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The islands of Azores and Madeira, a beautiful land of wines

Madeira wine, or just Madeira, is also known as Vinho Generoso madeirense or Torna-Viagem and is produced on the island for more than 500 years.

Departing ships loaded with wine that was considered of lower quality, enabled them to discover the power and consequences of longer fermentation. The wine was stored in the cellars of sailboats for more than a year and the...


Three cocktails inspired by mobsters

One of the most powerful people during the 1920s and 1930s was Al Capone, who in addition to being one of the most famous gangsters of the world was the owner of numerous underground casinos and liquor stores and, of course, a precursor of the cocktail culture.

During the years of the American prohibition law, the consumption of hard liquor increased marking Scotch ...


Drinking alcohol in moderation may prevent memory loss

According to a recent study by researcher Michael A. Collins, of the department of molecular pharmacology and therapeutics at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, drinking in moderation can help prevent Alzheimer's disease and memory problems in general.

However, researchers emphasize the "moderate consumption" of alcohol, the equivalent of a daily...


6 tips to drink Tequila

Tequila is a very popular drink around the globe. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that consumed in moderation, it’s capable of lowering cholesterol levels, preventing diabetes, senile dementia and even strokes and seizures.  A curious fact about Tequila is that it was used in 1918 as a remedy for an epidemic flu under recommendations of doctors, and proved to be a very...


Whisky from out of space

The famous Whisky brand Suntory, the principal Japanese manufacturer of this drink, launches studies to age the distillate in conditions of weightlessness. The goal is to gain a milder drink.

Suntory considers it possible, that the weightless conditions in space could have an effect on the movement of the liquids, in a way that the water and alcohol molecules unite more...


How to choose a rum for a gift

During this holiday season, nothing better than choosing a high quality and tasty beverage as a gift. Far from the typical gifts, quite impersonal, if we know that the lucky one appreciates gastronomy and beverages, a good rum sure will be a success.

The first stage is choosing the type of rum. For example, white rum, somewhat yellowish colour, is less strong and ...


3 Parisian cocktails you can not miss


The Paris Cocktail Week is an event that brings together the best cocktail proposals at different venues such as Soi, Bastille, Champs Elysées, Haut Marais, Motorgueil, Opera-Madeleine, Republic S-Denis, Saint Germaine... And at this event we were inspired to introduce you some cocktails, both delicious and “chic”.

Orangutan 1/2 oz coconut rum 1/2 oz banana...


3 cocktails your grandparents already drank

Since good things don't go out of fashion, the cocktails drank by our grandparents are still the perfect choice to relax and enjoy at home. Some of these classic cocktails you can prepare at home are the Americano, the Old-fashioned and the Sidecar. It will not be hard to prepare them and you will enjoy them as much as your grandparents did.


This cocktail...


What is the difference between a liquor and a spirit?

Many people use the word “liquor” to describe any drink of strong alcohol content, but there are differences between liquors and spirits to take into account.

Liquors are beverages based on flavoured spirits or with flavourings. They are generally colourful and fragrant, and have an alcohol content of between 25 and 55 degrees. They are usually mixed with fruits or...


5 cocktails that will not ruin your diet

To get in shape without sacrificing the ability to drink a delicious cocktail with friends is great to have on hand these recipes of cleansing cocktails to prepare on any occasion.

B-Tox Tonic

If you like gin and tonic, this recipe will be very useful. The red grapefruit is rich in vitamins and helps activating the hepatic metabolism, so that will help you burn...