Sommelier’s Wine Recommendation This Month at Yats Restaurant


Here are some of the wines carefully selected from our award-winning wine list for your consideration when you dine at Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge in Clark, Pampanga. This list is updated regularly to include new arrivals and changes in the menu which will affect the recommended wine pairing for the season also.

This month, we scour the cellars and the 2600-line wine list to come up with wines that not only have something extraordinary to offer to your valued guests but also represent excellent value for money.

The selection is too long to offer in its entirety so an excerpt is presented here. Please feel absolutely free to dig into our wine list or approach anyone of us to look for a wine that would make your dining experience at Yats a truly memorable one.



2005 Château Meyre, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Mèdoc
a classic Claret from what is now widely accepted as clearly one of the best vintages in Bordeaux’ recent history; enjoy this one with all sorts of red meat, steak, burgers and hearty dishes; if you like it, bring home a few bottles for the cellars, it will surely reward your patience with something quite sublime in a few years.

1975 Château Le Maine, Graves
a real treat for wine connoisseurs with a penchant for the elegance and finesse of matured vintage French wines from Bordeaux as well as gourmand favoring delicate cuisines and natural flavors of their meat

1985 Château Gloria, Cru Bourgeois, St. Julien
this famous wine is considered by practically all experts to possess the quality and consistency surpassing many of those bearing the illustrious Grand Cru Classe classification; this 1985 Gloria is a connoisseur’s choice, soft, round. Mellow, everything that St. Julien is that has won the hearts of wine lovers everywhere

1978 Château Clos des Jacobins, Grand Cru Classé, St. Emilion
one of the flagship wines of the powerful Cordier family before, this is a classic red wine from the right bank, a skillful blend playing the Merlot against the Cabernet Franc to achieve a wine of balance and incredible longevity, now fully matured of course, to help make any dinner a memorable experience

1986 Château Du Domaine de l’Eglise, Pomerol
strangely underrated, this property has always been a connoisseur’s favorite; perhaps it is the small annual production quantity that has kept this wine a bit of a secret to the average wine lover; this is an admirable rendition of Merlot from the right bank, an ideal partner to a steak cooked medium or medium rare; still robust and vigorous while the charm and grace of maturity are showing up nicely

2010 Fixin, Lupè-Cholet
situated in the northern end of Burgundy, this is a typical Côte de Nuits, full of power and vigor, sturdy with good structure, a fine accompaniment for red meat and game dishes like Kangaroo loin and venison also

1978 Chassagne Montrachet, Les Morgeot, 1er Cru, G. Prieur
a living proof of how Pinot Noir wines can age beautifully to become a wine of exquisite elegance and deep complexity that not even a fine vintage Bordeaux can match; such a nice companion to birds and game with light naturally flavored sauces; also highly recommended for those who are not obsessed with the fish-with-white-wine paradigm is a grilled salmon with red wine sauce; if it is not on this month’s menu, feel free to ask the chef to prepare it for you to enjoy with this wine;

1996 Ruchottes-Chambertin, Grand Cru, Ch. De Marsannay
fans of the great Grand Crus of Chambertin find the uncanny ability of these wines to manage the impossible relationship of power with elegance inside one bottle to be ever so mind blogging; however there is nothing mind blogging about enjoying these great wine; everything seems to be in such perfect balance there doesn’t seem to be any point in dissecting it for the sake of producing an eloquent description. Once can enjoy this powerful Pinot Noir with all sorts of dishes but the best pairing would still be gamey recipes of course


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1999 Meursault, Chateau De Guettes, Francois Parent
the richness and intensity of flavors for a good white wine from Meursualt have besotted fans of Chardonnay for ages; 1999 was a fantastic year in Burgundy for both red and white wines, even though it was only pretty good in Bordeaux; these wines have amazing ageing potential as this 1999 Mersault shows us; this wine is matured and ready to show us a good time, for years to come; pair this with seafood, poultry and white meat even if the sauce is a little heavy; it is great with a variety of soft cheeses also; enjoy! Also available are the 1997 and 1998 vintages of the same wine.

