Where to do a spanish wine tasting in madrid. You want to meet him

Spanish wine tasting madrid . Wine tastings are more and more frequent outside the traditional wine-growing areas.

Bar in Madrid
Bar in Madrid

Spanish wine tasting

There are several areas or areas of the Community of Madrid where a tasting can take place. The area of ​​Colmenar de Oreja or the one of Cinderellas meet conditions of climate and terrain suitable for the cultivation of the vine.

Thus, we can find wineries where to taste wines:

In Aranjuez: Bodega Real Cortijo de Carlos III.
Arganda del Rey: Bodegas Castejón. Since 1959
Belmonte del Tajo: Organic Winery Andrés Morate
Colmenar de Oreja: Bodega Figueroa.
Cenicientos: Bodega Luis Saavedra. Special production of organic wines.
Navalcarnero: Bodega Muñoz Martin.
Pozuelo del Rey: Winery and Vineyards Gonsalbez Orti. Quality organic wines.
Valdelaguna: Bodega Pablo Morate. Wine Museum.
Valdilecha: Bodega Orusco. Founded in 1896. Oldest winery in the Community of Madrid.
As far as Madrid capital, we can find several areas for wine tasting:

Markets Zone

Currently the old market has been renovated and conditioned to the new demands of the public demand. We can recommend:

Barley Market: in the Plaza de la Cebada (La Latina). On Saturday mornings it is filled with public to taste wines and seafood. Highly recommend.
Mercado San Miguel: in Plaza San Miguel. A quaint and very popular place.
Mercado de San Antón: very refurbished and a meeting point in the Chuec neighborhood. To highlight its very nice upper terrace.
San Idelfonso Market. In Calle Fuencarral nº 57.
Wine Tasting Locations in Madrid Capital

You can also go to specialized spaces and taste wines.

Especially relevant are:

Entrevinos: in Ferraz street, 36
De Vinos: calle La Palma, 76
Lavinia: Ortega y Gasset Street, 16
La Venencia: Echegaray Street, 7
Arzabal: Menéndez Pelayo Street, 13
La Posada del León: Calle Cava Baja, 12
Matrium: Cava Alta Street, 17
El Quinto Vino: Calle Hernani, 48
Casa González: calle del León, 12


Traditional Wine Bars in Madrid

If we choose to go to bars in Madrid, I leave some recommendations

  • Vinicola Mentridana: located in the area of ​​Anton Martin. Calle San Eugenio, 9
    La Ardosa: calle Colón, 13. With a century of antiquity.
    Stop Madrid: Hortaleza Street, 11. Founded in 1929.
    Bodegas Rosell: General Lacy street, 14 (Atocha). Since 1920
    El Aloque: Calle Torrecilla del Leal, 20 (Lavapies)
    Tempranillo: Cava Baja street, 38
    Finally, I commented that the area of ​​the Cava Baja, is known as the street of wines in Madrid.

In conclusion, if you have time and you like wine, with this guide you can enjoy an excellent Spanish wine in Madrid.

History of wine from ancient times

History of wine from ancient times goes back to the years 8000 to 5000 A.C. It is said that at that time between Georgia and Iran the first wines were produced.
The first crops are known in the Bronze Age in the East region, in Egypt.
Subsequently, the vine also reaches Asia and specifically China.

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In the so-called New Moon, the Egyptians drank wine and pomegranate juice, to celebrate the arrival of the new life, so did the arrival of the Full Moon.

Wine was considered a luxury reserved for the priests and the nobles.  Nevertheless in periods of celebrations it was allowed to drink it to the lower classes.

In the tomb of Tutankhamen wine amphoras were found. The oldest were found in the tomb of Abydos (3,100 BC).

This indicates that the wine was used as embalming material. Some amphora found is known to contain wine with more than 200 years at the time of being deposited in the tombs, which indicates that already knew methods to conserve the wine.


Surely from Egypt and Phenicia, the wine passed to Greece, entering Crete. From there he passed to Sicily and Lebanon in North Africa.
The Greeks mingled the wine with water to drink it, and they only took it pure in the offerings. At this time wine was used as an offense to the gods.

Roman empire

In the year 200 a.C comes the wine to the Italian peninsula, entered by the south. Following the Greek tradition, the Romans also stored the wine in amphorae.
The Romans quickly replace the wine, by other alcoholic drinks, and popularize it among its troops, to which they supply it before each combat.

Due to the expansion of the Roman army throughout Europe, the wine very soon becomes popular where it arrives the Roman army.

In contrast to what is now being done, the wine left aging in amphorae located in the upper part of the house next to the chimneys, which left a certain smoky aroma that was very appreciated at the time.

Generally the preferred wine they drank was white. The red wine, mixed it to make it disappear the color. The proportion and mixture was 2 parts of water and one of wine.
With the fall of the Roman Empire, the Visigoths are the heirs of the cultivation of the vine.

The property of the vine passes to the power of the kings, and monasteries who are the ones who cultivate the wine.
The Vikings took her to North America, in the year 1000 D.C.


It is the Phoenicians who take him to Spain. One of the samples is found in the tomb of a person in La Joya (Huelva), where wine amphorae are found.

Another one of the sample and the presence of the wine, is detected in the Mediterranean in the zone of Denia.
Between the 9th and 12th centuries, we have many samples of wine productions, especially in the area of ​​Galicia.
During the Reconquest, vine is planted in the area around the Way of Santiago. Appearing the areas of Ribera del Duero and Rioja.
After the 12th century, the wines arrive in the area of ​​Catalonia.

Medieval age

It is precisely the religious who, after the fall of the Roman Empire, are responsible for spreading the vis for all the territories of Europe, given the need for its use in religious celebrations.
During this time, wine is used in the kitchen.

Modern time

From the seventeenth century, wine begins to have the appearance it has today. Sulfur dioxide is being used in the barrels to increase its life, and in this way the consumption begins to become generalized.
At this time the sparkling wines appear, and thus in 1872, the first cavas are made.
In 1927 the IWO (International Wine Office) was founded by several producing countries to regulate the winemaking practices.
In the mid-twentieth century, it seems the new concept of fermentation called carbonic maceration.
At the end of the twentieth century the processes of mechanization of the grape harvesting, as well as the mechanization of bottling appear.

New systems of stabilization of the wines are discovered and the controls of the same are increased.
Over the years the vine has traveled all over the world, acclimatizing itself to the terrains and climates of each area.

10 tips for a better wine tasting

Wine tasting is putting all our senses in a state of concentration to be able to perceive each and every one of the characteristics and properties offered by the wine.

We will give you some guides so that without being a wine professional, we can distinguish and appreciate everything that the wine offers. It is important that we face it naturally, and thinking that we are going to have a nice time and if it can be fun.

wine tasting

wine tasting

The view

It’s the first thing we appreciate about a wine. Its color indicates the structure of the wine. So if it is a dark wine, we will know that it is a fleshy wine. We can also determine the age of the wine. This is whether it is a young or aging wine. The edging that is the part of the wine that touches with the glass, in the young wines presents a violáceo color. On the other hand, the wines of aging or reserve, present a color border tile product of the oxidation that has been carried out in the barrel.

The sense of smell

Through the smell, we perceive the aromas of the wine. A small tilting movement of the glass, causes the wine to open and in this way remove its aroma in an easier way. Basically the aromas can be of two types: fruity aromas or aromas to wood product of the barrel (coffee, leather, vanilla).

Also by the smell we can perceive if a wine is bad or not. If the wine is bad (unlikely) it emits a smell of vinegar, which is known by the name “vinegar”. Normally in these cases the problem is in the cork that has let air pass. Hence, many experts before smelling wine smell the cork.

The smell of cork is another smell that can perceive you and denotes that the wine has a defect.


