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…
Missing the library and your favourite book store? It may be time to start reading again and maybe even revisit some of the classics you’ve already read. If you don’t know which book to read, we prepared a list of books and their wine pairings for you. Hopefully, they will be able to keep you…
Basi del Diablo is travelling to the Philippine countryside and other parts of the world in its own kitchen.
We take comfort in the fact that better days will come but for now we must endure. We will see each other again very soon.
There is nothing like a global health emergency that helps us mortals determine what is important. For me, it is family, health, and access to rice but in the evenings, when there is nothing left to do but watch Netflix, I realise that I also need wine.
Wine has been served in diplomatic dinners and lunches for centuries and in its capacity as the liquid welcoming mat, it has broken barriers, relaxed tense atmospheres, and has turned dry dialogues into meaningful conversations. As a winemaker, I am inclined to say that very few deals have been sealed over fruit juice or a cup of tea although the latter likely works for the English.
Wine and food are like lovers separated only by the limiting rules we set for ourselves or limitations such as the lack of desire to cook with wine, the lack of inclination to be slaving in the kitchen and pairing what we made with a glass of wine, and possibly, diet restrictions per the order of our GPs.
The office of Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc just released Executive Order No. 36-19, effectively prohibiting the “sale, giving, offering, purchase, consumption, and serving of intoxicating drinks during the onslaught of Typhoon Ramon and Tropical Depression Sarah”.
This Christmas, customers who are fond of Basi del Diablo’s rosé Virginia Blush can finally put the wine on a plate instead of a wine glass. A generous amount of wine poured onto a sizzling skillet or any other dish will always elevate one’s cooking and in this article, we will talk about incorporating Virginia Blush to soups, stews, brine, marinades, reductions, and sauces.
Getting the right wine for the meals you have prepared is considered an art form but we sometimes give too much focus on what experts say that we forget one thing: when it comes to wine, it all boils down to what we truly like and enjoy.