August 4, 2010

Ungrape

I have already featured coconut wine and sugarcane liquor, and the deadly, distilled lambanog made from the sap of coconut flowers. Now let me present a more genteel locally-produced fruit wine. Bignay (Antidesma bunius) is a fruit tree native to Southeast Asia which produces clusters of little round berries. They grow wild in the Philippines and several companies make a light, sweet, slightly acidic wine from the ripe, red berries. Patubas (which is Hiligaynon for "harvest") also makes other fruit wines from duhat, guyabano and pineapple.

bignay fruit wine

19 comments:

Photo Cache said...

that's worth a try.

we have garlic wine here because we are so close to gilroy - considered garlic capital and they make everything out of garlic.

Randy said...

That looks tasty! Nice shot.

gogouci said...

Looks very refreshing. I could used a bottle...or two.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I don't think a wine would do well in France, Italy, the USA or other wine producing countries if it is marketed as 'The UnGrape Wine."

Olivier said...

cela semble frais a boire, je me demande quel gout cela peut avoir ? je crois que je vais rester avec mes vins de France ;o))

Bergson said...

il a une belle couleur , je veux bien gouter

VP said...

I'm always interested in this kind of things, I wonder about the taste...

Francisca said...

That's interesting, I've had more lambanog than I should admit to, and I've tasted some other Pinoy alcoholic drinks, but I haven't even seen this one. Hmmm... always curious to try anything once... I'll look for it. I think I'm with the others that the UnGrape marketing angle is a bit... uh... why? Maybe no one would know what bignay wine would be...

brattcat said...

This sounds delicious. I'd like to come for a visit and sample all the options.

B SQUARED said...

This would be more my speed.

Cezar and Léia said...

Sounds good, I would love to try!
Léia

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

This is very very Pinoy Hilda! Though I don't drink, this is something I can truly be proud of! :D There's this Mango Wine that I bought on a trip to Ilocos and it looks really yummy. It's just on Display right now though hahaha :D

Very Nice Shot! LOVE IT!

Steven^^

Halcyon said...

Sounds like a refreshing drink for the summer. Send some over here!

Lois said...

It looks good Hilda!

arabesque said...

hi hilds,
i have yet to try this one. ^0^

i usually have bignay leaves for tea,it's good for cleansing and really refreshing.

Birdman said...

I'm interested. Is it shipped to the States?

James said...

I hear that the Bignay 1993 is the best. :) J/K Does it taste dangerously good?

JM said...

I would try it right now! :-)

Mike Rose said...

Hilda I quite like fruit wine in fact I drink a local Thai red wine made from Maoberry.

It sounds very similar since its made from small wild fruits.

Slightly sweet and acidic too.