By the mouth we can perceive several aspects of the wine

We can detect the degree of acidity, texture and degree of alcohol. Our taste organs can identify four types of flavors:

Sweets: depends on the type of grape used and the region where it has been produced.
Acids: associated with the freshness of wine
Bitter: determined by tannins, and whose perception is dryness in the mouth.
This flavor is only found in chamomile wines.

The memory

It’s the feeling that the wine leaves us after a while.

The cup

To make the tasting of a wine we must select the ideal glass for each wine. It must also be perfectly clean and contain no residue or residue of any beverage.


It is advisable to have a jug with water when you are doing a tasting, to wipe your mouth between wine and wine. We can also use the water to lighten the glass before the next wine we try.

Pencil and paper

To be able to write down the sensations we perceive. In addition, over time and reviewing the annotations, we will acquire more knowledge.


It is a very necessary element, since we must expel the tried wine in some container and not have to swallow it. In this way, we collect the wine tasted in a clean way.

White surface

It is the best way to detect the color of the wine, against a white surface. We will contrast its color against a white background. As a white background, a napkin, a tablecloth, or any other background can be used.

The place

Where the tasting takes place must be a place that meets certain conditions. It should be a place with natural light, if possible. If they do not have natural light, it must be white light, and with sufficient intensity.

It should also be an airy and ventilated place. Hence, it will be a dry and dry place.

Finally, with these ten tips you will get a wine tasting performed in the best condition.

How is wine made (step by step)

How wine is made, something that many times we ask ourselves. What few people probably know is that the winemaking barely changed its beginnings.

How wine is made

How wine is made
How wine is made

The basis of winemaking has hardly changed since its inception more than 6,000 years ago.
The method and technique is the same for red, white or rosé wine. What varies are a few such as fermentation time and temperature. In addition to the use of the type of grape and its components.
The picking is made a hand, cutting the grape with special scissors that only cut the bunch, so as not to tear the plant.
For red wine is used for the whole ink ink: the must, the skin, the pulp and also the seeds.
The quality of the red wine sold determined by the quality of the grape’s ink.
That is why it is important, the climate, the qualities of the soil and even the shape of the pruning of the vines over the years, since all influences the quality of the grape.

The process

The tails are placed in the press and then in the crusher to extract the wort.
In the hold, the result of squeezing and pressing is stored in stainless steel barrels.
Later it is added yeast for the sugar of the must becomes alcohol. This process is called fermentation.
The fermentation process is subjected to constant and continuous controls, and experimented to improve the quality of red wine. This is done by taking samples of the must, and mixing it with various types of yeast.


Another essential point in the process of making red wine is the temperature of fermentation.
In the stainless steel barrel where the process of the fermentation is developed the control of the temperature is fundamental.
Red wine must be fermented at a temperature of 30º to 35º. The fermentation time in this type of wine is 10 days.
The elaboration of the red wine requires one more step: during the fermentation of hay they drain the tank for the wine. Oxygen helps yeast to work faster in fermentation.

The controls

Also the sugar level is controlled because, during the process, when the sugar level goes down, the alcohol level rises.
The fermentation is ready when there is practically no sugar left and the alcohol level for red wine is between 11% and 13%.

Subsequently the winemaker pumped the wine into the barrel to mix well.
The wine is stored for a few months, and then filtered to remove particles.


Finally, the bottling process arrives either fully automated, manual or a combination of both.
The key to bottling is to prevent, among the oxygen in the bottle, because it sour wine. The color of the bottle (dark) helps to preserve the wine, since light can affect the taste of the wine.
Use of cork in the wine stopper is determined by the fact that that element seals the bottle tightly, preventing air from entering.
Inside the bottle the wine continues to experience changes as it ages.

Red wine is made from red grapes (sometimes including some proportion of white grapes), and fermented in the presence of skins. It has variable color between cherry red and bluish black.

The most outstanding types of grape for red wine are: Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Graciano, Mencía, Monastrell, Cariñena / Grazuelo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot noir, Syrah.
The red wine, depending on the aging time you have in the barrel and in the bottle, will get a different category. In this way we can find young wines, wine crianzas, wines reserves or large reserves.

Tips for building a winery in your own home

Tips for building a cellar in your own home. To all those who are wine lovers and want to have organized the bottles that are.
First of all, we must first of all know that the bottles should have a slight downward inclination, it is highly recommended.
This idea is more and more common among wine lovers.

Construction of a Winery
Construction of a Winery

Construction of a Winery

For the construction of a warehouse, we have to take into account:
Choose Place: It is very important the place where we are going to install the bottles. It should be a cool place, and in low light, ventilated and without vibrations.
Position of the bottle: it is advisable that the bottle is inclined, so that the wine is in contact with the cork.
The temperature: depending on the type of wine (white or red), we must maintain an ideal temperature. For reds between 15º to 17º, and for whites between 6º and 10º.
Humidity: important for the cork to perfectly perform its function of preventing air from entering the bottle. If the humidity is very low (dry), or very high, the cork can rot and stop doing its function.

If we observe that at home we do not have a space that meets the above requirements, we must at least try to meet most of those requirements.
But if in our house it is impossible to have a suitable space, try to keep the bottle in a piece of furniture where it does not give the light.


In the construction of our own winery, we have to consider
Own style: it should be personal and identify us immediately.
Number of bottles: there is no number of bottles that must compose our cellar. To begin with, it should be between 18 and 25 bottles, which are enlarged according to the possibilities of each.
• Composition: must contain both white and red wines, to be able to select on each occasion and in each type of food.

What is the most expensive wine in the world?

Do we know which is the most expensive wine in the world? Before we must take into account a few considerations. It is not the same to speak of historical wines that are only obtained in auctions celebrated for few people, that pay a high price for a wine, that can do it to anyone who has that money. Therefore, to know the most expensive wine in the world, we must narrow the scope to which it refers.

Consequently, we are going to refer to the ordinary commercial sphere, without entering the private collections, or those sold at auctions.

the most expensive wine in the world
the most expensive wine in the world

What is the most expensive wine in the world?

But as the price of the most expensive wine in the world is determined. The most remarkable besides the quality of the wine, are factors that must be known:

  • Age of the strains
  • Type of grape
  • Volume of production
  • Number of vintages in the market and its number of bottles
  • Design and presentation of the bottle.
  • Price

The most expensive wines in the world

Given their price in the market, probably, these are the most expensive wines in the world, published by the prestigious magazine Wine Searcher, however, there will be other criteria and other rankings as respectable as this.

1.-Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Romanee-Conti Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, (France): 15,703 $

2.-Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, Mosel, (Germany): 9,883 $

3.-Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits (France): 7,880 $

4.- Domaine Leflaive Montrachet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune, (France): 7,747 $

5.- Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Musigny Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits (France): 6.74.6 $

6.- Domaine de la Romanee-Conti Montrachet Grand Cru, Cote de Beaune, France: 5,625 $

7.- Joh. Jos. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, Mosel, Germany: 4,950 $

8.- Domaine Leroy Chambertin Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France: 4,170 $

9.- Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese Goldkapsel, Mosel, Germany: 4,161 $

10.- Leroy Domaine d’Auvenay Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France: $ 4,037

Meanwhile, the first American wine appears in position 18 and corresponds to the Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA with a price of 3,050 $

Therefore, this composition and order may vary depending on when it is done, and according to the criteria of whoever does it.

Finally, we hope to have advanced in the knowledge of the wine market its prices and its prestige.

Food and wine pairing guide for beginners

We are going to give a guide of food and wine pairings for beginners. It is about those who least know the world of wine, but like to be able to organize meals or dinners with friends, or are simply at a meal and must choose a wine, know the general guidelines, and have a food and wine pairing.