1990 Château Olivier Blanc, Grand Cru Classé, Graves
there is no reason why 90% of wine lovers think of red wine when they think of Bordeaux; indeed for fans of Sauvignon Blanc who long for a white wine that is less grassy and has a little more in body and substance, these superb white wines from Bordeaux’s Graves appellation is the perfect dinner wine for a very large variety of white-wine dishes; shellfish dishes are particularly favored but they are also an ideal companion for pork also.

2008 Saint-Aubin, Côte de Beaune, Lupè-Cholet
it is not clear why the fabulous whites of Saint-Aubin have eluded the craze of fans of Burgundy’s white wines; these wines have been surprisingly underrated for decades only now beginning to enjoy the respect and recognition they deserve; these medium-bodied Chardonnay wines are pure, vigorous and attractive when enjoyed on their own from lunch to dinner or with seafood, salad, sandwiches, poultry, white meat and a variety of soft creamy cheeses also.

1998 Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Morgeot, 1er Cru Côte de Beaune, Olivier Leflaive
a really classy white wine from Burgundy’s famed wine-producing region; this is no ordinary bottle of Chardonnay; it is a seriously complex white wine, so interesting that one can spend hours enjoying it even without a bite of food. However this Chassagne-Montrachet will go very well with a nice seabass in white sauce or veal; try to pan-fried barracuda with it, may still be on the a la carte menu.

1998 Saint-Romain, Côte de Beaune Chateau Des Guettes, Francois Parent
Saint-Romain is one of the terroirs in Burgundy that produce white wines with strong mineral notes, a quality that connoisseurs seek in fine Chardonnay; the wine is dry and vigorous, nervy even, a bit too sharp when young, needing ageing in the bottle to achieve a smoother touch; this Saint-Romain white wine keeps on refreshing the palate after every bite of food, really nice with fish especially steamed or fried, excellent with Camembert cheese also.
The 1999 vintage is also available.

1998 Savigny-Lès-Beaune, Côte de Beaune, Simon Bize & Fils
Although only a small quantity of white wines is produced from this small wine region which boasts no fewer than 22 premier cru vineyards, fans of high quality white wines of good value for money often take the trouble to seek them out. The crisp lemony flavors make this white wine an ideal companion for white fish in white sauce, white meat even in slightly creamy sauces, and soft creamy cheeses also.

1996 Puligny Montrachet, La Garenne, 1er Cru Côte de Beaune, Francoise & Denis Clair
Wine lovers hate to pay a lot of money for wine but in the face of wines of the caliber of the likes of this 1996 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru by a famous producer like Francoise and Denis Clair, it gets really hard to resist the temptation to splurge a little. When such a graceful bottle is on the table, one is well advised to keep the food accompaniment simple and unobtrusive. This kind of wines can easily make a meal. It is one to remember long after the bottle is emptied.


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Here are some high-quality wines for everyday enjoyment also


2010 Mercurey, Lupè-Cholet
often characterized as the poor man’s Pommard, these red wines of Mercurey made entirely from Pinot Noir are among the best from Burgundy’s sub-region of Côte Chalonnaise. This wine is full-bodied, smooth-textured and it offers abundant bright red fruits to compliment a good variety of dishes on the menu today. At this price, it is practically irresistible even if it is not necessarily the most distinguished and complex wines in France.

2011 Mâcon-Lugny, Lupè-Cholet
P1,200 in half-bottles
100% chardonnay but dry and crisp as a Sauvignon Blanc and fruity as a Riesling, just about one of the best white wines for everyday enjoyment either on its own during any part of the day or with food ranging from sandwiches to seabass and barracuda; 375ml half-bottles make it so convenient for diners to enjoy more than one kind of wines with their meals even if they are not dining with a big group of wine drinkers

2008 Chianti Classico Chiantigiane Loggia del Sole
made primarily from the Sangiovese winegrape which is also the core of the famous wines of Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti is known by restaurant goers as one of the most food-friendly red wines in the world; medium-bodied red wines, mildly intense in fruit and all its other components supported by fresh acidity are an invigorating companion to all sorts of food from pizza to steak, hamburgers to pasta and even slightly spicy recipes; Chianti Classico is a classification highly respected and sought after by fans of Italian wine as it is generally regarded as the cream of the crop of Chianti wines which can at times be a little less consistent and reliable than one would hope for.


