Team MC Needs a Videographer/Video Editor

job posting

Great opportunity to join Team MC! We are currently looking for  a videographer/video editor to join one of the fast growing YouTube channels in the Philippines today to create and edit awesome video content for the Maputing Cooking channel.

The videographer/video editor will be responsible from pre-production to post production of video creation on time and within the budget.

– Participate in content production meetings and offer new input and ideas for new episodes to shoot
– Help set a production schedule before the shoot

– Technical experience with professional video cameras and lighting settings
– Disciplined and able to communicate clearly

– Non-linear editing (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects)
– Photography Skills (a plus)

Love for food, wine, lifestyle and fun is a plus!

Please submit links to video demos of previous works and attached them on your resume.


Earn and learn with Team MC as we extend the opportunity to promising videographers/editors looking to showcase their talents and build their portfolio through exposures to different projects. We have an outstanding work environment with lots of flexibility and autonomy.

Please email a ½ page cover letter and CV to to apply. Kindly ensure the subject line is “Application Videographer/Editor.”

Introducing our first hotel partner, City Garden Grand Hotel

I am always on the lookout for partners to share my passion for good food and good wine, and I am happy to announce Wine by Chris Urbano’s first hotel partner – City Garden Grand Hotel at Makati City!




Situated in the corners of Kalayaan and Makati Avenues, this 4 star hotel goes the extra mile in being a comfortable and memorable home away from home. With its stunning thousand capiz shell lobby chandelier, its walkways studded with semi-precious onyx stones and world class Padua furniture, one is sure to feel like a celebrity walking in its posh interiors. When hunger strikes, you will surely be satisfied by their amazing morning buffet spread in Spice Café. Fancy a lunch within the comforts of your room by ordering room service. Enjoy dinner with a picturesque view of the Makati skyline at Firefly, the View Deck, this awesome grill and bar spot right beside the roof top pool.


Look for our wines at the Spice Café and Room Service Menu, and at the Firefly the View Deck menu.


Check it out, WBCU and Maputing Cooking friends! You are sure to enjoy a staycation in City Garden Grand Hotel.


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REFER500 campaign is now live!

Good news, dear friends! Wine by Chris Urbano is launching its REFER500 campaign! This awesome offer gives select individuals AND their friends hefty discounts on your wine purchases!

referral program

Here’s how it works:


1.    Select friends of Wine by Chris Urbano get their unique referral coupon via email.

2.    Share your unique referral coupon to friends to give them 500PHP off their first purchase

3.    A friend uses your referral coupon at the checkout page of the online store, and they automatically get 500PHP off their order.

4.    Check your email for your personalized reward coupon for 500PHP off your next order.


Remember, there is NO LIMIT to how many friends you can refer – we’ll keep giving you 500PHP off per successful friend referral!


How easy and awesome is that? Don’t wait! Act now and don’t miss out on this great offer!

Website launch

2d1f3acb-f430-4ebd-a9f1-7bd851162853Welcome to the all new Wine by Chris Urbano website Manila’s leading online wine store, direct sourcing premium, value for money wine, handpicked for the Philippines by Chris Urbano of Maputing Cooking!!!

As Filipino consumers become increasingly comfortable with making purchases online, Wine by Chris Urbano provides aspiring wine drinkers with a superb quality range, accessible at the click of a button, and delivered to your door with minimum fuss and headache. No more traffic, parking, Continue reading Website launch

Philip Shaw Wines Available Now at

It all began with a bottle of the Conductor Merlot on my birthday from Tita. I was instantly a fan of this Philip Shaw red wine. I had heard that Orange in Central West New South Wales is a great region for cool climate Shiraz, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris – but hearing about it and tasting oneself are two different things, and I was really taken by this wine. What was even more impressive was the price. Located 6 hours drive from Sydney, Orange is a little harder to get to on weekend trips and that remoteness means better prices. Continue reading Philip Shaw Wines Available Now at

Christmas wine pairing with Chris Urbano

Christmas is upon us and a big question while preparing your Christmas lunch or dinner meal is which wines to serve with what food and when.
For most of us the Christmas dinner is part of a long day spent with family, with quality and bonding time before and after the meal and with festive atmosphere. In my family, Christmas hasn’t started until sparkling wine is poured, though pre-dinner drinks of Rose, or a light white wine eg. Pinot grigio can be perfect especially if there are appetisers or pica-pica on the table. Choose fresh, or lightly prepared seafood starters with a sparkling wine starter (think smoked salmon, fresh prawns) or for Rose and white wine you can match with a variety of starters including a cheese board or antipasto. Continue reading Christmas wine pairing with Chris Urbano

Philippine Wine

mc2Whether it’s the health benefits, or the desire to experience the way wine can enhance food and dining, wine in Manila is booming. While the case, with the industry still relatively new, knowledgeable wine advice in Manila is hard to find and more often the advice provided in stores and restaurants is a case of the blind leading the blind. Wine by Chris Urbano is changing that.

Now it’s time to build up your wine interest with Chris Urbano’s (Host of the Tagalog fusion cooking show, Maputing Cooking) Direct Sourced Premium Wines from Australia. Urbano is not like other wine importers in the Philippines, who order bulk wines out of a catalogue. On the contrary, Every Wine by Chris Urbano has been hand picked by Urbano for the Philippines food and climate, from wine makers personally known to him. Urbano manages the whole supply chain, from Aussie farm gate to Manila dining plate to ensure quality is maintained all the way to your wine glass! Continue reading Philippine Wine

Innovative online market place for startups and small business: Chrisley’s!

Be the first among your friends to try the products from Chrisley’s, the preferred online marketplace for startup and small businesses from the Philippines and Beyond.

For buyers
Can’t find that novelty, one-of-a-kind item in the malls? Or perhaps you’re tired of the usual items that everyone else buys? Shop smart! Be the first to find new, unique and niche products at Chrisley’s, the place for cool new stuff that’s not available in mainstream malls and retail channels. Continue reading Innovative online market place for startups and small business: Chrisley’s!

Wine @ Dampa

Fresh seafood hmmm, Perfectly paired wine hmmm. And this guy as your host for the evening. Indeed who can say no to a night of good food and good company?

It was a delicious evening for the 25 guests of Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Philippines (ANZCHAM) and Wine by Chris Urbano (WBCU) tie-up event, Wine@Dampa last October 23rd, 2014 at Seaside Dampa. The event started at 6:00PM but as early as 4:00PM, Aussie entrepreneur Chris Urbano was already hard at work in the kitchen, checking the produce for the evening, and preparing the meals and the food/wine pairing notes for the evenings main event. It was a special night, marking WBCU’s first event featuring his beloved Australian wines which he perfectly pairs with Filipino cuisine. Continue reading Wine @ Dampa

First Wines by Chris Urbano Restaurant: Introducing Open Kitchen 48!

A first in Metro Manila – Wines by Chris Urbano is now taking the pretence and guesswork out of enjoying wine in restaurants through its unique, curated wine concept. If you’re tired of going to a restaurant where the waiters can’t tell you a thing about the wine and what to drink with each dish – those days are over. At Open Kitchen 48, you can now order from an expertly curated wine list, a collaboration between Head Chef Miguel Pacheco and Chris Urbano from Maputing Cooking that guarantees you an amazing wine with whatever food you choose to order!

So where can you try it out? Open Kitchen is a new restaurant in Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig, its along the booming East Capitol Drive, toward the bottom of the hill – check out their Facebook page here for directions. They focus on fresh local produce, simple and straightforward flavours. My favourite review of them writes simply: Continue reading First Wines by Chris Urbano Restaurant: Introducing Open Kitchen 48!