Food and wine pairing
Food and wine pairing

By Type of Wine

The generous wine (Jerez, Porto, etc): it is taken as an aperitif before meals.
Young red wines: they accompany very well the meats of veal, lamb and bird. The pasta, the vegetables and the paella.
Red wine Crianzas and Reservas: to accompany the stews, the cattle cheats, and the game meats.
White wines: usually taken with fish and seafood. The ham and the soups. They can be taken with white and light meats such as chicken or turkey. We can also take them with cheeses (preferably blue)
The rosé: can be taken as input before eating, and in the tapas. Similarly can be taken with oriental foods, and salads.
The cava and champagne: in any type of food and throughout it, without differentiating the type of food.
Sweet wine: they are always taken in the dessert.

But we must not forget that the pairing of food and wine is not always respected, since for tastes the colors were invented, and there are people who love a certain wine, who always want to accompany the food with that particular wine, whatever.


We will give some considerations once we have talked about the food and wine pairing guide, which should also be taken into account.
a.-Respect the order of wines in the food: starter, 1st course, etc …
b.-We must know the composition of the food (soft or strong), to choose the type of wine.
c.-Never take more than four different types of wine at the same meal
d.-Avoid taking wine with foods like:
because they kill the taste of wine.


The pairing of food and wine depends largely on the type of food, and the characteristic of the food. In the same way we must avoid mixing with the wine a series of foods that kill the taste of it.
We hope that with the explanations given, it will be easier to make a pairing of food and wine, next time.


How to taste a wine in a restaurant step by step

How to taste a wine in a restaurant is not something simple, but not complicated.
Firstly, we will indicate the parameters in which we should look.
Without being an expert in the matter, we can get out of the way if we have to taste the wine.

taste a wine
taste a wine

Cork (TCA)

How to taste a wine in a restaurant.?

See very often that wine connoisseurs the first thing they do when they open a bottle of wine, is to smell the cork.
But we really know what they are looking for by doing that.?

Simply what they are after is to find out, if the wine smells like cork or wet cardboard, the famous TCA, which is a clear indicator of which the wine has a defect.

It can also be detected in the mouth, but this is something that professionals do and it is not up to anyone.

In these cases, if we are in a restaurant, just tell the waiter or the sommelier, and immediately after checking, they will change the bottle.

Most of the wineries assume this defect, and therefore does not represent cost for the restaurant.
But we must not fall into the error of permanently searching for wine cork defects, and the controls made by the wineries are quite rigorous, and we can ridicule them without necessity.

The Temperature of Wine

How to taste a wine in a restaurant.?

The second thing to look at is the temperature at which wine is served.
This is checked, tasted the wine, and savored in the mouth.

It is usual that in restaurants, wines are stored in the same space reds, whites and rosés, and generally at room temperature.

Well, the characteristics of each type of wine requires that, in order to taste all its properties and qualities, wines according to type should be served at a different temperature.
-Red wines must be served between 15º and 18º
-White wines between 6th and 8th
-The pink ones between 8º and 10º
This is nothing more than a mere indication.

In red wines, it influences in an important way its natural: young, aging, reserve, etc.

Consequently, the taking of the wine at room temperature is a fallacy.
In summer in a hot area, the wine will be at an exaggerated temperature. And if we are in winter in a cold area, it will be too cold.

Therefore, it is best to ask the waiter.
If we see that the wine is not cold, it is to request a bucket. Sometimes with a cold shirt, to put it to the bottle, is enough.
To think that 15º or 16º for the red wine, the bottle must be fresh when touching it.


How to taste a wine in a restaurant.?

We can detect and know if the wine we are taking in a restaurant is in good condition or not.
Just look at the smell of cork, and the temperature of service.
The one that we like more or less one wine or another will depend on our preferences.

How many types of grapes for wine are there?

Wine is supposed to be the most historically rich drink so far, but How many types of grapes for wine are there?
It occurs for the first time in the Neolithic, period between 4500-4000 a.C.

Its flavor, aroma and properties have been enjoyed in all corners of the world, from Asia to America through Oceania, Europe to Africa, and leaves no place to everything that indicates a common point: Wine is cause for celebration, union and friendship.
It is common culture, that everyone knows that there are two types of wine: red and white (going through all its variations). But beyond that, in order to understand a good wine, the grape variety with which it has been made is fundamental. In fact it could be considered the most important denominator when it comes to differentiating a good wine. That said, let’s understand and describe, how many grapes there are for wine in the world, today or at least the most notable.

How many types of grapes for wine are there?

If we differentiate the two existing categories of wine, red and white, we could catalog the grapes as follows:
• Tempranillo
• Garnacha
• Syrah
• Mencia
• Cabernet Sauvignon
• Toro ink
• Pinot Noir
• Mazuela
• Cariñena
• Green
• Albariño
• Gewürztraminer
• Palomino
• Muscat
• Pedro Ximenez
• Chardonnay
• Macabeo Viura
It could be said that until nowadays, more than 1,368 varieties are known in the world approximately according to Wine Grapes, however we will focus on those mentioned in the list above.


Types of grapes for wine
Types of grapes for wine


first of all

Of extremely fruity flavor, and a characteristic color of the ruby, it is the Spanish noble grape by antonomasia.
Named thus since grapes are collected earlier than other varieties, being so appreciated especially in young wines.


Famous in all Spain, the Garnacha grape is excellent for the elaboration of rancid wines and of dessert, since it is quite fruity and fleshy.
However it does not age in the same way in barrel as the tempranillo.


French grape with an extended production in Australia, Syra is characterized by its ovoid shape and berry size.
With it are produced wines with flavors characteristic of the wild berries, thus remembering that intense red color.


Geographically located to the north of the Iberian Peninsula, the Mencia grape is characterized for being ideal for barrel aging. It produces wines with high acidity, fruity and with floral touches.

Cabernet Sauvignon

It is one of the grapes with greater repercussion worldwide, with a high antioxidant potential is suitable for aging wines, characterized by a flavor not only fruity and floral but also herbal.

Tinta of Toro

Considered a variety of the Tempranillo grape, the Toro ink is a small, spherical grape with flattened navel and dark blue.
Used for the production of rosé wines and reds of good quality with great personality and quite flavored flavor.

Pinot Noir

One of the grapes with greater historical extension, presents a high degree of difficulty for its cultivation and transformation in wine.
With it produces wines of a rather clear tonality to the traditional reds, rather soft and fresh fruity.


Ideal grape for aging because it presents little oxidative potential and a great acidity. The cariñena grape is suitable for the elaboration of the Rioja, characterized by a color of intense cherry and strong tannins.


A variety of the Cariñena with a strong color and strong tannins that presents great acidity, which needs dry climates with slightly moist autumns.
Ideal for the production of wood-bred wines, robust, bitter and vegetable.


Types of grapes for wine
Types of grapes for wine

We also have white grapes




Grape par excellence of the Denomination of Origin Rueda, is cultivated in the strip of the Duero and other areas of Castile.
It produces with it white wines of an acidity eloquent and with fruity touches. It is made with young wines with a pleasant bitter touch.


Geographically located in Galicia, the Albariño grape needs a cold and humid climate for its cultivation, leading to the production of acidic wines and quite refreshing due to its fruity and floral aromas.


Located on Germanic soil, it is considered a more intense mutation of the Treaminer grape.
Often, due to its great aroma, it is often confused with the Muscat.
The wines made from this grape have quite tropical aromas, sweet, floral with some spicy touch presenting a low degree of acidity.


It is a grape of great dimensions, variety of Jerez. It has good productions accompanied by a rigorous fertility.
Characteristic of the wines elaborated with this grape is the flavor that leaves fresh with a touch of bitter almonds.


Originally from the city with one of the most famous libraries in the world, Alexandria. This sweet grape is also used for the processing of raisins, because of its great large variety.
It is ideal for the production of wines with sweet aromas and mistelas reproducing to the flavor of the honey and the orange blossom, what makes that it has a high alcoholic graduation.

