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If your city’s liquor ban is finally lifted, here are the places where you can get your favorite bottles of wine.

As most of us spend more and more time at home, our sense of normalcy has definitely changed. We create ways to bring it back, but we are left with finding solace in the digital space. Whether reconnecting with friends via Zoom or having a sumptuous dinner with family, the experience is better with a glass of wine especially when paired with delectable dishes. Liquor may not be a priority at this time yet for those missing the rich taste and texture of their favorite tipple, here are some of the destinations that offer pick up or delivery. Of course, bearing in mind the city liquor bans. As of writing, the cities of Quezon, Pateros, San Juan, Marikina, and Makati have lifted the liquor ban but still don’t allow consumption in public spaces for safety reasons.

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(Photo from Gypsy Rosé’s Instagram)

Gypsy Rosé

Founders Celine Lopez and Monette Bata-Garcia crafted a blend of sparkling intense rosé, keeping in mind the tropical climate in the country. Utilizing the Ugni Blanc grape from Bordeaux, France, the Gypsy Rosé Diamant Rose comes in frozen, housed in a bottle that boasts of its lovely, pink hue. It is a tart, demi-sec bursting with berry profile that can go with any food pairing–perfect for first-time tasters and those who couldn’t decide on a particular flavor.

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(Photo from Barcino’s Instagram)

Barcino

Known for its exquisite Spanish cuisine that includes paellas and tapas bursting with vibrant flavors, Barcino houses a great selection of wine, spirit, and sangria as well. With brands from top wine regions like Rioja, Napa Valley, and Tuscany, you are certain to find your go-to bottles and pair them with the restaurant’s savory and mouthwatering dishes.

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(Photo from Estate Wine’s Instagram)

Estate Wine

As the name suggests, the full-service retailer houses an impressive library of the finest wines and single malt whiskies in Manila. They are also the exclusive partner of Berry Bros. & Rudd, the British family-owned and run wine and spirit merchant with two Royal Warrants. Their selection of over 4000 different bottles from across the globe includes blends from the old world of England, Germany, and Portugal. Estate Wine hosts private virtual wine tasting events such as the recently concluded Frog Leap’s Winery feature.

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1997 Henschke Hill of Grace. (Photo from The Upsider)

Ralph’s Wine & Spirits

Their massive library of liquor consists of a delightful variety of spirits, sake, shochu, vodka, and more. As for their wine selection, they house some of the top wineries like Henschke and Bouchard Pere & Fils. Be on the lookout for their stocks as these premium bottles run out fast.

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Château d’issan. (Photo from Social Vignerons)

Wine Depot

With an extensive array of wine bottles, you will definitely your favorite in this well-known wine retailer in the country. From a variety of taste profiles to different country origins, Wine Depot carries an impressive selection. Apart from wine, they have spirits, beers, sakes, and mixers as well. 

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