TIPOS DE COPAS

Wednesday March 7th, 2018 / /

LA FORMA IMPORTA  La copa en la que vamos a disfrutar nuestro vino condicionará su aroma, sabor, equilibrio y gusto. Sorprendentemente, el mismo vino servido en copas diferentes puede expresarse completamente distinto. La función de la copa es permitir que el vino se desarrolle y que sus aromas se dirijan en la dirección correcta, así […]

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FACTORES DE INFLUENCIA EN EL VINO

Wednesday March 7th, 2018 / /

LO QUE DETERMINA SU CALIDAD Podemos definir 4 factores de influencia que determinarán la calidad de un vino. Variedad de uva Clima Suelo Terruño VARIEDAD DE UVA Se dice que hay más de 10.000 variedades de uvas en el mundo. No todas ellas catalogadas ni válidas para producir vino. Las uvas de mesa no son […]

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SPECIAL WINES

Wednesday February 28th, 2018 / /

THE BEYOND THE WINE In previous publications, we discussed the great wine classifications and their typologies. This time we will focus on those we called special wines, that is, those that have unique characteristics derived from: Type of grapes with which they are made, affected by a climatic influence or external agent. Winemaking process different […]

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VINO Y SALUD

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 / /

El vino, que podríamos considerarlo alimento por su importancia histórica en la dieta y por su procedencia, se considera un alcohol aunque sea de baja graduación y, por tanto, como todo requiere un consumo moderado. Gracias a su alto contenido en polifenoles, el vino tinto elimina los radicales libres y protege el corazón. Existen unas […]

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LAS CIFRAS DEL VINO EN ESPAÑA

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 / /

España es el primer productor mundial en superficie según datos de la OIV con unas plantaciones que cubren algo más de 1M de hectáreas de nuestro país. Pensemos que toda la unión europea tiene una superficie cercana al triple (3,3 M aprox.) y en el mundo hay un total de cerca de 7,5M de hectáreas […]

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WINE CLASSIFICATIONS

Thursday February 8th, 2018 / /

WINE CATEGORIES We can distinguish 5 basic classifications to categorize wine: general or by its elaboration: this classification will divide between still wines and those that have some special characteristic derived from their elaboration process. by its sugar content: depending on the residual sugar content of the wine (remaining from its fermentation) we can distinguish […]

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TYPES OF BOTTLES: MARKING THE DIFFERENCE

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 / /

DEFINITION OF BOTTLE According to the Real Academia de la Lengua Española, it is called a “glass vessel, cooked clay or other material, with a narrow neck, which serves to contain liquids” The origin of this term is coined in ancient Rome from the Latin word “ampulla“. The glass bottles as we know them in […]

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THE WINE IN SPAIN: PART OF OUR CULTURE AND HISTORY.

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 / /

The origin of wine in Spain dates from the first plantations in the year 3,000 B.C. with the arrival of the Phoenicians to our lands, although the first crops did not begin until 1100 B.C. in the area of ​​what is now Cádiz, on the western Andalusian coast. Throughout the time of the Roman Empire […]

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La Bobal, estrella emergente

Tuesday September 26th, 2017 /

Sólo el Tempranillo supera a la Bobal como variedad tinta con mayor superficie plantada en España –más de 200.000 hectáreas-. Es la variedad reina y nativa en la Denominación de Origen Utiel-Requena, en la meseta interior de la provincia de Valencia, a 700 metros de altitud media y a 70 kilómetros de distancia del Mediterráneo. […]

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La bravura de la D.O. Toro

Tuesday September 26th, 2017 /

Medio centenar de bodegas se amparan bajo la Denominación de Origen Toro, que se asienta en el extremo occidental de la región de Castilla y León, en la provincia de Zamora, y por el que se abre paso el majestuoso río Duero, en una superficie dedicada al viñedo de unas 8.000 hectáreas, de las que […]

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BOTTLE SIZES

Thursday September 7th, 2017 / /

Throughout history wine has been changing containers for transport and conservation. From the time when the wine was transported in clay amphorae to the daily use of the bottles, many years have passed and other materials such as wood and even animal skins have been carried out, but the concern to keep the wines in […]

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BASIC CONCEPTS

Thursday September 7th, 2017 / /

What is wine? Wine (from the Latin vinum) is a drink obtained from the grape (Vitis vinifera species) by alcoholic fermentation of its must or juice. This fermentation is produced by the metabolic action of yeast, which transforms the sugars of the fruit into alcohol (ethanol) and this chemical reaction releases gas in the form […]

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WINE HISTORY

Thursday September 7th, 2017 / /

Wine and Humanity Wine has been and will be part of man’s own history and culture as one of the first creations of humanity. The ancient historians considered the origin of wine in Prehistory. We could think of wine as one of the first discoveries about chemical reactions, even if they were casual or spontaneous. […]

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