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Wine consumption in France reached a record low

French producers are concerned, and rightly so, because -apart from other problems related to competition and appellations of origin- they are seeing as, in recent years, their countrymen are drinking less and less amount of wine. In fact, according to a recent study made by FranceAgriMer, under the French Ministry of Agriculture, the average consumption is just one glass a...



The quality of Rioja wines, a debate

According to the affirmations of many wine-growers",  Rioja, which is one of the most important wine regions of Spain, is becoming more polarized in what is concerning the quality of their wines.  "The region has become more divided. On the one hand, in the extreme south they produce wine in big quantities, while in other parts they focus more on good quality rather than on...


El Bulli will auction its cellar

Everything Ferran Adrià touches, named best chef in the world several times, seems to have success. For some time he closed the doors of the iconic restaurant El Bulli to pursue other projects, as elBulliFoundation, a culinary research center that could open in 2014, or Bullipedia, which in 2015 will be a haute cuisine digital platform.


Asian "drinking" style

As a big fan of Asian countries and lifestyle in today's post I want to talk about drinking in the oriental hemisphere. Many of us have visited Asian countries and confess to be addicted to local food but what about drinking alcohol in this part of the world?

Are there any drinks in Asia people are fund of that have not been exported to other countries yet? Or let's say any...



The wines of Alicante

Spain has exceptional wines in each of its provinces. Alicante could not be less, and the DOP Alicante ensures enhancing its wines and expanding its sales and popularity.

We're talking about wines elaborated thanks to a wide variety of climates, where the Mediterranean is one of the highlights. The style of the wines of Alicante is one of their values, and the winemakers...


Why do we need to know the date of disgorgement

The most important brands of Sparkling wines crown it all right now. It is time to consume their wines, toast with them and make a few splurges as those we cannot afford so often during the rest of the year. Joy and happiness among consumers, but just the opposite among producers. The reason of it: to make public the date of disgorgement.

The reason for this concern is...


Beer and its anti-virus protection properties

Prevent pneumonia and bronchitis is possible and the best is the remedy. Now we have a compelling reason to drink beer as its consumption provides a very effective anti-virus protection. The most interesting thing is that benefits accrue if the consumer is a young person, as declared by a team of researchers from the Japanese University of Sapporo.

Stricter Parents must...


The 10 most spicy drink ads

To me, the hottest alcoholic beverage commercial ever is the Cabana cachaça one, which shows a woman naked from the waist down, of whom you can only see a side view which allows you to guess where her bikini was. Just this much could be considered as a naughty commercial, but the final touch is given by the phrase "authentically Brazilian" that leaves much more to the ...


Aperitivo hour: the latest trend in the UK

In the UK any excuse is perfect for socializing. The aperitivo hour fashion has come strongly to pubs and cafes that let themselves and their customers get inspired by one of the best moments of the Mediterranean culture. If Bridget Jones would had known this, she would have sung a different story.

Spain and Italy, both are pioneers in this healthy tradition that is actually...


Saint - Emillion wines new classification

The classification system of Saint - Emilion wines has the characteristic of being subject to revision. In fact, this statement is not just a simple line that thickens some kind of agreement from decades ago but a reality that has been implemented, approximately every ten years, and which has its consequences. However, after the 2006 revision there were only 5 years until the...