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How to serve sparkling wines ?


Considered as one of the favorite women drinks and the ideal choice for important meetings, sparkling wines are delicious when served at the ideal temperature, either as an aperitif or to accompany a dessert or dinner.

When serving a sparkling wine or champagne the question is what is the best way to do so for a maximum enjoyment. The ideal temperature for serving sparkling wines is between 7 and 12 degrees. Too cold, the flavors are lost. The perfect way to keep the glass is by the base, not the body, not to alter the temperature of the drink and therefore the flavours.

Serve champagne

Hold the bottle of sparkling wines to serve is one thing you need to know to do properly. Sparkling wine bottles have a slot at the base to introduce your thumb. This position allows you to serve slower and ensures a sparkling result.

Enjoy a champagne

During the tasting of champagne or other sparkling wine like Reymos, you must take into account the three following steps :

  • Visual : This is where you can enjoy the bubbles. The more they will present the best the drink will be. The crown of bubbles that forms on the glass and the colours of the bubbles are factors to consider. Color bubbles can be evaluated by putting the glass on a white background.
  • Nose: In this phase it is possible to appreciate the floral notes found in sparkling wines. To do so we must not move the cup, but simply smell.
  • Taste : In this phase of tasting it is possible to assess the quality of the bubble and whether it is creamy, soft and fine, noting the flavors in the mouth.

Do you plan to buy sparkling wines for Christmas ? We recommend you:

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The 5 best champagnes to beat the heat with elegance

 TAGS:Champagne is the area where are developed some of the most luxurious and world famous sparkling. Leaving aside the comparison with the Spanish Cava, it is true that "richer" choose to buy champagne for its exclusivity, elegance and ease with which we can find it anywhere in the world.


Cava : the memory keeper

 TAGS:In recent years, multiple studies have shown the benefits of food and wine on the health of people, if consumed with moderation. The presence of certain chemical compounds in the alcohol, associated with a balanced diet (which should be close to the Mediterranean diet) and regular and light exercise, demonstrate, therefore, to be a good way to prevent diseases of all kinds, especially those related to cardiovascular problems, certain cancers, high cholesterol or arthritis.


Why do we need to know the date of disgorgement

 TAGS:The most important brands of Sparkling wines crown it all right now. It is time to consume their wines, toast with them and make a few splurges as those we cannot afford so often during the rest of the year. Joy and happiness among consumers, but just the opposite among producers. The reason of it: to make public the date of disgorgement.

The reason for this concern is purely economic and logistic: in only one vintage you may need to print 3 or 4 different back labels which would reflect the different disgorgement dates on the bottles.


3 Spanish sparkling wines

 - Sparkling wine is a hit in many countries and Spain would not be less. The sparkling wines are achieved when there is a second fermentation in the bottle. But this should not be confused with artificially sparkling wines, to which carbon dioxide is injected.

Really, sparkling wines are made in virtually all autonomous communities in the country, primarily Catalonia (main producer of cava), Basque Country, Aragon, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha and La Rioja. We recommend three sparkling wines from some of these and other communities. Today we'll show some of the sparkling wines from lesser known areas of Spain:


The other sparkling wines

 TAGS:Cava, champagne, lambrusco and counting. Most of us have spent half of our lives living in complete ignorance regarding sparkling wine. I have to confess that I was the first committing that error but my visits to Scandinavian supermarkets have opened my eyes to the universe of the other side of sparkling wines.

Yes, there are a lot more apart from the ultra famous that I mentioned on the first line of this post, and we were very close to them (we could find them in Uvinum without going further) but we had not noticed them until now.


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 Po we find the region which has 1/6 of the vineyards across Italy. It is called Piedmont. This region has a unique climate, almost magical, in which warm, humid summers and long and cold winters are usual. It also surprises the autumn fog which covers it all with its white veil. In this climate born the strains that get those special wines that will captivate us from the first sip and which we will not be able to forget. Furthermore, Piedmont wines are elaborated mostly with indigenous strains and they have guaranteed quality by several designations of origin. Grapes used to make these wines have some very special characteristics.