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Wineries and wines from Penedès

The Penedès wine region is probably one of the most characteristic and recognized of Catalunya, especially as the main place of production of cava, Catalan sparkling wine par excellence.

But in this Designation of Origin we can find more than cava, since in its over 27,000 hectares of vineyards there are produced grapes intended for the elaboration of white, rosé and,...



Tips for choosing a wine cellar

Before you choose and install a wine cellar appliance at home or in the cellar or at a restaurant, you need to clear some parameters, many of which are related to temperature, but also with other aspects to be taken into account.

System type

Some more sophisticated wine cellars take into account the type of system, being the thermoelectric the ones that contribute...


Food markets in Madrid

Madrid stands out by its gastronomy in the form of food markets, some of them of great tradition and some new. In fact, in the city there are many markets, and it is difficult to choose those who deserve to be highlighted.

San Anton market is one of them, located in the square that bears its name, Anton Martín, in Chueca. It had some renovations and is noted for the...


Wines to give at weddings

Wine is a more original gift than the usual presents at weddings. We can surprise the newly-weds and they the guests with new wines, wines of different appellations of origin, those which no one has yet tasted and even original sets or packs.

Wine miniatures. In order to provide variety, we can give to the guests at the ceremony several wine miniatures, which...



Types of wine glasses

The same way that there are different types of wines, each suited to a particular moment, there is also a great range of glasses. Each shape is designed to deliver the optimal conditions for consumption, something that we have to consider.

In general, all the experts agree that wine glasses should be made of crystal glass or transparent glass without decorations and...


How to clean wine stains?

Sure has happened to us that we stumbled upon a glass of wine in a meeting and we get a stain on our clothes. Wine stains may be a little difficult to remove and depending on the type of fabric you must use different methods.

For dry wine stains you should leave the stain to soak in some warm milk until you see how it disappears. Then you can wash the...


Portugal, land of wine: Dão and Beiras

“Terras do Dão” is synonymous with 'Lands of Wine' and people say, that you can even smell the roses in Beira Alta wine. The Beiras Region crosses Portugal from side to side, from the Atlantic to the border with Spain; to the North by the Minho and the Douro river and to the south by the Alto Alentejo and Ribatejo, counting on five designations of origin.

In 2011,...


Thank you for helping us preserve our planet!

The year 2015 ends today and there is no better way in celebrating it with you. Thanks to the great support of our Uvinum clients, we have accomplished 100% of our marked goal for the project, Compensa Natura.

It's the goal of this organisation to preserve the last old-growth forests in Spain, one of Europe's most important exponents of extraordinary biodiversity. This is...


Types of champagne glasses

New Year's Eve is here, and with it come family gatherings, celebrations and many moments that allow us to uncork our favourite champagne and toast the future. While it is true that at this time of the year the role of sparkling wine is particularly special, we should not forget that their bubbles also may accompany us during the rest of the year at any time, and if we want...


The origin of toast

New Year's Eve is coming! Time to celebrate, go out, have a drink with friends... And time to toast. So today we want to talk about the origin of toasting, the moment of a celebration in which guests get up and collide their glasses with each other to express their good wishes.

It is also known as a toast the set of words spoken at that moment. The term comes perhaps from...