Wine lovers, here are excellent wine store options in Metro Manila to get your wine fix!
Images: Wine Depot (L); Titania Wine Cellar Inc. (R) Facebook pages
Store Branches: Alabang, Makati, SM Aura, Greenhills, Quezon City
Online Store: https://www.winedepot.com.ph/
Drop by Wine Depot for the best Aussie wine, cheese, and coffee.
Images: Wine Depot Facebook page
With friendly and knowledgeable staff, extensive bottle selection from different regions, a wide price range, and regular events for its members, Wine Depot is a go-to wine shop in the Philippines
for casual sippers and wine lovers alike. And so, you can expect to find here that “grab-and-go”
bottle to bring to your next dinner. Wine Depot boasts over a hundred brands that extol the best of old and new world picks. Be on the lookout for their featured wines of the week, as they are usually offered at exceptional prices. You can also keep up with what’s new in their cellars and be alerted of bottles on sale by signing up for their newsletter.
The owner of Wine Depot is not only a wine enthusiast but an authentic coffee and gourmet aficionado, so you may end up with more than just a bottle of wine in your shopping bag.
Store Branches: Shangri-La Mandaluyong, Taguig
Online Store: https://shop.winestory.com.ph/
Exquisitely designed interiors make for a memorable shopping experience at Wine Story.
Images: Wine Story - Fine and Rare Wines Merchant Facebook page
If you’re on the hunt for a celebratory bottle for a special occasion or an exceptional Cab Sauv in a vintage worth aging, drop by one of Wine Story’s stunning outlets. The sleek interiors in all three branches of this wine store
make you feel like you’ve stepped into an exquisite modern museum. Impeccably curated glass displays showcase excellent bottles from Bordeaux to California. Skilled staff members ready to answer your wine questions serve as your personal sommeliers, so don’t be intimidated by the impressive selection. If you’re getting more serious about wine, you can join one of their masterclasses and workshops that provide a fun and educational tasting experience.
With Wine Story’s branches strategically located in commercial hubs, store-goers enjoy added convenience because of ample parking spaces. When you’ve decided to go, just make sure to call your branch ahead for the availability of your favorite wine, as stocks may vary per store.
Store Branches: Makati, BGC, Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Pasay, Katipunan
Online Store: https://ralphs.com.ph/
Temperature-controlled storage ensures clients of quality at Ralph’s Wines and Spirits.
Images: Ralph's Wines & Spirits Facebook page
With over 41 years of experience in the wine and spirits industry and 17 stores under its belt, this family-owned wine shop in the Philippines
is a veritable institution for thirsty and discerning wine drinkers in the metro. Offering a robust collection of first-rate brands from top vineyards, the shop’s inventory is kept under temperature-controlled storage to ensure the utmost quality. Navigate the store with trained specialists ready to offer pairing suggestions and taste notes. Like other wine shops, regular wine flights and events give clients more opportunities to learn about their beverage of choice.
Visit the Muntinlupa branch if you want a place to uncork and enjoy your purchased bottle with friends immediately. Makati and Pasay branches are also open ‘til midnight, so you can go for late-night alcohol runs.
Store Branches: Makati, Shangri-La Mandaluyong, Quezon City
Online Store: https://www.titaniawinecellar.com/
Enjoy more than 200 types of wines paired with gourmet offerings at Titania.
Images: Titania Wine Cellar Inc. Facebook page
One of the better-known names in the Philippine wine
business, Titania’s centrally-located stores are stocked with bestsellers from the most-coveted wine-producing regions. Great brands like Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Kendall Jackson abound here. Then again, equal attention is given to less popular labels that offer great value for money.
If you’re visiting the Yakal, Makati branch, you can stay for a glass or two at their wine bar, where the menu is sure to complement your wine.
5. The Straits Wine Company Manila
Explore the world of reds, whites, and bubblies at The Straits Wine Company Manila.
Image: The Straits Wine Company Manila Facebook page
Since Straits Wine Company Manila started in 2009, it has quickly established itself as one of the major players in the wine industry. Its shop along Pasong Tamo in Makati houses an excellent assortment of bottles sourced from 120 wineries worldwide. You’ll be pleased to find their shelves lined with well-known labels and hidden gems. Let their efficient and enthusiastic personnel help you discover your next favorite bottle to uncork. Whether it’s a refreshing Provencal Rosé or an unpretentious Barossa Shiraz you’re on the lookout for, you’ll be sure to find it on your trip to this reliable retailer.
A wine buff or anyone just looking for fun events is sure to find interesting Straits Wine Company Manila’s soirees, dinners, and workshops for which they have gained a reputation. These events highlight the best from the world’s wine-producing regions.
July 2022 Update: The Straits Wine Company Manila is temporarily closed. Follow them on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/TheStraitsWineCompany, to be the first to know when they resume operations!
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This article was initially published in Yoorekka on July 28, 2016.
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