Philippine wine

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Wines produced from guyabano (soursop) and bignay by Kalinga women

Philippine wine or Filipino wine is wine produced in the Philippines. Most of the wines produced in the country are based on locally produced crops such as mangoes and rice with grape-based wines mostly imported from Australia and European countries.[1] In 2012, it was reported that previous attempts to produce grapes which are suitable enough for wine making in northern Philippines failed due to unsuitable soil conditions and high temperatures.[2]

Several communities in the Philippines has wine making traditions which dates back before the islands' colonization by the Spanish in the 16th century. Among the wines produced in the Philippines is the tuba which is produced from coconut saps or nipa palms. Lambanog is the distilled version of tuba by the Tagalogs. Examples of Philippine wine derived from rice is the pangasi by the Visayans and tapuy by the Igorots. The basi by the Ilocanos is a wine derived from sugar cane juice.[3]

Other varieties of wines produced in the Philippines includes mango rum and wine, and oregano wine.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Philippine Wine Industry". Wanzui. Beijing Realce Investment Industry Co., Ltd. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  2. ^ Beltran, Cito (3 February 2012). "Do they make wine in the Philippines?". CTALK. The Philippine Star. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Chapter 3: Pre-colonial Philippines". Philippine History. Rex Bookstore. 2004. p. 60. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  4. ^ Ramoran, Carol (25 February 2014). "Mango rum, barako liqueur, and more local drinks to try". Rappler. Retrieved 1 January 2017.