Pedro Ximenez

Cultivated in dry and warm climates, this grape presents standard dimensions of what is considered a grape today.
It is used for the production of white wines with high sugar content, generous, dry and sweet.


Its place of origin is the French Burgundy, is the most emblematic white grape worldwide.
It has a very compact, small and oval shape.
It is ideal for producing wines aged in wood due to its low oxidative potential.
Featuring a smoky touch in its flavor.


Grain of thick skins with dimensions ranging from what is considered medium to large, with a rather cylindrical shape.
It is ideal for the elaboration of aged wines in oak, predominating of that form the fruit and floral aromas.


How many grapes are there for wine in the world, today.
There are until today a variety of more than 1368 types of grapes for wine, approximately.
Each one deserves a careful attention, since they are responsible for the elaboration of one of the most enjoyed drinks worldwide.

Do you know funny wine bottle labels and names

Increasingly, today’s life demands innovation, exclusivity, modernity and a myriad of differentiating concepts. Funny Wine Bottle Labels are no exception and are also part of the world today.
Thus, more and more frequently, we observe the use of modern symbols and names in wines, in contrast to the shields, noble titles, and classic names.
These novelties affect both bottles, labels, flavors, etc.

Funny tags and names.

This is part of the packaging concept, and its influence and importance in the sale of a product, is increasing.
Within the world of marketing, branding (the brand) is essential and that is well known by the wineries.
Everything is part of a strategy, and each element has its importance.

The label

It is the image of wine. The first impression we had when seeing a bottle of wine.
The label should reflect the wine we are going to drink, so when designing a label we must know perfectly what the ethnologist has wanted to convey with wine.
Flavor, color, aroma of the wine are present in the label design.
In short, the label must convey exclusivity.

The packaging

Another current concept that includes several elements: the box, the way to present it, the cap, the corporate colors of each brand / wine, etc.
It is about bringing the world of wine to an audience, which until recently did not feel identified with the wine drink. We are talking about the young world.
For this, we must change the classic image for something that youth continually demands: modernity, updating, innovation, and above all much design.

Kinds of funny stickers.

Color: There are those that are relevant for their striking colors
Shape of the label: irregular in different sizes.
Material used: there are flexible plastic or silicone tags.
From the illustration: from material objects to animals of all kinds, abstract forms, etc.


In summary, the funny labels and names of the wine bottles, have a clear vocation and mission. That of attracting a consumer profile much younger than the existing one, and thus covering a wider spectrum of consumer market.

The ten main Spanish wine regions that you should know

There are ten main Spanish wine regions in Spain that you should know if you are interested in the world of wine.
In Spain wine is produced practically in most of the regions of this country.
Nevertheless, some Spanish wine regions, have a greater tradition in the elaboration of their wines. Its denominations of origin enjoy a reputation in many parts of the world.

Ten major Spanish wine regions that you should know:

1.- La Rioja Region.

It was the first Spanish wine region and the other international projection at present.
Its climate provides for the cultivation of different types of grapes, but its native grape by definition is Tempranillo, which represents 75% of the area’s cultivation
For the white wines its elaboration is realized mainly with the grape Viura (also well-known like Macabeo).

2.- Ribera del Duero Region.

Another of the Spanish wine regions par excellence. It is a very popular area in Spain, both for its wines and for its tradition in the elaboration of the same.
It is located in the community of Castilla-León, and its climate is dry in summer and cold and long in winter, which causes a high thermal variation between day and night which favors the development of the grape.

3.- Region of Navarre:

This region has its origin in times of the Romans. Its territory is ideal for growing the vine for the diversity of grapes it can accommodate.
Its native variety is Garnacha and tempranillo, covering between the two, more than 70% of the production of the area.

pedro-ximénez grape
pedro-ximénez grape

4.- Region of Jerez.

It produces wines with a characteristic flavor, which give it an international recognition. Located in the south of Spain (Cádiz and Seville), all its wines come from three types of grapes, Pedro Ximénez, Palomino and Moscatel.

5.- Region of Utiel-Requena.

A region of the oldest in Spain in the production of wines. 74% of the grape produced is of the Bobal variety. The position where an altitude 600-900 meters occurs and give it some identifying features that are present in all wines.

6.- Penedés Region.

Located in Barcelona, ​​it hosts a variety of climates in the area due to the different altitudes where they occur.
Famous for its white wines, produced with Xarel·lo, Macabeo and Parellada grapes.

7.- Priorat Region.

It is a region that together with Rioja have obtained the classification of Denomination of Qualified Origin.
It is located in the province of Tarragona, its main quality is that they are developed in slate floors.
Its red wines are strong, the Garnacha grape being the main variety of this area.
Their white wines are usually made with white Garnacha and Macabeo, although occur with other grape varieties.

8.-Region Castilla La Mancha.

It is the largest wine region in the world.
It covers more than 700,000 hectares of area dedicated to the cultivation of grapes.
This represents the 8% of world space dedicated to the cultivation of the vine.

Currently this region enjoys the system of drip irrigation and system of conduction by trellis, which confers, among other things, a mechanized harvest.
Therefore, it is not an exaggeration to say that many of the viticulture campaigns of this region are considered ecological. They need practically no treatment during their vegetative process of the vine.

9.- Region of Galicia.

Its main characteristic is the humidity of its climate. For them, they are extremely aromatic wines. They are also young and frequent wines which make them have a great acceptance.
Its most known denominations of origin are Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra, Rias Baixas (albariño).

10.-Region of Murcia.

This Spanish wine region has three designations of origin: Jumilla, Yecla and Bullas.
The Monastrell grape is the queen of the area. They are very powerful wines with enough extraction, which implies greater color and more presence of tannins.
Its semi-arid Mediterranean climate, and a diversity of soils, coupled with the strong contractions of temperature between day and night, summer and winter, and the absence of rainfall, make it an ideal area for the production of great quality.

In conclusion:

The Spanish wine regions not only produce good wines of high quality, but also enjoy international prestige.



Buy wine online a solution in summer without leaving home

Buy wine online a solution in summer without leaving home. In summer and on vacation, it seems we have more time for everything. We actually have time for what we feel like.
Today we can buy wine without leaving home. Thanks to communications and the internet, having access online to the products that we want to acquire is no longer a problem.

Buy wine online
Buy wine online

Buy wine online

The online wine shops, are becoming more numerous, and facilitate the purchase of wine in an efficient, fast and safe.
Thanks to these shops giving away wine is no longer a problem. You shop online, and they take you home or at the address that you choose.

What types of wine

We can say that practically today you can buy any kind of wine on the web.
From a wine reserve, to a wine aging, or a young wine, all can be purchased on the web.
Also represented on the internet are all Denominations of Origin, Spanish and non-Spanish. So, if you want to drink a Rioja breeding wine in summer, you only need a computer, tablet or mobile phone, enter the network and type it.
In summer, you may want to drink white wine or rose wine, but red wines are also very popular during the summer.

Price of wine

The price of wine on the internet, is another attraction that has to buy wine online.
Thanks to the ease of comparing between the different pages or sites that exist to buy, we can benefit from the wine offers, and to buy cheap wine.
It has never been easier to have so much information and so much quality in seconds.

Other factors

Perhaps the most determining factor when buying wine online is security. Currently the new means of payment, guarantees both the collection and the return of the compares in case of non-compliance.
International laws rigorously pursue such offenses, and this has effectively contributed to the increase in online wine sales.
We can say that the security of purchase is very high.
Another thing we can look at when buying wine over the net is to see the domain of the page if it complies with the security protocols that exist today:
Https: protocols indicate that they are secure pages.
The http: protocols indicate that they are pages without security.


That came to take in summer to freshen up.

That came to take in summer to freshen up.

That came to take in summer to freshen up.
That came to take in summer to freshen up.


Usually we tend to change our habits, and our customs according to the time of year.

