Because wine not?
Wine, indeed, makes people—with a preference for it—happy. The right variant could make or break a first date or a party, enhance the flavors of a plate of something or take it to another level. For some a good red is to sex, for others it means it’s time to wine down (you’ve been warned, there’s more where that came from). Fortunately, there are a handful of wine providers to look to, but not all have a history or portfolio quite like Happy Living.
BTW: Bring The Wine
Happy Living, since its inception in ‘94, has always had the same objective: to bring quality wine to the local market. They became the exclusive distributor of Beringer in the 00’s and added French classic varietal pioneers Fortant de France and Robert Skalli, and prime Chilean wine Vina Valdivieso shortly after. The business continued to expand and made an excellent decision (in my opinion) to open its very own Tasting Room in 2017. Because why stop at bringing in fine wine, when you can serve it yourself?
I’ve been to their Tasting Room once and thoroughly appreciated the tasting glass option. It was a nice introduction to their extensive selection of wines that was neither intimidating nor overwhelming. Get a 25ml (roughly around P80), half glass or full glass from their enomatic machine until you find the wine, get it?
Wine Flies When You’re Having Fun
True story. Happy Living hosts its own wine flights and pop-up sessions for some serious wine appreciation and a whole lot of fun. So imagine this: you with good company in a nice and quiet nook surrounded by Old and New World wine labels you can enjoy either by the glass or by the bottle and at really friendly price points. Sounds like your next date night plans or a night-out with pals.
Happy Living’s themed tasting flights and events are open to the public but are by reservation. Like and follow them on Facebook for more details.
Life Is Grape
And to celebrate our love for wine and Happy Living’s 25th year, I give you, a couple more wine puns:
Happy Living is located at Warehouse 16A, La Fuerza Compound 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati and will soon be opening in Cebu. Meanwhile, the Tasting Room is open from Monday to Wednesday, 11AM-10PM and Thursday to Saturday, 11AM-11PM. For inquiries or reservations, call (2) 895 6507 or (2) 896 0336.
Art Alexandra Lara