Your Guide to Cabernet Sauvignon

When it comes to big wines with bold flavours, Cabernet Sauvignon is king and there is no denying it. If you are looking for full-bodied red wine, get a nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. I must note that our Basi Maria is a Cabernet Sauvignon with a twist because it has a bit of sugarcane in…

Christmas Message from the CEO: 2020 Annus Horribilis

The year 2020 was disastrous and it brought misfortune to all. Lives were lost, families are still grieving, and amidst this grief, typhoons came to this country, leaving many without a roof over their heads this Christmas.  While this annus horribilis will end in the coming days, we anticipate that it might just be the…

7 Thrillers That Pair Well With Basidina

Basidina is a crisp white wine that will wake you up once it touches your lips. Its aroma comprises of citrus and hints of sugarcane, a refreshing take of the usual blanc. The most important attribute of this Basi del Diablo wine for this particular subject is its slightly bitter taste and the fact that…

Smoke to Reopen This Week

Smoke Bar and Restaurant is easing into the new normal and will be serving good food to its patrons once again.  The establishment said on 29 June that it will open its doors on the first week of July. The Paseo de Paoay establishment serves mouthwatering smoked dishes as well as wines from the Basi…

Bellagio Reopens in Time for Father’s Day

Paoay, Ilocos Norte’s Bellagio Hills reopened its doors today, 20 June, after a three-month-long lockdown in the province due to COVID19. The establishment will be open for Father’s Day, 21 June, and the days thereafter. The hotel’s patrons are delighted that Bellagio can welcome Ilocos Norte guests once again. Steak Dinner + Basi Maria Guests…

5 Films That Will Have You Reaching For Wine

Some of the best movies we’ve seen involve food and when there’s food, we look for wine. You can take a look at our pairings below if you enjoy films AND wine as much as we do. All products featured in this article are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through…

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,…