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6/02/2017

The scarcity of blue agave is having consequences in the production of tequila

About 15 years ago, the production of tequila entered a crisis due to the worldwide exploitation of this drink, and the little supply of blue agave that existed in Mexico to provide the whole globe with agave.This was causing the price of the plant to rise to stratospheric prices. Today, it seems that history repeats itself.

Tequila is strictly regulated by the Tequila...

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3/02/2017

Why does the wine taste better with cheese?

For a long time we have known that cheese and wine are an inseparable pair. Experts in the gastronomic sector often make recommendations of certain combinations that bring a new dimension to our gastronomic experience. In fact, there is an extensive literature in which you can learn about pairings between each type of cheese and wine.

But why does wine with...

1/02/2017

How are Spanish people doing in the kitchen?

The Spanish gastronomy has a great international reputation. The creativity and top-quality ingredients give a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes: from traditional stews to the most innovative Michelin star restaurants. TV programs and gastronomic guides have helped build the international prestige of its restaurants.

But have you ever wondered what Spaniards...

31/01/2017

One beer a day may help reduce the risk of heart attack

The title says it all: one beer a day can help reduce your risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. That is the conclusion of the study presented by the Pennsylvania State University at the last meeting of the American Heart Association, the world's largest cardiology referent.

The study in question was based on the analysis of blood samples of 80...

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28/01/2017

6 Vodka benefits you probably didn’t know

This delicious drink, famous for its strong flavor and popularity when preparing cocktails, is also the solution to many problems that you may not know but it won’t hurt to know them.

1. Get rid of dandruff and scalp problems: if you have problems in your hair and you have nothing at hand, you'd better make a water solution with vodka and apply it. Due to its high...

25/01/2017

Rarest and most bizarre prohibitions against alcohol around the world

American movie industry has been usually inspired by the well-known US Prohibition of the early 20th century. The black market controlled by mobsters like Al Capone has been referred as the starting point of many Hollywood movies. Stories of organised crime, smuggling and underground businesses have generated ideas about this time in history and some of the negative...

23/01/2017

Healthy restaurants in Spain that will dazzle you

There is no doubt that the concern for maintaining a healthy lifestyle grows daily in our society. Thus awareness have emerged on the need to reduce the bad habits of our routine, and to replace them with healthier options; among which are included from the typical weekly visits to the gym, to a healthy and balanced diet. That is why in Uvinum we present a selection of...

20/01/2017

Excess of alcohol could cause infertility; moderate consumption, not

Infertility is one of the problems that can tear couples apart, especially when the data tell us that this disorder affects almost 25% of people who want to have children in the Western world.

A study by the University Hospital of Aarhus (Denmark), which was echoed by the Spanish the newspaper ABC, has now revealed that one of the factors that could be the main...

18/01/2017

Vermouth, much more than a drink

Vermouth is a drink with a long tradition and has for a long time been widely know around the world. And now, besides the traditional way of serving vermouth, it also it contributes to give the extra touch in local bars with a modern twist.

A social drink

Vermouth is much more than a drink because it is a whole culture. A custom, a know-how, a sharing tapas with...

16/01/2017

7 Michelin restaurants in the UK not to be missed

 

If you are travelling to the UK, you should know which of them are been worthy of these awards and to try them out. The new 2017 guide of Great Britain and Ireland was made public this October with new stars.

1. The Fat Duck

This restaurant has regained its third star and offers a great gastronomic experience. It is located in Bray, next to London. With this,...