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Town and Country PH March 2017

For more than 160 years, Town&Country has been the magazine that embodies a life well-lived. The features inside the Philippine edition encompass the interests of its affluent market, covering topics such as culture, arts, social grace, fashion, beauty and health, home design, travel, and philanthropy. Town &Country Philippines knows that its readers have earned the luxury and privilege of choice.View our pages and find out the best of the best in luxurious living.

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la vida local

My siblings Joey and Lara met Birgitte and Trine, two lovely Danish girls, in Baguio over a decade ago. It was their gap year before college and they were exploring the world. A few years later, my family and I met up with them in their home city of Copenhagen. We took a train out to the countryside to dine with Birgitte’s family at home and to visit the church where her father served as pastor. What a lovely time. Late last year, we met up again with Birgitte and her two little girls, her sister Dorte, and a very pregnant Trine, and off we went to Legoland in Billund. It was wonderful to catch up with them at a different stage in their lives. Exploring a foreign city is always much…

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JINGGO MONTENEJO “It will be my first time in Vietnam this year and I’m excited to see Saigon,” says Jinggo, who shot animal rights advocate Alexis Ko for this issue. His other travel plans include seeing more of the Philippines on his motorcycle. “I’ve already ridden my bike to Mount Mayon, and my next trip on my motorcycle will be to Sagada or somewhere in the south—maybe Cebu or even Mindanao.” Jinggo is a 2016 Visual Journalism scholar of the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at Ateneo de Manila University. JOJO GLORIA “This year I’m looking forward to more projects that will bring new friends and experiences and also help me improve in my craft,” shares Jojo, who documented I Can Serve’s annual fundraising fashion show in this issue. “A trip to…

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culture top ten

1 IN THE SPOTLIGHT The 40th anniversary celebrations of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila come to a close this month with the last few days of “Shadow Forest: Encounters and Explorations,” the most comprehensive solo exhibition of Ronald Ventura to date. Curated by art scholar and critic Patrick D. Flores, the show gives museum visitors an in-depth look at the renowned contemporary artist’s career. Spanning early lithographic prints from the 1990s to recently completed installations, “Shadow Forest” comprehensively details Ventura’s development as an artist, revealing his ever-changing sources of inspiration (pop culture, anime, religious and cultural folklore, and more) while showcasing the myriad techniques and media explorations Ventura has mastered over the years. Though not immediately apparent, the assembled pieces reveal Ventura’s thoughts on certain topics of national or global interest,…

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the house of beringer

As one of the handful of California wineries to survive U.S. Prohibition, Beringer is not only one of the oldest vineyards in the in the United States, it also happens to be one of its longest continuously operating wineries. Established in St. Helena in 1876 by brothers Jacob and Frederick Beringer, who arrived from Germany via New York with the dream of making wines that would rival Europe’s finest, the company has been in the wine producing business for over 140 years and remains one of the region’s most relevant winemakers, putting forward some of Napa Valley’s most sought-after wines. Today, Beringer Vineyards is owned by Treasury Wine Estates and farms over 1,600 acres across California, including some of the most prized appellations in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Pasa…

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beringer’s tasting notes

BERINGER PRIVATE RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2013 “From the Gamble Ranch in Oakville, this classy, polished and restrained 2013 is a wine of finesse. Amazingly sophisticated, it has all the tools to go the distance. Rich yet refined, the wine exhibits brilliant ripe core fruit and creamy flavors that are layered, lush. Lots to love now and more to love with bottle age.” BERINGER PRIVATE RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 “Built from completely different sources, 66 percent of the fruit came from the St. Helena Home Ranch, 18 percent from the Chabot vineyard, and the rest from the Beringer estates in St. Helena, Rutherford, and Coombsville. It is 14.6 percent natural alcohol and has been touted among the best Beringer Private Reserves along with 2007, 2005, 2002, and 2001.” BERINGER DISTINCTION SERIES, QUANTUM RED BLEND, 2013 “Full of…

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treasure island

Often regarded as the “Queen of the Hebrides,” a second title may be awarded to the minute isle of Islay, which is home to some 3,000 inhabitants. Past the waves of the Irish coast, the southernmost tip of the Scottish Isles may also go by “Queen of Whisky” for all its sprawling distilleries on the seashore, numbering eight to be exact. These distilleries complement the lush greenery and stately country homes dotting the mountainous landform. Derived from the island’s exclusive botanicals, The Botanist exists as the first and only dry gin that captures the heart and soul of the remote Scottish island. What makes Islay a territory ripe for cultivating the finest whisky distilleries is the surplus of barley springing from the fertile earth and natural water sources. Introduced in the…