Category Archives: Wine and drinks

Wine and drinks are part of our daily life. Wine has some properties to accompany meals that are highly recommended. Both wine and any drink must be taken in moderation.Wine is a drink made from grapes, through the alcoholic fermentation of their must or juice.
Fermentation is produced by the metabolic action of yeasts, which transform the natural sugars of the fruit into ethanol and gas in the form of carbon dioxide.
The sugar and acids in the fruit, Vitis vinifera, are sufficient for the development of fermentation.
However, wine is a sum of environmental factors: climate, latitude, altitude, daylight hours and temperature, among several others.
Approximately 66% of the world grape harvest is dedicated to wine production; the rest is for consumption as fruit.
Despite this, the cultivation of the vine covers only 0.5% of the arable land in the world.

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The cultivation of the vine has been associated with places with a Mediterranean climate, not in vain, half of the world’s wine production is concentrated in just three Mediterranean countries: Italy, France and Spain.

Wine and drink

The name “wine” is given only to the liquid resulting from the total or partial alcoholic fermentation of grape juice, without the addition of any substance.
In many laws, only the fermented drink obtained from Vitis vinifera is considered wine. Although similar drinks are obtained from other species such as Vitis labrusca, Vitis rupestris, etc.
Knowledge of the particular science of winemaking is called oenology (without considering the vine growing processes).
The science that deals only with the biology of the vine, as well as its cultivation, is called ampelology.
Wine was produced for the first time during the Neolithic, according to archaeological evidence found in the Zagros Mountains, in the region now occupied by Iraq and Iran.

Wine and Summer

Wine and Summer. Summer brings long, sunny days, perfect for outdoor enjoyment. With the summer heat, wine becomes a refreshing and versatile option that can enhance any experience, whether it’s a backyard barbecue, a park picnic, or a poolside dinner. This article will explore the best wine options for summer, pairing suggestions, and tips for serving and enjoying this beverage on hot days.

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Wine and nautical

Wine and nautical are two elements that, at first glance, may seem disparate, but they share a long history of connection and enjoyment. The relationship between these two worlds has evolved over the centuries, and today represents a perfect combination of luxury, adventure and pleasure. This article explores the synergy between wine and nautical, analyzing their joint history, the culture of pairing on the high seas, and the modern experiences that fuse these two pleasures.

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Best Wines for Less than €10

Best Wines for Less than €10. The world of wine may seem like an inaccessible luxury for many, but the reality is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy a good glass. In the current market, there are excellent options that do not exceed 10 euros, and that can satisfy both beginners and connoisseurs. Here we present a selection of inexpensive but high-quality wines that show that good taste is not necessarily linked to a high price.

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The art of home canning

The art of home canning. A step-by-step guide on how to make preserves at home, from jams and sauces to pickles and chutneys, highlighting safe preparation techniques and tips for storing properly.

The practice of making home preserves has been a tradition in many cultures around the world for centuries. With the rise of interest in self-sufficiency, sustainability and healthy eating, this practice is experiencing a resurgence. In this article, we will explore the art of home canning, its benefits, the most common methods, and some helpful tips for beginners.

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Emerging trends in the wine industry

Emerging trends in the wine industry. Innovation and tradition merge today in the wine industry. The wine industry, rooted in rich history and tradition, is experiencing an exciting renaissance driven by a number of emerging trends.

These trends are reshaping the wine landscape, from production to consumption. Both red and white wines are shaping the future of wine in innovative and exciting ways. In this article, we will explore some of the most notable trends that are defining the wine industry today.

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Sangria the Spanish drink

Sangria the Spanish drink. Sangria, a delicious and refreshing Spanish drink, is much more than just a mixture of wine and fruit. It is a sensory experience that evokes the warmth of the sun, the aroma of ripe oranges and the joy of Mediterranean life. With its vibrant red color and intoxicating flavor, sangria has become an emblem of Spanish culture, appreciated by locals and tourists alike seeking an authentic and refreshing experience.

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Wines from the Ribeira Sacra

Wines from the Ribeira Sacra. Galicia, the land of a thousand captivating landscapes, is home to one of its best kept secrets: the Ribeira Sacra. This dream corner, located in the province of Lugo and Ourense. It is characterized by its majestic canyons, terraced vineyards and a historical legacy dating back centuries. In this article, we will explore the magic and charm of the Ribeira Sacra, a destination that captivates travelers from all over the world.

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Oenologist or sommelier characteristics

Oenologist or sommelier characteristics. What are the differences between an oenologist and a sommelier? These terms contain an enormous wisdom in the world of wine, but if we ask the public of the street, many would not know how to tell us the differences between one and the other.
The fact is that both figures are fundamental in the wine sector.

