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Unlimited wine-tasting every Friday at Imperial Pacific’s Da Lounge Bar

DA Lounge Bar located in the lobby of Imperial Pacific Resort is hosting an unlimited wine-tasting and wine-appreciation event every Friday, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for the entire month of August.

“This is part of our promotion for Da Lounge Bar. We have more than 60 types of wines — from light to full-bodied. We will let you taste everything,” said Eric Cheong, Imperial Pacific food and beverage assistant director.

He said every Friday, 15 bottles of wine will be on deck for guests to sip. “It is basically ‘drink all you can’ for $25.”

According to Cheong, the wines are from Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Italy, France, Spain and the U.S. “Most of our wines are very rare — you can’t usually find them on Saipan,” he added.

Imperial Pacific grand lobby bar and restaurant manager Kristoferson Cuaderes, group marketing and communications manager Henry Yap, assistant director for beverage Eric Cheong and bar manager Ryan Neil dela Cuerva pose for a photo at  Da Lounge Bar in the lobby of Imperial Pacific Resort.  Photo by Lori Lyn C. LirioImperial Pacific grand lobby bar and restaurant manager Kristoferson Cuaderes, group marketing and communications manager Henry Yap, assistant director for beverage Eric Cheong and bar manager Ryan Neil dela Cuerva pose for a photo at Da Lounge Bar in the lobby of Imperial Pacific Resort. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

A majority of people on island are beer drinkers, “but we are not trying to ‘convert’ them into wine drinkers — we just want to offer them a wider array of choices,” Imperial Pacific group and marketing communications manager Henry Yap said.

He understands that drinking wine can sometimes be “intimidating,” especially for those who are unfamiliar with it. “This is the reason we have this wine-tasting event, so people can select and taste, and when they find what they like, they can order a glass or a bottle.”

Cheong said their wine is affordable, adding that prices range from $6 to $15 per glass.

Among the varieties of wine served on the first day of the event were Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Grenache, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Muscato Bianco.