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Portugal as a land of wine: Azores and Madeira

Madeira wine, or just Madeira, is also known as Generoso Madeirense or Vinho de Torna-Viagem and is produced on the island for over 500 years.

Departing ships loaded with wine, considered second-class, made possible to discover the power and impact of fermentation. The wine was stored in the cellars of the ships for over a year and the accumulated heat in the tropical ...


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How much can hangover cost to a government?

At Uvinum we have always advocated for responsible and moderate alcohol consumption, as only healthy and effective way to enjoy the pleasure of tasting a glass of wine or any of the drinks we talk about in these pages.

In fact, there is evidence that excessive consumption of alcohol affects not only people as individuals, but society as a whole, being a matter that...


10 tips for a healthy nutrition

Eating well is not synonymous with diet. Having a varied menu, with the presence of fruit and vegetables, and good habits can be the best advice for a healthy nutrition.

With Dr. Jesús Román, nutrition expert, and the people from the Spanish web service La Nevera Roja, here we share some tips, very useful to take care of your nutrition.

Tips for a healthy...


It's time to drink beer in plastic bottles?

To date, drinking beer in a plastic bottle was not a real possibility and even did not seem an attractive option for many, but the beer industry seems to be able to change this. The renowned Japanese beer brand Kirin will be responsible for changing the way beer is packaged and consumed worldwide.

The company Mitsubishi Plastics has announced that it agreed with...



What are the 10 most expensive wines in the world in 2015?

Wine Searcher recently published a list of the most expensive wines in the world in the year 2015, which first 10 positions can be seen below. As expected, the top positions are dominated by French wines, an international benchmark in terms of wine investment.

Henri Jayer Richebourg Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits (France) at $ 13,580: This wine is made from Pinot ...


Wine in the evening helps your heart

The benefits of wine are always increasing. There are new studies that ratify it, and now, specifically one from Israel, which states that a glass of red wine in the evening helps caring our heart.

This research, called “Effects of moderate alcohol consumption on cardiometabolic risk in adults with type 2 diabetes”, has been made with the Harvard School of Public...


8 foods that do not help your digestion

If you have digestive problems you should avoid some foods that can worsen your flatulence and cramping problems. So, if you select carefully your food, you can greatly improve your digestion. What foods should you avoid?

Fats and frying: We all like to eat some fried food, the problem arises when we eat them often and at night time. “The stomach can not cope...


5 anecdotes about history of wine

The world of wine is an inexhaustible source of stories, data, legends and information of all kinds, which makes essential the existence of media like this, where we try every day to do our bit for the task of disseminating and ordering the knowledge that constantly generates this exciting industry.

However, it must always be time to focus, at least occasionally, in...


Wine is better if you drink it in big sips

Drinking wine in moderation brings a lot of benefits. However, if we drink in big sips, it's much better. That's what it says a study by the University of Naples, since the amount of wine that drinkers take in each sip has a strong influence on taste.

To analyse this study they used Falanghina, an indigenous variety that produces white wines. And the conclusions are many,...


What will be the future of La Rioja?

Without doubt, the Rioja Designation of Origin is one of the best known of the country and its exports are unstoppable all over the world. In fact, we can find bottles of this DO in the best restaurants in London and New York, being already something with made in Spain quality.

This has been thanks to years of effort and dedication of the agents engaged in this sector,...