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Wine and Tapas in Spain


Wines and tapas in Spain. In the heart of Spain, wine and tapas culture are inextricably intertwined, creating a gastronomic and social experience unique in the world. From the still lifes of cities to the most remote corners of towns. Wine and tapas are essential elements that reflect the rich history and vibrant social life of Spain. In this article, we will explore the deep relationship between wine and tapas, their cultural significance and how this tradition has endured over the centuries.

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The Wine Treasures of Central Europe

The Wine Treasures of Central Europe. Tradition, Variety and Quality
Introduction: Central Europe, with its picturesque landscapes, rich history and diverse cultures, is renowned for much more than its charming towns and cities. This region, which encompasses countries such as Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, is also a treasure in terms of wine. Often overshadowed by wine giants like France and Italy, Central European wines are increasingly gaining recognition and admiration in the wine world. In this writing, we will explore the fascinating diversity and rich tradition that characterize the wines of this unique region.

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Open a bottle of wine

Open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew and not die trying. It has ever happened to us, or it could happen to us, that we want to open a bottle of wine, and we don’t have a corkscrew, to be able to do it.
This type of thing always happens at the worst moment, when we are in the company of a loved one, or at the time of an important celebration.
For these uncomfortable situations, we will give some guidelines on how to open the wine bottle, and thus successfully escape this type of mishap.

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Martín Códax, the Martin Codax winery

Martín Códax, the Martin Codax winery. If you go to the Rías Baixas, be sure to visit the Arosa estuary, it is wonderful, and you will fall in love with it, it will cost you almost an illness to leave it.

It is located in the province of Pontevedra, of course you have to try something very identified with the area, its albariño D.O. Rías Baixas, and visit a winery, in this case we visited a magical troubadour: Martín Códax

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What is veraison in the world of wine and its importance

What is the poison in the world of wine and its importance. The veraison is the magical moment when the grape acquires its properties of color and flavor that will then give a quality wine.
In short, it is one of the grape’s ripening process. In particular, it is the process where the grape begins to change color.

 

 

 

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Exploring white wines

Exploring White Wines. White wines are a fascinating and diverse category within the realm of viniculture, offering a wide array of flavors, aromas, and characteristics that captivate wine enthusiasts around the globe. From crisp and refreshing to rich and complex, white wines span a spectrum that reflects the unique terroir, grape varieties, and winemaking techniques employed in their production. Let’s delve into the captivating world of white wines, exploring their origins, styles, and the pleasures they bring to the palate.

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Red wine in bad condition

Red wine in bad condition. How to know if a wine is pitted and in poor condition. It is not always easy to see if a wine is pitted or in poor condition.
We say that a wine is bad when its smell and flavor are not adequate.
The pitting of a wine is something very common and we should not be alarmed. The pitting is caused by a bacteria, acetic bacteria.
This bacteria needs oxygen to live, which tells us that if a wine is pungent it is because air has entered the bottle. Normally it is because the cap is in poor condition and has allowed air to pass through.

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How to know if a wine is chopped and is in poor condition

How to know if a wine is chopped and is in poor condition. It is not always appreciated quickly if a wine is chopped, or is in poor condition.
We say that a wine is chopped when its smell and taste are not adequate.
Chopping a wine is very common and we should not be alarmed. Chopping is caused by bacteria, acetic bacteria.
This bacterium needs oxygen to be able to live, which tells us that if a wine is chopped it is because air enters the bottle. Normally it is usually because the plug is in poor condition and has let air through.

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Rioja Wines An Unmatched Experience

Rioja Wines An Unmatched Experience. Rioja wines represent the culmination of centuries of winemaking tradition in one of the most prestigious regions of Spain. Located in the north of the country. The Rioja region is internationally recognized for the exceptional quality of its wines, which reflect the perfect balance between historical heritage and oenological innovation. From robust and aromatic reds to fresh and elegant whites, Rioja wines offer a unique sensory experience that captivates wine lovers around the world.

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Hacienda Grimón tradition experience

Hacienda Grimón tradition experience. Founded in 1999 by Paco Oliván. Hacienda Grimón is a small family winery.

Located in the Jubera Valley, in the heart of the Rioja Denomination of Origin, on the slopes of Camero Viejo.
The Oliván family has a great tradition and agricultural, viticultural and livestock experience, which they transmit to all their products, giving them a touch of excellence that is the DNA of the company.
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Wineries Care the wine passion

Wineries Care the wine passion. In the vast mosaic of Spain’s wine regions, Cariñena emerges as an epicenter of tradition and oenological excellence.
In the middle of this wine landscape is a gem: Bodegas Care. Founded on the foundations of a passion for wine and rooted in the rich history of the region. Bodegas Care stands as a beacon of quality and commitment to authenticity in each glass.

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