Filipino Food + Filipino Wine

Filipino food, no matter how much we Filipinos take it for granted, is a beautiful mixture of our history and cultural influences. But what makes our very own cuisine lovelier? A Filipino wine of course.

Wine + Pasta

Confused on what kind of wine you should serve with pasta? It’s all about the sauce. Find out more.

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…

WHEN THE DIABLO IS NOT THE DIABLO

Irony. That’s what hit me on my face when I first encountered the name Basi del Diablo.  Sure enough, I wasn’t alone. Sigrid tells me of people in the Philippines who shunned supporting the product because of its name. But what’s in a name? Firstly, I suppose it separates the wheat from the chaff.  Would…

Pasta And A Bottle Of Virginia Blush

Virginia Blush is a cane-based wine fermented with apples and rose and today, I am making pasta to go with it. This wine is delicate and can be drank on its own. It is also rather versatile. Perhaps the best pasta dish that goes with Virginia Blush is your usual bolognese. With that said, I…

My Mother’s Avocado Salad

Comfort food almost always spell rich dishes that remind us of good memories. This can be your grandmother’s chicken soup or your mother’s shepherd’s pie. One particular dish that I have always loved is my mother’s avocado salad. Growing up in Spain where avocados are cultivated in almost every backyard, our family never ran out of…

How To Pair Wine or Basi With Vegetables

Love veggies? Know what kind of wine to pair with your favourite vegetables. Original Basi & Sake Original basi and sake can be paired with peppery greens, kimchi, mushrooms, apples, and celery. Sparkling Wine Sparkling wine the likes of Champagne, Prosecco, and Cava go well with truffles, avocado, asparagus, strawberries, and citrus. Crisp Whites Basidina,…