Just as summer clothing is lighter than winter, our food and drink habits tend to be lighter in summer too.

With the wines something similar happens. In summer we drink those that are lighter, softer and come in more easily.

Conditions and temperature

It could be said that in summer you can drink any wine, what influences that we want one more than another is the temperature to which it is.

The temperature conditions the type of wine to drink.

Whites that should be served between 8º and 11º are more likely to be consumed than reds whose serving temperature is between 15º-17º.

The rosés are also a very consumable wine in summer especially in the snacks before meals. Its service temperature is similar to that of whites, between 5º and 9º

Lighter white wines are those that are served at 8º, and those with more body are served at 11º.

In the case of rose.  The lighter ones to 5º and those that have more body to 9º.

This way we will be able to drink wine and refresh ourselves at the same time.

Sangria and Cava

Sangria and cava are also drinks that invite to be consumed in summer.

For its temperature of service, and in the case of the sangria, because it is advised to serve it with much ice.

The degree of alcohol

Another issue that influences our summer habits when it comes to drinking wine is the degree of alcohol they have.

The lower the degree of alcohol they carry, the more likely we are to consume that wine.

This is because, in the summer months, we tend to sweat more, and therefore we feel more uncomfortable.

Alcohol is one of the elements that most influence it. The greater the alcohol, the greater the feeling of heaviness.

For this reason, we are looking for wines whose alcohol content is as low as possible.

In conclusion

Wines can be drank at any time of the year.

What modifies its greater or less consumption in the different times of the year, is its service temperature, and as explained above, depending on the type of wine and its condition and degree of alcohol.


White Wine vs Red Wine written by Remedyliquor

White Wine vs Red Wine

We reproduce here, part of the article published in


To consider it very interante within the world of wine in the USA.

White Wine vs Red Wine. Wine is fast becoming the favorite tipple in the US and most parts of the world. In fact, wine production has grown to all fifty states with California producing 90 percent of the US wine alone.

California’s viticulture history dates back to 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted the first vineyards to produce wine. Today, there are more than 1,200 wineries in the state, ranging from small plants to large corporations with distribution around the globe.

This alcoholic beverage is made from grapes, fermented without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts produce different styles of wine

Though, wine may feel like an indulgence, but it has a slew of surprising health benefits that come along. Sharpen your wine facts with this wonderful infographic-

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White Wine vs Red Wine
White Wine vs Red Wine

15 Health Benefits of Wine, According to Science.

We reproduce here part of the article recently published by: https://www.jenreviews.com/wine/

Which we consider of great interest.

15 Health Benefits of Wine, According to Science. In times of celebration, a wine toast may be just one of the most awaited part by many.

The bubbly wine is usually used to commemorate joyous occasions in one’s life as it symbolizes royalty and reflects love. But aside from taking part in celebrations, wines come with a host of important benefits.

The wine has undergone intensive studies over the years and it has been proven to be an effective elixir. Who says a man needs a fountain of youth to live a long life? Pour yourself a glass of wine from the wine cooler and bottle up some knowledge to find out the surprising benefits.

  1. Drinking Wine Supports Longevity of Life

Resveratrol is a polyphenol that can be found most especially in red wines. It is a powerful antioxidant that can be found in grape skin and red grape juice. Antioxidants help the body fight off free radicals that can damage our cells and organs.

Studies show that resveratrol promotes health and longevity by increasing the activity of a protein called sirtuins. Sirtuins are responsible in protecting the body against diseases of aging. (1)

Several studies have suggested that alcohol consumption, particularly wines, have shown health benefits that lead to longer life spans. Nonetheless, these studies emphasize that positive benefits only come with moderate consumption.

If you want to protect your body against diseases of aging, consuming a moderate amount of wine gives positive health benefits that may lead to long life.

  1. Drinking Wine Helps Keep Our Hearts Healthy

Since ancient times, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have become a known, life-threatening problem for the world.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), up to the present time, many people are still dying annually from CVD than from any other diseases and it has been the number 1 cause of mortality and morbidity all around the globe. (2)

Many researchers have shown that intake of polyphenols is associated with a reduced risk of CVD. Wines contain polyphenols which can be actively found in flavonoids that also has putative antioxidant properties.

These polyphenols once again are called resveratrol which may help protect the lining of the blood vessel in the heart. Consuming 1 to 2 drinks per day (4 to 8 ounces) may reduce the risk of CVDs.

Drinking wine may help in decreasing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) also known as bad cholesterol which may cause artery damage while increasing the body’s high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which also known as good cholesterol which may reduce the risk for heart disease. Moreover, wine prevents the formation of blood clots. (3)

Key Takeaway: Drinking 4 to 8 ounces of wine per day may lower the risk of having CVD because of the polyphenols that it contains.

  1. Drinking Wine Can Help Reduce The Risk Of Type-2 Diabetes

Type-2 Diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus) is a lifelong metabolic disorder that is characterized by the way your body metabolizes glucose (sugar). Sugar levels build up in your bloodstream because there’s no enough insulin that can regulate the movement of sugar into your cells. (4)

The number of people suffering from diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 and diabetes prevalence has been rising more rapidly up to the present time. According to American Diabetes Association (ADA), drinking red wine – or any moderate amount of alcoholic beverages can lower blood sugar up to 24 hours.

However, people with Type-2 Diabetes have typically been advised to reduce their alcohol consumption to have a better control of their blood glucose levels. Because of this, ADA recommends checking your blood sugar before you drink, while you drink and after you drink to make sure that it is on the safe level.

Do not drink on an empty stomach because it can lower glucose level even further.

Key Takeaway: Wine drinking can lower blood sugar up to 24 hours in moderate consumption.

  1. Wine Has Been Found To Have Anticancer Effects

Cancer ranks the second leading cause of death in the world. Cancer developed from the transformation of normal cells into tumor cells that may be malignant or benign.

Wines contain antioxidants – a substance that may prevent cell damage. Anti-oxidants found in wine such as resveratrol, quercetin, catechin and gallic acid destroys cancer cells and improving the effectiveness of radiation and chemotherapy cancer treatments.

These antioxidants make tumor cells more sensitive to radiation and making normal tissue less sensitive. (5)

Do not underestimate the growing power of a bottle of red. Red grape, one of the basic ingredients in red wine, suppresses the activity of aromatase which can be an effective approach to preventing the development of breast cancer.

Also, a recent study shows that three or more glasses wine in a week can lower the chances of having abnormal colon growth that can lead to colon cancer.

Red wine could be a key to fighting prostate cancer too. Thanks to the grape compound called resveratrol that makes tumor cells more sensitive to treatment. Researchers have found that an average of four to seven glasses of wine per week gives only 52% chances to men of having prostate cancer than for those who do not drink.

Key Takeaway: Wine contains antioxidants which can help prevent cancer and improve the efficacy of cancer therapies.

  1. The Nutrients In Wine Can Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

People growing always have the fear of losing all their precious memories. Some believe it is inevitable, however, there are literally hundreds of ways that one can prevent it. One of these methods is by drinking wine.

Dementia is a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental process that is gradually taking place during old age. Studies show that wine consumption can reduce the risk of having dementia which often leads to Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is a developing mental deterioration that can occur as one aged. Again, resveratrol found in wines help in keeping blood vessels open, so that essential supply of oxygen and glucose can move freely to the brain to keep it alive and working. (6)

Key Takeaway: Resveratrol which can be found on wine keeps the blood vessels free from blockages that can affect brain functions in retaining memories.

  1. Drinking Wine Can Keep Depression At Bay

Depression has been common but serious disorder for some people because it can affect how you feel, think and handle everyday activities. This may sound contradicting, as most people know that alcohol consumption can worsen one’s depression or anxiety. In spite of that, drinking a glass of wine per week can turn into a depression-fighting depressant.

