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8/01/2014

French or American oak?

When we speak of oak, it always seems that there is unanimity that the French oak is better than the American oak. It is said that one can see it in the wines which aged in those barrels. The wood also leaves its mark on the precious perfumed wines, much more in the French ones than when it was a barrel from US. 

This was demonstrated by Matías Calleja, a winemaker...

1/01/2014

Start new year with sparkling wine

During this Christmas 2013, everyone buy wine. But even more important than all others, the sparkling wine or champagne cannot be forgotten. It is a must have celebrate New Year?s Eve. To start 2014 nothing better than a toast with a sparkling wine, champagne or cava. It will perfectly accompany all your good resolutions.

28/10/2013

The origin of wine

There are two myths about the origins of fermentation. The first is that the beer was "invented" or more accurately, discovered by chance. The second, that the wine was also an accident. It is highly unlikely that, given the elegantly simple and yet so complex brewing process, the beer was no more than a coincidence. The same goes for the wine, although it is likely that our ...

21/10/2013

How to remove the smell of wine cork

The American food popularizer Harold McGee published some time ago in a U.S. newspaper a curious article in which, with his usual dose of good humor as well as scientific rigor, he spoke about the delicate organoleptic balance of the wine and how easily we can ?spoil " a good wine according to the materials with which it may enter in contact.

11/10/2013

How to quickly cool your beer

At certain times of year, like summer, some drinks heat up quickly, losing its freshness and flavor. This is the case of beer, which warm or hot, it doesn?t taste the same and isn?t as good on the palate. The beer should be drunk chilly to take away the heat. To cool it quickly, we have some options.

We can put the beer in a large bowl filled with water and ice. It is...

30/09/2013

The most important Italian grapes

The Italian wine does not lose hope to keep climbing position within marketing sectors and worldwide popularity. Much has been achieved with the quality of crops marketed and currently a number of indigenous grapes are giving a lot to talk about.

Nebbiolo

It is one of the most prominent Italian grapes, in many parts of the world the harvest of this grape is attempted...

23/09/2013

Daily consumption of beer prevents kidney stones

From time to time, studies reveal the benefits of a particular food or drink in reference to certain health problems, or related to the prevention of all kinds of diseases. Some of them are already too well known, as the beneficial effects, for example, of wine. Consumed in moderation and with a balanced diet, it helps prevent cardiovascular disease and also contains an...