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Alcohol in Uvinum's blog

25/02/2013

Asian "drinking" style

As a big fan of Asian countries and lifestyle in today's post I want to talk about drinking in the oriental hemisphere. Many of us have visited Asian countries and confess to be addicted to local food but what about drinking alcohol in this part of the world?

Are there any drinks in Asia people are fund of that have not been exported to other countries yet? Or let's say any...

5/02/2013

Poets and their favourite drinks

Drinks and poetry have always been linked and people dare to say that it was alcohol that inspired some of the greatest poets and writers of all times. Alcohol may have an influence on creativity but for  sure what doesn't make Shakespeare and Co  fall into oblivion was their great talent.(or we want to believe that!) Anyway, as expected, also poets and writers had their...

28/01/2013

Is alcohol a fatburner?

The most common opinion about alcohol and diets is that drinking makes you fat and in most cases alcohol is forbidden when you're on a diet. Said in that way, this is not totally true, as it is the combination of alcohol and sugar that makes it dangerous. Therefore a cocktail or a glass of sangria have as twice as many calories as a glass of wine. I would like to give you...

24/06/2011

Absinthe, the green fairy

Absinthe is a mythical drink, adored, reviled, and ultimately banned, hidden in a halo of mystery available only to connoisseurs.

Many associate absinthe to Pastis and Ricard, but in fact they are different drinks, of which today we'll tell you its origin and motives of the legend:

Absinthe was discovered in the late eighteenth century, and was believed to have medicinal effects. Absinthe...