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…

Let Us Sell Wine Before They All Make Moonshine

As the world came to realise that we were going to stay inside our homes for a long time, questions about the virus and the development of a vaccine were thrown at experts. Decision makers put together policies for social distancing and in poor nations like the Philippines, amelioration programs had to be up and…

Why You Should Get De La Bodega After The Lockdown

Once COVID-19 is banished by a powerful vaccine, the lockdown in the Philippines will be lifted and everyone of legal age will be able to drink alcohol again. While scientists are racing for a cure and a vaccine, many people around the world would have to quench their thirst with something non-alcoholic for the meantime. Imagine,…

Go To Kamarinn After Lockdown to Taste Basidina, Basi Maria

Wines under the Basi del Diablo brand are now available at Kamarinn Cafe, an establishment located near Lake Paoay in Ilocos Norte province. Cases of Basidina and Basi Maria were delivered to the restaurant on March 13, a day after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a community quarantine in the country’s capital. Now that the…

Will Basi del Diablo Be Introducing a New Wine Soon?

The Basi del Diablo team may have stopped operations due to the liquor ban but its research and development projects are still ongoing, according to the brand’s director Sigrid Salucop. Salucop, who is also the CEO of Basi del Diablo’s mother company Salucop Group, says that “it is one of the things that shouldn’t be…

Red Wine During Lockdown? Scientists Say Yes, The Law Says Nein

Disclaimer: There is a liquor ban in the Province of Ilocos Norte which means that selling and drinking alcoholic beverages is illegal for the time being. It is also important for wine enthusiasts to know that the World Health Organization warned that alcohol in general is “an unhelpful coping strategy” for the global health crisis…

Basi del Diablo Workers To Get 13th Month Pay Early Due to COVID-19

“This is the right thing to do. I know though that we can’t set the trend since we are a small company but I am wishing that anyone with a business will follow suit if such a move is within their means. This is easy for us because we maintain a very small team in our manufacturing plant as most of the processing done are done by machines,” Salucop says.