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14/07/2014

Organic wine vs. biodynamic wine, what is the difference?

Today in Europe, there is a real consumer movement towards organic and/or biodynamic wines. But what does mean and what is the differences between the two?

Firstly we must know that the terms organic, ecological or biological are synonymous throughout the European Union. In Spain, it is recognized to write down “ecological” or “biological” in the label. Organic...

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11/07/2014

Sex on the Beach

In our series of the most relevant cocktails, today it is the turn of Sex on the Beach, which has already become a refreshing classic that evokes the summer. It was born in Miami in the 80s and gradually has spread to different countries. It's one of the cocktails with more variations, though is based on vodka, but we can add different flavours of juices and other spirits.

4/07/2014

How to get foam in your beer

We all assume that when a beer is served, whether bottled or on tap, one of the most important factors to keep in mind to enjoy it 100% is if it has a good amount of foam, not too high or low. Foam is the cover letter of beer for our taste and sense of smell, and as such, it condenses in the first sips much of the aromas and flavors of each variety of beer.

2/07/2014

No 4 or 5 tastes: there are over 20

So far, the general theory held that humans can detect, with our sense of taste, five basic tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (Japanese term that means "delicious taste" which is found particularly on ham and red wine). However, it seems that according to recent studies, led by professor of psychology at the Oxford University, Charles Spence, there are many...