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3/08/2012

Wine and more from Languedoc-Roussillon

In the heart of the Pyrénées-Orientales department, between the Mediterranean and Corbières, flanked by the mountains of Canigou and Les Albères, the Languedoc-Roussillon vines grow in a variety of landscapes, soils and microclimates.

The wine producing area is crossed by three valleys and includes several types of terrain, hills, slopes and terraces, where soils of...

30/07/2012

Wines and other digestifs

Grappa, cognac, brandy, malt whiskey or Armagnac are just some of the members of the large family of digestifs, those drinks revered for its ability to assist the digestive process, mainly because of their high alcohol content and even the herbs or oils that make them up. Those who enjoy these drinks call them 'pousse café' (after coffee), due to the moment they usually...

27/06/2012

Liebfraumilch, a German white wine

In his long wait for maturity, besieged by the threat of frost and intense cold, the German wine makers carve their vineyards on steep hills or mountain feet in the main regions of Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Nahe, Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Baden. They patiently await the Mosel and Rhine rivers, among others, along with the Gulf Stream, to temper up the air; and provide, at best,...

22/06/2012

The port wine

There are many styles of port wine, but four are the most important.

The white, which can be dry or semisweet. Among the reds, the most common is the ruby, a young wine that owes its name to its color. There is also the tawny, aged in wood for many years (not less than six) where by oxidation becomes a dark amber color. Finally, the vintage, the wine that has...

13/06/2012

Wines and other digestives

Grappa, cognac, brandy, Armagnac or malt whisky are just some of the members of the large family of digestives, these drinks revered for its ability to assist the digestive process, mainly because of its high alcohol content and even the herbs or oils that make them up. Those who enjoy these drinks, call them ?pousse café? (after coffee), due to the time of drinking, and ...

6/06/2012

Elaboration of rosé wines

Previously we talked about the origin of rosé wine and how it has evolved in terms of production and consumption so far, even explained the difference between a claret and a rosé. This time we will show, in summary, the process of elaboration of this type of wine.

Any wine that claims to hold the title of rosé should be slightly acidic, have fruity aromas and a...

1/06/2012

Rosé wines

After centuries of marginalization, rosé wine made its way to success in the twenty-first century. According to historians, it was the first wine ever made by man, and its character, so revered by the Greeks and Egyptians, always resided in the brightness of its color.

Product of the ignorance of winemaking techniques, at that time the grapes were trodden, pressed, to...

28/05/2012

The last name of wines

To mention that a wine has terpenes, pyrazines, norisoprenoids or volatile thiols in the musts, just to name a few, can be hard to understand by the consumer. However, if you were told that the bottle of wine you just bought is composed of a grape wine which releases in its elaboration floral aromas (terpenes) and has a strong scent of pepper (pyrazines), could relate well...

23/05/2012

Red grapes, a matter of tannins

We keep talking about grapes! On this occasion we mention the most famous and suggestive red grapes...

Cabernet Franc

Renowned for its elegance and floral aroma, Cabernet Franc grape is related with Cabernet Sauvignon and widely grown in Bordeaux. In Uruguay is used to add delicacy to cuts based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat. When elaborated alone, this grape...