Everybody knows that there are few things that taste better than grapes with cheese (which taste like kiss). But one of those things is wine, because when it accompanies cheese is simply such a great combination that can beat even chocolate.
The company Christmas dinner, Christmas dinner, Christmas Eve dinner, New Year's Eve, New Year... we have ahead a few days of heavy digestions and as I am always thinking in your health I have prepared for you in advance a good range of liquors to help wash it down which will put us on the road to a deserved nap.
In my list of the best digestive liquors I will put the Spanish orujo de hierbas one first. Smooth, delicious and yellow, because I like it better than the transparent one, which is also made of herbs. If you are in Spain you can order a “chupito de hierbas” or you can also name it “orujo de hierbas”.
By law, the initial 70% of the pressing is used to develop fino wines and light or common sherry, the next 20% goes to the production of oloroso and other wines of lesser quality, while any remaining liquid should be distilled (converted in a spirit like cognac).
Pedro Ximenez and Palomino Fino are the grape varieties which define the character of the regions of Cordoba and Andalusia in Spain, respectively, since in these hot and dry lands are produced the country's most recognized wines, sherry and Pedro Ximenez. In the sixteenth century, long before the world knew of Rioja and Ribera del Duero, two of the most famous appellations, these two drinks were already successful exports, being the UK their main destination.
In fact, it was the marriage of Catherine of Aragon, the eldest daughter of the Catholic Kings, with Prince Arthur of England which boosted the trade in these products outside the borders. To the extent that much later, in the nineteenth century, sherry accounted for 40% of wine imports in Great Britain.
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No, we are not talking about artists, or operas, or animals. Today we will continue with the different names that grapes may receive.
Grapes receive very curious names sometimes. Some of them are very old and others which end up passing. Lets know more about synonyms of grapes names. How many can you identify?
Sherry is not a single wine, it embraces 4 variants at denomination of origin made from a base fluid prepared in the same way:
By law, the 70% of the initial pressing is used to develop the fine wines, light sherry or ordinary sherry, the next 20% goes to the odorous wines and other wines of lesser quality. While any remaining liquid to be distilled (become a spirit, like brandy).
In developing these wines, it‘s important to go though these procedures; after the grape harvest, the grinding, crushing, fermenting and header (addition of wine alcohol to raise their graduation), which lies in the barrel where it grows is known as "flower": a fungus that develops a layer that provides unique properties to wine protecting it from the harmful effects of oxygen.