Basi Maria found in Japan

Ilocano wine brand Basi Maria has been found by a local in Japan. Basi del Diablo’s team hid the wine bottle at the Osaka Castle grounds on May 3 and was found a day later. The group was informed that the man who found the Basi Maria bottle drank the wine with family and friends…

Massage + Wine Tasting at Gleam and Wilfred’s on Mother’s Day

Neighbours Gleam and Wilfred’s just released their Mother’s Day promo and it is “something to look forward to,” according to the Sissel Salucop of the Salucop Group, Inc. The promo involves one hour of Gleam’s signature massage and Basi del Diablo’s best selling wines. For only P799, customers can get a relaxing hot stone massage…

Wilfred’s website now live

Salucop Group retail brand Wilfred’s is now live but tweaks are still being done. The brick and mortar shop in Batac decided it is time for it to make online grocery shopping available to its customers. This is particularly important to customers outside of Ilocos Norte, according to the team, as many would like to…

Free Wine This Year, Fun Guaranteed

Our wine brand Basi del Diablo started hiding a few bottles of wine on January 31, 2019. The wine hunt will take place in random spots in the country and a few choice places abroad for the rest of the year. What makes this more exciting, according to the team, is “it’s not an event…

Why Native Products Make Us Cry

Since we posted about native bags, many of our lovely customers came to the shop to get a few. Some even got four in one go. Others got more. The handcrafted bags they bought are made from palm leaves and took three hours each to weave. The Ilocano women who make them are proud of…

Doctors Save Vietnamese Man’s Life with Beer Transfusion

A man was rushed to a hospital in Quang Tri province of Vietnam due to alcohol poisoning and doctors saved him by pumping a total of 15 cans of beer into his body, a Newsweek report says. Nguyen Van Nhat, 48, reportedly fell unconscious before being taken to the hospital on December the 25th. Doctors…

SGI partners with Italian firm for Ralf und Sigrid brand

Salucop Group, Inc.’s newest brand Ralf und Sigrid just started its trial run to get a feel of the global fashion industry. The company will do this with manufacturers from Le Marche, Italy, a place known for its shoe district where shoemaking is a tradition. In early 2017, the company decided to do a 2019…

Tasting Wine Engages The Brain, Says Study

The book Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine by Gordon Shepherd says that tasting wine engages the brain. In fact, the neuroscientist from Yale University notes that the activity “engages more of our brain than any other human behaviour”. Shepherd’s book is essentially an extension of his previous work on neurogastronomy, a…

Wilfred’s: Use Our Paper and Eco Bags As Many Times As Possible

Wilfred’s tells customers to keep using the paper bags and eco bags that the brand gives to them whenever they buy something from the store. Since it opened its doors in 2016, the shop has been doing its best to reduce its consumption of single-use plastic both to raise awareness and to cut down its own…