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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,...

23/12/2015

Merry Christmas from Uvinum

Christmas is around the corner. Not only in Uvinum but also at your home, mine and our neighbours'. It’s about time then to cool the champagne or decant the Gran Reserva. Everything has to be done and ready for the arrival of your cheerful family, raising your glasses to a very merry Christmas - even if you have to do so in your ugly Christmas sweater, your mother-in-law...

18/12/2015

Christmas dinners in Europe

Soup, seafood, nougat and cava will be present in many Spanish tables this Christmas, but what usually eat and drink during the Christmas dinners in the rest of Europe? Let's do a review of some of them. Take note if you want to incorporate some dishes into your menus!

Christmas dinners in England

As you already know, in Anglo-Saxon countries there are plenty of ...

17/12/2015

May the Wine be with you

Of course, we wanted to say: May the force of the Jedi-Knights be with you! Star Wars Episode VII is coming into the British cinemas on December, 17th. Well, people in London are luckier and had to wait two days less. But finally, we get to know how the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo continue. 

We asked ourselves the following question: What...

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...

2/12/2015

Gifts for wine lovers

True wine lovers have it easy this holiday season, thanks to the number of wine-related gadgets and objects that can be given. Knowing how to appreciate wine is much more, so if you know someone interested in wine world and gourmet items, we suggest these products.

Glassware

Wine should be served in a good glass. That is because it is preferable to see its colour and...

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 ...

27/11/2015

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...

18/11/2015

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...