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3/04/2017

How are the wines of Croatia?

In recent years Croatia has experienced a tourist boom, which has made its wines reaching unprecedented levels of international recognition. With a long history of wine production, comparable to that of the most traditional Mediterranean countries, Croatian wines were well known at different times, but Ottoman invasions, phylloxera, world wars, communism and conflicts in...

3/03/2017

China, wine tasters with world power

Last October, the fourth edition of the annual "blind tasting" championship was organized by the French magazine La Revue du vin de France. This year's surprise was China, whose team of wine tasters beat the representatives of the other 20 countries participating in this international award competition.

With a total of 108 points, the delegation of the Asian giant was...

20/02/2017

What kind of Wine is Amarone?

 

Amarone della Valpolicella it’s a very particular wine, made from raisins, previously dried in the sun, as is done with the variety Pedro Ximénez to get the sweet wine of the same name. For this wine, and contrary to what is usually done in most raisin wines, local red varieties are used first instead of white, and secondly, the result would be dry wine with...

10/02/2017

White Wines from La Rioja, are they any good?

To speak of a Rioja wine is to make it with distinction since it’s a DO that it’s famous all around the world and which groups more and more regions throughout Spain as time goes by. Traditionally, the wines of Rioja have been red, with different nuances, special flavors and potent blends on the palate. They are perfect mostly for meats and other foods related to...

1/02/2017

How are Spanish people doing in the kitchen?

The Spanish gastronomy has a great international reputation. The creativity and top-quality ingredients give a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes: from traditional stews to the most innovative Michelin star restaurants. TV programs and gastronomic guides have helped build the international prestige of its restaurants.

But have you ever wondered what Spaniards...

13/01/2017

Protocol at the table, a matter of good education

In life, there are many sciences and arts that are complicated but necessary to live the good life. The table manners are certainly one of them. Perhaps for some, it sounds a little overwhelming with all those rules that must be followed or the amount to be memorised, but in reality, is only a matter of education, good manners and a little common sense. Below you will find...

9/01/2017

4 keys that indicate which wines young people want to drink

Movement Wine DO, an initiative promoted by the Spanish Conference of Regulatory Councils Vitivinícolas (CECRV), it aims to bring the values of wine with Appellation to young people. A survey conducted through social networks, with a participation of 1000 people, show us which are the preferences as well as the trends concerning wine culture among young people. The main ...

2/01/2017

Cambados: What to do in the European City of Wine 2017?

On November 4 2016 the Board of the Network of European Wine Cities (Recevin) chose Cambados (Galicia, Spain) as the new 'European Wine City'. The Pontevedra locality will hold the title throughout the year 2017 thanks to an attractive project that allowed it to step in front of other Spanish cities with a great wine tradition like Aranda de Duero, La Palma del Condado...

30/12/2016

Tips on pairing wine and cured meat

They are two of the most exquisite delicacies. The wine, on the one hand, and the cured meats combined correctly they enhance each other and offer very special pairings.

Broadly speaking, cured meats, which are usually fatty, combines well with wines like Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot, intense red wine and also with some sparkling white wines. For a serrano ham, star in Spain,...

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...