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4/01/2016

Portugal, land of wine: Dão and Beiras

“Terras do Dão” is synonymous with 'Lands of Wine' and people say, that you can even smell the roses in Beira Alta wine. The Beiras Region crosses Portugal from side to side, from the Atlantic to the border with Spain; to the North by the Minho and the Douro river and to the south by the Alto Alentejo and Ribatejo, counting on five designations of origin.

In 2011,...

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31/12/2015

Thank you for helping us preserve our planet!

The year 2015 ends today and there is no better way in celebrating it with you. Thanks to the great support of our Uvinum clients, we have accomplished 100% of our marked goal for the project, Compensa Natura.

It's the goal of this organisation to preserve the last old-growth forests in Spain, one of Europe's most important exponents of extraordinary biodiversity. This is...

30/12/2015

Types of champagne glasses

New Year's Eve is here, and with it come family gatherings, celebrations and many moments that allow us to uncork our favourite champagne and toast the future. While it is true that at this time of the year the role of sparkling wine is particularly special, we should not forget that their bubbles also may accompany us during the rest of the year at any time, and if we want...

28/12/2015

The origin of toast

New Year's Eve is coming! Time to celebrate, go out, have a drink with friends... And time to toast. So today we want to talk about the origin of toasting, the moment of a celebration in which guests get up and collide their glasses with each other to express their good wishes.

It is also known as a toast the set of words spoken at that moment. The term comes perhaps from...

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25/12/2015

10 foods you thought hurt you (and turns out they don't)

Nutritionist and writer Sarah Flower revealed some months ago the truth about some foods that were thought harmful to health, and vindicated them in the eyes of everyone so that we can include them in our diets.

So, contrary to what we have believed for a long time and because of the bad press they received, coffee, eggs, coconut oil and whole milk, among others, may be ...

23/12/2015

Merry Christmas from Uvinum

Christmas is around the corner. Not only in Uvinum but also at your home, mine and our neighbours'. It’s about time then to cool the champagne or decant the Gran Reserva. Everything has to be done and ready for the arrival of your cheerful family, raising your glasses to a very merry Christmas - even if you have to do so in your ugly Christmas sweater, your mother-in-law...

21/12/2015

Digestive liqueurs that will help you after heavy meals

Now that Christmas, New Year and Epiphany holidays are close, it's time to celebrate family lunches and dinners which, as usual, will be abundant and long-lasting: it's the moment to catch up with relatives that, perhaps, we see less than we would like, and the opportunity to share a table with the loved ones without the rush of everyday life.

While it is true that from...

18/12/2015

Christmas dinners in Europe

Soup, seafood, nougat and cava will be present in many Spanish tables this Christmas, but what usually eat and drink during the Christmas dinners in the rest of Europe? Let's do a review of some of them. Take note if you want to incorporate some dishes into your menus!

Christmas dinners in England

As you already know, in Anglo-Saxon countries there are plenty of ...

17/12/2015

May the Wine be with you

Of course, we wanted to say: May the force of the Jedi-Knights be with you! Star Wars Episode VII is coming into the British cinemas on December, 17th. Well, people in London are luckier and had to wait two days less. But finally, we get to know how the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo continue. 

We asked ourselves the following question: What...

16/12/2015

How to warm up before Christmas

The days are getting shorter and temperatures are decreasing. Winter is coming. When you walk out the door in the morning to go to work, the cold wind already tickles your nose. And when you leave your office at the end of your working day, it's already dark and because of the humid and cold air you're chilled to the bone by the time you get home. There is something that...