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Wine in Uvinum's blog

28/02/2013

Wine consumption in France reached a record low

French producers are concerned, and rightly so, because -apart from other problems related to competition and appellations of origin- they are seeing as, in recent years, their countrymen are drinking less and less amount of wine. In fact, according to a recent study made by FranceAgriMer, under the French Ministry of Agriculture, the average consumption is just one glass a...

27/02/2013

The quality of Rioja wines, a debate

According to the affirmations of many wine-growers",  Rioja, which is one of the most important wine regions of Spain, is becoming more polarized in what is concerning the quality of their wines.  "The region has become more divided. On the one hand, in the extreme south they produce wine in big quantities, while in other parts they focus more on good quality rather than on...

25/02/2013

Asian "drinking" style

As a big fan of Asian countries and lifestyle in today's post I want to talk about drinking in the oriental hemisphere. Many of us have visited Asian countries and confess to be addicted to local food but what about drinking alcohol in this part of the world?

Are there any drinks in Asia people are fund of that have not been exported to other countries yet? Or let's say any...

22/02/2013

The wines of Alicante

Spain has exceptional wines in each of its provinces. Alicante could not be less, and the DOP Alicante ensures enhancing its wines and expanding its sales and popularity.

We're talking about wines elaborated thanks to a wide variety of climates, where the Mediterranean is one of the highlights. The style of the wines of Alicante is one of their values, and the winemakers...

29/01/2013

Kosher wine

Kosher wine makes the difference. If you have already seen this label on a wine then you have experienced it as a different wine for sure. Actually it is a different wine but not because of its taste but because of the way in which it is produced and the importance of the production for so many people. Today I want to inform you about kosher wine.

Kosher is a hebrew word...

18/01/2013

Uvinum receives the Best Customer Experience Award 2012

We're delighted! The organisation Best Customer Experience Institute with headquarters in many different countries, which task it is to evaluate and reward the practice in the field of Customer Care and the excellence in the treatment of the client, awarded us with the  Best Customer Experience Award  2012 in the category of alimentation in eCommerce.

The best of it...

17/01/2013

Wine, the best afterchristmas present for dads

Wine lovers! If you have been good this year, you deserve the best and so you will certainly end up the holidays very happily with a good wine as a gift. Perfect for welcoming a year full of good hope.

You know, wines have many properties to the body and also give us a great deal of comfort. Request, then, a wine for special occasions, a wine tasting to learn about the ...

19/11/2012

When a Château is not a Château?

According to the traditional definition, accepted as the norm, a "Château" is one of the wines of France with Controlled Denomination of Origin (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée - AOC) elaborated exclusively with grapes from a single estate or property. So far so clear.

The problem is that from some countries, especially the United States, where there is no regulation...

14/11/2012

The tokaji Eszencia, the essence of Tokaj

As already stated in a previous post, Tokaji is a typical wine from the borderland between Hungary and Slovakia called Tokaj-Hegyalja, near Budapest. Sometimes called king of wines, wine of kings, this is definitely a special drink by its peculiar elaboration process, which uses botrytyzed grapes, i.e., affected by the Botrytis Cinerea fungus.

These grapes concentrate a...

13/11/2012

The harvest 2012 is underway

We are in the season of harvest, of gathering the fruit of the vine to elaborate the most prodigious wine. All wine regions become central to wineries, growers and harvesters, who work every day to see how it will be this year's harvest.

This leads to a kind of tourism, the wine tourism, which is still in vogue and increases visits during this time. So, the visitors to...