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Pink is the new gin!

 TAGS:undefinedGin Pink (not to confuse with a classic cocktail) appears like a new fever in the post-Gin & Tonic era. Only time will tell if the gin pink has come to stay, but in the meanwhile, the big brands are already betting on this new product. 

That is the case of the Beefeater Pink. This brand new gin adds a new and bold pink face to the brand’s product range and appears as a punky hommage of London’s underground club culture. From the bottle label, inspired by the typical concert poster, up to a graffiti on the glass bottle and the gin’s neon pink colour as a reminder of the city’s underground clubs – everything resembles the urban, rebel and restless London.

Smooth, intense and pink, Beefeater Pink is a unique fusion of strawberries, citrus and dill, created for those who seek new experiences every day.

Enjoy it!

 

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Beefeater Pink is balanced and fresh. Smooth strawberry, citrus and juniper flavour 

Bodegas Torres: The World’s Most Admired Winery 2018

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To the professional’s of this sector, Bodegas Torres stands out again as “The world’s most admired brand of wines” according to the British magazine, Drinks International.

Again, the ancient family winery from the Penedès, Spain, occupies the pole position of the magazine’s annual ranking of 50 brands as it had before. It’s the only Spanish and European bodega leading the first place.

The winery goes back in history nearly 150 years and has been in family hands for 5 generations. Discover our Favourites from Bodegas Torres!

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Celeste Roble 2016

 

 

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Altos Ibéricos Crianza 2014

 

 

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Altos Ibéricos Reserva 2012

 

 

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Jaime I

 

 

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Torres 10

Top 20 Products of March at Uvinum

 TAGS:undefinedDiscover our 20 bestselling products of March at Uvinum. Thanks to their great price-value-ratio, these wines have turned into our customers’ favourites. Get seduced by the taste of the Uvinum community and dare yourself to try new flavours.

Wine Selection

 

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Borsao Selección 2016

 

 

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Farnese Fantini Sangiovese Terre Di Chieti 2016

 

 

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Porta 6 2016

 

 

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Aviva Pink Gold

 

 

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Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial

 

 

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Domaine Horgelus Colombard-Sauvignon Blanc 2017

 

 

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E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2016

 

 

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E. Guigal Tavel Rosé 2016

 

 

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Les Jamelles Chardonnay 2015

 

 

Spirits Selection

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Courvoisier V.S. 1L

 

 

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Fernet Branca

 

 

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Grey Goose Vodka 1L

 

 

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Chivas Regal 12 Year old 1L

 

 

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Jinzu Gin

 

 

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Bombay Sapphire 1L

 

 

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J&B 1L

 

 

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Cîroc Vodka 1L

 

 

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Gordon’s London Dry Gin 1L

 

 

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The Macallan Amber

 

 

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Gin Puerto de Indias Strawberry

 

 

9 Champagnes, Spanish cavas and Italian proseccos for Christmas Eve

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Good fizz pairs with nearly everything – from sushi to steak – but it goes especially well with parties. From affordable Spanish cava or Italian prosecco to sparkling prestige cuvées, discover the corks to pop for Christmas, that is just around the corner.

  

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Sacchetto Fili Prosecco Vino 2015: elegant, fresh, gently.

 

 

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Prosecco Belstar Extra Dry: fresh, soft, creamy, with a rich finish and very tasty.

 

 

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Bellavista Alma Cuvée Brut Franciacorta Franciacorta: lively and persistent, the bubbles small and long-lasting.

 

 

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Gramona Argent Rose 2012: attractive, dry, with fruity notes and a slightly floral background.

 

 

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Llopart Integral Brut Nature 2015: fresh, fruity, flavourful, with a good acidity.

 

 

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At Roca Rosat Reserva 2014: Very fruity, fresh and with a great acidity, fine and elegant.

 

 

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Veuve Clicquot Brut: Frank and dynamic. Its persistence is extraordinary aromatic.

 

 

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Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut: An excellent and elegant champagne with a complex, fine perlage. 

 

 

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Dom Pérignon Vintage Luminous Label 2006: succulent champagne with aromas of cassis cream, toasted almond, coffee and anise.

 

 

9 benefits of wine for your health

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Drinking wine is an undisputable joy. The better if it comes with a great number of advantages for our health. Do you want to know which ones?

Among others, wine improves the memory, helps prevent the apparition of cataracts as well as improve our cardiovascular system and even diminishes tooth decay.

But why does wine bring so many advantages to your health? One of the keys lies in the resveratrol, a vegetal component (polyphenols) which is found in red grapes’ skins as well as seeds and contains multiple benefits for your organism. Containing more of this component, red wines deliver far more benefits than white wines.

Well, now you know if you maintain a balanced diet, exercise regularly and drink one of two glasses of red wine per day as per the World Health Organization, your body will benefit from the numerous advantages of wine. Would you like to discover all of them? Check out our infographic!

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Pruno 2014: Pruno 2014 is one of Spain’s most famous and wanted wines. To Robert Parker it’s the world’s best wine according to its price-value-ratio, highly praising it at several occasions.

 

 

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Macán Clásico 2011: a vintage of the successful game of Macán Clásico wines is only released.

