Barbera makes overtly delicious, affordable wine

Barbera makes overtly delicious, affordable wine

Philippines wine supplier Manila wine shop discusses wine by the grape variety Barbera.

October 4, 2010

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Simple, Delicious, Affordable Barbera Wine

The love of red wine is spreading rapidly: news about its health benefits and its compatibility with both meat and pasta dishes have moved a lot of Americans to give red wine a try for the first time. Unfortunately, the robust structure of many reds-their tannins and acids and full presence in the mouth put a lot of people off. Those of us who are devoted to reds are often frustrated by our friends’ reluctance to try something new. It’s tempting at times like this to throw epithets around, to call our nearest and dearest ‘pusilanimous’ or ‘troglodytic’ or even the terrible hostile ‘anhedonic’.
Before we resort to such verbal violence, it might be worthwhile to consider wines that have a lot of richness and that underplay the virtues that most of us grown-up wine drinkers seek.

Barbera makes overtly delicious, affordable wine. It’s mostly grown in the Northwestern corner of Italy. Low in tannin and loaded with the taste of fruit, Barbera gets its structure from the play between acidity and the dense concentration of fruit. In northern Italy it is the wine that’s consumed every day by the people who make those earth-shattering Barolos and Barbarescos.
Traditionally, Barbera has not been made in oak barrels (barriques), and yields have tended to be high. High yields invariably make for very acidic wine and winemakers who aspire to making good wine have trimmed back yields significantly.
This richer fruit has tempted a few houses to start wood-aging. Some of the results have been impressive. Prices on these examples are creeping up and this ‘new style’ is making a much more serious wine than the Barbera we’re used to. However, the majority of Barbera is still made to deliver the luscious, quaffable fruit at an affordable price.
• Barrique-finished wine is almost entirely found in Alba, and the use of wood adds tannins to the wine. Occasionally, lots of acid and too much new wood make unpalatble wine. Many Alba producers are moving into Asti as they don’t want to devote their Alba land to Barbera because Nebbiolo can be more profitable there. They also find the Asti terroir perhaps even better suited to consistancy and bright fruit flavors.
• In Asti, the key is the sandy soil, making more vibrant, somewhat lighter, juicy wines. Barrique aging is sneaking into Asti, but not always with great results.
• The Vietti Barbera d’Alba Scarrone and Braida’s Barbera d’Asti Bricco d’Uccellone are enjoyable. Great inexpensive examples include wine from Gianfranco Alessandria and Bersano.
• California Barbera is definitely in the lighter style. We like Ca’ del Solo from the estimable Randall Grahm and Seghesio’s Family Vineyards Barbera. Renwoood’s Barbera is regularly mentioned as a world-class example.


Are these articles useful for enhancing your wine and dine experience in the Philippines. Do they also help you with travel, leisure, vacation, dining out, nightlife and other leisure activities plans in Philippines? Considered one of the best restaurants in Manila, Yats hopes to provide you with pertinent information to plan your trips to Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone whether you are travelling from Manila or other Asian countries such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia or Korea.

Restaurant reservations in Philippines, planning of menu, selection of wine for dinner and booking a private function and event in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone can all be handled. Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar has been regarded by many to be the premier restaurant north of Manila Philippines. Its 3000-line award-winning restaurant wine list has kept many wine lovers happy dining in this restaurant in Angeles City Clark Philippines for over a decade.

Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar was built by Hong Kong-based Yats International in 2000 to provide a world-class fine dining restaurant, business meeting facilities and venues for private dinners and functions in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines was selected for this restaurant because of safety, clean air, absence of traffic and proximity to Manila and Subic.

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(045) 599-5600 0922-870-5178 0917-520-4401 ask for Ernest or Pedro.


Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

Restaurant waiters and servers aspiring to become good sommeliers in Philippines strive to earn a spot to train at the best wine restaurant in Philippines. Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar located in Clark Air Base is well regarded by restaurants in Manila and Pampanga to be the best place to train to become a wine steward or sommelier. Yats is the only restaurant in the Philippines to earn the prestigious Best of Awards of Excellence for offering one of the best restaurant wine lists in the world. Next time you travel north to Pampanga, don’t forget to wine and dine at this famous Clark restaurant which is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Air Base.

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