The Best Basi del Diablo Wines to Bring to Picnics and Brunches

If you are like me, your approach to summer picnics and brunches will likely go like this: summertime brunches are all about staying indoors to steer clear of the humidity and avoiding picnics altogether. Spending time outdoors can’t be helped if you’re in Ilocos Norte though because this tourist destination is blessed with unparalleled natural…

Winemaker Reduces Carbon Footprint, But Is Her Solution a Good Idea?

The resident winemaker of Filipino wine brand Basi del Diablo has decided to reuse old bottles to reduce its carbon footprint. The brand has been a staunch advocate for better production processes to ensure that it does not use up too many resources. Sigrid Salucop, the Chief Executive Officer of Salucop Group, Inc. and the…

Smoke’s Chef Introduces Basi Puro in ‘Becoming Filipino’ Video

The chef and owner of Smoke Bar and Restaurant mentions Basi del Diablo’s Basi Puro in a new video by Kyle Jennermann, the host of Becoming Filipino. The video logger and his friends were served with Chef Chris Stolk’s tasty laing and Smokey Poqui along with a few shots of Basi del Diablo’s pure sugarcane…

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…

Kingfisher, Basi del Diablo Two Good Reasons for You to Grab Your Sunscreen

One of the best beachfront properties in Ilocos Norte now carries Basi del Diablo variants Basi Maria, Virginia Blush, Basidina, and De La Bodega, a welcome development for beach lovers who also happen to love good wine. Pagudpud’s Kingfisher Kitesurfing Hotel made the wines available this week, Basi del Diablo says. “If you haven’t stayed…

Answers to Wine Questions Many Are Embarrassed To Ask

I am sure you’ve never stared at a wine list like they are hieroglyphs but some have and some are currently panicking, at least internally, while sitting in an ultra-posh restaurant somewhere because they have no idea which wine to get. If you are the kind who have tasted expensive wine and thought that it…

Wine, Wagyu, and the Manila Symphony Orchestra

One of the oldest orchestra in Asia will be performing at the St. Augustine Church in Paoay on March 8 but the concert and the backdrop won’t be the only attractions that evening. Chef Chris Stolk of Smoke Bar and Restaurant will be cooking up a storm in the name of classical music, charity, wine,…

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…

Basidina Now Available at Chef Luz Angela’s Kitchen

Basi del Diablo’s crisp white wine Basidina is now available at Chef Luz Angela’s Kitchen at Kingfisher Kitesurfing Hotel in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Located at a topnotch destination for kitesurfing and kiteboarding enthusiasts, the chef’s kitchen is among the most relaxed spaces in the region. It offers a great view of the sea and gets…