Vu's Sky Lounge is the in-house bar and lounge of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila offering a wide variety of premium beer brands, signature cocktails, wines and spirits, paired with antipasti, tapas and other Mediterranean dishes. Located on the 45th floor of the hotel, Vu's Sky Lounge towers above the Ortigas skyline, where guests literally drink and dine in the sky, a kind of high that you can only experience here at Vu's.
This September, we finally got to experience Vu's Sky Lounge through a wine tasting event. For only P788.00 net, guests enjoyed free-flowing wine served with tapas on the side. The event was attended mostly by the hotel's regular guests and special friends. Joining us that evening were our blogger friends from TheHungryKat.com, Iwandered.net and PepeSamson.com.
The wine tasting event highlighted the best selection of Spanish wines by Miguel Torres SA of Spain. Two variants of white wine were served starting with the Viña Sol, a traditional white wine made of Parellada and Garnacha Blanca grapes. It has an intense floral and fruity notes with hits of citrus that results to a refreshing taste. Next was the Gran Viña Sol made of Chardonnay and Parellada grapes, and fermented in French oak barrels. It was aromatic and full-bodied with floral notes and hints of vanilla.
Two variants of red wine were next served. The Sangre de Toro is made of Garnacha and Cariñena grapes that produces a red wine with hints of blackberries and licorice. A more premium version is the Gran Sangre de Toro which is made with a mixture of Garnacha, Cariñena and Syrah grapes yielding a red wine with more intense color and richer blackberry aroma.
Wine tasting is not complete without pairing them with tapas and other Mediterranean dishes. The Salmon Mi-Ciut (upper left) went perfectly well with the white wines, and so did the Scallop al Nero (upper right). The Smoked Turkey Jalapeno (lower left) and the Foie Gras Praline (lower right) both went well with the red wines.
We would like to thank Marco Polo Ortigas Manila for inviting us and our blogger friends to this wine tasting event. It was indeed a fun night spent with friends over excellent wines, tapas and loads of funny conversations. We really had a great time here at Vu's Sky Lounge.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila regularly holds themed wine tasting and wine paring events. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram (@MarcoPoloManila) to get updates on the next wine tasting event.