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Wine Story, chapter 2 of the Hugel story in Manila

Delighted to return this year to Manila just a couple of months after the opening of the second Wine Story outlet, this time in Manila's Serendra shopping area. Owner and wine lover Romeo SIA has also now displayed our wines in all of his Healthy Options stores. On the agenda this year staff training, bottle signing, press lunch / interviews, trade and consumer events with Romy and his dedicated (and charming) team...

This second state of the art
Wine Story outlet (and website) remains dedicated to excellence in and around wines. No efforts have been spared, from design, wine by the glass Enomatic, wine books and a selection of wines that is truly IMPRESSIVE for this emergeing market with many close friends' wines well represented.

See below a selection of photos taken during this quick visit.

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Back to fantastic Vietnam, continiuing a frienship affair


Back to Vietnam for the second year in a row with longtime friend Thomas Duroux, CEO of Château Palmer and the team of importer Tankhoa and retail outlets Bacchus Corner to renew aquaintances to our respective wines through a series of perfectly orchestrated events in Hanoi, Nha Trang, HCM city (Saigon) and in solo in Phan Thiet. See last year's detailed report here

Great use was also made of our new E-brochure in Vietnamese so our wines can also speak to the local community who's interest in wines is gowing at a rapid pace, just like the whole country.

Below is a selection of pictures of these exciting days

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With Japanese supermodel Moe Oshikiri at Mandarin Oriental Singapore

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Japanese visitors will recognize her, and will probably be very jaleous... Moe Oshikiri was on a photo shoot at Singapore's Mandarin Oriental, where a Hugel wine dinner will be taking place on Saturday, January 15 at their celebrated Cherry Garden.

Booking is essential, only few seats left... a real bargain as all wines were donated. Menu and wines, including pricing here and last but not least mingling with Etienne Hugel ;-)


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Back to Singapore with more social wine net... working (hard)



It just gets better with age, just like friendship...

Journalist friend Jenny Tan and husband Charles Lim, this year helped our wine & Asian food gathering at Thion Bahru, just like she did last year (see report)

This year, extra friends joined the brunch, including Edwin Soon, author of the acclaimed book Pairing Wine with Asian Food, Singapore Airlines' Air sommeliers Gerard Ee and colleague Reggie, chocolate expert Dieter Speer of ADM cocoa and despite beeing now well into his 80's, Dr NK YONG whose celebration 80 a few years back remains forever an unforgettable ode to joy.

This year, your "vintner vlogger" came with adequate gear for this report, posted on Youtube... more to follow in the coming days, depending on Johan's promptness;-) Blog on ! 

... and by the way, you may want to accustom yourself with Singlish...


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