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Wine in Uvinum's blog

29/04/2011

Pizza and wines

Pizza is one of the most popular dishes in the world, from its beginnings in the city of Naples up to the present days has been progressing, taking by assault the palate of the entire world. There are an incredible variety of types of pizza, which vary in their ingredients and preparation, but the question always is: How shall we pair the pizza, the answer as in many meals is summed up in four...

13/03/2011

Italian wines

Italy is a country with one of the most important cultures of wine, making it one of the leading producers in the world of wine. The Italian wines enjoy of a well deserved reputation as well as the Italian wineries, and have a large and extensive wine territory. Wine in Italy date back to the time when Mycenaean Greek stepped on the land of Romulus and Remus, it was them who introduced...

3/02/2011

Valentine Gifts (II)

Valentine's Day comes and we need to serve a glass of love to our partner (corny, huh?). But what would you use to aerate wine? What decanter to use? In Uvinum we’ll show you some of the most interesting (and loving) wine decanters.In first place, we present an original decanter with a heart figure inserted, so Ideal for gifts with a message like: "You take my heart and hope you can fill the...

23/12/2010

Wine and female sexual desire

One myth that ended being.

There has been a lot of talking and speculation about the consumption of wine and women's sexual desires. Today we can strongly assure that moderate consumption of red wine markedly increases female sexual desire, although it was known that the consumption of wine and other liquors increase blood flow in humans, the properties of wine make it a more powerful...

2/12/2010

Wine in literature

No doubt wine is the favorite of all drinks for the world literature, its best exponents of Occident and Orient have never ignored it for better or for worse.

The Bible and Wine

The first mentions of the poetically called "tears of the vine” can be found in the most printed book and perhaps read of the history of mankind, the Bible. Perhaps the most famous of the appearances of wine in the...

18/11/2010

Learning to smell a wine

One of the senses present in wine tasting is the smell. This sense of smell should be trained for a satisfactory olfactory phase of the wine tasting; it is not something achieved with just being a fan and smelling a couple of wines. Since the only way to train is sniffing again and again, it is important to know what flavors we have in mind to practice, and start smelling them over and over...

4/11/2010

Choosing a good wine

What is important to choose a wine is to know that more expensive is not always better and the price of each bottle refers to the winemaking process and is not an indicator of quality. The most relevant factors in the cost of a bottle are:• the better or worse care of the grapes in the vineyard• whether it has been aged in the bottle or not.• How long the wine was stored in the warehouse.• The...

28/10/2010

How to taste wine without being a wine taster

All those who enjoy wine and feel a weakness for exquisite flavors are unconsciously wine testers, the senses used to try the wine are: sight, smell and taste, and these senses are not exclusive of a taster or a sommelier. Although, to be an expert wine taster takes many years of experience and knowledge that comes only with education, but to have a basic knowledge of wine tasting can be...

10/10/2010

Tasting notes

Okay, I’ve tried a wine and I want to do a more or less academic speech... How should I do that? Well, we “Uviners”, like all kind of opinions, especially those who tell favorite wine pairing,  if you decided to buy wine through Uvinum and found it  cheap, or if your bf / gf liked it more than you, because we want you to tell us your story... but if you ever find yourself in the position of...

26/08/2010

Twitter's Fledgling Wine launches

In an exciting convergence of technology, CSR, and wine, yesterday Twitter launched it's first wine, called Fledgling Wine. The 2009 vintage includes a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, sourced from "top-flight California vineyards", crushed at San Francisco's DIY custom crush facility Crushpad, and on sale on $25 a bottle, but probably the most interesting thing about the wine is where your money...