angelus was sometime in 2010, when savvy businessman and Wine Story founder Romy Sia...

The Pink Phenomenon

ROSÉ, PINK or blush wines are getting more and more popular lately, both internationally and also here locally. In the Philippines rosé wines seem to...

Chateau Kirwan on the rise

CHATEAU KIRWAN has always been a great Medoc wine. There was never a doubt that when then Emperor Napoleon III wanted a classification system...

Whisky Live, the Second Dance

THE SUCCESS of the inaugural staging of Whisky Live Manila last year confirmed the existence of a growing number of Filipinos fascinated with whisky,...

Wine tales for oenophiles

For this column, I will do something different. Lawyers have lawyer jokes, anecdotes, and tales, and so do doctors, athletes, and other professions. How...

The best gin joint in the world

IF YOU are like me, one of those newcomer gin lovers, then the six-month-old Atlas Bar in not so far away Singapore is a...

Pet peeves Pet peeves

EVERYONE has pet peeves when it comes to day to day living. My two major pet peeves include enduring people speaking loudly in movie...

Sweet Canadian victory

WHO WOULD have thought that one of Europe’s most well-kept wine secrets, the ice wine (also written as one word, icewine), would also be...

Common wine myths

(Second of two parts) CONTINUING from where I left off in my last column, there are more wine myths that need to be explained and...

From investment banking to wine

By The Glass By Sherwin A. Lao I MET with one of the most fascinating wine owners last week -- Luis Felipe Edwards, Jr., of the...