Don’t Wear Perfume While Wine Tasting

I love the smell of wine and on a very personal level, it can be quite relaxing. The human nose can determine so many scents when wine tasting. From citrus down to the smell of the earth, “nosing” wine gives every wine enthusiast a beautiful sensory experience. However, this experience can be ruined by a…

Celebrate with Virginia Blush, DLB at Home

Birthdays, anniversaries, and other little celebrations that used to merit a nice night in the town  are now celebrated at home. This is the new normal and it is taking its toll on us more than we care to admit. If you have talked to us on Facebook or through this website, you may have…

Basi del Diablo Now Ready for Contactless Purchases

You can finally place your wine orders on this website or through Basi del Diablo’s Facebook page starting 16 May, according to the brand’s management. The province of Ilocos Norte will be under a modified community quarantine on said date after graduating from the enhanced community quarantine imposed by the Philippine government last March. Basi…

Does Red Wine Ward Off Depression?

Red wine might help ward off depression, a Spanish study published in the BMC Medicine journal suggests. After a few weeks into the lockdown, many might find this piece of information useful as reports about depression make their way into public view. Is red wine the cure? Scientifically, it is not but the lead researcher,…

9 Beautiful Book and Wine Pairings You’ll Love

Missing the library and your favourite book store? It may be time to start reading again and maybe even revisit some of the classics you’ve already read. If you don’t know which book to read, we prepared a list of books and their wine pairings for you. Hopefully, they will be able to keep you…

We Named A Wine After You, Mum

Dear Mum, I am not here to talk about your death despite the fact that for years, I have always started your story this way. It has been almost a decade and my sister and I miss you terribly. I feel that any daughter will always feel this way. Our sadness is just more pronounced…

Why I Want Maria in My Stew + Recipe

This is not a story about murder. It’s about our red wine Basi Maria and why I love it in stew. If you are like me, you will agree that beef stew is pure comfort and adding red wine to it elevates its flavours more. It’s not rocket science and you know this as well…

Let Us Sell Wine Before They All Make Moonshine

As the world came to realise that we were going to stay inside our homes for a long time, questions about the virus and the development of a vaccine were thrown at experts. Decision makers put together policies for social distancing and in poor nations like the Philippines, amelioration programs had to be up and…

Why You Should Get De La Bodega After The Lockdown

Once COVID-19 is banished by a powerful vaccine, the lockdown in the Philippines will be lifted and everyone of legal age will be able to drink alcohol again. While scientists are racing for a cure and a vaccine, many people around the world would have to quench their thirst with something non-alcoholic for the meantime. Imagine,…