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13/05/2011

Ice wine (Eiswein)

The Ice wine, also known by the German word Eiswein, is the wine which is made from frozen grapes or naturally freezed grapes, that get frozen in the own vine. This natural freezing effect prevents the freezing of sugar of the grapes, that fact makes that grapes loses water and it makes the wine sweeter than usual.

The freezing process of ice wine is produced before that actual...

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3/05/2011

Global warming affects wine

We are all aware of the importance and consequences of global warming, but now another concern has added over this sensitive issue, global warming affects wine, consequently the wine producers and of course, consumers.

In the Third World Congress on Climate Change and Wine, held a few days in the city of Marbella (Spain), it reached many important conclusions about the future of wine at the...

30/04/2011

Champagne at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

The 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...

30/04/2011

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

We 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,...

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29/04/2011

Pizza and wines

Pizza is one of the most popular dishes in the world, from its beginnings in the city of Naples up to the present days has been progressing, taking by assault the palate of the entire world. There are an incredible variety of types of pizza, which vary in their ingredients and preparation, but the question always is: How shall we pair the pizza, the answer as in many meals is summed up in four...

22/04/2011

The 100-point Parker wines

This is the complete list (to end 2010) of the wines that have achieved the highest score by Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate) throughout history.As you can see, american wines are, after the french, the most valorated.

We have to highlitgh the Sine Qua Non Winery, with 9 different top wines. But France is the winning country, and shows its "savoir-faire" with so many differents appellations...

14/04/2011

The vineyards of Burgundy want to be a World Heritage Site

Can 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...

10/04/2011

Rioja and Ribera del Duero, excellent vintages in 2010

This week Appellations of Origin Rioja and Ribera del Duero have made public the status of the vintage 2010. In both cases it was considered that 2010 should be considered "excellent."The rating of the vintage is done after putting controls on young wines of each appellation, by the respective Control Board. These young wines that already are on sale, can at the same time predict the average...

1/04/2011

Donald Trump, new Moët&Chandon owner

American billionaire Donald Trump has acquired, in a lightning operation, 99% of the shares of the House of Moët & Chandon Champagne cellar.

Apparently, the new owner´s purpose is to transplant the vines, from Champagne to Napa Valley, so the famous champagne cellar would be the first winery to "physically" change his nationality.

This is not such a new idea, before that Mr. Trump had...

27/03/2011

Spring in the Vineyard

They say spring is the season of love, passion, summer, autumn and winter melancholy solitude. However this doesn’t work the same way in the vineyard. In the vineyards seems that spring is the season of melancholy, because it produces one of the most curious phenomena: "vine's tears".The vine goes back into activity as temperature increases. The water recirculates through the plant's root...