Friday, May 23, 2014

That heavenly feeling when you finally hold, for the first time, something that you have been dreaming about for a long time, like a shiny, new car in your favorite color, red. It truly sweet-- and it’s yours!

 Finally owning something that you’ve worked hard for, long dreamed of, is indeed a reason to celebrate. Whether all by your lonesome or with friends, family, a boyfriend or a girlfriend – it doesn’t really matter. What is important is to mark the day with something sweet, and dreamy: and make it sweeter with  a bottle of Carlo Rossi Sweet Red.

Rossi Sweet Red is just the perfect companion for such a marvelous occasion. As its name suggests, Rossi Sweet Red is sweet with layers of vanilla, bright cherry and wild raspberry flavors. Unlike your dream car though, Rossi Sweet Red is affordable and won’t break your wallet, or test the limit of your credit card.

Rossi Sweet Red also has a well-balanced palate and a light medium body, and tastes just as great, whether chilled or with ice. It’s not also choosy when it comes to a companion because it goes well with about just anything – cheese, fish, meat, or even the all-time Filipino favorite, the sizzling sisig.

Crafted from grapes cultured in California where the sun nurtured the tiny fruits to perfection to assure you of wines bursting with flavor and aroma, Rossi Sweet Red has just the right amount of alcohol content and therefore won’t leave you heavily drunk even after finishing a bottle with friends.
Because it comes from the Number One Table Wine in the world, Carlo Rossi, you are assured of the high quality that goes with every bottle. Also, because it’s red and sourced from grapes, it is good for the heart when drank moderately.

So what else is lovely about drinking Rossi Sweet Red? Especially when you are drinking it to toast another milestone in your life – that of finally owning something that’s a fruit of your labor! 



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Got my new stock. #office #comfortfood #kitkat #chocolates #greentea #strawberry #darkchoc #love

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Quench your undying thirst brought about by summer in Drink Up Philippines, the country’s first alcohol festival focusing on local craft and international beer, handcrafted cocktails and quality wines, this coming May 24 at the Forum, BGC.

Expect to discover over 150 types of alcoholic concoctions with their fine roster of local bars and breweries, while Manila’s finest mixologists help you get the good kind of buzz.

Drink Up has a very interesting mix of bars, speakeasies and breweries from all over the Philippines joining us at the festival. We also have the best home grown music talents performing at the festival,” shares Andrea Sambar, Communications Manager of Drink Up Philippines.

Among the popular names on the golden list will be Rocket Room, part of BGC’s haute bar scene, whose skilled mixologists will be there to serve you their famously odd, but brilliantly crafted mixes like the mysterious Rocket Fuel made with their special House Made Jalapeño Pepper Vodka. Another bar to watch out for is the notably quirky Big Bad Wolf, a hidden hipster haven sought out by many for their twists on famous drinks.

For the beer connoisseurs, Drink Up scoured through the country searching for up and coming local breweries that the Philippines has to offer.  Brewers from all around the country, like Palawan, Baguio, and Iligan City will be present to showcase their personal brews, such as local brewery, Craftpoint Brewing Co., who will be debuting their German IPL, Mr. Braumeister.

Satisfy your taste buds and marry your drink with a wide array of mouthwatering dishes to complement your beverage and leave you eternally craving for more. With the help of choice restaurants like Pink Panda, celebrity chef Erwan Huessaff’s newest venture, get a taste of the rich South East Asian rich cuisine prepared with a modern twist. Travel over to Las Flores, whose scrumptious tapas will immediately transport you to Spain, served up wonderfully with a glass of their sangria.

Finally, soothe your soul with music by the amazing lineup of local bands with the likes of the Cebuano indie rock band, Urbandub, the Oktaves, and Filipino electrorock band, Pedicab.  Drink Up’s diverse lineup of musical acts will keep you company and provide you the perfect soundtrack to cap off your far from monotonous day.

Sambar added that festival-goers will be surprised at the surreal amount of beverages that will be present at the event. “We want everyone to try out something new and expand their palates. From exceptional local craft and international beers to specially prepared cocktails, everyone will definitely find something new to enjoy.”

With the wide variety of exceptional drinks, food and music in Drink Up’s arsenal, Drink Up will definitely be a festival you can count on to bring on the good vibes and unforgettable memories that will put you in a sunny mood even after summer’s over.

Tickets are now available online at
or any TicketWorld outlet/ Vom Fass store nearest you.

About Drink Up Philippines
Drink Up Philippines is the only drinking festival you’ll ever need. The one-day outdoor festival will showcase hundreds of local craft and international beers, artisanal cocktails and the perfect bar food to go along with your drinks. Expect a full day of live bands, games, competitions, and much more on May 24 at The Forum, BGC.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Blogged: Fun Fine Dining at @MadisonsBistro. ( #thedailyposheats

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Beef Gyudon

There’s no stopping Yoshinoya, the country’s most popular fast-food chain that specializes in all-time favorite Japanese culinary fare, from going forward with its remarkable Gyudon eating challenge.

Now on its 4th year, this much-awaited event has earned the respect of many hungry Filipinos who want to test their mettle when it comes to gastronomic challenges. If Coney Island in New York, USA has the world-famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, then the Philippines definitely has Yoshinoya. And just like in the previous editions, the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest promises to be nothing short of exciting as more Gyudon-loving Pinoys are expected to troop to the Yoshinoya stores and sign up.

Composed of 2 challenges, the contest is open to all male and female participants 18 years old and above. Qualifying Rounds will be held Monday through Friday at all Yoshinoya stores from April 21 up to May 30, 2014.

To be able to participate, customers simply need to pay P199 at the counter, fill out the Registration Form and sign a Health and Release waiver, and present a valid ID (School ID, Company ID, Driver’s License, SSS ID, GSIS ID, NBI Clearance, Postal ID, Voters ID, or Passport) to the store manager.

For the qualifying round the beef bowls should be consumed in the store. The customer who consumes the most number of bowls or has the least amount of leftover food in 5 minutes wins the day’s challenge.  The names of the four (4) fastest challengers will be on display at each store’s Leader Board and will be updated every time a new record is set.

All weekly winners who qualified in each of the stores will be notified by phone call, email or registered mail and are automatically entered in the Grand Finals, which will be held on June 14, 2014, 1 pm, at the Activity Center of Glorietta in Makati City.

During the final match, all finalists will compete by eating the most number of bowls in 15 minutes. The Top Three (3) Finalists with the most number of bowls consumed and the least weight of food left after 15 minutes will be declared winners of the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest 2014.

And definitely, this year’s prizes gets even better—and bigger—especially for the First Place winner, who will receive P150,000 in cash and Two (2) round trip tickets to Japan courtesy of Cebu Pacific. The Second Placer gets P50, 000 while the 3rd placer takes home P25, 000. Non-winners will each be given consolation prizes of P2, 000 worth of Yoshinoya gift certificates.

Expect tremendous and awesome fun and excitement for this year’s 2014 Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest, which, after 4 years, still stands as a sure-fire hit among gyudon-loving Pinoys. Coming in droves to register for the past challenge editions just goes to show how much this great Japanese meal, composed of steaming white rice topped with sumptuous beef and onion stirred in a mild sweet sauce, is loved by many Filipinos and have made it as part of their daily food fare.

For more details about the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest 2014, visit the Yoshinoya store nearest you (SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Manila, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Galleria, Glorietta, Fairview Terraces). 

You can also visit the Yoshinoya Facebook page ( or follow Yoshinoya Instagram or Twitter accounts, or you can go to