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21/12/2016

Ideas to combine wine and cheese for Christmas

 The combination of wine and cheese are becoming very popular. They allow us to marry flavors between wines, preferably white, but also with certain types of young red wines, and cheese of all tastes. So, why not to include a cheese table for your Christmas appetisers? You'll succeed if you pair them with a good wine.

These days, the highest quality cheeses are...

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19/12/2016

5 less known wine regions worth noticing

When we talk about wine and designations of origin there is a tendency of conservatism amongst consumers, in the sense that many of us do not change from our best-valued appellations or even grapes variety, once we find one wine that suits our taste. But, while it is true that the popularisation of wine culture has allowed us to reach wines from the most diverse...

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...

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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...

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...