 

 

7 alcohol-free cocktails you must give a try

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Alcohol-free cocktails are excellent choices for pregnant women and families with children that want to share countless varieties of delicious and tasty mixes. 

1. Citric cocktail with tea

This drink is ideal for the cold part of the year. It has a soft citric taste and should be prepared a day ahead of consumption.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of squeezed orange juice.
  • ¾ cup of instant tea
  •  ½ cup of sweet lemonade
  • ½ cup of caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 pinches of ground cloves

Preparations:

  1. Mix all the ingredients well together and keep them in a container with lid for 1 day.
  2. Boil 3/4 of a cup water for each tablespoon of mix.
  3. Before serving, you can decorate the glass with slices of orange and a stick of cinnamon.

2. Cider with herbs

One of the best parts of this drink is its lovely aroma. In addition, it’s a very good alternative drink in colder regions.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons of aromatic cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 pinch of aromatic pepper
  • 6 cups of apple cider

Preparation:

  1. Mix the sugar, the water, and the spices together in a pot that holds 1 liter and cook it for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix the prepared sugar mix and the cider in a pot of 2 litres and cook on high temperature for 8 minutes. Remove from the heat. Strain and serve.

3. Lemon Smoothie

This drink should be served in a tall glass, and is enough for 4 persons.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of milk
  • ¾ cup of lemon juice
  • 1 small box of condensed milk
  • 2 egg whites with 3 tablespoons of sugar. Whisked together until fluffy.
  • 2 tablespoons of finely grated lemon zest
  • Sugar to taste

Preparation:

  1. Mix together milk, lemon juice, sugar and the condensed milk in a mixmaster for 3 minutes. Whisk egg white with sugar                                                                        
  2. Pour the sorbet into the glasses and top of with whisked egg whites.                        
  3. Sprinkle over the grated lemon zest.

 

4. Alcohol-free Piña Colada

The same as the original recipe for Piña Colada and a very refreshing drink, this alcohol-free version can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of pineapple juice
  • 2 balls of rum ice cream with prunes
  • 8 drops of coconut cream
  • 4 slices of pineapple
  • 4 cocktail cherry

Preparation:

  1. Mix the pineapple juice, the coconut cream, and the ice cream.
  2. Keep the mix in the fridge until serving.
  3. Decorate every glass with a slice of pineapple and cocktail cherries.

5. Apple cocktail with peppermint:

This is a very refreshing drink, healthy and very easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice                                                                                      
  • 2 apples
  • 0,5 deciliter of sparkly water
  • Peppermint leaves to taste
  • Crushed ice to taste

Preparation:

  • Add 2 leaves of peppermint to the lemon juice.
  • Peel the apples, take out the core and crush the apples finely
  • Add the lemon juice to the crushed apples.
  • Add the sparkly water.
  • Pour the mix into a large pitcher, add the ice and decorate the drink with a few leaves of peppermint. 

6. Tropical Drink:

This recipe can be done in 15 minutes, it’s nutritional and tastes just lovely.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 guava
  • 1 small papaya
  • 1 sugar apple
  • 1 banana                                                                                                                      
  • 8 passion fruits

Preparation:

  1. Squeeze the oranges, pour them into mixmaster, add the pulp of guava, papaya, and the sugar apple.
  2. Liquidize the ingredients. Add the banana and mix everything.
  3. Pour the mix into glasses and add a little bit off passionfruit pulp.
  4. Let the glasses stay in the fridge for a while, and serve cold.

 

7. Strawberry cocktail with cinnamon

You can decorate this cocktail with 2 slices of orange zest.

Ingredients:

  • 29 ml of syrup
  • 5 strawberries
  • 103 ml half cream
  • 44 ml cream
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Crushed ice

Preparation:

  1. Put the syrup, the strawberries, the half cream and the crushed ice into the mixer.
  2. Mix well. Serve in tall glasses.
  3. Top off with cream and sprinkle over cinnamon.

 

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Teichenne Peach alcohol-free

 

 

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Teichenne Apple alcohol-free

 

 

11 false myths about wine

 TAGS:undefinedWine can sometimes be related to ideas that seem very far from reality. But if you are a true wine lover or simply want to learn more about wine, you’ll certainly find this interesting. 

1. The older the better

Many people believe that the more time wine is kept in the barrel for aging, the better it gets. The describing terms, “young”, “barrel aged” and “reserve”, do not indicate the quality of the wine but its age. It is true that some types of wine need longer time to mature and, for this reason, they have higher production costs than other with less maturing time, like the “reserve” wines. Hence, they are more expensive, but not necessarily better.

Most of the wines produced today are meant to be consumed within 3 years. As to the “maturity” of a wine, there are many myths. There are many “reserve” wines that are of lower quality.

2. Red wine with meat, white wine with fish

This is another phrase that many have taken as the standard but it’s not necessarily true. Although red wine goes better with stronger dishes and white wine with soft dishes, this rule is subject to the type of wine and plate to serve. The real secret of a good combination is that wine enhances the flavor of the food and the other way round.

