3 Wonderful Reasons to Buy Wine at a Wine Shop
Slowly but surely a lot of Filipinos are buying and drinking wines. Whether it is for personal consumption or as a gift, most wine buyers just go to the grocery to pick up a bottle or two. There are many supermarkets now that have a good wine selection. It is really convenient but I think there are still plenty of reasons why one should visit a wine shop. Here are 3 wonderful reasons to check out your local wine shop the next time you will buy wine.
Groceries normally carry wine in bulk quantities to be able to get good prices and maintain a comfortable profit margin. Typically, we see mass produced labels in the wine section of our favorite supermarkets. I am not saying that these wines are not good but you are missing out a lot.
Many of the best wines in the world are produced by smaller family-run wineries. These wineries are focused on quality than quantity and many of them cannot produce large quantities of wines to supply big grocery chains all around the world. These wineries distribute wine through wine or liquor shops.
Buy a wine at a wine shop and taste the difference.
The second wonderful reason to buy wine at a wine shop is the trained staff. Groceries do not normally hire people and train them to just to focus on the wine aisle. In contrast, wine shops train their personnel and teach them about wines. Each wine bottle has an interesting story and if you got the ear, the owners of wine shops are more than willing to share it with you.
Many wine shop staff are well-versed with wines. They can even give you recommendations when it comes to price, variety, country of origin and even food and wine pairing recommendations. They will give their full attention to you and answer all your questions about what you are about to buy.
Wines are delicate products. Most of the bottles come half way around the globe. Wines are sensitive to dust and changes in temperature. Very few supermarkets invest in temperature-controlled storage facilities. Because groceries buy by large quantities, many bottles stay on the shelves for a long period of time.
Many wine merchants invest in temperature-controlled facilities like their life depended on it. The staff is also employed to keep the bottles clean and free of dust. You know you are in a good place to buy wines if it is cold and clean.
Grab a bottle at a wine shop and be confident that it is properly handled with care.
Wine Shop in Cebu
Being a major tourism and commercial hub in the country, Cebu has a few good wine shops. One of them is D+B Wine Shop at The Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City. The family-owned company has been supplying Cebu with the finest wines for almost two decades.
D+B Wine Shop has on display over 400 labels and they have access to 300 more via special orders. They sell wines from all major wine-producing country. A majority of the wines of that they sell are from smaller family-run wineries. The wine shop was recently awarded the 2016 Best Wine Selection by Sunstar's Best of Cebu.
The staff is well-trained and the owners are hands-on. You can really feel the passion and knowledge of the owners if you get a chance to talk to them. They can really open your eyes and palate to the wonderful world of wine-drinking.
D+B Wine Shop has 24 hours air conditioning and it is spic and span to make sure that you will buy the wines in its best condition. You can even have a chilled wine ready should you wish to drink it in the shop or in a nearby restaurant.
Whether you are buying a wine for a party or for gifts, you should check your friendly local wine shop to see what they offer. D+B Wine Shop is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 AM until 9 PM. You may contact them at 233-0832.