Wine tasting at Bibendum - SunStar

Wine tasting at Bibendum

BIBENDUM Wine Shop’s mother and son tandem, Margaret Taylor and Hans Eulonhofer, recently hosted friends and wine enthusiasts at a tasting of California and Washington Valley wines.

Aissa dela Cruz, Cristina Olvido of Bibendum Wines, and Joanna Cuenco
Aissa dela Cruz, Cristina Olvido of Bibendum Wines, and Joanna Cuenco

Guests were invited to taste and rate a selection of two dozen kinds of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, merlot, and cabernet sauvignon, paired with finger foods and cheese from Café Gorge.

The selection includes the soft yet complex Columbia Crest Merlot Two Vines Stelvin 2009, the earthy Hawk Crest Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, the crisp Columbia Crest Moscato Grand Estates 2011 and the sweet Chateau Ste Michelle Reisling Harvest Select 2012.

The event included a blind tasting of two white wines and three reds. Maripaz Perdices was the lucky guest who correctly identified all five, and received a thermovan that keeps wine perfectly chilled, plus three bottles of Premiere Bulle and two champagne flutes.

Bibendum offers a wide variety of wines from France, Australia, Argentina and more. Prices range from about P270 to P40,000, so there is certainly a selection for everyone and every occasion, from regular dinners to special occasions. Margaret has personally selected many bottles that do not need to be stored and aged, and so are ready to drink. Wine enthusiasts will be happy to know that the shop is expecting a brand-new wine dispensing machine soon, for more tasting enjoyment. Bibendum Wine Shop is located on the ground floor of MLD Building, Banilad, by Cafe Georg. (JVC/With Chelzee Salera, UP Cebu Mass Comm Intern)

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