3. Rosé wine is for women

Rosé wine always had a reputation as an easy-to-drink-wine and to be of lower quality than red or white, chosen by people that are not too keen on wine and women. But this belief, in addition to being sexist, is meaningless. There are high-quality rosé wines which, moreover, are an ideal accompaniment to vegetables, pasta, rice or omelets.

4. I only drink Rioja and Ribera to make sure 

No one disputes that the origins of Rioja and Ribera del Duero are Spain’s most famous appellations and have various premium wineries. But because of this reason, many of their wines have a premium quality without any justification.

It is also true that there are appellations with an excellent quality offering good wines at a lower price. Some Spanish examples include Toro, Bierzo, Rias Baixas, Somontano, Penedes, Terra Alta, Jumilla, and Alicante.

5. Spanish cava or champagne are for desserts

Another myth asserted without substance. Although it is common to enjoy champagne or cava together with the dessert, this is the worst thing you can do with a Brut or a Dry cava as it spoils the sweet combination. For dessert or after dinner, it is best to choose a sweet or semi-dry cava which is fresher and smoother.

Similar to wines, there are also different kinds of Spanish cavas depending on their maturing time (Young, Reserva, and Gran Reserva) and the type of grapes used in the assemblage (cava can only be made of 9 varieties). In addition, they are distinguished by the amount of contained sugar. There are 6 varieties depending on the sweetness of cava: Brut, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry, Dry, and Sweet. Dry Spanish cavas are suitable to pair with appetizers, seafood, and fish while a Brut goes perfectly with stews or ham.

6. If the cap is not corked the wine is bad

We have become very used to corks but many wines are kept well with screw caps. This doesn’t only apply to wines of poor quality.

On the one hand, screw caps can be problematic for packing vintage wines with more need for oxygen. But on the other hand, they are perfect for young wines.

7. White wine is served cold, and red tempered

Wine should be served at the temperature indicated by the production warehouse. Wines with long aging are usually served at approximately 18 degrees; White wines are served colder: a young white wine should be served at about 6 or 8 degrees meanwhile the matured ones at about 9 or 12 degrees.

8. Look at the cork to see if it’s gone bad

In many restaurants, the waiter leaves the wine cork on the table so the guest can smell it. And surely, you can smell it, but the smelling of the cork will not tell you anything about the wine you’re about to drink. But you can check if the cork is whole and, therefore, no cork pieces in the wine.

9. White wines give a headache

False, the addition of sulfites to wines for their conservation is something that is studied increasingly, and now you can obtain a better preservation with a smaller amount of added sulfites. Anyway, the sulfur of sulfites is not responsible for headaches.

10. The wine acids are bad

Heartburn is alkaline. If the wine has no acidity, it will not combine with any food.

11. Open the bottle and let the wine breathe

A question often asked in restaurants. But they might as well serve it straight away. To have any effect on the wine, the bottle has to be opened several hours before serving. You will get the same effect and much faster after some minutes in the glass. 

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Cune Crianza 2012: a red wine with Rioja DO from Cune (CVNE) cellar based on the best of Garnacha Negra and Garnacha Tinta from 2012 and with an alcoholic strength of 13.5º

 

 

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Hacienda López de Haro Tempranillo 2014: a red wine with DO Rioja based on the top of tempranillo from 2014 vintage and has an alcohol content of 13.5º.

 

 

How long does an open wine bottle last?

 TAGS:undefinedSurely, the following situation will sound familiar to you. You just bought a bottle of excellent wine or sparkling for a party. With a thrill of expectation, you open and enjoy it very much but at the end of the evening, there is still some wine left inside. You think it would be a shame to leave this bottle open because the wine runs the risk to go bad.
Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks which help conserve open bottles better and avoid that this wine which you fell so much in love with converts into a vinegar-like liquid.

For instance, respect the optimal time regarding the type of wine and its appropriate environmental conditions. So, if you don’t want to preoccupy yourself with vinegar wine, discover our infographic about conserving opened wine bottles and learn what you can do to maintain the open bottle of wine in good conditions.

Discover our new infographic about storing wine!

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Viña Ardanza Reserva 2005 is a Rioja from the La Rioja Alta cellar based on tempranillo and garnacha of 2005 and 13.5º of alcohol strength.

 

 

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Pruno 2014: a red wine with Ribera del Duero DO from Finca Villacreces cellar which blend contains tinta fina of 2014 and 13.5º of volume of alcohol.

 

 

Are you aware of the benefits of wine on health? Discover them now!

 TAGS:undefinedDrinking wine is an undisputable joy. The better if it comes with a great number of advantages for our health. Do you want to know which ones?

Among others, wine improves the memory, helps prevent the apparition of cataracts as well as improve our cardiovascular system and even diminishes tooth decay.

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But why does wine bring so many advantages for your health? One of the keys lies in the resveratrol, a vegetal component (polyphenols), which is found in red grapes’ skins as well as seeds and contains multiple benefits for your organism. Containing more of this component, red wine delivers far more benefits than white wine.

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Well, now you know, if you maintain a balanced diet, exercise regularly and drink one of two glasses of red wine per day as per the World Health Organization, your body will benefit from the numerous advantages of wine. Would you like to discover all of them? See our infographic!