Summer is creeping in! Brace yourself against the impending heat by going to these boozy events. Here’s our lineup of workshops, bar shifts, dinners, and more drink events for March.

Demazet Wine Tasting: When In Rhône
Where: Planet Grapes, Shangri-La Plaza, 336-338 Edsa corner, Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
When: March 5, Tuesday
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Php 1,300 per person inclusive of (4) half glasses of Demazet wines and food to pair. Limited seats are available.

If you’re a fan of glorious Grenache and spicy Syrah, this is the wine event for you.

Take a wine trip and discover the distinct style of Côtes du Rhône wines. From beginners to experts, the Rhône wine region is most certainly another stop to add to your wine journey.

Click on this link to sign up.

A Cheese Soiree
Where: The Peak, Grand Hyatt Manila, 60th Floor, Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner, 35th St, Taguig
When: March 5, Tuesday 
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Entrance Fee: Php 1,650 for the Cheese Soiree | Guests also have the option to pair this with the Beyond Sunset promotion for two select cocktails, wines and house lager for the price of one until 8:00 pm.

Guests for The Peak’s first Cheese Soiree can expect a cheesy affair to remember. This epicurean event features fine French artisanal cheeses by Pascal Beillevaire, who will be in attendance for this special occasion.

For reservations or inquiries, call +63 2 838 1234 or email manila.grand@hyatt.com.

SEA Brew Sessions - Manila
Where: St. Giles Hotel, Makati Avenue Corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati 
When: March 5, Tuesday 
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm 
Entrance Fee: $65+ | These sessions are limited to a maximum of 60 attendees only, ticket price includes buffet lunch and refreshments.

SEA Brew Sessions is where industry experts and professional brewers share their knowledge and experiences during a day of technical seminars & workshops. Topics covered include Yeast Handling & Pitching Rates, Beer Clarity & Stability, Best Practices for Malt Handling & Utilization, Brewhouse Forecasting & Expansion Planning. A Sensory Workshop to tackle familiar flavors in beers will also be part of the session as well as an expert’s Discussion Panel.

Stir It Up: Reggae Wednesdays at B&D
Where: The Belle and Dragon, OPL Building, 100 Don Carlos Palanca, Legazpi Village, Makati
When: March 6, Wednesday 
Time: 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
Entrance Fee: Free

Jive to the beats of DJs Reiz & Trigga, and drink up unlimited glasses of Heineken or get a bottle of Jameson with two cans of ginger ale for only Php 2,200.

The Wise King HK Three-day Bar Takeover

Joe Villanueva, founder, and co-owner of Hong Kong’s The Wise King will be in Manila to show off his talent for crafting cocktails in a series of guest shifts. Catch him on these dates:

Where: Cigar Bar, Solaire Resort & Casino, Entertainment City, 1 Aseana Ave, Parañaque
When: March 6, Wednesday 
Time: 8:00 pm to 12:00 mn
Entrance Fee: First two hours free flowing for Php 888+ | Single cocktails for Php 298+

Where: The Back Room Shangri-La at the Fort 
When: March 7, Thursday 
Time: 9:00 pm onwards

Where: Cicada (Circa 1900 in Cebu) 
When: March 8, Friday 
Time: 8:00 pm onwards
For reservations please call (032)2729469, (032)4173886, + 639176555005

ConTempo Nights at Bar Rouge
Where: Bar Rouge, New World Hotel Makati, Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati 
When: March 8 and all Fridays of the year
Time: 6:00 pm to 12:00 mn
Entrance Fee: Free

Get into the groove at ConTempo, a six-hour performance featuring the original vinyl merchants of Groove Nation, every Friday night!

Enjoy sounds from music legends DJs Mario Serrano, Toti Garcia Dalmacion, Cyril Yarisantos, Dino Angelo Amparo, and Michael Rattinger. Jive to the beat of various sounds like city pop, indie-pop, Balearic, boogie, and deep house. Watch the turntable spin while enjoying Bar Rouge’s signature cocktails and delicious food offerings.

Nipa Brew Home Brew Workshop
Where: Nipa Brew Craft Beers, 9639 Kamagong St. San Antonio Village, Makati
When: March 9, Saturday
Time: 12:00 nn to 6:00 pm 
Entrance Fee: Php 1,700 inclusive of all brewing materials, afternoon snacks and 2 x 330mL servings of beer.

“The Science of Beer and Brewing” is a series of talks and workshops to teach beer-ginners about the science that goes into beer. In partnership with The Professor’s Brew, Nipa Brew Taproom and Brewhouse will be hosting these classes to invite more people to brew and drink craft beer.

Try your hand at brewing and experience a typical homebrew day, while drinking beer and chatting with friends. You will get to use their Robobrew and perform the steps first hand!

Only ten slots open! Slots will be secured after confirmation of payment. Sign up here to join the event. 

The Drip | Cheers to Health and Wellness
Where: Empire Lounge at Venice Mall, Upper McKinley Rd, Taguig
When: March 8 and 9, Friday and Saturday 
Time: 3:00 pm onwards 
Entrance Fee: Price: Php 1,500 per head inclusive of Glutathione Drip or Glutathione IV push, music by DJ Mitch, food & drinks, raffle prizes and free consultation

Get young as you party with your friends and family and celebrate health and wellness at “The Drip.”

Ticket reservations, please call +639159459973 or +639177146506. Check out their event page for online registration.

