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The 250 years of Hennessy

Hennessy turns 250 during this 2015, being a reference in the world of beverages. Therefore, this producer and manufacturer of cognac will celebrate this date with several events around the world.

Among these events highlights the Hennessy Tour, born as a different cultural festival. Firstly, you can find out what the reference of this brand is, its history, its...



Fall in love or drink wine and be happy!

Alcohol consumption could be related with what we feel when we are in love. Not what we say, but a neuroscience study by the University of Birmingham, which states that when one drinks a bit too much, his or her behaviour is similar to that of a person in love. And that thanks to oxytocin, the so called “love hormone”.

Oxytocin is an important brain chemical for...


It's Blue Tropic? No, it's blue wine!

So far, we have seen red, rosé, white, deep red wines... but not blue. Although there's already swarming some champagne with this colour, nothing to do with what we show today: blue wine is something new, and just came up in Spain. This is the first blue wine in the world. Surprising, right?

This wine is called Gik Live!, and has been invented by young entrepreneurs in ...


Characteristics of English wines

Although England has emerged as a supplier and exponential consumer of beer and whisky, it's also a wine producer. While its colder weather is not quite suitable for the development of vineyards, there are many wine producing areas. Increasingly there are more wine producers in its over 400 vineyards.

Defining and discussing an English wine style is somewhat ...



What will be the best restaurants in the world?

A new edition of The World's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, will return to the historic Guildhall in London for a prestigious ceremony.

The awards provide an annual snapshot of the global gastronomic scene; they are a recognized and respected benchmark which shows the main trends and remarkable culinary treasures from all corners of the...


Tips on serving beer properly

For some people, serving properly draft beer is an art. If this is not so, you tell it to Javier Sánchez, winner of the II Estrella Galicia National Championship of Professional Beer Serving. Sanchez provides a series of tips to know how to serve properly beer on tap.

Experience and background. It is clear that, as in many other cases, to know how to serve beer...


Time for rosé wines: let's pair them!

Fresh, with notes of fruit and flowers and varied colours, rosé wine leaves a good mouthfeel, if we know to pair it correctly. Although it's not always easy, being between the whites and reds, it goes well with meats and fish, since it has the advantage of being suitable for a variety of foods. Learn more about the pairings for rosé wines.

Dry rosé. For this type of...


South Africa reaches its highest revenues in wine exports

South Africa hit a record high level of revenue from wine exports, growing its turnover by 6.3% in 2014 thanks to sparkling wines and packaged wines.

South Africa is the ninth wine producer country in the world and has been recognized as a wine zone for over 300 years.

South Africa, along with Chile and Argentina, was affected by high harvests in the northern...


London Wine Week is coming, don't miss it!

The London Wine Week is starting today, since it that takes place from 18 to 24 May. Don't miss a program full of novelties, tastings, lectures and wine tours by the best spots in town.

Over 100 establishments in the city will offer wine within a route that visitors can not miss, in order to discover new varieties. This route is part of the event and participants can...


Which wines are best to pair with paella?

Paella is that great signature dish from Spain, which usually has its origin in Valencia, although it is consumed in several Spanish regions. Made with rice, broth, fish, meat or vegetables, there are a lot of types of paellas, all of them delicious. If you have questions about what kind of wine goes best with paella, we give some recommendations.

Seafood and fish paella...