A Royal Invasion

From Germany to France to Bulgaria, a German count sets his eyes upon the conquest of the wine world… Wine Story’s Romy Sia and Christian Tan welcomed Germany’s noble lord Count Stephan von Neipperg to host an intimate wine-pairing dinner at the luxury wine store branch in Serendra several months back.   A very select…


From the moment your plane lands, the Amansara touch is invariably felt. The VVIP treatment begins at the immigration. A designated person approaches you, takes your passport and processes it.  All you will do is sit and wait.  Don’t worry,  it does not take forever to complete the procedure.  Outside, a vintage Mercedes-Benz limousine awaits for…

Mark of Prestige

Author’s Note: Another version of this article was published in the January 2012 issue of the Philippine Tatler magazine The pursuit of wine perfection continually burns in the mind of Château Haut-Brion’s Jean-Philippe Delmas. The cool November night was wrapped in anticipation as the Wine Story owner Romy Sia prepared to host the arrival of a…

Second Coming

Author’s Note: Another version of this article appeared in the PHILIPPINE TATLER magazine Château Rauzan-Segla and Château Canon get a second chance at greatness through the talent of John Kolasa. Because of the vision of one man, two of Bordeaux‘s eminent wine producers rose from the doldrums to reclaim their place in the wine world….

The Zonin Heritage

At a private wine-pairing dinner event in Paparazzi at Edsa Shangri-La, we caught up with Lorenzo Zonin, appointed Ambassador for Casa Vinicola Zonin, to tell us why they are Italy’s world-renowned and multi-awarded winemaker. For Italy’s largest privately owned vineyard, it has been a long journey since it started as a small-scale grower in 1821….