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13/09/2017

The Benefits of Social Drinking

Drinking is a social act that has now become a ritual to do in good company. Some studies show that social drinkers have more friends and emotional support in various situations of life. Social drinking can have a great effect on people's well-being since it is related to social activities such as laughter, singing and dancing, which strengthens our social ties.

In years,...

17/08/2017

Wine Lands - Setubal, Alentejo and Algarve

In the south of Portugal, vineyard plantation lands are large areas, not mainly flat and covered with different varieties. From the Peninsula of Setúbal, covering approximately 20.000 hectares of vineyards cultivated in Alentejo, until reaching the Algarve, with its three thousand annual hours of sunshine.

In Alentejo, one can find a great variety of soils and grapes. The...

10/08/2017

How English wines are increasing their success

Probably wine is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about England. We usually associate the British with only pints of beers, the ideal drink to enjoy an exciting game of football over the weekend. However, England is now a wine region to take into account, especially because of its sparkling wines that are capable of beating champagnes and other sparkling...

3/08/2017

Best summer drinks (II)

Sangria is definitely another option. But not any kind of sangria: it should be the homemade one. Like vermouths, this traditional and sociable drink, come back to the tables. We are referring to a fresh, fun and urban sangria with fun design bottles. If it can be further ecological, then, even better. Very fresh, sangria becomes gourmet. A good sangria in summer can be served...

20/07/2017

Sparkling Wine On Ice

Summer has arrived and everybody knows. The fine weather invites to go outside to meet friends or family, or just enjoy reading a book by yourself. A new season nearly always comes with new trends and ideas, in summer, we are looking for refreshing and cool drinks. And this year is the year of ICE sparkling wines

What's that, you ask? Usually, you pour your champagne,...

6/07/2017

Introduction to Croatian Wines

In the recent years, Croatia experienced a boom in tourism, which in turn has brought its wines to an unexpected level of international recognition. With a long history of wine production, comparable to that of Mediterranean countries with a great tradition, Croatian wines were once well known, but Ottoman invasions, the phylloxera, world wars, communism and conflicts in the...

27/03/2017

Which wines should be cooled and how?

All wine lovers know that each variety has an ideal temperature to drink: some must be consumed at room temperature and that, at times, we can spoil the experience of drinking a wine by serving it too cold or too hot.

For example, most young white and rosé wines, sparkling wines and sweet wines, improve if served cold. In contrast, wines with more body lose some of...

1/08/2016

5 Vacation spots for foodies

 

Gastronomic tourism is a trend that grows fast. And it is thanks to the demand of people interested in the gastronomy culture of each place. Professionals coexist with new talents to offer their culinary discoveries to the people. This article will show you the best places to visit and free your inner foodie.

1. Galicia

Northern Spain is a delight to the senses...

29/06/2016

Italy's winegrowers: Leaders in organic wine production

Organic cultivation is not just a trend but a way of understanding agriculture that's increasingly gaining ground. And wine production makes no exception there. The cultivation of organic vineyards continues to grow, especially in Italy, where you find 1.300 wineries of certified organic cultivation.

In fact, Italy is at the top of organic wine production worldwide and...

2/05/2016

Did you know that going to the bar is good for your health?

In Spain, there are more bars than any other type of establishments, and we love going to have a drink, talk and enjoy a glass of wine at these bars. Now we can say it’s justified, because a new research from Oxford University confirms that going to a bar makes us healthier and happier.

It’s actually very simple: the bar is a meeting point where we get to interact...