Benito’s Product Line Launched by Accident

Salucop Group’s Benito line is out and it pushed through this year by accident, according to Wilfred Salucop. Benito’s was introduced through an article published at Wilfred’s website even if the products are not yet available in the online shop. Despite being only a few days old, the line now includes a range of items…

Becoming Filipino Mentions Basi Puro in Video

Basi del Diablo’s native sugarcane wine was mentioned in one of Becoming Filipino’s videos thanks to the chef and General Manager of Smoke Bar and Restaurant, Chris Stolk. The video focuses on Ilocos Norte’s pristine beaches and the food cooked by Stolk. The chef mentioned the wine brand during the interview. Apart from introducing Stolk’s…

Reusing Wine Bottles ‘A Good Move,’ Says SGI CEO

Filipino wine brand Basi del Diablo opens up about reusing its own bottles and bottles from other brands. Basi del Diablo Wines used to buy wine bottles by the bulk but as supplies in their small warehouse dwindled, the brand decided to invest on bottle washing equipment. “It was not just a financial decision. We…

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…