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24/11/2014

Let's celebrate Saint Andrew!

The 30th of November is a very special day for Scotland, since Saint Andrew is celebrated and it is the national day of Scotland. Although they have not achieved independence, Scots, true to their customs, will go out on the streets to celebrate this day with parades, music and, of course, drink.

This day is celebrated with great fervour and patriotic exaltation, and...

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21/11/2014

¿What to drink on Thanksgiving Day?

Thousands of families gather around a table to eat and drink and celebrate one of the most important festivities in the world, by the number of people who celebrate it. We're talking about Thanksgiving Day, a celebration that takes place in the United States and Canada, held the fourth Thursday of November. In Canada it can vary by day and is the second Monday in...

19/11/2014

¿Why investors are moving from wine to whisky?

It seems that pressure from Asian investors in the wine world has discouraged traditional investors. Due to skyrocketing prices of top wines, investors are increasingly turning to Scotch and Japanese whiskies as an alternative investment.

Wine lovers will always be loyal, but trends always influence, like it or not, our decision making when buying and maybe more people...

17/11/2014

Wine and tea, a recipe for a longer life

Wine and tea consumption can prolong your life according to recent statements by Czech scientists, based on a study.

The study performed and subsequently presented at the European Society of Cardiology, during a Congress held in Barcelona indicates that both white and red wines work protectively against heart disease for those who exercise frequently.

The study...

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14/11/2014

Getting beer with the power of the mind

Interaxon, a Canadian technology company has developed a helmet to serve beer at will without using the arms.

Called “The Muse”, this new invention consists of a smooth helmet which detect, through brain waves, the emotional state of those who use it.

Once “The Muse” reads those brain waves it's able to translate them into computer signals to put into...

13/11/2014

Women are less concerned with quality than men

According to a survey performed recently in the United States, women are less concerned about the quality of wine and look it more as a relaxing drink than men.

The consumption of 59% of the wine sold in the United States is due to purchases of women in that country, who drink more alcohol than men. Despite this, their motives for drinking are very different from those of men....

10/11/2014

Wine at home spoils 4 times sooner

The wine that we store in a dark room at our homes spoils faster than at a professional wine cellar, according to scientists who have made this comparison to analyze results.

The investigation performed was part of a symposium on wine at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco, and the results showed that wine lovers should we buy the wine...

7/11/2014

Britons opt for a pill to stop drinking

Excessive consumption of alcohol is a serious problem in many parts of the world, where many citizens go drinking beyond what is advisable, whether we are talking about products such as wine, spirits or beer. Without neglecting the preventive measures and traditional treatments to overcome alcohol addiction, British health authorities have approved the use of a daily use...

3/11/2014

The future's corkscrew, questioned

Some time ago we talked about a new device called Coravin, promising to retain the benefits of wine for longer by injecting inert gas through the cork, replacing the air inside and allowing its use without removing the cap, preventing the natural oxidation of the content, so the wine would maintain its flavour and aroma for much longer.