A seven-year study conducted by PREDIMED analyzed 5,500 individuals of light to moderate drinkers and found that individuals who drank two to seven glasses of wine in a week were less prone to depression than non-drinkers.

Again, this is about drinking in moderation because on the same study those who drank heavy alcoholic beverages were more prone to depression. (7)

Key Takeaway: Enjoying two to seven glasses of wine in a week may be your remedy for depression.

  1. Drinking Wine Can Give You Healthier Skin

High levels of antioxidants in wine, when applied directly to the skin can inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria and are beneficial in maintaining a healthy skin. Antioxidants rejuvenate the skin, increase skin elasticity and keep the skin bright and glowing.

In consuming wine as a drink, wine can stimulate blood circulation that can prevent wrinkle formation and skin aging. However, when one drinks in excess, it makes hormone flow lose its balance and may cause skin dehydration and aggravate chances of acne. (8)

Key Takeaway: Wine contains antioxidants and polyphenols that are essential to keep the skin healthy.

  1. Drinking Wine Reduces The Risk Of Fatty Liver Disease

There are two types of fatty liver disease, one is an alcoholic liver disease (ALD) which is characterized by drinking lots of alcohol and the other is a non-alcoholic liver disease (NAFLD) which cause is not clearly known but it has been associated with obesity. (9).

Nearly 12,000 individuals were studied and said to have NAFLD in the US and modest wine consumption has shown some benefit in reducing this disease. Drinkers who consume tolerable amounts of wine, as compared to those who do not drink at all, have reduced their risk to NAFLD in half.

Then again, modest beer or liquor drinkers have a greater probability of having NAFLD because alcohol is a known liver toxin. Antioxidants in wine help reduce damage in DNA cells, which could benefit damaged liver cells. (10)

Key Takeaway: Drinking of wine in moderation can benefit the liver cells that can prevent the risk of having fatty liver disease.

  1. Drinking Wine Can Help Prevent Obesity

There is a difference between overweight and obesity. Overweight refers to an excess amount of body weight that may come from muscles, bone, fat and water. Obesity, on the other hand, refers to excessive amounts of body fat.

Based on Global Health Observatory (GHO) data, at least 2.8 million people in the world die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. (11)

Wine, specifically white wine, contains the antioxidant called epicatechin, quercetin, and resveratrol. These antioxidants can lower levels of cholesterol and may also support weight loss by burning belly fats and by decreasing inflammation commonly associated with obesity. (12)

Key Takeaway: White wine promotes weight loss by burning belly fat and by decreasing anti-inflammatory properties.

  1. Wine Can Help Reduce The Risk Of Stroke

Stroke occur when the blood supply to the brain has been blocked.

Is called the ischemic type of stroke or blood vessels within the brain burst .

These two types of stroke are sometimes not fatal but prevention has always been better than cure.

Alcohol is well-established as one of the causes of stroke, on the other hand, wine has been linked to stroke prevention because of its unique chemical composition. Resveratrol in red wine decreases inflammation that can contribute to brain injury caused by stroke.

Moreover, resveratrol in wine fights free radicals that are produced before, during and after stroke. These free radicals are harmful because they damage cells in the blood vessel and making the brain prone from bleeding and blockage.

The chemical reaction of resveratrol promotes the process called neuroprotection, which protects the nerves and surrounding blood vessel from damage. (13)

Key Takeaway: Wine decreases inflammation that can cause blockage in the nerves which may lead to stroke.

  1. Drinking Wine Helps Boost Your Body’s Defenses

Daily consumption of wine can boost immune system according to researchers. Ethanol, the chemical component of alcoholic beverages and wine as well helps boost the potency of vaccinations. (14)

Drinking wine in moderation can help develop immunity that can fight against 200 viruses. Wine contains high levels of antioxidants in the form of flavonoids which can combat strongly against viruses. (15)

As a proof, red wine can help cure the symptoms of flu and cold. The polyphenol resveratrol can prevent viruses from multiplying once they have entered the body’s system.

Daily consumption of wine helps boost the immune system as it contains a high level of antioxidants .

  1. Drinking Wine Strengthens The Bones

Past researchers have associated moderate wine drinking with improved bone density. As human age, bones are becoming thinner and weaker. New studies show that drinking wine in moderation may help reduce the risk of having osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is most common to women after they have reached the menopausal stage. Osteoporosis makes the bone brittle and more fragile with an increased susceptibility to bone fracture. (16)

One or two glasses of wine per day can protect women from thinning bones. It appears that modest consumption of wine bridges the imbalance between the dissolving old bone and poor production of new bone that can lead to osteoporosis in older women. (17)

Key Takeaway: Osteoporosis can be lessened through modest consumption of wine in older women

  1. Wine Can Protect Our Teeth Against Dental Plaque

Helps prevent dental caries by inhibiting the growth of certain bacteria found in oral biofilm.  Rresearches done by American Chemical Society.

Wine can slow down the growth of bacteria that can cause cavities. (18)

Polyphenols, wine, and grape seed extract can slow down the growth of bacteria responsible for the formation of tooth decay.

Though red wine can help reduce these bacteria optimal oral health still results from daily dental hygiene.

ncluding wine into your diet can increase your defenses against dozens of possible teeth and gum diseases.

Key Takeaway: Wine can inhibit the growth of bacteria that can cause tooth decay. Nonetheless, daily dental hygiene routine is still the best way to protect our teeth from decaying.

  1. Drinking Wine Can Improve Our Eyesights

Ophthalmologist,  Milind Pande,   says that the resveratrol which can be found in wine may be beneficial to the eyes.

Resveratrol prevents age-related deteriorations of eye muscles. One of these age-related deteriorations of eye muscles is called Macular Degeneration.

Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss and is considered as incurable eye disease.

The macula is the one responsible for your ability to read, recognize, and see objects in fine details. Resveratrol which can be found in wine and grapes prevent the growth of blood vessel in the eyes that can lead to macular degeneration. (19)

Key Takeaway: Wine can prevent age-related deteriorations of eye muscles. So, say goodbye to carrots and drink up your wine for better eye health.

  1. Wine Can Help Prevent Gallstones

The gallbladder is an organ located under the liver. It stores bile which is responsible for our body’s fat digestion. Although, gallbladder itself is not important and formation of gallstones may not actually be a problem. At times when gallstone is pushed out of the gallbladder, there’s a tendency that it might get stuck in the bile duct which can cause you a lot of pain.Gallstones are hard and have the same appearance as pebbles. (20)

Have suggested moderate consumption of wine prevent the formation of gallstones,  in the gallbladder.  After they have studied the dietary habits of 25, 639 patients for over 10 years.

Successful research showed that patients who consumed 175ml of wine per day decrease the chance of developing gallstones by thirty-two percent. (21)

Key Takeaway: To avoid future complications caused by gallstones, it is advised to consume 175ml of wine per day.

What does VOS and VORS mean in Jerez wines?

What does VOS and VORS mean in Jerez wines?. In the decade of the 80, the market increases with the presence of old wines, mainly in the zone of Jerez.
But since 2000, legislation has been established to classify and identify old wines. The VOS and VORS concepts are created.

What does VOS and VORS mean?

VOS: certifies that the wine has an average age of more than 20 years
VORS: certifies that the wine has a mean age over 30 years
The word VOS comes from the Latin “Vinum Optimum Signatum” (Wine Selected as Optimo) “Sherry very old”
The word VORS comes from “Very Old Rare Sherry” (Wine Selected as Optimal and Exceptional)
This new parameter of qualification, allows to identify the wines that are authentic jewels of the wineries.
Traditionally the enjoyment of these wines was reserved for some privileged, who had access to these relics. Sometimes they were used for entertaining authorities, or personalities visiting Jerez land.
In order to endow these wines with a certification that would allow them to identify their old age and quality, the Regulatory Council of the Denomination of Origin of Jerez-Xeres-Sherry, created in 2000 these two special categories of Sherry with Old Age Qualified.

