Basi Puro Now Available at Mang Bartek

Basi del Diablo’s pure sugarcane wine Basi Puro is now available at Mang Bartek Bar and Grill, one of Quezon City’s newly opened watering holes. Apart from the Ilocano table wine, Mang Bartek also serves cold beer as well as a range of non-alcoholic beverages. What is most intriguing about Mang Bartek is the menu…

The Beginner’s Guide to Basi Wine

Marco Polo once said that sugarcane wine is “very good and it quickly makes you drunk” but this age-old wine is not very well known which led me to writing a quick guide on sugarcane wine, particularly basi, sugarcane wine produced in the Philippines. Basi is called sugarcane wine in the Philippines. There are various…

Couples Who Get Drunk Together Stay Married Longer, Study Finds

A research project spanning a decade found that married couples who drink together stay married longer while those who do not have the same drinking habits are not as happy. The study led by Dr. Kira Birditt of the University of Michigan compiled interviews of over 2,7000 married couplesĀ and the results were later published in…

Oh My Glob, It’s Almost Christmas

Are you ready for Noche Buena? Christmas is going to be fun this year because my brothers are coming home and by home I mean Hong Kong – where we are based right now. Being the only daughter, I will be preparing Noche Buena. My mother relinquished her throne when it comes to this activity…

What Makes You Happy?

Good food made by a good cook, good wine made by a passionate winemaker – these things make me happy.

Happy Mother’s Day

“There’s no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.” ~ Stephen King

Filipino Food + Filipino Wine

Filipino food, no matter how much we Filipinos take it for granted, is a beautiful mixture of our history and cultural influences. But what makes our very own cuisine lovelier? A Filipino wine of course.

Wine + Pasta

Confused on what kind of wine you should serve with pasta? It’s all about the sauce. Find out more.

My Sophisticated Rebellion

My love affair with wine started when I was in my late teens. It was a bottle of red wine shared with a few friends and I felt more sophisticated than ever, at least at the time. It was a little rebellion that many experience at such an age but I am sharing this with…

Vinous Faux Pas, Women And Wine

A few weeks ago, I went out to dinner at a luxury hotel in Hong Kong. I was with the parents since I rarely allow them to go out on their own -to the annoyance of my father. When we got a table, I unceremoniously sat myself down. The parents did the same. Sumptuous-sounding dishes…