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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 ...


How much can hangover cost to a government?

At Uvinum we have always advocated for responsible and moderate alcohol consumption, as only healthy and effective way to enjoy the pleasure of tasting a glass of wine or any of the drinks we talk about in these pages.

In fact, there is evidence that excessive consumption of alcohol affects not only people as individuals, but society as a whole, being a matter that...


Wine in the evening helps your heart

The benefits of wine are always increasing. There are new studies that ratify it, and now, specifically one from Israel, which states that a glass of red wine in the evening helps caring our heart.

This research, called “Effects of moderate alcohol consumption on cardiometabolic risk in adults with type 2 diabetes”, has been made with the Harvard School of Public...


8 foods that do not help your digestion

If you have digestive problems you should avoid some foods that can worsen your flatulence and cramping problems. So, if you select carefully your food, you can greatly improve your digestion. What foods should you avoid?

Fats and frying: We all like to eat some fried food, the problem arises when we eat them often and at night time. “The stomach can not cope...


5 anecdotes about history of wine

The world of wine is an inexhaustible source of stories, data, legends and information of all kinds, which makes essential the existence of media like this, where we try every day to do our bit for the task of disseminating and ordering the knowledge that constantly generates this exciting industry.

However, it must always be time to focus, at least occasionally, in...


3 delicious Italian recipes

To end our Italian week, we want to share some Italian recipes we think you'll love. Of course, we have pasta, more lightly cooked, considering the time of year, but also an ossobuco dish that you'll enjoy anytime. Buon appetito!

Rabe broccoli Lasagna

Rabe broccoli is known as “rapini”; it is the main ingredient in this vegetarian lasagna and gives it a delicious...


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 ...


What wines pair with dried fruits?

Dried fruits or nuts are star foods that provide a lot of benefits for the body. During autumn, some nuts take centre stage, but they can be eaten throughout the year.

They are good to eat alone, they can accompany meat and poultry sauces, and also fish and other foods in order to balance the diet of consumers.

When we eat nuts, the drinks to pair them with may be...


Spanish Wine Routes for this Fall

Fall is the perfect season to discover the vineyards landscape. The colour of forests and leaves is changing, and green turns into different shades of brown and maroon. Therefore, it is time to make wine tourism and learn about some of the most prized routes on the national scene. Do you want to come with us?

Lleida, Costers del Segre

Costers del Segre is a...


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...