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19/10/2016

Why can a wine can cost much more (or less) than another?

Every so often we read or hear that in a blind tasting a cheaper wine has outscored a much more expensive one. It can happen, of course. There are some wines from 5€ which, comparatively, have nothing to envy one of 20€. But that still does not mean that many of the wines that cost 20 or 30 or 100 euros are not worth the extra cost.

So, is the quality always...

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17/10/2016

The islands of Azores and Madeira, a beautiful land of wines

Madeira wine, or just Madeira, is also known as Vinho Generoso madeirense or Torna-Viagem and is produced on the island for more than 500 years.

Departing ships loaded with wine that was considered of lower quality, enabled them to discover the power and consequences of longer fermentation. The wine was stored in the cellars of sailboats for more than a year and the...

14/10/2016

Which are the strangest cocktails of the world?

Like everything in life, there are a variety of cocktails around the world that are very strange and uncommon, they are peculiar or simply somewhat disgusting. Here we share the 7 most strange cocktails of the world. Would you dare to try?

7. Coquetier

Served in bars in Germany, this drink consists of rum, chocolate, and cinnamon, very normal right? Well, the cup used...

12/10/2016

No, wine will not replace your workout, but it can help you

A couple of years ago, a researcher and scientist at the University of Alberta, in Canada, Jason Dyck, published a study on the relationship between an element found in many foods, including grapes, called resveratrol and physical activity.

To the surprise of many, including scientists involved in the investigation, it was found that resveratrol shows very similar ...

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10/10/2016

Buon appetito! Italian food for beginners

Yes, in Italy there is life beyond pizza. And also much color: green basil, white, red . And is actually so that Italian cuisine is full of joy and flavors. What are some of the most common dishes? We will mention some of them.

Pasta - It is always a delicious dish, especially if you serve with sauces made from fresh tomatoes or mushrooms, you can pair with wines made of...

7/10/2016

Bon appetit! French gastronomy for beginners

One way to organize a well-combined meal is to pay attention to the current season. French food is considered one of the most important cuisines in the world. It is often very aromatic and stands out for its textures and fats, especially in winter time, accompanied by full-bodied wines. Here are some examples of typical dishes of the gallic cuisine. Bon appetit!

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5/10/2016

The great wine Châteaux you should visit at least once

Without any doubt, wine tourism attracts masses. But to entice the most eccentric ones, the knowledgeable and picky wine lovers, one have to find the best vineries. The ones where the most specialized details produce premium wines. As an example, we can start in France, where, no doubt, some of the best wines come to life. Here are 3 Châteaux from the most important wine...

3/10/2016

Drinking wine during pregnancy

There have been many articles written about drinking wine (or alcohol in general) during pregnancy, and it is a subject that generates a lot of debate and research.

Some experts say that drinking wine in moderation during pregnancy is fine, but others believe that taking one drink is very dangerous for the baby's health. What is not debatable is that what women eat or ...

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 ...

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...