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25/04/2016

Drinking alcohol in moderation may prevent memory loss

According to a recent study by researcher Michael A. Collins, of the department of molecular pharmacology and therapeutics at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, drinking in moderation can help prevent Alzheimer's disease and memory problems in general.

However, researchers emphasize the "moderate consumption" of alcohol, the equivalent of a daily...

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22/04/2016

13 essential food for spring season

With the arrival of spring our fridge is full of color and our citrus fruits may be changed for strawberries, cherries, plums, asparagus and spinach. Therefore, now is the perfect time to enjoy seasonal food, an economical option that lets you use the freshest local foods and support their producers.

Strawberries: strawberries are generally easy to acquire throughout...

20/04/2016

The value of education on responsible use of alcohol

Alcohol consumption among the younger population grows with each passing year. The figures speak for themselves when it states that, according to the Public Health Agency of Catalonia, more than half of 17-year-olds acknowledge that they have been drunk at least once during the last month. Therefore, we need to raise social awareness and promote education from the family ...

18/04/2016

Wine is to drink it… and to paint!

Plastic artist Jorge Martorell has come up with an idea to use wine in a new and very original way: he uses it as the protagonist in his artistic work. How? Painting his canvas with Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet and Chardonnay wines, among others.

In his pictures, Martorell replaces the traditional acrylic paintings for wine, a technique he discovered by accident when he was...

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15/04/2016

How has wine consumption changed over the last years?

The food market grows at a very fast pace and today, consumers have become a lot more demanding towards this market including the world of wine. Let’s take a look at how trends have changed over the past years!

Customers want what's best: Because of the huge amount of information that has been put out there online over the last years, consumers become more demanding...

13/04/2016

Red wine could help prevent erectile dysfunction

According to a recent research conducted by the UK and USA, the wine and grapes in general are "super sexual" foods that are able to help to prevent erectile dysfunction. This is another good thing to add to the list of advantages that wine provides to our health such as the cardiovascular system protection and memory improvement.

The research, conducted by Harvard...

11/04/2016

6 tips to drink Tequila

Tequila is a very popular drink around the globe. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that consumed in moderation, it’s capable of lowering cholesterol levels, preventing diabetes, senile dementia and even strokes and seizures.  A curious fact about Tequila is that it was used in 1918 as a remedy for an epidemic flu under recommendations of doctors, and proved to be a very...

8/04/2016

Oh, my beer friends

In only a few weeks we will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of the German Purity Beer Law of 1516. This law established that beer should be only created from water, malted barley and hops. Over centuries, Bavarian breweries followed those rules in making beer. The power of the yeast was still unknown at that time, this 4th ingredient was added later to the German...

6/04/2016

Slovenia, a fast growing wine market

During the past years, we have been witnessing a true discovery of wine regions of a great tradition. But until now, it had remained outside the usual circuits of the international wine radar.

This is the case of Slovenia, a rather young country born of the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia, with a long history in wine production. Unfortunately, its market had ...

4/04/2016

3 cocktails with rum that will keep you warm

Afraid to catch a cold? Absolutely! With the rum cocktails that we offer today, you'll warm up quickly. In addition, these drinks are also delicious, don't miss them!

Ron Cremat

This is a very typical drink of the Catalan coast and, more specifically, Calella de Palafrugell, a town at the Costa Brava. You can prepare it within 20 minutes. It's an excellent and easy ...