Sniffing the Cork: Is It Necessary?

The answer is a resounding yes but you will also need to smell the wine itself especially if you are in the Philippines where it is almost always summertime.

We Are Sorry For Your Loss

The global death toll has hit 4 million since the pandemic began. In the Philippines, over 25,000 people have died and the numbers are growing. Basi del Diablo Wines would like to offer its condolences to those who lost their loved ones. May you find comfort in this difficult time.

Your Guide to Cabernet Sauvignon

When it comes to big wines with bold flavours, Cabernet Sauvignon is king and there is no denying it. If you are looking for full-bodied red wine, get a nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. I must note that our Basi Maria is a Cabernet Sauvignon with a twist because it has a bit of sugarcane in…

Christmas Message from the CEO: 2020 Annus Horribilis

The year 2020 was disastrous and it brought misfortune to all. Lives were lost, families are still grieving, and amidst this grief, typhoons came to this country, leaving many without a roof over their heads this Christmas.  While this annus horribilis will end in the coming days, we anticipate that it might just be the…

7 Thrillers That Pair Well With Basidina

Basidina is a crisp white wine that will wake you up once it touches your lips. Its aroma comprises of citrus and hints of sugarcane, a refreshing take of the usual blanc. The most important attribute of this Basi del Diablo wine for this particular subject is its slightly bitter taste and the fact that…

Smoke to Reopen This Week

Smoke Bar and Restaurant is easing into the new normal and will be serving good food to its patrons once again.  The establishment said on 29 June that it will open its doors on the first week of July. The Paseo de Paoay establishment serves mouthwatering smoked dishes as well as wines from the Basi…

Bellagio Reopens in Time for Father’s Day

Paoay, Ilocos Norte’s Bellagio Hills reopened its doors today, 20 June, after a three-month-long lockdown in the province due to COVID19. The establishment will be open for Father’s Day, 21 June, and the days thereafter. The hotel’s patrons are delighted that Bellagio can welcome Ilocos Norte guests once again. Steak Dinner + Basi Maria Guests…

5 Films That Will Have You Reaching For Wine

Some of the best movies we’ve seen involve food and when there’s food, we look for wine. You can take a look at our pairings below if you enjoy films AND wine as much as we do. All products featured in this article are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through…

Don’t Wear Perfume While Wine Tasting

I love the smell of wine and on a very personal level, it can be quite relaxing. The human nose can determine so many scents when wine tasting. From citrus down to the smell of the earth, “nosing” wine gives every wine enthusiast a beautiful sensory experience. However, this experience can be ruined by a…