The big island state in Asia
consists of about 7,000 islands, of which only one fifth is inhabited. The two main islands are Luzon with the capital Manila and Mindanao. There is no winegrowing or wine production, however table grapes
grown. The majority of Filipino society still prefers the consumption of beer
and hard drinks like for example arrack
, The wine market is largely supported by the large community of foreigners and the numerous hotels frequented by business travelers and tourists. In the better social stratum, the interest in wine is growing. Demand is covered by imports from France, Chile, South Africa, California and Australia.