Blaufränkisch is a red grape planted primarily in Austria and Germany

Blaufränkisch is a red grape planted primarily in Austria and Germany

Philippines wine supplier Manila wine shop discusses wine by the grape variety Blaufrankisch. This is not well known among wine lovers in Manila but it is a wine that is worth exploring.

October 27, 2010

New About Wine by Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar located in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines

What on earth is blaufränkisch? Now, I admit this question may not be foremost on your mind, but the pleasure of the answer makes the question worth asking.
Blaufränkisch is a red grape planted primarily in Austria and Germany, which is interesting only because of the excellent wine it can make. But to discover the wine, you have to make the leap past the unfamiliar, unmelodious (to American ears, anyway) name of the grape. It doesn’t help that the grape is sometimes known in Germany and Washington State by the equally discordant names lemberger and occasionally limberger.
Do you ever wonder at the influence of the name of the grape on our perception of it? Graceful, lyrical French and Italian grape names have such an advantage in our culture over the more rasping Germanic names. Chardonnay or zweigelt? Weissburgunder or nebbiolo? It reminds me of theold George Carlin routine about baseball vs. football. Think of how many potentially pleasurable experiences await if we can get past the strangeness of names and taste the wines.
I had the opportunity the other day over lunch at Fatty Crab, a restaurant in the West Village specializing in southeast Asian street foods with a highly imaginative wine list. It was serving blaufränkisch by the glass and of course I just had to have one.
What a delicious wine, rich and truly spicy in the mouth. Spicy is often used to describe syrah, for example, but I’ve never had a wine that was spicy enough to warm the mouth like this 2004 blaufränkisch from Paul Lehrner, whose vineyards are in Mittelburgenland in eastern Austria, almost on the border with Hungary. The more famous Austrian areas, like Wachau, Kremstal and Kamptal, are all to the north and west, and they specialize in white wines, like riesling and grüner veltliner. But Mittelburgenland is blaufränkisch territory.
The wine went beautifully with a spicy dish like hokkien mee, strips of beef with tiny clams in a black vinegar sauce with rice noodles. Though spicy, the wine was not tannic or alcoholic. It was balanced and delightful.
I’ve seen the Lehrner blaufrankisch selling for $14 to $20, depending on the store. I like the wine so much I’m even toying with a new slogan to wean people from those pretty French names: Things Go Better With Umlauts.


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.

For comments, inquiries and reservations, email or call these numbers:
(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.

Pampanga is fast gaining the respect of food and wine lovers from Manila and tourists from all over Asia as a holiday destination that has good restaurants. Manila residents spending holidays in Clark often wine and dine at some of the best restaurants in Pampanga. Within Angeles City, there is one restaurant in Clark that is lauded by food and wine lovers as one of the best restaurants outside Manila to enjoy good wine and good food. This is also one of the good restaurants in Pampanga that is very child friendly also. Visitors to Clark Philippines rarely pass up in the opportunity to dine at one of the best restaurants in Pampanga.

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