Are You Ready for Bud Break? Catch The 20th Grand Wine Experience!

This post was last updated on November 16th, 2023 at 10:39 pm

Southeast Asia’s biggest wine and spirits festival is back, and it promises to end the dry spell

The 20th Grand Wine Experience is more than just a wine and spirits event. It is a celebration of life, a toast to the future, and a tribute to the past. It is a symbol of resilience, of how we can overcome adversity and emerge stronger and better. This year’s theme is Bud Break, which captures the essence of renewal and optimism.

Bud break is the first stage of the grapevine’s annual cycle, when the dormant buds burst into life and produce new shoots. It is a critical time for the vineyard, as it determines the potential yield and quality of the grapes. It is also a beautiful sight, as the green leaves contrast with the brown branches and create a stunning landscape.

 Rustan’s hosted the press preview of Philippine Wine Merchant’s upcoming 20th Grand WIne Experience, happening on November 17, Friday, 5:00 PM, at Marriot Manila, Newport World Resorts

The Grand Wine Experience is the ultimate destination for wine and spirits lovers, connoisseurs, and enthusiasts. It is the largest and most prestigious event of its kind in Southeast Asia, featuring over 1000 wines, spirits, sakes, and beers from around the world, curated by experts and presented by renowned winemakers and distillers. It is also a gastronomic playground, with exquisite dishes prepared by top chefs to complement the libations. It is a night of indulgence, exploration, discovery, and enjoyment.

Freixenet Premium Cava

The 20th Grand Wine Experience promises to be the most memorable edition yet, as it marks two decades of excellence and innovation. It also coincides with the reopening of the hospitality industry after a long period of lockdowns and restrictions due to the pandemic. It is a perfect opportunity to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and savor the finer things in life.

Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon

The 20th Grand Wine Experience will take place on November 17, 2023 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom. The doors will open at 5pm and the event will last until midnight. Tickets are limited and sell out fast, so don’t miss this chance to be part of history. Reserve your tickets now and join us for an unforgettable night of Bud Break.

Ralph Joseph, President and CEO of Philippine Wine Merchants; Michael Huang, Rustans Commercial Corporation VP for Store Development and Expansions; and Ronnie Joseph, Director of Importation and Portfolio Management of Philippine Wine Merchants

Special Press Preview at Rustan’s
In anticipation of the upcoming event, Rustan’s, the country’s premier retail establishment, hosted a press preview of the 20th Grand Wine Festival. The intimate gathering showcased a well-curated selection of wines and spirits, set up in fully festive flair at the department store’s 4th floor, amidst its dazzling Christmas displays. The founders of Philippine Wine Merchants, esteemed guests, Rustan’s executives, renowned suppliers of wines and spirits, and members of the media raised their glasses to a night of camaraderie and cheer.