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29/06/2011

Tequila, a strong drink

Tequila is a native distillate from Mexico, Jalisco to be precise. It is made from distillate agave juice, a thick and fleshy type of plant, which stores liquid on its leaves that is used to make tequila and mezcal among other drinks and liquors. As well as other spirits tequila has a denomination of origin witch is divided in 5 states of...

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24/06/2011

Absinthe, the green fairy

Absinthe is a mythical drink, adored, reviled, and ultimately banned, hidden in a halo of mystery available only to connoisseurs.

Many associate absinthe to Pastis and Ricard, but in fact they are different drinks, of which today we'll tell you its origin and motives of the legend:

Absinthe was discovered in the late eighteenth century, and was believed to have medicinal effects. Absinthe...

22/06/2011

White Wines of France

White wines of France are not, probably, the first- to come to mind when you think of our neighbor country. The red wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy or Rhône are top rated in the guides and those who carry the greatest fame, but if we look at white wines you will notice that French white wines have enough quality and diversity to make out of France one of the countries with the best white wines...

9/06/2011

Napa Valley, the beautiful valley of California

California is a U.S. state known for being home of the film Industry, Hollywood, for its beaches, for Los Angeles, San Francisco, ...and also as a region that produces some of the best wines in the world.

The most famous wine region of California is Napa Valley, Napa Valley, ancient region of the Wappo Indians. It is believed that the name of Wappa was gaven to them by the Spanish, so the...

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8/06/2011

Gin and history

Gin is an English distilled spirit derivative from the beverage -Dutch Jenever (gin). These spirits are made from the distillation of unmalted barley, and corrected with juniper berries, besides of being flavored with cardamom and some other herbs or fruits, which give the distinctive flavor to gin. Gin has an alcohol content ranging from 43 to 47 alcohol degrees.

The History of Gin

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2/06/2011

How wine is

The world of wine is an exciting world, but many times, for the uninitiated, is complex and somehow confusing. Why are some wine's grapes white and others red? How is wine made? How many different grapes are there?

Today we're paying a video that we have collected from you tube that explains all this matters, in infographic form, everything there is to know about wine in 5 minutes. Believe...

31/05/2011

Classes of Barrels for wine

One of the containers as important as the bottle in which we see our favorite wine is the barrel where it was brought, obviously we can see them very few times cause it is there where wine remains before bottling and that process is beyond our eyes. But there’s no doubt that the barrel is part of the process of development of many wines.

The barrels often have a capacity of around 220...

29/05/2011

Wine Designs

From time to time we like to show you the design novelties and issues related to wine. Today we'll show you some of the "trendy" models of bottles and packaging of wine in general:Celler the Masroig designs a new label for Vi novell 2010, their young red wine. The new design is based on computer graphics which has great success on the Internet.A few weeks ago, at Fenavin, we talked with the...

26/05/2011

Scotch whisky

Scottish Whisky, Scotch whiskey or simply Scotch whisky, is the exclusive and only whiskey made in Scotland, for many the best whiskey in the world. To be called Scotch whisky the spirit must conform to the standards of the Scotch Whisky Order of 1990 (UK), which clarified the Scotch Whisky Act of 1988. This record provides the following rules and standards of these spirits, so that the...

20/05/2011

Australian wines

Australian wines characterize by their brightness, the freshness and those marked aromas characteristic of the grape. In Spain we see more and more, wines from the Antipodes. Do you want to know them?

The vine arrived to Australia in 1788 by the Cape of Good Hope, and was planted in the garden of Governor Phillip, in what now is the center of Sydney. Cultivation spread quickly moving away...