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30/11/2016

In Italy, they are very clever: free wine from a reservoir 24/365

It is true: in Italy, there is a fountain that provides red wine for free 24 hours a day throughout the year. This is an initiative of the winery Dora Sarchese, with the purpose of offering a comforting glass of wine to the pilgrims who stop in the region of Abruzzo during their trajectory on the Cammino di San Tommaso.

In Italy there are other sources of wine such as...

23/11/2016

3 things to consider while drinking wine in high altitude

We've all had to travel by plane, and to do so without the possibility to enjoy a delicious glass of wine can make it a more stressful and less fun trip. Luckily, there are people like Andrea Robinson, one of 23 women who have the degree of Master Sommelier in the world. She has, with her experience, given us easy tips to choose the best wines while we are in the air.

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21/11/2016

Smell the wine and improve your memory!

Research conducted in Las Vegas concludes that the sommeliers and wine tasters have some areas of the brain more developed than other people. The study suggests that these areas are directly related to memory, thus reducing the vulnerability of these people to diseases like Alzheimer's.

The key to this discovery lies in smell and scent. Because of their profession,...

11/11/2016

Pair wine and pasta?, yes! There's more beyond Lambrusco

As we know, pairing is an art that, as the time goes by, with enough experience you will eventually dominate it, and what we are presenting is not something that you have to follow exactly, is not a science, they’re only tips to help enjoy your pasta with the best choice of wine. Sure, everyone has their tastes and for that matter nothing is written. But beyond personal...

9/11/2016

Go white with La Rioja wines

What do you think of when you hear of La Rioja? Probably the first thing that comes to mind is a red wine and oak barrels. But the truth is that in La Rioja there is also white wine, and oh boy they’re good! In fact, these past years they have been growing a lot and gradually have become a benchmark of Spanish white wines.

And, like everything in life, there are white...

4/11/2016

New studies indicate that the Mediterranean diet improves your memory

It is well known that the Mediterranean diet has many benefits. In addition to fruit, you eat olive oil, fish and some meat, this diet also recommended one glass of wine to be consumed daily.

Now new benefits appear as a result of this diet According to a study by the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne in Australia, it shows...

26/10/2016

Ancient Rome Wine, Would You Drink It?

Can you imagine what would it be to taste the wine that the inhabitants of the ancient Roman Empire used to drink? Well, this dream can become true by studying the ruins of the wine cellars where this wine was produced originally, and one of the keys are the amphorae, clay vessels used by ancient cultures to store and transport all kinds of goods, including wine.

A...

24/10/2016

Drink wine and ... stay with your partner!

Alcohol and wine drinking is an activity that, if done in moderation, can bring great benefits, both for the health and for the quality of life in general, including married life and many other aspects.

A new study led by the University of Michigan, US, has concluded somewhat surprising in relation to consumer habits and life in marriage. According to this research,...

22/10/2016

Inhaling spirit: a dangerous trend

Although it is a completely legal activity once you have become of age, smoking alcohol can give severe health damages. One can find on the internet a variety of videos and articles where they show you how to vaporize and inhale alcohol without having to purchase a specific device for the purpose. Where the objective is to vaporize the substance, inhale and feel the effects...

19/10/2016

Why can a wine can cost much more (or less) than another?

Every so often we read or hear that in a blind tasting a cheaper wine has outscored a much more expensive one. It can happen, of course. There are some wines from 5€ which, comparatively, have nothing to envy one of 20€. But that still does not mean that many of the wines that cost 20 or 30 or 100 euros are not worth the extra cost.

So, is the quality always...