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16/12/2016

9 Champagnes, Spanish cavas and Italian proseccos for Christmas Eve

Good fizz pairs with nearly everything – from sushi to steak – but it goes especially well with parties. From affordable Spanish cava or Italian prosecco to sparkling prestige cuvées, discover the corks to pop for Christmas, that is just around the corner.

  

Sacchetto Fili Prosecco Vino 2015

Sacchetto Fili Prosecco Vino 2015: elegant, fresh, gently.

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14/12/2016

The secret of reaching 110 years of age? A sip of whisky every day

One would think that living for many years comes from living a healthy lifestyle, with a very well balanced diet and regular physical activity to maintain ones shape. However, although this should not be ruled out at all, the world's longest-living people have admitted that alcohol is part of their daily diet and that, for them, it has helped them to live for such a long...

12/12/2016

Wine bottles that worth a year's salary

In early September, an auction was held in Hong Kong with just over 2,000 antique bottles of Burgundy wines, belonging to the renowned Maison Bouchard Pere et Fils. Among these bottles, there were two in particular that attracted much attention since they were sold at really exorbitant prices.

The first one was a Meursault Charmes 1846 white, one of the 16 bottles of the...

9/12/2016

3 Movies where champagne (also) plays a role

The seventh art is a pleasure for our senses, like a glass of champagne, which has had its moments of glory on the big screen and now is time to recognize its great performances in emblematic films of cinema.

1. James Bond: a film that is an icon in the UK and around the world, where, as we know, glamour and exclusivity are present within each of the works that take...

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7/12/2016

What is oenophobia?

It will be very hard to believe that it exist a phobia for wine. However, it is a real clinical disorder known as oenophobia. Perhaps we have once felt a little scare when tasting an unknown wine, or even when we see a very high or low price for a wine. But none of those feelings is the same that the anxiety generated by this drink to those who suffer from this phobia.

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5/12/2016

300 years with Chianti: how has it aged?

Chianti, wine from the region of Tuscany in Florence, the first protected wine region in the world, greets its 300 years anniversary in good shape. Because of this celebration, there are various events in the region and in Florence capital you will find tastings and presentations.

The truth is that the Chianti wine, has varying degrees of quality. It is widespread in...

2/12/2016

Cocktails prepared with tea

There is an endless variety of cocktails that can be prepared in many ways and with many ingredients. This time, our recipe list is aimed at all those tea lovers and those who want to face the cold with a warming drink.

Irish Tea

Ingredients:

 45ml of Irish whisky 120ml of hot tea 1 slice of cinnamon

Preparation:

Add the whisky to hot tea. ...

30/11/2016

In Italy, they are very clever: free wine from a reservoir 24/365

It is true: in Italy, there is a fountain that provides red wine for free 24 hours a day throughout the year. This is an initiative of the winery Dora Sarchese, with the purpose of offering a comforting glass of wine to the pilgrims who stop in the region of Abruzzo during their trajectory on the Cammino di San Tommaso.

In Italy there are other sources of wine such as...

28/11/2016

Matthew McConaughey: from Oscar to Whiskey

Don't worry, we're not saying that the good Matthew has left his career for whiskey. On the contrary, he has left the cameras for a moment to dedicate himself to directing. However, not in the conventional way as many actors do. Something very different: he has debuted as a director of commercials for the original company of Kentucky, in the USA. Wild Turkey Bourbon.

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25/11/2016

5 potato omelettes you have to try when in Spain

There is no doubt that the potato omelette is a symbol of Spanish gastronomy. This is a dish that arouses passion in every one of its versions: with or without onion, golden or almost raw, there are endless options for all tastes. No matter what your preferred style is, a skewer with a piece of this delicious delicacy is always welcome. That is why we have made a selection...