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18/01/2016

Wineries and wines from Penedès

The Penedès wine region is probably one of the most characteristic and recognized of Catalunya, especially as the main place of production of cava, Catalan sparkling wine par excellence.

But in this Designation of Origin we can find more than cava, since in its over 27,000 hectares of vineyards there are produced grapes intended for the elaboration of white, rosé and,...

11/01/2016

Wines to give at weddings

Wine is a more original gift than the usual presents at weddings. We can surprise the newly-weds and they the guests with new wines, wines of different appellations of origin, those which no one has yet tasted and even original sets or packs.

Wine miniatures. In order to provide variety, we can give to the guests at the ceremony several wine miniatures, which...

8/01/2016

Types of wine glasses

The same way that there are different types of wines, each suited to a particular moment, there is also a great range of glasses. Each shape is designed to deliver the optimal conditions for consumption, something that we have to consider.

In general, all the experts agree that wine glasses should be made of crystal glass or transparent glass without decorations and...

6/01/2016

How to clean wine stains?

Sure has happened to us that we stumbled upon a glass of wine in a meeting and we get a stain on our clothes. Wine stains may be a little difficult to remove and depending on the type of fabric you must use different methods.

For dry wine stains you should leave the stain to soak in some warm milk until you see how it disappears. Then you can wash the...

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,...

14/12/2015

How to alternate different wines at New Year's Eve dinner

Very special holidays are coming, where gastronomy will be the star and wine is central axis of friends and family gatherings. You can already choose your wine for Christmas if you want your dinner to be a success; choose quality and variety, and be sure they will thank you for it.

Fish, meat, desserts... at Christmas we eat too much and so varied, that is why we...

30/11/2015

Portugal as a land of wine: Azores and Madeira

Madeira wine, or just Madeira, is also known as Generoso Madeirense or Vinho de Torna-Viagem and is produced on the island for over 500 years.

Departing ships loaded with wine, considered second-class, made possible to discover the power and impact of fermentation. The wine was stored in the cellars of the ships for over a year and the accumulated heat in the tropical ...

20/11/2015

What are the 10 most expensive wines in the world in 2015?

Wine Searcher recently published a list of the most expensive wines in the world in the year 2015, which first 10 positions can be seen below. As expected, the top positions are dominated by French wines, an international benchmark in terms of wine investment.

Henri Jayer Richebourg Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits (France) at $ 13,580: This wine is made from Pinot ...

28/10/2015

Portugal as a land of wine: the wine regions of Lisboa and Ribatejo

The district of Lisbon has always been present in the history of wine culture of Portugal. Much of the production of white wines of Bucelas (Denomination of Origin region from 1911 until today) regularly travelled to English court.

In Colares (near Sintra), there are the country's oldest vines. After several decades falling into oblivion, the Adega Cooperativa de ...

19/10/2015

Portugal as a land of wine: Porto and Douro

Ancient, rich in microclimates and variety of strains. This is the demarcated Douro region which sits on shale soils in an area of great beauty that is distributed by secular terraces next to the banks of the Douro river in Portugal.

In addition of being World Heritage and birthplace of Port wine, the region is producing excellent white and red table wines, sparkling...