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.

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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.

The Perfect Wine to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

The Perfect Wine to Celebrate New Year’s Eve. The end of the year is a time full of joy, celebrations and toasts. One of the most important choices when planning the last night of the year is selecting the right wine to share with friends and family. The choice of wine can significantly influence the experience of the celebration. What wine do you drink at the end of the year? Here are some suggestions to toast elegantly on this special occasion.

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Sweet wines for desserts

Sweet wines for desserts. The best to pair your desserts. Desserts are the final moment of a meal and an ideal time to enjoy the appropriate wines.
We have all heard that sweet wines should be taken in desserts, but what not everyone knows is that they are not the only ones.
The name “natural sweet wine” leads to some confusion. It is not a natural wine, without special treatments in its preparation, but of natural sweetness.

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white and rosé of Marco Real wineries

white and rosé of Marco Real wineries, are wines belonging to the Belasco Family, owner of Bodegas Marco Real.
It is one of the families with the most wine tradition in Olite, capital of wine in Navarra.

Pequeñas Producciones name of the wines analyzed here, show their demand, and know how to make unique wines with grapes from a single farm.

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The terroir and the wines

The terroir and the wines. The climate, the grapes, the land and the orientation of the vineyard, all of this comprises the “terroir” concept.
It is therefore a word that groups within itself some basic concepts of the composition of a wine.
Wine no longer only depends on its production and aging; today, thanks to advanced techniques, the concept “terroir” appears as a 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 entire regions.

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The most original wineries

The most original wineries in Spain, are not always known. Some are buildings of modern and evolutionary construction. Others are the essence of the past with emblematic buildings, more typical of museums than wineries.
Many of these wineries have incorporated into their winemaking facilities, hotel facilities. To take into account when we travel, for its quality of accommodation.
We could say that many are “hotels of caprice”.

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The wines of Cariñena

The wines of Cariñena. In the vast palette of wines that Spain offers, the Cariñena region stands out as a true oenological treasure. With a winemaking history that dates back centuries, Cariñena wines have conquered palates and gained international recognition. In this article, we will explore the distinctive characteristics, fascinating history and diversity of flavors that make their wines one of a kind.

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Langa Wineries 150 years of history

Langa wineries, 150 years of history. Langa wineries has been producing quality wines since 1867; They are backed by know-how and more than 150 years of experience cultivating vineyards in the province of Calatayud. Over time, they have been integrating new techniques into their way of making wines.  Combining tradition and innovation and advocating for sustainable viticulture and oenology, aware of the impact that wine production has on its surroundings and the environment.

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Bag in box, discover a new way of consuming wine: Characteristics and advantages

Bag in box, discover a new way of consuming wine: Characteristics and advantages. “Many are the reasons we can name to drink wine in bag in box, and in recent times we have heard a lot about” bag in box “.

But we know what it is?

Raisons de boire du vin en Bag in Box
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Most correct way a wine

Most correct way a wine. Many times we ask ourselves which is the most correct way to store a wine, and the answer is not just one.
Depending on the type of wine and the kind of wine, the ways of storing it may vary.
Some wines, due to their special characteristics, require a different type of storage.
The ideal is to have an adequate and stable space to be able to store the bottles.

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What is the ideal temperature to serve red wine

What is the ideal temperature to serve red wine. The temperature at which we serve a red wine is more important than most people believe.
The temperature of the wine varies depending on the type of wine and the grape with which it is made.
When we drink a red wine, the aromas and flavors that we appreciate will depend largely on the temperature of the wine.

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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.

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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.

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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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