Starting a wine cellar: Wines to lay down for your grandchildren Philippines wine supplier Manila wine shop talks about starting a wine cellar

December 18, 2010

Wine lovers enjoy the idea of laying wines away for a long time. The thought of pulling out a dusty bottle thick with cobwebs that has slumbered for twenty years in a dark corner of the cellar is very appealing. But too often the moment of truth turns out to be a monumental disappointment when the stuff tastes awful.

Very few wines will last twenty years because of the way they are produced. Even if they were made for long ageing, they could be destroyed by bad cellaring.

If you want to stash a few bottles away for little Johnny’s twenty-first birthday or a future wedding anniversary, tuck them away in the coolest, most remote corner of your cellar (nearest the floor). Keep in mind that the larger the format, the longer the wine will live. Magnums are the best size container for allowing the product to mature slowly.

In the longevity stakes, the following wines from the best vintage years have an established track record for surviving two decades.


1. Vintage port
2. Vintage Madeira (especially Malmsey and Terrantez)
3. Australian liqueur Muscat
4. Marsala


1. Château-bottled red Bordeaux (classified growths)
2. Single domaine Grand Crus Burgundies
3. Hermitage, Côte Rôtie (Rhône)
4. Recioto delta Valpolicella
5. Barolo Riserva
6. Certain Rioja Gran Reserva reds (Marques de Murrieta, Muga, Lopez de Heredia)
7. Some Portuguese garrafeiras
8. Château Musar (Lebanon)
9. Vega Sicilia (Spain)
10. Barca Velha (Portugal)
11. Grange Hermitage (Australia)


1. Tokay Essencia (Hungary)
2. Château-bottled Sauternes
3. Top white single domaine Burgundies
4. Single vineyard Vouvray
5. Riesling Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese
6. Riesling Icewine/Eiswein
7. Marques de Murrieta Ygay Blanco (Rioja)
8. Jura vin de paille
9. Vin Jaune (Château-Châlon)

Wines NOT to lay down for the long haul

1. Champagne and sparkling wine
2. Sherry
3. Spirits (they only improve in the wood)
4. Most dry white wines
5. Beaujolais, Valpolicella and other simple reds
6. Fantasy blends
7. Rosé wines
8. Most half bottles (they mature much faster than 750 mL bottles)
9. Wines without a vintage date

It should be noted that wines do not necessarily age at the same rate, especially when they get older. Even if you have a case of the same wine you may find a difference in maturity after several years of cellaring. A good analogy would be picking a bunch of roses and placing them in a vase. They will not all open up at the same rate and when in full bloom some will hold their petals longer than others.

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 Manila and other major cities of Philippines? Yats Restaurant hopes to provide you with ample information so you can 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 Manila 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 cozy 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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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.

The best restaurants in Pampanga can be found in Clark. Restaurants in Angeles City Pampanga offer meals at lower prices and cater to casual dining and budget tourists. Here food and wine lovers enjoy good food and fine wine in restaurants that are as good as the best restaurants in Manila. For wine lovers, a dinner at the famous Yats Restaurant in Clark Pampanga is a good treat. This restaurant offers a restaurant wine list that has no comparison even among the best restaurants in Manila. Many people want to train here in this famous restaurant to become a wine steward or sommelier in the Philippines.

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