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11/05/2012

Wines and bubbles from Piedmont

 TAGS:No doubt, the Greeks were right to call Italy "Enotria" which means land of wine. The climate, its rich soils and, of course, its wine tradition help us find a wide variety of high quality wines. In fact, Italy is one of the largest exporters of wine in the world, and sparkling wines from Piedmont region are some of these.

To the North, by the Alps and divided by the river...

9/05/2012

Rioja, Rioja and Rioja

Rioja wine is the best seller in Spain, the most recognized abroad, the most discussed, but, however, sometimes we do not realize that talking about Rioja in general is a simplification that detracts the wines.

So, when we talk about Rioja, we are mixing the 3 sub-zones that draw up the appellation, which do not have much in common with each other:

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7/05/2012

History of 3 wines

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Wines are the perfect companion to our best stories, because they themselves have their own. Now we tell you the story of 3 of the most appreciated wines in Spain, so that when you go to buy wine you'll have a story to tell to start your...

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4/05/2012

Ecological wines

Our daily life, which imposes the fashion of the healthy and green, has made the biological or ecological products to gain increasing importance. The same way happened to the world of wine, always a trend receiver, as one might expect.

Ecological wines are no longer an exception, but are fully recognized in shops and restaurant menus worldwide. ...

2/05/2012

Red wines from Ribera del Duero

 TAGS:Tempranillo, sun and chalky soils are the main ingredients in the Ribera del Duero wine. Red wines from this region seem custom-made by a tailor with magic hands and unique nose. The grapes selection and the wine aging do the rest to get some of the most expensive red wines in the world.

Pingus, a simple name for a wine which price goes over 1.000 euros. A masterful...

30/04/2012

The color of wine

At the beginning of a wine tasting, the first thing to consider is the color of it, its appearance, the visual features. In order to appreciate its color in the best way, it should be done in natural light since artificial light can be quite misleading. It is true that for many the candlelight can be convenient, on a white background, to recognize a tonality, but in the case of

27/04/2012

Ibérico, more than a ham

 TAGS:Spanish Jamón Ibérico is more than a ham. Besides being a symbol of this country, it is quality and it is a sign of things well done. Iberian ham is tradition. Its taste has nothing to do with the one you find in other hams, neither with the one in other Spanish hams such as serrano ham.

Some other countries have tried to get their own Iberian ham. China has been the last...

25/04/2012

The elaboration of wine

 TAGS:In the first place let's clarify that is difficult to express how to elaborate wine in a few words, we just try to convey to the reader what we can summarize after visiting wineries, especially in times of harvest and what the experts explain about.

If we simplify, we can say that what is needed for the grape juice to transform into wine is a process that should be the most...

23/04/2012

Virginia wines

 TAGS:If we talk about wine in the U.S. probably the first thing that comes to mind are the excellent wines of California. But this country, fourth largest producer and major consumer, has an area of over 2500 hectares of vineyards, most notably the wines produced on the East Coast, particularly those of Virginia, who though young vines, create wines that can captivate us.

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