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15/01/2015

What is a wine tasting?

A wine tasting is done in order to know what are the smells, tastes and colors of wine to catalog it and to conclude their properties, both visual and taste. It is performed by professionals or oenologists, but the tastings lately are aimed at wine lovers, amateurs and people who want to know more about wine culture.

Normally, in the tasting five different wines are ...

5/01/2015

10 cheap (and quality) wines for a hard January

January comes, and after the Christmas holidays, your pocket is empty. Do not worry, you can keep buying quality and great flavored wine at affordable prices. Here you have some references to the dreaded “January hill”. Take good note!

Paco Garcia Crianza 2010. A pure red that you could savor during the year 2015, thanks to its varieties of grapes, Tempranillo and...

1/12/2014

Learn about solidarity initiatives around wines and spirits!

On December 1st is celebrated once again, World AIDS Day, an initiative to educate people about the importance of this disease, its consequences and how to avoid it. Therefore, during these weeks, there are many initiatives that you have at your disposal to fight against AIDS. One is Red.org, which counts with sponsors such as Apple and Belvedere vodka brand.

Red.org...

24/02/2014

Pork tenderloin with Oporto: recipes with wine

Looking for a simple and delicious dish to prepare for 4 or 5 person? Think about the pork in Porto. This is a very healthy recipe made in the oven. In addition to being simple to do, it is nutritious. This is a great idea for special dinners. You don’t only prepare a good meal. The best interest of pork in port is that you can enjoy time with your guests instead of being...

8/01/2014

French or American oak?

When we speak of oak, it always seems that there is unanimity that the French oak is better than the American oak. It is said that one can see it in the wines which aged in those barrels. The wood also leaves its mark on the precious perfumed wines, much more in the French ones than when it was a barrel from US. 

This was demonstrated by Matías Calleja, a winemaker...

1/11/2013

How to have a small cellar at home

Any fan of the magnificent wine world already thought about making a small cellar in his house, and not only because they want to have good brand in perfect state available at any time, but also because he can buy wine on favorable condition: he acquires them without completing their aging and then allowed to complete it at home, while the market value multiplies.

28/10/2013

The origin of wine

There are two myths about the origins of fermentation. The first is that the beer was "invented" or more accurately, discovered by chance. The second, that the wine was also an accident. It is highly unlikely that, given the elegantly simple and yet so complex brewing process, the beer was no more than a coincidence. The same goes for the wine, although it is likely that our ...

21/10/2013

How to remove the smell of wine cork

The American food popularizer Harold McGee published some time ago in a U.S. newspaper a curious article in which, with his usual dose of good humor as well as scientific rigor, he spoke about the delicate organoleptic balance of the wine and how easily we can “spoil " a good wine according to the materials with which it may enter in contact.