The certification

It is not granted to a particular brand or warehouse, nor to a specific wine.
A specific game is awarded that is extracted from the corresponding solera, with an average age of the above mentioned parameters.
Both the initials V.O.S. And V.O.R.S. Such as the Latin legend to which these initials correspond, appear in the special strap with which the Regulatory Board distinguishes qualified wines and which must be incorporated into their labeling.
Finally, to say that only 0.2% of the wines made in Jerez, take this stamp, since compliance with the necessary standards is very strict and demanding.


How to open a bottle of wine correctly, so as not to spoil it.

How to open a bottle of wine correctly, so as not to spoil it. The first thing to know before opening a bottle of wine .:


Bottles of wines are preserved horizontally
It should be kept at an average temperature of 14º-17º for red wines, and from 8º to 11º for white and rosé wines.
Put it in the vertical position 30 ‘before opening. This is because the stored wine can have sediments and to put it vertical said sediments go to the bottom of the bottle.

How to open a bottle of wine correctly, so as not to spoil it.

How to open a bottle
How to open a bottle

The first thing we do is remove the neck or seal that wraps around the neck of the bottle.

Next, proceed to clean the area we just removed with a clean cloth, to remove the existing remains of the neck.

Now we must decide to choose a suitable corkscrew and easy to handle. Once selected, click on the cork with the tip of the corkscrew and turn or press as appropriate.

It is important that we take care not to introduce the whole corkscrew to avoid drilling all the cork and that particles of it fall into the wine.

We must do it with care and slowness, always turning the corkscrew and never the bottle.
Once the bottle is opened, we will smell the cork, if it smells of wine, it is a good sign.
If we detect odors to humidity, we must alert ourselves, because there may be defects in wine.

We proceed to clean the mouth of the bottle with a clean rag, and to pour a little wine in a container, so that the cork that has been detached when opening it leaves the bottle.
Afterwards, we select a suitable glass, and pour the wine. Never put more than 2/3 of the capacity of the cup in the cup.

Finally, we proceed to drink and taste the wine.


Open bottle
How to open a bottle

The wine and the tapas. A way to drink and enjoy at the same time

The wine and the tapas. A way to drink and enjoy at the same time.
Many of us like to taste a wine in the morning or before dinner.
But if we do it with something to eat (tapa), it seems that we feel much more like drinking.
Both go together before lunch and before dinner.

The wine

The vegans

The so-called tapas wines are those that, because of their characteristics, are better suited to a light and sparse meal.
They can be red, white or pink, sweet or dry. All are valid for tapas.
Dismissing the areas, customs vary to take wine with the lid.
Going from tapas is always a good time to taste different wines, or just drink wine.
The wine in the tapas is almost always standing up, why go for wines and tapas, is to go from one place to another trying wines and tapas.
In each place of Spain there are the routes or zones of taking wines and tapas (the tapas).
If you have the opportunity to know these routes we recommend it, do not disappoint.


Las Tapas (the tapas)


The lid is a culinary piece of extraordinary taste and small dimensions, which accompanies a drink before having lunch or dinner.
The small amounts of food served in bars to accompany the drink are popularly known as tapas
It has become an identity in Spain, and is preferably done on weekends.
Not always the tapas are made with wine, it can also be made with other alcoholic beverages and even non-alcoholic drinks.
The covers, can be anything we can imagine.


Going for wines and tapas is a very healthy practice, which in addition to enjoying the drink and the food, you enjoy the company that you share with us whether friends or family.
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Two Spanish wines in the top 20 of Wine Spectator

Two are the Spanish wines that have been classified among the first 20 references selected by Wine Spectator in the year 2016.
One more year Wine Spectator has analyzed studied and the stories of the most peculiar wines.
In 2016 more than 18,000 blind tastings have been made to select the wines that will enter the tops 100.
Therefore, the importance of the Spanish wines that have been selected and that here we reflect those that have remained within the first 20.
France, Italy and the USA represent two-thirds of the selected wines. First of all:

Abadia Retuerta. Year 2012

abadia retuerta
abadia del siglo XII

Wine from the Land of Castile and Leon
Made with Tempranillo, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes
Dark red, clean nose, complex and fresh, entry, has an intense fruity touch, mainly of red fruits. Aged between 16 and 22 months in French and American oak barrels, the wood gives you notes of cedar, and roasting. The mouths are friendly but firm. Tasty.
Abadía Retuerta also features a hotel opened in 2012, located in a 12th century monastery, surrounded by vineyards in the heart of the Douro River Valley.
The hotel restaurant has a Michelin star.

Condado de Haza. 2012 Ribera del Duero


Condado de Haza
wine Ribera del Duero

Made with grape Country ink (tempranillo).
At sight it has a red color.
In the nose appear red currant aromas next to red rose petals. A background of mentholated aromas that give it a very pleasant subtlety
In the mouth it is a tasty wine, powerful and with memories of black fruit.
We look for interesting stories and the biggest surprises – what we call the X factor – along with quality (score), value (price) and availability (manufactured or imported cases). The average score and the average price are 93 points and $ 46, respectively.
Finally,In addition to these wines, other Spanish wines are among the Top 100 Wine Spectators, but we wanted to leave here record of the two that have achieved the highest score and have been placed in the top 20.

Reasons to drink wine in Bag in Box.Lee and you will know.

Reasons to drink wine in Bag in Box.

In recent times we have heard a lot about the “bag in box”.
But we know it is:

What is the Bag in Box?

It consists of a new formula for packaging liquids, which is also being introduced in the wine sector very efficiently.
Thanks to the advances we have in preserving all kinds of products and liquids, and that wine (except cases) does not carry carbon dioxide (these products require different containers), we can store them in all types of containers.

Reasons to drink wine in Bag in Box

1.-Storage capacity: 5 or 15 liters normally
2.-Easy transport
3.- Fewer breakages
4.-Continuous consumption facility (built-in faucet)
5.-It is a disposable product
6.-Most economical price.
All this, we can enjoy a product of quality (wine), at a very interesting price, just to be packaged in a different system.

And the Quality

The quality of the products packaged in this Bag in Box system is exactly the same.

The difference is in the packaging, not the consumable product.
Until now, we were accustomed to the glass bottle, as a system of presentation and storage of wine.
The glass had qualities of maintenance of the properties of the wines that made it unique.
With the passage of time, and the discovery of new materials, circumstances have changed and now these properties are achieved in different types of packaging and materials.
We live a world of constant and continuous evolution, and the mute of wine and its packaging is no exception.
The Bag in Box is slowly opening its way in our sector, this is a reality that we can not deny, and as long as we are able to accept it, will occupy a place in the system of packaging and distribution of our wines.


It is not a substitute system, but an alternative to wine consumption.
You can consult the bag in box and its prices in our page:


Reasons to drink wine in Bag in Box
Reasons to drink wine in Bag in Box


Wine rejuvenates the skin and is used in people’s cosmetics.

Wine rejuvenates the skin and is used in people’s cosmetics. Administered to the right extent, it improves the state of health and reduces the risk of suffering diseases.





Use of grapes

The cosmetic industry is being introduced more and more into the world of well-being. In this way, he uses the grapes to create a new concept: wine therapy.
This technique consists of using wine, grapes and everything that surrounds this fruit (vine, shoot, nugget …) to perform cosmetic treatments.
Also processed in the laboratory, they make creams and masks, bath gels, soaps, etc

The wine rejuvenates the skin and is used in food.

