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How to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew and not die trying

How to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew and not die trying. Sometime has happened to us, or it may happen to us that we want to open a bottle of wine, and we do not have a corkscrew, to be able to do it.
Always this kind of thing happens at the worst moment.  When we are in the company of a loved person, or at the time of an important celebration.
For these uncomfortable situations, we will give some guidelines on how to open the bottle of wine, and thus succeed in this type of mishaps.

Abrimos la botella

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Cibeles a beer from Madrid artesanal. A different beer

Cibeles a beer from Madrid artesanal.A different beer. Originally was a Phrygian goddess, Cybele, was the goddess of Mother Earth.

She was also considered the personification of the fertile land.

Cibeles a beer from Madrid artesanal.A different beer

The Cibeles beer, located in the Madrid town of Leganés, began its journey 18 years ago, by July 2010, the result of the initiative of a group of entrepreneurs, led by David Castro to which they joined the passion for beer, the business world and the attachment to history, and his love for the people of Madrid, with the aim of offering the market a series of craft beers of high quality and low production volume.

Prior to the start of the company, David had been brewing beer at home for many years, which helped him learn an important part of the trade, and to refine what would become part of their brewing formulas. Continue reading Cibeles a beer from Madrid artesanal. A different beer

How to correctly read a wine label

How to correctly read a wine label. The label is usually a piece of paper that contains information useful to the consumer, and that adheres to the bottle. Currently there are also labels of other materials that can be placed in the wine bottle.
The label in most occasions on the only information we have about a wine before consuming it, that is why the information it contains and the way of exposing it is of vital importance.
The labels of the wines are usually two: the main label that is placed on the front and the counter-label on the back.

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Sansueña cheese Homogeneous, Soft and Traditional

Sansueña cheese Homogeneous, Soft and Traditional. Lácteas Zamoro, is a family business. With more than 25 years of experience and dedication to the production of raw milk sheep’s cheese.
With modern facilities, in which it has been able to combine perfectly the traditional methods of elaboration with the adaptation of the new technology and the constant renovation to the demands of the market.

Sansueña cheese

A unique cheese. The main asset that the company has is the cheese itself.
It is an old sheep cheese made from raw milk, marketed under the name CITY OF SANSUEÑA. Continue reading Sansueña cheese Homogeneous, Soft and Traditional

What is the terroir of wines

What is terroir of wines? The climate, the grape, the land and the orientation of the vineyard, all this includes the concept “terroir”.
It is therefore a word that groups within itself, some basic concepts of the composition of a wine.
The wine no longer only depends on its preparation and aging, nowadays thanks to advanced techniques, the concept of “terroir” is the result of research into different aspects that encompass wine.
Its origin is French, to differentiate the wines produced in a specific area with specific characteristics. Sometimes the concept covers whole regions.

What is the terroir of wines

 

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Granxa Pegullal: High Quality Products.

The Granxa Pegullal and its High Quality Products. In an area of Galicia, specifically in Salceda de Caselas in the province of Pontevedra stands the PEGULLAL PEACE, which was built in the 18th century.

The Pazo

Surrounded by a monumental wall that surrounds the farm. It is chaired by a majestic access gate. Crowned with the coat of arms of the Correa, Mendoza, Quirós, Sarmiento and Sotomayor families.
In addition, this luxury Galician architecture of this time, has a double access staircase that ends in a balustrade sun. Continue reading Granxa Pegullal: High Quality Products.

Summer terraces. It’s time for terraces in Madrid

Summer terraces. It’s time for terraces in Madrid and Spain in general. With the appearance of good weather, it is time for the summer terraces. In Spain the terraces model has been a successful product for years.

In Madrid, coinciding with its ninth anniversary since the opening of the first Arzábal tavern, Álvaro Castellanos and Iván Morales give the starting signal to the season of terraces with the extension of their three proposals.

Summer terraces

Arzábal was born on May 6, 2009 in a place without the possibility of a terrace, in which Álvaro Castellanos and Iván Morales offered their scooters to customers to occasionally support their drinks before the tide of customers who demanded space. Continue reading Summer terraces. It’s time for terraces in Madrid

The Queen of Albariño awarded Order of Knights of Wine

The Queen of Albariño awarded Order of Knights of Wine. The Foundation, created in 1984 by “Wines from Spain” of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain.
Located in London, each year this institution “puts in solfa” two new characters.
Elected by secret ballot, recognizing and highlighting their work in the promotion of Spanish wines in the United Kingdom.

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The pairing for daring palates.

The pairing for daring palates and you can enjoy it. If you are young, modern and foodie, willing to try new experiences. This winter you have an appointment at the LARIOS CAFÉ in Madrid.

For this new experience, the chef NACHO GARCIA, with experience among others JOAQUIN FELIPE or MARTIN BERASATEGUI, has designed (together with the team of LARIOS CAFÉ and ROYAL BLISS).

A combination of 5 dishes and 5 cocktails made with different tonic ROYAL BLISS, prepared by ALEXIS CARDENAS, that will take you along a road full of inexpressible emotions.

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How to match wine with each type of food

How to match wine with each type of food. Today we will explain how to match the wine with each type of food. A few months ago we explained part of this content, and now we want to expand. We remember what we said in his day:
It is about those who know less about the world of wine, but like to organize meals or dinners with friends, or simply be at a meal and have to choose a wine, know the general guidelines, and have a food matching guide and wines.

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How to read the wine tasting notes.

Many times we have asked ourselves how to read the wine tasting notes, in order to understand their function much better.

The first thing we must do to correctly understand the wine tasting notes, is to put the five senses in maximum concentration, to be able to perfectly understand the characteristics of the wines.

We are going to define the steps to taste a wine, without losing sight of the fact that we want to do something that illustrates and is pleasant to us, and not boring.

The wine tasting notes are the result of the tasting of the wines, and their summary of what is perceived put on a paper.

The wine tasting notes are reflected in the wine tasting sheet, and are the wine ratings, and these generally speak of:

wine tasting notes

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Monticello wineries family tradition

Monticello wineries family tradition. Montecillo wineries Rioja authenticity and family tradition. Montecillo has presented its new vintages and some of its novelties: such as the Montecillo Blanco Fermentado en Barrica 2016, and Montecillo Rosé 2016, both of D.O.Ca. Rioja
It will also be the perfect setting for the launch of its Limited Edition 2010.

Monticello wineries family tradition

Montecillo Limited Edition 2010, has recently been awarded a Gold Bacchus and Andreas Larsson, Best Sommelier in the World (2007 ASI).
He has awarded him 90 points in his last blind tasting; is the modern expression of the eternal and authentic Rioja, the most contemporary and at the same time, the most timeless wine of Montecillo.
It is the alliance of two ancestral varieties, Tempranillo and Graciano.
To offer an extraordinary wine, of which only 34,000 numbered and autographed bottles are made by its winemaker, Mercedes García. Continue reading Monticello wineries family tradition