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“No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” – Greg Kincaid

Basi Puro, Pinakbet, And Bagnet

The Ilocano summers I remember are a combination of heat, humidity, long baths, and an-often-forced daily siesta. But amidst this unbearable weather, my sister and I would still manage to enjoy the day. Mangoes in large woven baskets would arrive in the morning, and they would be left to stew in the heat until they…

10 Things That Would Happen Each Christmas If Santa Claus Exists

Santa Claus is known around the world by children as old as 90 but unfortunately, this endearing fellow with his white beard and flaming red clothes has never been seen in any available chimney in places where those things are built. While St. Nicholas existed, he is long gone but the toy dispenser extraordinaire based on…

For The Love Of Pie! Make Some This Christmas

I have come to learn that making pie crust is a total pain when you’re in a tropical country. It gets too hot here to make it work unless you do it fast enough or so says me – the amateur baker. I did it anyway because I LOVE PIE! Who doesn’t love pie?

Basi del Diablo Wines Joins 13th Global Pinoy Bazaar

Basi del Diablo Wines will participate in the 13th Global Pinoy Bazaar to be held at Rockwell Tent, Makati City on August 8 to 9, 2015 (Saturday and Sunday). The bazaar will open at 10am and close its doors by 9pm on both dates.

Basi: The Wine That Inspired A Rebellion

Basi (sugar cane wine) goes as far back as pre-colonial Philippines making this unique wine one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the tropical country. While this Ilocano table wine has been in existence for centuries, my family only started making basi in 1906 but because of its long history, the alcoholic drink comes with a number…

El Primer Vino Blanco de Basi del Diablo

Basidina, una parte de la Colección de Oro, es el primer vino blanco de Basi del Diablo. Este vino exquisito esta derivado de la caña de azúcar, es crujiente y muy suave. Se envejece a temperatura controlada en nuestras tinajas, que son de color más claro en comparación con las jarras que utilizamos en el…

Bottled Poetry

Making wine is an art form and my canvas is the hilly region of the northern Philippines. My medium -sugar cane. I’m a fourth generation winemaker but I didn’t go to school for this. I went to university with dreams of becoming a lawyer. Then life happened and I realised that I was set to…

Basidina

A part of Coleccion de Oro, Basidina is the first white wine from Basi del Diablo. This exquisite sugar cane-based wine is crisp and has a smooth finish. It is aged in temperature-controlled clay jars that are lighter in colour compared to earthenware we use for our other products. The sugar cane stalks used for this…

Ambaristo

Basi del Diablo’s Ambaristo, named after the Ilocano man who led the Basi Revolt of 1807 Saralogo Ambaristo, is light fermented sugar cane with wild berries and plum. Aged between 6 to 12 months in temperature-controlled earthenware, this alcoholic beverage is made from ingredients grown in our farm. ABV 12% to 15% depending on the…