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…

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…

Picking the Right Wine for Ham

e been getting a lot of ham-wine pairing questions lately and I thought I should share a few tips with you so you can prepare the right wine for specific types of ham.

Cheers to Our Heroes

Today, we remember the life of Gen. Gregorio Aglipay and the lives of two of my great great grandfathers who served as his lieutenants. Cheers to you Paterno and Doreoteo Mangapit. May there be no more need for revolutions when you are born into this world again and may you be granted the peace and…

We Are Sorry For Your Loss

The global death toll has hit 4 million since the pandemic began. In the Philippines, over 25,000 people have died and the numbers are growing. Basi del Diablo Wines would like to offer its condolences to those who lost their loved ones. May you find comfort in this difficult time.

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…

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…