How is white wine made? White wine making is quite a simple in concept. So how is white wine made? A winemaker receives the freshly harvested grapes, presses the juice, ferments it using yeasts, lets it mature and then bottles the wine. What do we expect or look for in the grape before harvesting? Freshness […]
Many wines nowadays carry the phrase “high-altitude wine” on the label. Some may see this as a phrase for marketing pourposes to sell more bottles. But what is altitude in wine and why it could become more and more important? What effect does altitude have on wine, and what difference does it make? The European […]
When we speak about ‘Old World’ wine, we are referring to wine made in Europe. However, its cultural roots go back to the Roman Empire, where the first techniques of wine production, storage and distribution were developed.
The festive season is upon us and the dilemma for what to cook and what to serve for the big feast to your family (or maybe to yourself this year due to the pandemic) is always a top issue. And what will the drink menu be?
Last week we went to visit Caves Forns Raventòs in a small town called Santa Fe del Penedés. While Marc’s own cava production is quite a recent activity, his family has been growing grapes since 1836.
What is so common between coffee and wine? Once you get to know these two beverages more, you will be surprised how very similar they are in so many aspects. It is true however that coffee still doesn’t get enough hype as wine does.
Ok, so this is something I have been meaning to write about at some point, but since we are all at home now staying safe and keeping everyone else (!) safe, it is the perfect time to bake bread, focaccia, pizza or any other similar things. This is the best way to have fresh good […]
Porto is a beautiful city that you should visit at least once in your life. Picturesque buildings covered in azulejos and the intriguing history of the Vila Nova de Gaia, it truly is a beauty. I suggest you walk the city, it can get a bit challenging at times for its steep hills but it’s […]
Have you ever been to Venice before? I had already visited it various times, in different moments of my life and in different moments of the year, and I always find something very special about it.
I have come to Nice so many times with my family but we really never get tired of this place.