Manila, September 3, 2013 – Sofitel Philippine Plaza launches its celebration of the Wine Week from 23 – 29th September together with Sofitel hotels worldwide.  In line with the Sofitel brand’s role as ambassador of French art de vivre, this magnifique celebration of French wines takes wine lovers on a journey from North to South of France in exploration of the world’s finest wines.

Sofitel Wine Week launch with the Château Léoville Poyferré and Moulin Riche: An Exclusive Wine Dinner at Spiral’s La Veranda, 7th September, 2013, 7:00 to 10:30 PM

An evening of gastronomy and fine wine awaits gourmets and gourmands at La Veranda. Explore wines from the famous French châteaux on September 7. Didier Cuvellier, the owner of Châteaux Léoville Poyferré and Moulin Riche, is flying in from France to introduce his premium selection of fine wines.

A sumptuous 5-course menu is prepared exclusively for this event by Eric Costille, Sofitel regional executive chef for Asia Pacific and Sofitel Philippine Plaza executive chef.

Rate is set at PHP 5,888 nett per person. Limited seats available.

For inquiries, please call (632) 832.6988 and (632) 551.5555 ext. 6988, or email fbreservations@sofitelmanila.com

French wine appreciation classes at Spiral’s La Veranda, 23rd to the 26th of September, 3:00 to 5:30 PM

Discover the pleasure of drinking good wine. Put together your own exclusive group and enjoy intimate wine and cheese pairing sessions at La Veranda with tutored wine tasting to be conducted by French sommelier, Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s Food and Beverage Director Damien Marchenay and Bernard Flour, Managing Director of Le Cellier.
Wine appreciation classes slated in September are as follows:
23rd – Red and white wines of Bordeaux
24th – Wines from the old world and new world
25th – Premium champagnes such as Dom Pérignon and Krug
26th – Burgundy wines
Rate is set at PHP 1,500 nett per person per session.

For inquiries, please call (632) 832.6988 and (632) 551.5555 ext. 6988, or email fbreservations@sofitelmanila.com

Wine and Cheese Deli at Le Bar, 23rd to the 29th of September, 4:00 to 10:00 PM

What better way to experience French culture in Manila than to immerse in an interactive wine and cheese pairing experience at Sofitel.

From September 23 to 29, a wine and cheese delicatessen in a luxury setting will unveil at Le Bar featuring artisan cheeses from Spiral’s L’Epicerie and a selection of over 15 wines from Bordeaux, Provence, Côtes du Rhône and Loire Valley, France’s best wine producing regions. Canapés and charcuterie are sure to complete the unique degustation experience.

Rate is set at Php 1,500 nett per person inclusive of cheese buffet and wine, free-flowing for two hours.

Wine and cheese to go are available at the deli counter. Wines are sold by the bottle, with prices ranging from Php 380 to Php 1,000 nett. Delivery is available for an additional fee.

Wine and spa treatment pairing at Le Spa, 23rd September to 31st December, 2013  

In celebration of the French Wine Week, Le Spa at Sofitel combines the wonders of wine and traditional massage treatments and introduces “vinotherapy” to Filipino wine lovers and beauty enthusiasts.
Starting September 23, indulge in a luxurious massage treatment and discover beauty from the vineyards with grape-based products from Les Sources de Caudalie, winner of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Spa Awards 2012. Complement the experience with a glass of a perfectly paired Château Smith Haut-Lafitte, one of the best wines from Bordeaux, France.
Wine Lovers Treatment is set at Php 30,000 for two persons, inclusive of a bottle of Château Smith Haut-Lafitte wine or Php 20,000 for two glasses per couple.
For inquiries and reservations on Sofitel’s beauty and wellness services, please call
(632) 551.5555, or email at lespa@sofitelmanila.com. Visit www.sofitelmanila.com.

Wine Harvest Dinner at Sunset Bar, 27th- 29th September, 6:30 to 10:00 PM

Prepare for a delightful dining experience under the moon and the stars at Sofitel’s Sunset Bar inspired by the French tradition of closing the harvest season with festive celebration hosted by winegrowers.

Weather permitting, Wine Harvest Dinner at Sunset Bar features sumptuous French buffet paired with premium Vigneron harvest wines.

Rate is set at Php 1,480 nett for adults and Php 800 nett for children 5 to 11 years old.

For inquiries, please call (632) 832.6988 and (632) 551.5555 ext. 6988, or email fbreservations@sofitelmanila.com

Bordeaux -Saints Sunday Brunch at Spiral, 29th of September 2013, 12:00 to 2:00 PM

Stir your senses with Spiral’s lavish offerings from its 21 dining ateliers and indulge in Sunday Brunch favorites such as fresh oysters, caviar, and free-flowing champagnes and wines.
The most luxurious celebration of wine and gastronomy happening only on September 29, the Bordeaux-Saints Sunday Brunch tops up the metro’s ultimate dining experience with a selection of premium French wines from the prestigious vineyards of Saint-Emilion and Saint-Estèphe, and highlights private tasting (3cl) of the legendary Château Léoville Poyferré, one of the most flamboyant vintage wines famed for richness, opulence and aromatic pleasures.
Rate is set at Php 3,350 +++ per person, Php 2,750 +++ per person for non-alcoholic brunch and Php 1,500 +++ for children 5 to 11 years old.

For inquiries, please call (632) 832.6988 and (632) 551.5555 ext. 6988, or email fbreservations@sofitelmanila.com

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Sofitel Legend and & Sofitel So are two labels that come to enrich Sofitel Luxury hotels.
Sofitel Legend hotels are iconic and mythical; they are often centuries-old listed heritage buildings: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam and Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan.
Sofitel So hotels are new « boutique hotels » characterized by a stylish focus on contemporary design by famous architects and/or embellished by international celebrities from the world of fashion, design or art: Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre, Sofitel So Bangkok and Sofitel So Singapore (2013).

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