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.
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.
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.
Pagos de Araiz wines with supreme quality. Bodegas Masaveu, belonging to the Corporación Masaveu business group, was born in 1974 when this family acquired Bodegas Murua in the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin.
Pairing with the Syrah grapes, known for its robust and complex character, offers a wide range of culinary options to enhance its distinctive characteristics. When considering foods that complement and highlight the flavors of a Syrah, it is essential to take into account the richness of this red wine.
Exploring the Richness of Navarra Wines: An Unforgettable Experience. In the picturesque hills of northern Spain, where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see, lies the wine region of Navarra. With its rich winemaking tradition and a variety of grape varieties that adapt to diverse soils, Navarra wines are truly a gem in the world of wine.
Albariño wine from Matarromera wineries. Carlos Moro, head of the Matarromera Group, in his daily project to expand his wine sector with new acquisitions, more or less a year ago he launched the firm, Viña Caeira, in the Pontevedra municipality of Salvaterra de Miño.
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.
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 “.
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.
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.
What to know about a wine. When it comes to having a glass of wine or choosing a wine, we must know some basic concepts of wine. Characteristics that allow us to know and judge a wine better. This work is carried out in the winery by the ethnologist, but we can do a quick test when we are going to taste a wine.
Blood of Asturias. Cider Fanjul 100% natural. The Celts considered the apple tree as the tree of love. And to the apple as the fruit of luck, which was born from the earth thanks to the wise that rose by its branches and deposited in its fruit.
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.
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.
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.
Types of grapes most used in Spanish red wines. The most used types of grapes are diverse and of different regions.
Spain wine country par excellence has a very rich range of varieties of grapes most of them recognized worldwide.
Some are autochthonous and others are adapted and imported from other latitudes.
What we should take into account when giving a wine, if we really want to make a good gift and look good.
Wine is a product that always like to receive as a gift. Therefore, it gives us the peace of mind to be able to guess if we decide to give it away.
It can be used to give to friends, as well as to relatives.
What is terroir of wines? The climate, the grape, the land and the orientation of the vineyard, all this includes the concept “terroir”.
It is therefore a word that groups within itself, some basic concepts of the composition of a wine.
The wine no longer only depends on its preparation and aging, nowadays thanks to advanced techniques, the concept of “terroir” is the result of research into different aspects that encompass wine.
Its origin is French, to differentiate the wines produced in a specific area with specific characteristics. Sometimes the concept covers whole regions.
The Granxa Pegullal and its High Quality Products. In an area of Galicia, specifically in Salceda de Caselas in the province of Pontevedra stands the PEGULLAL PEACE, which was built in the 18th century.
Surrounded by a monumental wall that surrounds the farm. It is chaired by a majestic access gate. Crowned with the coat of arms of the Correa, Mendoza, Quirós, Sarmiento and Sotomayor families.
In addition, this luxury Galician architecture of this time, has a double access staircase that ends in a balustrade sun. Continue reading Granxa Pegullal: High Quality Products.→
The Queen of Albariño awarded Order of Knights of Wine. The Foundation, created in 1984 by “Wines from Spain” of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain.
Located in London, each year this institution “puts in solfa” two new characters.
Elected by secret ballot, recognizing and highlighting their work in the promotion of Spanish wines in the United Kingdom.
The old Cava in an artisanal way, is produced by the noble Vilarnau family. It was established in the 12th century in this privileged land of Penedes.
The name of the VILARNAU cava, is the etymological result of Vila Arnau.
Take the wine where you go. What wine lover would not like to carry a little wine with them wherever they go.
Today there are different ways to carry a little wine, easily and comfortably when you go out.
Since ancient times, there have been different ways of transporting wine in a particular way.
How to match wine with each type of food. Today we will explain how to match the wine with each type of food. A few months ago we explained part of this content, and now we want to expand. We remember what we said in his day:
It is about those who know less about the world of wine, but like to organize meals or dinners with friends, or simply be at a meal and have to choose a wine, know the general guidelines, and have a food matching guide and wines.