Due to polyphenols, wine derivatives are fashionable in cosmetics.
It is said that the molecules of wine have a antioxidant action 50 times greater than vitamin E, and 30 times greater than vitamin C.
The antioxidant action of wine polyphenols is effective against free oxygen radicals (RLO).
These are the causes of both aging and other pathologies that affect the body, including those that affect the cardiovascular system.
That is why wine is a great tool in the fight against aging of the skin: it blends existing wrinkles and provides elasticity, youth and firmness to the skin.
According to the manufacturers of the VID-A product line. The skin is the part that contains the most antioxidants.
The experts say that a correct use of the polyphenols derived from the grape prevents the aging of the cells. It hydrates the skin, favors the microcirculation and even tones the muscles, exerting a rejuvenating effect and a feeling of well-being and relaxation

Cosmetic Benefits of Grapes

The different parts of the grape have these benefits:
A.-The fruit: The skin of the grape is very moisturizing, since it possesses a molecule capable of retaining up to a hundred times its volume in water.
B.-The pulp is used in nutritive and moisturizing cosmetic treatments.
C.-Nuggets: small but effective are rich in fatty acids that nourish the skin, help retain water in the tissues and, finally, used whole are a perfect exfoliant.
D.-The skin of the grape: it is a free anti-radical shield. It is actually a source of youth to extract the best weapon against free radicals: polyphenols.



Excess fat

Red wine removes fats from food

A study shows that red wine removes fat from food.
According to a study in Current Biology published in SINC. Fat and astringency are polar opposites of a spectrum of taste sensations. They range from the “oily”, “slippery” or “slippery” of fat, to “dry”, “hard” or “astringent”, of red wine.

Excess fat
Excess fat

Study-Red wine removes fats from food

Scientists in this study, Red wine removes fats from food by the University of Rutgers (USA), evaluated liquids with astringent properties in 80 repetitive consumption.

Or sips, measuring what the perceived sense of astringency was generated.
Their results showed that the intensity curve of the perceived astringency “grows exponentially with each sip, without taking into account the composition or the composition of the drink,” the study concludes. The data varied with each liquid.


In addition, researchers asked volunteers to evaluate their perception of fat and astringency after ingesting alternating greasy meat with multiple sips of wine or water.
“We then found that the feeling of fat was less pronounced after drinking wine than after drinking water.
So we can ensure that astringents affect oral impressions and that their consumption during the meal provides a greater reduction of the feeling of fat than when we eat with water, “says Paul Breslin, co-author of the work.

That astringent sensation increased when no greasy foods were eaten and, likewise. The fat sensation grew when no astringent liquids were ingested.
“These observations support the hypothesis that both effects are perceptually opposed and are at different terminations of the sensory spectrum,” Breslin adds.


By tests made by scientists, confirm that drinking wine removes fat from food. Which is a big help for our body.
This is great news and reason to rejoice over the studies done.

From these lines we encourage researchers to delve into this aspect. Whose initial results are very beneficial to the wine sector.

Wine and vegetarian. The vegan

Wine and vegetarians. The “vegans”

Wine and vegetarians. The “vegans”.

Wine and vegetarians. The “vegans”. They are the strictest vegetarians, that is, those who do not ingest animal meat or its products.

Wine and vegetarian.
Wine and vegetarian.

Wine and vegetarians. The “vegans”

But, what does wine have to do with “vegans”?
Wine is a product that comes from the grape, and therefore is a vegetable product.
However, in their manufacture, some producers can add additives perfectly authorized by the current legislation, whose origin can be animal, posing a conflict in these groups.
These additives that can create conflict, are usually the clarifiers, whose objective is to clean the wine and give it stability.

The clarifiers

The most used and known are:
-Gelatin. It comes from the cooking of the egg and animal tissues.
-Casein. Derived from whey.
-Egg-colored.” Very used to clarify high quality wines.
-The Ichthyocola. It is the fish tail, coming from the swim bladder of the fish.


In recent years Community legislation (EEC) on health matters requires the labeling of wines to indicate the possible presence of any of the additives. These are:
Egg white
The fundamental reason for this specification is to warn consumers that they may have some kind of allergy to these substances.

The solutions

In recent years, researchers have been working on animal additives and their possible substitution.
Thus, we can find that today we are working with protein clarifiers of plant origin, and more specifically in the derivatives of crops of wheat, peas, and especially potato.
We also have organic wines, as a very advisable solution.


The introduction of plant-based clarifiers as a substitute for those of animal origin, without appreciably altering their production system, may give wine producers the possibility of bringing “vegans” closer to wine consumption.
It is estimated that in the world at the moment there are more than 35 million people who belong to the collective of vegetarians.
For this reason, we must try to give solutions to this group that is very probably waiting for solutions to the issue of additives in wine.

The vegans
Wine and vegetarians

Wine and Lactose Intolerance

Wine and Lactose Intolerance. Many people are lactose intolerant, and not all are knowledgeable about it.


Do not confuse allergy with intolerance. The latter is of milder symptoms, but not therefore easier to carry.
People who are lactose intolerant should take precautions and be careful with the wine they can consume, since some of them can be fermented with that substance.
This is done to increase the degree of alcohol, in its production process.
But wine usually should not give problems to people who have this intolerance.


It is advisable to read the composition of the foods that are to be consumed, but in the case of wine this content is never specified, because its influence is very small.
However, to date, a logo like the one that exists for “gluten-free” products can be included for products with lactose created by Adilac.
We expect to have a welcome similar to the “gluten free” between food and beverage producers. This greatly facilitates the way to consumption of products and above all to the tranquility of the consumer
One of the great solutions has been the introduction in the market of a lactose tablet, Nutira, to reduce the effects and symptoms after ingesting products with lactose.
This pill is already approved but we recommend consulting the doctor before taking it.


As we have said in general wine and also beer, should not give problems with this intolerance.
This is not the case with gin, punches and, in general, high-grade alcoholic beverages, which all use lactose for production.


Wines should not worry about having this intolerance, and remember that the lower the alcohol degree of wine, the less chance there is that it was produced with that element.

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The wine of Ximénez Spínola of Pedro Ximénez grape

The wine of Ximénez Spínola of Pedro Ximénez grape

is a wine whose origin is situated in Jerez (south of Spain) one of the most important regions of the world in wine production.

The area has a very warm climate, unique in Europe, and ideal for producing the grape Pedro Ximénez .

This grape (Pedro Ximenez), brought in the time of the Emperor Charles I of the Rhine on the Rhine in 1519, settled in Jerez where it has become a world reference, and whose characteristics far from the primitive grapes “Riesling”, ” Weissable “and” Elbling “that gave rise to this grape.


The origin of the name is attributed and so is documented to Peter Siemens, the first producer of the grape in Spain, and through a process of transformation of his name, Peter in Peter and Siemens in Ximénez in order to spanishize it, begins production and Commercialization in the year 1729.


At present, the grape has its own denomination “Denominación Varietal Pedro Ximénez”, with the winery Ximénez Spínola being the only one in the world that maintains the family character dedicating exclusively to the Pedro Ximénez grape.
Today the generation that governs the destinies of this great cellar is the ninth (9th), I have not mistaken the 9th, something that could not be achieved were it not for the implication of the initial values in all generations.
It can be said with all rigor that Ximenez Spinola impresses character to the generations that are happening little by little. All pride.

Wines from Ximénez Spínola

Ximénez Spínola products
Ximénez Spínola products

The most renowned wines of this very large winery are:
A- In wines
– Slow Fermentation
– Exceptional Harvest
– Old Harvest
– Vintage
– Too old

B- Liquors
– Ten Thousand Bottles
– Three Thousand Bottles
– Cigars Club

C- Vinegars
– Sherry Vinegar in Rama

For us if we have to highlight one of its products, our choice would be between the Three Thousand bottles and the Ten Thousand bottles.

All its products are made with 100% Pedro Ximénez grapes
In conclusion, the wines of the winery Ximénez Spínola made with Pedro Ximénez grape, are a guarantee of quality .