Sunday, January 20, 2013

Barcinos - Club D' Vino

Barcinos Wine and Tapas Bar is not fine dining nor is it high end wine (although there are pricey selections).  Everyone knows it as it is the most successful wine chain in the Philippines and I believe it is because it is a great first date place.  Its dark, classy and not very expensive making it a great place to go drink wine when in the mood.  The selection of food is wide and you can get great favorites like the potato bombs for less than 200 pesos and a relatively good Borsao wine for less than 500 pesos.

What pleasantly surprised me during my last visit was the notice in the bathroom. 
The new Barcino’s Club D’ Vino!  (Yeah guys, snicker all you want, I know what you’re thinking but this is another club divino, vino means wine, I’m sure everyone knows that).

The Barcino’s Club D’ Vino is obviously a retention, loyalty strategy that rewards patrons and entices them to keep coming back.

You pay 1,500 pesos upfront and get a free Rioja delivered to your place of choice and then 10% off on every bill (food and drink) each time you dine in.  You get 20% off your bill the whole of your birthday month.  Great deal right?  I signed up right away.  My girl being a wine drinker guarantees me the more than occasional visits to wine bars which would make this a sound investment.  Did I mention there is a nice boxed wine included?  Not bad at all.

Funny though, they failed to apply the full 20% to my bill even if I informed them it was my birthday month.  I quickly reduced the tip I was going to leave so it was well quits for me.

Wine consumption worldwide is on the rise and the Philippines is no exception as the health benefits of wine are being known.  With the Barcino’s Club D’Vino card why not get a Borsao now and then?

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