Wilfred’s partners with Gleam for Mother’s Day

Wilfred’s physical store in Batac has partnered with its neighbour Gleam, a medical and wellness centre headed by Dr. Laiza Cabbuag-Retinio. The package that the two establishments are offering includes one hour of Gleam’s signature massage plus hot stone followed by wine tasting at Wilfred’s. The store will be serving Basi del Diablo Wines. “You…

La Preciosa’s Food and Basi del Diablo, A Perfect Pairing

One of Laoag’s most well-known restaurants now carries Basi del Diablo’s Basi Puro and Virginia Blush. A great place to try authentic Ilocano cuisine, La Preciosa serves Ilocano favourites such as Higadu and Pinakbet. Guests expecting a true blue Ilocano meal while in Ilocos Norte can also try La Preciosa’s Bagnet served with a native…

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 couples 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