What will happen in the world of wine in 2021? Que pasará en el mundo del vino en 2021?

2020 will be remembered for many things in the wine industry, except the top actor was the global Covid-19 pandemic and its heavy repercussions on the wine business. Besides the common imperative to understand consumer behaviour, needs and trends, players in the wine production and international trade were additionally faced with many challenges, that still linger to this day. Not to mention the issues already present before the outbreak, tariffs, climate change, or logistics among others. Online Fairs It will be the general trend. In Italy there have been several editions with hundreds of wineries that have made known the products of the latest harvest. Now comes to Spain OnWine… Read More

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Valentine’s Day Wine Picks and Pairings

We’re treating our loved ones to some of these classic and surprise pairings for sparkling rosé, Pinot Noir, Sauternes, Port and more. Plus, 11 recommended recipes! Ready to go above and beyond this Valentine’s Day? Wine Spectator’s editors are sharing their go-to wine-and-food pairings for a romantic meal for two, from traditional duck and Pinot Noir to a Jazz Age classic pairing for Bordeaux dessert wines to off-the-radar wine picks for V-Day standbys. Just add flowers! Get more Valentine’s Day inspiration!• ABCs of Pairing Wine and Chocolate• 5 Favorite Recipes to Pair with Sparkling Wine• Valentine’s at Home: Spice-Crusted Pork Belly• 7 Romantic Chocolate Treats Put a retro spin on a Valentine’s Day classic with… Read More

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Report: Spain’s 2020 Wine Harvest – Informe: Vendimia 2020 de España

Multiple challenges along the way but optimism over quality as the vintage progressed The year 2020 will stand out in the memory for Spanish growers and bodegas for two main challenges: one related directly to the vineyard – mildew; the second related to Covid-19 and its impact on every aspect of the working life of a wine producer from the vineyard through to marketing. The weather brought many challenges over the year with very few regions getting off lightly. It was a much wetter year, especially for coastal regions, and generous spring rains coincided with warmer temperatures than usual. This provided the ideal conditions for mildew which required intense work… Read More

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What is convenient to know about Sherry wines to see the movie “The Summer We Live”.

Sherry wines have a special role in the film “The Summer We Live”. Before seeing it, it is interesting to know five aspects about the PDO Vinos de Jerez, its wineries and its products.There is a film, The Summer We Live, which has Marco de Jerez as a backdrop but at the same time among its protagonists there are vineyards, wines and wineries. That is why from the Denomination of Origin Vinos de Jerez they have in this article some interesting details to take into account, perfect to know them before watching the film or why not also afterwards. The Warner Bros production company explains that it is a love… Read More

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Spanish ham speaks to us

It is said that to appreciate an exclusive piece you have to allow it toexpress yourself, reveal your essence in each cut. Something that meets perfectlyacorn-fed 100% Iberian High Expression ham. The Cooperativa del Valle de los Pedroches (COVAP), in the Cordovan town of Pozoblanco, has been working for more than 60 years in theeconomic and social human development of the environment. The 300,000 hectares of continuous pasture through which his project extends are endowed with a unique microclimate and has the largest extension of holm oaks in the world. COVAP has, in this natural setting, its own herd of 100% Iberian pigs, registered in the genealogical tree and with… Read More

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the best 50 Great Cavas to try in 2020

Welcome to the 10th annual edition of 50 Great Cavas by Wine Pleasures 50 Great Cavas is the only competition that provides a comprehensive snapshot of Spain’s top Cavas. The ultimate aim of this competition is on the one hand to reward the best Cavas produced in Spain with medals and on the other to demonstrate to both the trade end the consumer that it is time to rediscover Cava and making it something we should all be drinking now. The Competiton Cavas are grouped according to dosage and ageing on the lees and then tasted blind by a panel of 4 judges. Judges are aware of the dosage levels… Read More

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Consuming olive oil leads to a younger brain in the elderly according to researchers

As people age, the more their brains could benefit from the action of an important component in olive oil. New research has revealed the deeper effects of hydroxytyrosol (HTyr): Not only does it protect brain functions from aging, but it may even restore the vitality of brain neurons, and multiply them.The antioxidant activity of hydroxytyrosol activates a sort of cleaning treatment for nervous cells.– Felice Tirone, researcher Italian scientists at the National Research Center (CNR) investigated how hydroxytyrosol works in those portions of the brain that generate new neurons throughout life. They discovered that HTyr impacts brain activities far beyond its well-known neuroprotective effects. Researchers at the CNR Biochemistry and Cellular biology Lab (CNR-Ibbc) were able… Read More

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