Saturday Party Nights
Where: Hops & Brews, 7862 Makati Ave, Makati
When: March 9, Saturday
Time: 9:00 pm onwards 
Entrance Fee: Free

Saturday Nights is for letting loose and relaxing. Drop by Hops & Brews for Live DJ sets, unique food and drinks that are perfect for your taste.

Article II: The Water in your Cup
Where: Artikulo Coffee, G/F First Residences, Jose Laurel St., Malacanang Complex
When: March 10, Sunday 
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 nn
Entrance Fee: Php 650 inclusive of interactive workshop, unlimited coffee and morning snacks.

Your cup of coffee is about 98 percent water, so how do different kinds of water affect the taste of your favorite cuppa? Find out through this fun experiment/workshop!

Go to their events page for more info and the link for payment.

Belgian Beer Dinner 
Where: Old Manila at The Peninsula Manila, Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues 
When: March 14, Thursday
Time: 6:00 pm onwards
Entrance Fee: Php 3,000 subject to 10% service charge and local taxes

Finally a food pairing event for beer lovers! Discover how to pair and cook with Belgian beers, in the first ever Belgian beer and food pairing organized in Manila.

For inquiries and table reservations, please call The Peninsula Manila at +632 8872888 ext. 6694 (Restaurant Reservations), email diningpmn@peninsula.com or visit www.peninsula.com

Wine According To Terrazas de los Andes
Where: Lobby Lounge, Edsa Shangri-La, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
When: March 14, Thursday 
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Entrance Fee: Php 2,800 per person

Take part in a memorable 5-course tapas and wine journey by Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s chefs, accompanied by four of the most prestigious wines from Terrazas de los Andes.

Each wine is produced in high-altitude vineyards in the province of Mendoza and Saita. The wines tell a story of the bond formed with its land and the orchestration of the forces of nature in creating a unique harmony of taste.

Dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Wine & Wellness Night
Where: Spaces, World Plaza, 5th Ave, Taguig
When: March 14, Thursday 
Time: 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm 
Entrance Fee: Php 1,000 for ECCP Members | Php 1,900 for Non-Members

In celebration of National Women’s Month, ECCP Women in Business invites all women professionals and female business leaders to the 2nd edition of the “Wine and Wellness Night.” This event aims to create meaningful conversations on leadership, development, and wellness over a night of free-flowing wine and great company while expanding your network and contacts.

For inquiries, contact Ms. Mica Aragon at mica.aragon@eccp.com or call 845 1326.

Le Cellier French Wine Pairing with Indian Inspired Cuisine
Where: Dusit Thani Manila, 1223 Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Makati 
When: March 15, Friday
Time: 7:00 pm to 11 pm 
Entrance Fee: Php 3,500 per person

Who says we can’t pair Asian food with French wine? French Wine Master Mr. Bernard Flour, will guide you through this fine dining twist of Indian cuisine pairing with Le Cellier French Wines Selection.

Cocktails start at 7:00 pm, followed by dinner proper at 7:30 pm.

L'Aperitivo Italiano at New World Makati
Where: 4th Floor, Poolside, New World Hotel Makati, Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati
When: March 20, Wednesday 
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 
Entrance Fee: Php 1,500 nett Members | Php 1,800 nett Non-Members

Experience aperitivo like an Italian at L’Aperitivo Italiano happening on March 20. From 6 pm to 10 pm enjoy special food prepared by the chefs of New World Hotel paired with wines expertly chosen by Italian sommelier, Mr. Luca Galli, amid lush landscaping by the poolside of New World Makati. 

The event is an authentic L’Aperitivo Italiano, a premium Italian experience in Manila, organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Inc. and New World Hotel Makati. Drop by, explore a plethora of flavors, and meet a lot of cool people!

This event was made possible through the support of Airline Partner, Cathay Pacific, BDO Unibank Inc., Cathay Pacific, Dusit Thani Manila, Italpinas Development Corporation, Zeeguru Digital Reputation, Eolo, and media partner DrinkManila.com. 

For inquiries and registrations email info@iccpi.org.ph or call (+63) 2 978 0279 / (+63) 2 541 2567 / (+63) 917 563 8633. Register on this link.

Grünkohl und Pinkel 2019
Where: German Club Manila, 118 V.A. Rufino Street, Penthouse, Legazpi Village, Makati, 
When: March 25, Friday 
Time: 6:30 pm onwards 
Entrance Fee: Php 1,690 per person for Northwestern German dishes with two local draft beers and Doppelkorn Schnapps (until supplies last).

Enjoy this traditional annual food specialty event originally from Bremen/Germany. Savor delectable Northwestern German dishes like Kassler (smoked pork loin), Imported Pinkel (smoked ground sausage), Imported Kohlwurst (Smoked Sausage), Hand-plucked Green Kale with Potatoes with two local draft beers and Doppelkorn Schnapps (until supplies last).

Eat, drink, and be merry while listening to a special performance by Rolf Henkel (accordionist). For inquiries or reservations, email reservations@germanclub.ph or call +632 8942899.

Tipsy With Sustainability (for MAD Travel Guests!)
Where: Z Hostel, 5660 Don Pedro, Makati 
When: March 28, Thursday 
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Entrance Fee: Php 750 (online RSVP) and Php 850 (door charge) | Comes with two custom cocktails by Z Hostel bartenders, one fruit tree to be planted by their partner communities, and a Seed Nation workshop

Party for a good cause at Tipsy With Sustainability. They’ll be using fruits to make cocktails and then giving the seeds from those fruits to the tribes they’ve visited on their tours (through Seed Nation). Drinking feels good, but who knew it could do good?

Message your tour-mates and sign up on this link

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