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14/11/2012

3 Spanish sparkling wines

Sparkling wine is a hit in many countries and Spain would not be less. The sparkling wines are achieved when there is a second fermentation in the bottle. But this should not be confused with artificially sparkling wines, to which carbon dioxide is injected.

Really, sparkling wines are made in virtually all autonomous communities in the country, primarily Catalonia (main...

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13/11/2012

The harvest 2012 is underway

We are in the season of harvest, of gathering the fruit of the vine to elaborate the most prodigious wine. All wine regions become central to wineries, growers and harvesters, who work every day to see how it will be this year's harvest.

This leads to a kind of tourism, the wine tourism, which is still in vogue and increases visits during this time. So, the visitors to...

12/11/2012

Featured cellars in Ribera del Duero

Lands with the best vineyards in the world and a rich DO which provides extreme quality wines. Yes, we speak of the Ribera del Duero and its wine atmosphere that permeates every corner of the region.

It must be acknowledged that some aspects of the importance of this DO is due to the different cellars that since the early 80s, watched over the production of exquisite wines...

9/11/2012

Spanish wines: new labeling rules coming from Europe

The wine world suffers another setback. Too bad especially for Spain just few days after the VAT increase which was already enough bad news. This time, news reaches us from Europe and regarding labeling. Since now on it is prohibited to use statements alluding to health claims on beverages containing more than 1,2% by volume of alcohol.

It all started by a German wine...

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8/11/2012

Discovering the red wines of the Balearic Islands

Spain has the luck that all regions count with remarkable wines. Their flavor, aroma and properties make them unique and therefore, it's vital to discover day by day new acquisitions which we can test.

In the Balearic Islands, we find special Denominations of Origin which enhance their wines and are becoming increasingly known. Today we will focus on analyzing its red ...

7/11/2012

The best drinks for a corporate event

Many of you will be already fully at work. Now comes a new year full of exhibitions, events and company presentations. If you are organizing a corporate event, you must take into account what beverages will be served to make it a success.

If you are going to invite clients or partners overseas to this act, it's essential to offer Spanish DO wine. We can make a selection of...

6/11/2012

Bordeaux harvest first results: 2012 vintage expected even better than 2011

Time heals everything but when it comes to wine, because in this case the time can do nothing to remedy something that is not good. In many places weather and time have made most of the crops get spoiled. However, it seems that not all have been disasters everywhere this year and Bordeaux area may hold surprises during harvest.

While it is true that the 2012?s rainy spring...

5/11/2012

The 10 most sold beers (and II)

Beer is one of the most versatile drinks. It always tastes the same (it doesn't depend from vintage years as the wine) and you can find it everywhere. It will survive the end of the world as well.

 But how can one decide which is the best beer? Critics and beer lovers do not always agree but according to objective facts, the best thing to do is to look at the ranking of the...

2/11/2012

The 10 most sold beers (I)

Without any doubt, beer is the most refreshing and worldwide recognized drink because of its variety and by the time its importance has grown that much that there are even beer sommeliers that evaluate and approve each type of this drink made out of barley.

But which ones are the best and the most recognized beer brands? Quality and sale not always goes together but if you...

1/11/2012

Wine Routes You Shouldn’t Miss This Fall

In Spain, when we say fall, we say harvest time. Spain is a country with a great wine tradition a country which brings to the table no less than 60 wine products, all with a protected designation of origin. And although there are many options to enjoy a wine tasting getaway, the eDreams Travel Blog is guiding us today through five both spectacular and affordable wine trips.