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What curious wine names!

 TAGS:Everyone gives their opinion: another way to get attention, anything goes to draw attention to a great wine, you have to maintain a point of irreverence... Do you remember some wine with a funny name?

We found all kinds of interesting, erotic and decidedly weird names. As rare as El perro verde (green dog), a wine which Angel Lorenzo Cachazo cellars elaborate with Verdejo grape in Rueda.

So, animals are a reference in matter of wine names. One case is that of Contador de Gallocanta, which years ago changed the name to Qué bonito cacareaba (How nice crowed!). And, if we continue with pets, why not try a Cojón de gato (cat's testicle) or Teta de Vaca (cow's tit). Of course, if we mix rare names with animals the winner would be the Elephant on a tightrope, a French wine from Vin de Pays d'Oc. Not forgetting the Casalobos (Wolves' house) of course.

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Pairing wine with music

 - When we think of pairing we always have in mind a meal, and we try to buy wines that best match with it. But wine accompanies us even in good times when food is not present, as the company Wines that Rock reminds us.

Wines that Rock has been in contact with some of the biggest bands in the world to produce wines that perfectly accompany the experience of listening some of his best albums. So, wine helps us to feel the music in all its magnitude and enhances the good times which songs make us feel.

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Beers for dogs

Cerveza para perros

Beer in the summer is one of the most relaxing ways to freshen up but what about your dog? Doesn't he have the right to have a drink?

This is what they must have have thought in Brussels, the unofficial capital of beer of Belgium, where there has been inaugurated the first "bar for Dogs", which offers specially designed menus and beer for man's best friend.

"Go for a pint" with your dog

The menus, are specially designed by - canines nutritionists, low in salt with a high percentage of protein, and as for the beer, these are special non-alcoholic beers, which have been macerating a bone (Marrow included).

The bar, called "Toutou Bar", opened with an event dedicated to pets, including a free tasting and a carnival parade of dogs, from the high Belgian society.

Bernard Schol, bar manager, says the idea came when they observed that "many people walking their dogs stop for a drink, but there is nothing there for their pets."

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Champagne at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

Champagne Pol RogerThe mysteries around the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton are gradually revealed. Now we found out that the official wedding's Champagne has ben from the French wine cellar Pol Roger, but we do not know which one in particular.

What we do know is that the future monarchs have decided not to choose a special vintage Champagne, so the candidates have been either the Pol Roger Brut Réserve, Pol Roger Pure and Pol Roger Rich, since all others are special vintage champagnes.

Pol Roger is a well considereted cellar in the English high society since Winston Churchill, a great fan of French wines. Mr. Churchill had chosen it as his favorite Champagne. In fact, the firm produces the Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill at his honor ever since then.

In the British Royal Family, however, until now the favorite has been Bollinger. Queen Victoria appointed him as the royal supplier in 1884, and in 1981, Bollinger was one of those served at the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana, along with Krug and Dom Pérignon.

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The wine of the Royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

Flint DryWe know one of the wines served at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. In particular, the choosen one served at the royal reception at Buckingham Palace, and that is an English wine named Flint Dry 2010, from Chapel Down cellar.

We already announced the creation of wine cellars in the UK, because weather conditions were becoming favorable. And the British Royal family, with this gesture, encourages and promotes as best as possible way their native wines.

The Flint Dry 2010 is a wine made ​​with Chardonnay and the indigenous Huxelrebe and Bacchus.

As we know the rest of the wines we will keep you informed.

And what about you?, what wines did you have at your wedding?

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The vineyards of Burgundy want to be a World Heritage Site

Burgundy vinesCan a vineyard be declared a World Heritage Site? In Burgundy they believe so, and have embarked to achieve it.

Les "Climats" du Vignoble de Bourgogne is the title chosen to present the nomination to UNESCO's World Heritage.

Burgundian Climats to be declared World Heritage Site is the dream of many winegrowers the Burgundy region, mainly in the areas between Dijon and Beaune. Under the chairmanship of Mr. Aubert de Villaine, grower in Côte-d'Or, the request complies with all local stakeholders such as the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB), the Burgundy Regional Council, the General Council Côte d 'Or, the city of Dijon and Beaune Town Hall, offering their support and commitment to this major project.

A "climat" (weather), in Burgundy is more than just the weather. Is the name given here in Burgundy to what in the world is called "terroir", is the conjunction of climate and soil.

In a climat, the parcels of land that benefit from specific geological and climatic conditions are precisely defined, along with the work of men and the use of only 2 grapes, Pinot Noir for red wines and Chardonnay for white wines, have created a mosaic of exceptional wines and world-class hierarchy.