CHECK IT OUT: Cellar Solutions at Chino Roces, Makati
A haven for serious wine collectors
G/F L&H Building, 2310 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
Contact: 366-6868, 0917-573-2934
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(SPOT.ph) There are things in life that you can choose to spend less money on, like maybe going for a used copy of a book instead of a brand new one, or hitting a thrift shop instead of going retail. More often than not, we do this to be able to splurge on something, like a steak dinner or that trip to Palawan you’ve always wanted. Or, perhaps, something as simple as a nice bottle of wine.
They’re not all absurdly expensive and according to Laurent Ducourneau, founding partner of the global wine cellar brand Vintec, it doesn’t really have to be. A bottle of fine wine will always be a bottle of fine wine...but not if you serve it the wrong way. We know they’re supposed to be stored in "room temperature." The question is whose room are they talking about?
Obviously, living in the tropics means that our days are a little bit more balmy than the countries where some of these bottles of adult grape juice originate. But sticking wine in the fridge to chill it robs you of the best experience. If you’re really invested in having a grand time with wine, it’s time to head to Cellar Solutions. An investment is at least P39,000.
Finally, proper wine storage!
Cellar Solutions also offers elegant wine decanters and label protectors, among other preservation equipment.
The company, headed by Eric Wang and wife Charmaine, seeks to provide wine lovers in the city better equipment for wine preservation with Vintec cellars. The sleek units are designed specifically for wine storage, featuring almost complete control of temperature settings to ensure that you get the most out of your bottle. The Vintec brand can be found in City of Dreams, Wine Story, and Planet Grapes, so you know that your vintage collection (if you have any) is in good hands.
Charmaine Wang says that they’re prepared for serious wine aficionados, who know exactly what kind of drink they like and how they like it. The wine cabinets can be customized according to a drinker’s preference and for those who really know their wine, the arrival of these units is an occasion that should be marked with a celebratory glass. Cheers.