My Sophisticated Rebellion

My love affair with wine started when I was in my late teens. It was a bottle of red wine shared with a few friends and I felt more sophisticated than ever, at least at the time. It was a little rebellion that many experience at such an age but I am sharing this with…

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┬álong history, the alcoholic drink┬ácomes with a number…