My Mother and the Basi Named After Her

It is shortly after 11am and we just finished quality checks for the Basidina. This is among my favourites, not because it was named after mum, but because its chief ingredient Chardonnay is easy to work with. My dear mother Dina, rest her soul, was easy to work with, too. No fuss, no frills –…

Basi del Diablo Winemaker Talks Maria

I have finally lost the plot because I now keep sharing moments of my winemaking life with all of you and complete with almost narcissistic selfies, too! I am now back in the cellar to pick up a few more bottles of Basi Maria for the shop. I unfortunately do not look like my Lola…

Pancake Fiesta with Basi Maria

The pancake fiesta is not yet over! Pancakes are what their toppings make them. We actually added homemade chocolate syrup to some of our pancakes yesterday so we can try them with our cabernet sauvignon Basi Maria. Sadly, no photos were taken of that little venture because everyone seemed so hungry. Basi Maria went well…

Virginia Blush and Pancakes? Yes!

Pancakes with maple syrup can be tricky if you are looking to pair them with wine but if you don’t feel like drinking wine at the moment, you can try it with black tea or a liqueur muscat. Pairing these pancakes with a semi-sparkling rosé, preferably one with a touch of sweetness, is acceptable for…

Salucop Talks Wine and Pancakes

Philippine winemaker Sigrid Salucop just started a pairing frenzy and her focal point on 7 June are pancakes. “I love having breakfast food for lunch or dinner and pancakes always hit the spot. If you are planning to have pancakes later, get your favourite berry jam, and a bottle of Ambaristo,” said Salucop when she…

Virginia Blush and Pam’s Fluffy White Cake

Since it’s the birthday of our not-so-little dogs Lucio, Mickey, and Hugger and the birthmonth of their baby sister Quib, we had to get cake from Pam’s. Dogs are family and they deserve the best. I had a hard time looking for someone who can make this classic. My oven already gave up on me…

The Ultimate Wine Guide for 2022

2021 was as difficult as 2020 and now that 2022 is here, spirits are high and everyone is hoping for the best. To make sure that 2022 will be a better year, follow these wine tips. Drink Wine At Home You don’t need to socialise while drinking wine. Apart from home being the safest venue…

We Did It! 8 Years of Low Carbon Footprint

We have not bought a single glass bottle in eight years! The emissions from wine are small compared to other industries but it does not invalidate our efforts. Every little thing counts when it comes to climate action and we are just happy that we are able to do our part.