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30/05/2012

Buy wine for tapas

 TAGS:Buy wine for tapas should be at this point our favorite subject, but if it is not, we are still on time to become the Cum Laude of wine choices for starters, that kind of expert who becomes essential at any meeting, whenever there is good food involved. We will choose the best Spanish wines to go with tapas.

The first thing to do is getting straight down to the business....

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28/05/2012

The last name of wines

 - To mention that a wine has terpenes, pyrazines, norisoprenoids or volatile thiols in the musts, just to name a few, can be hard to understand by the consumer. However, if you were told that the bottle of wine you just bought is composed of a grape wine which releases in its elaboration floral aromas (terpenes) and has a strong scent of pepper (pyrazines), could relate well...

25/05/2012

Argentina, Malbec Reign

 TAGS:When we speak of Malbec we think of Argentina. This country, one of the leading wine producers in South America, is famous for this monovarietal and in some cases, though the least, very fortunate blends which combine that grape with Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah, and sometimes with...

23/05/2012

Red grapes, a matter of tannins

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We keep talking about grapes! On this occasion we mention the most famous and suggestive red grapes...

Cabernet Franc

Renowned for its elegance and floral aroma, Cabernet Franc grape is related with Cabernet Sauvignon and widely grown in Bordeaux. In Uruguay is used to add delicacy to cuts based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat. When elaborated alone, this grape...

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21/05/2012

Ribera del Duero's secret

 TAGS:Ribera del Duero wines usually do not disappoint and you also can find some very good, or excellent, affordable to almost all budgets. But if you want to give yourself a treat you can also find here some of the most expensive wines of Spain.

This wine region is preferred among others by the younger generation that, after some years of absence returns to imbibe of wine...

18/05/2012

More varieties of white grape

Many of you have commented on the previous post on Twitter, missing some white grape types. As discussed, the post was talking about some white grapes. However, since your wish is my command, here are some more, so you can buy wine knowing what flavor you seek:


 - Verdejo

The verdejo grape has boomed since the late years, when has jumped from Rueda, where it originated...

16/05/2012

Saint-julien, art in Bordeaux

 TAGS:Art in Bordeaux, so are the wines of Saint-Julien: interesting and different, unique pieces which show while getting uncorked that there is no part of their elaboration process that has been taken lightly. Everything has a meaning and, like art, it is not always fully understood, in fact it is sometimes misunderstood, but some others it can make crazy to whoever taste it for...

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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