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…

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,…