Join Us At Smoke This Valentine’s

Basi del Diablo variants De La Bodega and Basi Maria will be served along with great food at Smoke Bar & Restaurant in Paoay on Valentine’s, a gastronomic treat that will surely satisfy the most discerning guests. The chef, Chris Stolk, posted the menu on social networking site Facebook last week. It was followed by…

Basi del Diablo Launches Scavenger Hunt

Basi del Diablo Wines just launched a scavenger hunt on January the 31st, an event that the brand will host for the rest of 2019. Salucop Group, Inc. CEO Sigrid Salucop hid the first bottle on January 31 at her grandmother’s home in Batac. The bottle was found a day later. Salucop notes that the…

A Year-End Message from Basi del Diablo

As the year comes to a close, we are reminded of our beginnings and the many trials we needed to endure to get to this point. This has been a very fruitful year for a small wine brand from an obscure part of the world, a product of years of 60-hour work weeks and the…

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…

#Mangkhut: A Message from Salucop Group

We can plant trees again and we can always rebuild. What we can never replace are the lives claimed by the storm and the landslides and flooding that came after. We know that this message will not bring them back. We also know that words of comfort have never comforted the bereaved but even if this is so, please know that we will do what we can to ensure that your children and ours will not experience a force this destructive once our generation leaves this world.

No Wine for Ilocanos as Filipinos Brace for Ompong Landfall

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos signed an Executive Order that prohibits the use of alcohol during typhoon Ompong. As the province and the rest of Luzon are bracing for what is described as a “super typhoon,” the Governor’s Office released a liquor ban advisory for Ilocos Norte residents. Basi del Diablo Wines and Salucop Group…

Virginia Blush Now Available at Saigon Corner PH

Vietnamese restaurant Saigon Corner PH now carries Basi del Diablo Wines’ Virginia Blush and the owners are pairing the wine with their signature rolls and other wonderful dishes. The two companies are now working together to promote authentic Vietnamese cuisine and Filipino wine, a pairing akin to the friendship between Filipinos and their Vietnamese neighbours….

Alcohol Improves Memory, Study Finds

Alcohol helps improve memory, according to researchers from the University of Exeter. While the cause is not fully understood, Professor Celia Morgan told the Telegraph that their “research not only showed that those who drank alcohol did better when repeating the word-learning task, but that this effect was stronger among those who drank more.” The study…

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…