Why You Should Give Gifts This Christmas

The holiday season has begun and consumers are feeling the pressure. Ideas of what to give to family and friends abound as stores and brands push ads, deals, and discounts onto our faces. Although Christmas has been highly commercialised for the longest time, holiday shopping has become both a beloved and hated tradition. But why do we spend time in traffic in Manila just to buy gifts for Christmas?

Why We Make Wine

We love the Philippines and it has always been our aim to contribute to rural development because that is where most Filipinos come from -not the busy streets of Manila.

We love Manila, the Philippine capital, just the same but for us to contribute to the country’s heart, we must supply lifeblood into its many veins.

Summer Weddings In The Philippines

Summer weddings in the Philippines are some of the most fun weddings I have attended. Beach weddings, garden weddings, you name it – I’ve been in one and in the Philippines no less. My only regret is that I did not take many photos. You can’t blame me, I was too busy drinking wine and eating the…

Filipino Wines Sans The Grapes

With a standard tropical maritime climate complete with high humidity, high temperatures and a lot of rain, the Philippines is a biodiversity hotspot. There are thousands of plant species in this nation that one would be in awe in learning about them and seeing them. Unfortunately, grapes are not grown here. Some do survive but…

The Drunkest Job, Why I Envy Winemakers

I love wine, I gotta tell you that but while drinking wine is one of life’s greatest pleasures, winemaking is possibly the best, most romantic job ever. Basi del Diablo’s CEO and winemaker has the kind of job that screams fun. Of course, there’s some paperwork that need to be done among other things that an…