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30/09/2016

Portuguese cuisine for beginners

Portuguese cuisine can be considered part of Mediterranean cuisine. Its 3 axes are bread, wine, and oil. But it also has a significant influence from the Portuguese ex-colonies of Asia, Africa and Latin America (Brazilian cuisine), mostly in the use of spices such as piri piri, paprika and cinnamon.

What is the basis of Portuguese cuisine? We will briefly explain ...

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28/09/2016

What type of alcoholic beverages is suitable for coeliacs?

The number of celiacs is increasing. The information on this disease and food and drink they can eat and drink is also increasing. It is no longer a difficult task trying to figure out which products contain gluten. According to the Federation of Associations of Celiacs of Spain, FACE, celiac disease (CD) is the permanent intolerance to gluten in wheat, barley, rye, and...

26/09/2016

How to pair your fruit successfully?

If you are a big wine fan and lover like all of us here, surely you love drinking it while enjoying your favorite dishes and foods. And taking into account that these days are hot, we thought to propose fruit and wine pairings, an option that, in addition to being delightful, you will find it refreshing.

In general, any light, sweet and fruity wine is good to accompany ...

23/09/2016

Wine for cats?

Have you ever thought to share some of your delicious wine with your cat while relaxing in the comfort of your home? As the title suggests, the new trend, or rather, the new fashion for our beloved feline pets has come to us, and, apparently, has arrived to stay. Apollo Peak is the company that is behind this innovative idea.

But do not panic, obviously, Apollo Peak has...

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21/09/2016

Wine to overcome alcohol addiction: Is it possible?

Total abstinence has always been the premises for overcoming alcohol addiction. However, in Ottawa (Canada), a shelter for homeless people is conducting a rehabilitation program that includes wine as part of the recovery.

The program – which recently has been echoed by sciencepost.fr, a French online publication, and by the website of the BBC www.bbc.com...

19/09/2016

Sour wine? Don't throw it away! You can take advantage of it

If you have a sour wine in your home and you cannot drink it, there are always other ideas to get the most out of it. Do not throw it away!

One of the best ways to use it is in the kitchen. As long as you don’t drink it from a cup, you can use the sour wine in the preparation of certain dishes and improve those flavors of the meat or fish, either baked or cooked in...

16/09/2016

Champagne Cocktails: a growing trend

 

You can’t have more pleasure than to drink a delicious cocktail during a sunset in your comfortable terrace, facing the sea while watching the sun disappear over the horizon. When we hear the word cocktail usually we think of whiskey, rum, vodka or gin mixed with some fruit juice of your preference, but the truth is that trends are changing. In Spain, for example,...

14/09/2016

Which is better, Ribera or Rioja?

So much has been said and written about the virtues of the wines of Ribera del Duero and La Rioja that they end up being rivals. Both are excellent and known by the world thanks to the large scale of exports.

If we talk about the early days, it is indisputable that the appellation of La Rioja was the first to be certified in Spain while the appellation of Ribera del...

12/09/2016

Six health benefits of white wine

We all know the health advantages of red wine, but white wine also has their beneficial properties in addition to its fruitiness and its unmistakable aroma. What are the main health benefits of white wine? Below we share some of them:

1. It is good for the lung related diseases

Among the benefits of white wine, it is emphasized that it prevents lung disease. According...

9/09/2016

3 Delicious and refreshing champagne cocktails

When it comes to cocktails we first think in very traditional ones such as rum or vodka drinks, however, a trend that has been popular in Spain is to prepare delicious cocktails based on champagne or sparkling wine. Of course, these drinks are better enjoyed with the company of friends and family. Here we list 3 easy-to-make beverages with champagne that you can prepare and...