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2003 Crémant de Bourgogne, Denis Fouquerand et Fils
Is this Champagne? Many wondered when they popped the cork of this classy vintage 2003 Crémant de Bourgogne. Once we get past the label, the wine speaks for itself, in body, texture, intensity of flavors, vigor and a certain depth and complexity that makes this not only a delightful sparkling wine but a serious wine to engage over a nice meal. The price also speaks of how this kind of sparkling wine from Burgundy is incredibly undervalued, good for us, wine lovers.


NV Crèmant de Bourgogne, Lupè-Cholet
Fresh sparkling wine from Burgundy, not something that Manila wine lovers see every day in their favorite wine shop and supermarket wine aisles but an excellent alternative to the often-over-priced Champagne. Produced in exactly the same fashion as Champagne and using the same blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it is not surprising that they taste remarkably similar to and almost indistinguishable from Champagne. At a fraction of the cost of a Champagne, these Crèmant de Bourgogne are offer splendid value for money. Enjoy this with a wide variety of dishes from Cavier to oysters, salads to prawns, white fish to creamy cheeses and of course, the classic – strawberries.


NV Closquinet Brut Champagne
Champagne has earned the reputation of being one of the most overpriced wines in the world. Be that as it may, it still occupies a unique position in the hearts of wine lovers. Smaller producers such as Closquinet have broken ranks with the famous Champagne houses which have collectively all but monopolized the trade and labeled their own wines. These Champagne are not only of high quality, nothing short of the Moets and Tattingers but they are full of character also.


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There are so many exciting wines from major wine regions outside of France or even within France itself that are available in our award-winning wine list. Wine and food lovers please feel absolutely free to seek assistance and suggestions from Lito and his crew of wine-loving servers if this will help make your dining experience at Yats Restaurant more memorable and enjoyable in any way at all.

Here are some of the wines that deserve to be on our sommelier’s chart but have been left out for no real reason other than the fact it is impractical if not impossible to include all the worthy candidates in one list. The list would be too long to serve its purpose as an easy-to-read guide for food and wine lovers who can’t afford the time to browse through a very large restaurant wine list.

2007 Barolo, Giribaldi, Piedmont ………………………….……. P4,300-
1993 Brunello di Montalcino, Castelgiocondo, Tuscany ………… p7,900-
2007 Chianti D.O.C.G. Riserva Chiantigiane Loggia del Sole …. p2,100-

The complete wine list can be found on the Yats Restaurant web site of, or you can browse it now by clicking here on this link.

Pairing Ventoux wine with Wellington at Yats

Although there are plenty of good restaurants in Manila as well as a growing number of gastro pubs mostly in the Fort Bonifacio Global city and Makati areas, food and wine lovers travel out of town north of Manila to wine and dine in Clark Air Base which is now called Clark Freeport Zone of Pampanga.

The journey to Clark is no more than 90 minutes and it is all highway, no city driving. Clark Field offers more than just peace and quiet. Clark airbase is one of the few cities north of Manila that is now regarded as the best place to wine and dine outside of Manila. Here in Clark field, food and wine lovers from Manila can wine and dine at some of the best restaurants in Philippines, like the fine dining Yats Restaurant in Clark Philippines.

Clark Air Base is well regarded by Manila food and wine lovers as a gourmet culinary holiday destination north of Manila. The province of Pampanga has long been lauded by Philippines food critics for its provincial cuisine involving exotic ingredients and bold cooking methods. It was not until recent years that tourists and Manila food and wine lovers traveling north to spend their holidays in Pampanga that visitors to Angeles City, Subic and Clark discovered that there were great restaurants in Clark Pampanga that offered a really special dining experience.

One Clark restaurant stands out among the elite and famous restaurants in Pampanga, Angeles City and Clark airfield. It is Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge which has long been regarded by Manila wine lovers as the restaurant in the Philippines that offers the best restaurant wine list. And this fine dining restaurant in Clark Air Base serves up world-class cuisine that is as impressive as the restaurant’s award-winning wine list. Yats Restaurant frequently appears on the top of the list of fine restaurants in Clark Philippines.
Ranked as the top restaurant in Pampanga, Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge not only offers good food, excellent wine selection and attentive service, it is also one of the restaurants in Pampanga that is great for group dinners, business entertaining and celebrating birthdays and anniversaries also. Semi-private and private rooms are available for groups of 5 to 50 here in this fine dining restaurant in Clark. No wonder business travelers frequently hold business dinners as well as sales and corporate meetings in this famous restaurant in Clark Philippines.

