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Yummy appetisers in summer

Summer is probably the best season for any outdoor activity, enjoy the sunlight and warmth as much as possible. Among the best things to do outside, there is, of course, eating and drinking. Let's see then which are the best appetisers to enjoy during this time.

Marinated fried anchovies:

This recipe is really simple and you can do it in 40 minutes, ideal for 4 people...



In which countries is it most expensive to buy wine?

When we travel, one of the things that most strikes us from new places we visit, are the price differences in consumer products. It is easy to find surprises in such everyday things as public transportation, some food and, of course, alcoholic beverages in general. Wine in particular is no exception.

Recently, the company MoveHub have done a study of the average price...


Wine Lands - Setubal, Alentejo and Algarve

In the south of Portugal, vineyard plantation lands are large areas, not mainly flat and covered with different varieties. From the Peninsula of Setúbal, covering approximately 20.000 hectares of vineyards cultivated in Alentejo, until reaching the Algarve, with its three thousand annual hours of sunshine.

In Alentejo, one can find a great variety of soils and grapes. The...


Sustainable tourism on the increase in 2017

Tourism is becoming greener. And this because awareness to preserve the planet is getting stronger and influences in one of the most powerful sectors of the world: tourism.

When we say that sustainable tourism is on the increase this year is because the WTO, World Tourism Organization, has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to...



How English wines are increasing their success

Probably wine is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about England. We usually associate the British with only pints of beers, the ideal drink to enjoy an exciting game of football over the weekend. However, England is now a wine region to take into account, especially because of its sparkling wines that are capable of beating champagnes and other sparkling...


Robots Overtaking Restaurants... a New Era

The new technologies are gradually being incorporated into our lives, sometimes in a revolutionary way, and other times little by little, in a gradual but inexorable way. For years now, we have seen new inventions, which so far only a few could imagine, at every level of society, and the restoration, commerce and services, whether public or private, are no exception.



Best summer drinks (II)

Sangria is definitely another option. But not any kind of sangria: it should be the homemade one. Like vermouths, this traditional and sociable drink, come back to the tables. We are referring to a fresh, fun and urban sangria with fun design bottles. If it can be further ecological, then, even better. Very fresh, sangria becomes gourmet. A good sangria in summer can be served...


The Perfect Pairing: Bread & Wine

Bread with cereals, bread with wine, dark bread and bread of diverse flavors. Bread is one of the most important and nutritious foods, and you can never miss at good meal, either to accompany your dish or to make sandwiches.

Although it is a grateful food that goes well with many drinks and easy to accompany with other foods, we must know how to properly combine. Black,...


Best Summer Drinks (I)

Step by step, the fresh and humid temperatures made space for a warmer weather, opening doors for the summer. After-works take place outside to enjoy a drink once the children are sleeping and barbeques are organised at home on weekends to share moments with friends and family.

I am a wine lover, and in summer I also like to enjoy a drink. However, we do not all have the...


Wine: the liquid viagra

Although alcohol is believed to reduce a man's ability to maintain an erection, a new study finds that this may not be quite true. The key is to know what kind of drink is working under this premise. This is, as we will see below, the case of red wine.

These discoveries are the result of a study that has been done for 40 years by scientists from Harvard University in...