Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wine Nights and Oyster Hours with AIX Rose at Via Mare

Fresh oysters and a refreshingly crisp Provence rose...and you can have as much as you want. At Via Mare Oyster Bar...

Via Mare Oyster Bar, in cooperation with AIX Rose and The Straits Wine Company, recently hosted the AIX Summer Tour 2016 Oyster and Wine Buffet, highlighting the classic wine and seafood pairing.

Located at Greenbelt 3, Via Mare Oyster Bar's al fresco area was the perfect spot for fresh oysters and wine last April 18, 2016. For only P 1,800+++ per person, guests enjoyed round after round of AIX Rose and Via Mare's famous fresh oysters all night long. Now that's a pretty cool deal...

The renowned Provence Rose is the only wine produced by AIX Rose, made from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah grape varieties, consistent with the singular philosophy of doing only one thing, and doing it well. The refined rose delivers bold layers of apples, spices, and citrus, balanced by a creamy finish. Best served chilled between 8-12 degrees Celsius, the elegant AIX Rose pairs well with light salads, fresh seafood, grilled fish, white meat, curry dishes, and Asian food. And yes, fresh oysters too.

AIX Rose Ambassador Sake Weima (L) welcomed guests to the AIX Summer Tour 2016 Oyster and Wine Buffet at Via Mare's al fresco area, detailing the vibrant tasting notes of AIX Rose. The rich colors of the AIX Rose matched the evening's festive vibe, with its equally rich notes opening up the palate for the coming seafood feast.

Fresh or baked? Have it your way with Via Mare's impressive oyster selection, you can have it fresh with lemon, or baked like the Oyster Boursin topped with a three-cheese blend, garlic and herbs; or Oyster Parmesan with garlic, butter and parmesan cheese; the classic Oyster Rockefeller with bacon, spinach and three-cheese blend; or the spicy Oyster Wasabi with wasabi tartare; and the Oyster Beignet, crusty battered oysters with tangy oriental sauce. Sourced fresh daily from Aklan, Via Mare's oysters are served closest to their "harvest" date, shucked before serving with flavors at its very peak of freshness. Paired with a chilled glass of AIX Rose...perfect.

Other treats prepared by Via Mare for the spread included Breaded Tofu, with shiitake mushrooms in sweet teriyaki sauce...

...and Sotong Goreng, crunchy squid tentacles in chili sauce, distinct Asian flavors that paired well with AIX Rose. And just in case you missed Via Mare's Wine and Oyster Buffet, stay tuned...there just might be another one soon.

Via Mare Oyster Bar is located at Level 1, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati or call 757-4020 and 757-4022 for inquiries. For more updates, visit their FB Page at

AIX Rose Wine is distributed by The Straits Wine Company, visit and for more information.

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