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Yats Restaurant and Wine Lounge
Mimosa Drive past Holiday Inn,
Mimosa Leisure Estate, Clark field,
Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: (045) 599-5600 0922-870-5194 0917-520-4401 Lito or Daniel


Fine dining Yats Restaurant & Wine Lounge in Clark Pampanga Philippines

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Magnum Room Wine Lounge of Yats in Clark Pampanga

The culinary team of this popular restaurant in Clark Air Base sets this fine dining restaurant apart from all the other resto bars, bistro, gastro pubs and restaurants in Manila, Angeles City, Subic and Clark Pampanga. Voted as the top rated restaurant in Clark Philippines, Yats Restaurant has won recognition among food and wine lovers from Manila as well as tourists staying in Angeles City, Subic and Clark Pampanga, as the best place to eat in Pampanga. The philosophy of the owners of this Clark field restaurant dictates that prices for an excellent meal at a fine dining restaurant need not be exorbitant. Guests pay for quality and not the hype or the reputation when they wine and dine at this restaurant in Clark Pampanga. At the end of the day regular guests of this top rated restaurant in Clark and tourists visiting Philippines for golf and holidays find this Philippines Clark restaurant to be one of the best places to dine out even with families.

Located inside Mimosa Leisure Estate, a well known golf and casino leisure park centrally situated inside Pampanga Clark Freeport Zone, this Clark Airfield restaurant offers a sense of tranquility. Dining in this Clark restaurant is relaxed and comfortable, not stiff and restrained. This Clark restaurant is surprisingly child-friendly. Many tourists and local residents of Angeles City, Subic and Tarlac bring their families to eat at this restaurant in Clark. Many also attend one of the regular wine tasting events also.

Elegant and cozy dining at Grill Room of Yats Restaurant in Clark Pampanga

Yats Restaurant is one of the restaurants in Clark Air Base that is well known to residents of Angeles City, Subic, Manila, Tarlac and Clark Philippines as a good place to eat in Pampanga. Recently, event organizers and corporate planning departments have discovered that this famous restaurant in Clark Pampanga is also a very good venue for group dinners and corporate functions, not to mention parties and celebrations for other special occasions outside of Manila in North Luzon.

Private dinners can be accommodated in this famous restaurant located in Mimosa, at the heart of Pampanga Clark Freeport. Private rooms suitable for 4 to 24 can be reserved in advance at this impressive restaurant in Pampanga for company and personal functions and events in Clark. This fine dining restaurant in Pampanga is a very popular event venue for small wedding receptions, social events, company board meetings and annual parties. Even companies from Manila travel to Pampanga to hold their functions and events in this well known fine dining restaurant in Pampanga.

Wine Spectator Best Restaurant Wine List Award 2012

Each year, world leading wine and dining magazine called Wine Spectator gives out a special award to restaurants offering the best wine selections. The Best of Awards of Excellence is given out to 800 of the best restaurants worldwide. Here in the Philippines, Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar is the only one to receive this prestigious international award. This restaurant in Clark Pampanga is already well known as one of the best restaurants in the Philippines. With this award, this fine dining establishment puts Philippines, Clark Pampanga on the map of the international dining scene.

Restaurant wine lists are judged not for the number of impressive big names on the wine list but more on how interesting the wine selection is for the dining guests. Breadth of selection covering all the major wine producing regions of the world is an important aspect of a restaurant wine list and so is the depth of vintages offered. Yats Restaurant has long been recognized internationally as one of the best places to wine and dine for wine lovers and those who are used to world class gourmet dining. Winning this international restaurant award places the Philippines on the map of international travelers who are accustomed to fine dining at a world-class level. The famous restaurant wine list of this top rated restaurant in Clark Pampanga serves as an icon in the Philippines for international wine lovers coming over to visit the Philippines on business or leisure.

Fine wines served at Yats Restaurant

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.

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Fine Vintage wine in the cellars of Yats Restaurant

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