Discover Your Wine Horoscope For 2018


We all know our signs of the Chinese zodiac and horoscope, our elements and spirit animal. But do not miss the wine of your soul. At Uvinum, we have consulted the stars to know which wine matches best with your essence in this year 2018.


The Aries are strong, a little stubborn and always wanting to come first. As a force of nature, you know how to impress those around you and are not easy to forget. Such a memorable character is only satisfied with an unforgettable wine like the Belondrade y Lurton 2015. This wine, which has revolutionised the Spanish white wine market, highlights an incredible integration between fruit and wood.


Why do we love the Taurus so much? Because you are a kind, honest person that gives us a sense of security. But above all, you like to enjoy everything that life has to offer. A zodiac as sensual as you finds the best company in the Llopart Brut Rosé Cava, an elegant cuvée of Garnacha, Monastrell and Pinot Noir that seduces on any occasion.


As a Gemini, you are always in search of a new experience. Your restless spirit knows how to move worlds and adapts perfectly to any situation. No wonder you have so many different friends. In the famous “Comfort Zone” you do not feel comfortable at all. If they were people, your best friends would be Adventure, Innovation and Curiosity. With these strengths, no one can stop you. You want to fly, you’re going to fly. You do not follow, but you create trends among your friends. And therefore, the wine that best represents you in 2018 is the Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial: Balanced, cool and trendy.


Under that hard shell is a heart of gold. Cancers, like good wines, need time. But once opened, they develop all their beauty and inner delicacy. You choose your friends very carefully but then you take care of them as if they were your children. And they know how lucky they are to enjoy such a special person like you. Each cup that is taken with you is a cup full of love and compassion. A classic like you needs a classic like the Marqués de Murrieta Reserva 2013. Favourite of experts like Robert Parker and an excellent companion that improves with each vintage.


The world hears your roar, and your family and your friends follow you wherever you go. You break with old habits and create new trends. Deservedly the protagonist, unique and of an indomitable character you need a worthy wine like Gérard Bertrand’s Naturalys Merlot. A biodynamic French that, just like you, is a leader in his area that also shows great respect for its roots and the earth.


Although many think you are sensitive and fragile, you are a more complex person. You are very strong, but you show a lot of sensitivity and tenderness. With your arms always open, ready to welcome strangers and turn them into friends, sometimes they leave you with wounds. But these small sacrifices are worth it and you quickly recognize who your true friends are, of whom you have many. The Miraval Rosé 2016 frames your spirit to perfection: it is fresh and has a complex structure with delicious notes of red fruits.


The classic pound that always seeks balance. You like making decisions but it is not one of your strengths. In moments of chaos you offer tranquillity and serenity, and when the party lacks spirit you come to the rescue telling the latest adventures of your daily life with grace and elegance. We do not know how, but you always know how to contribute just what was missing and that is why you have so many friends. You do not forget anyone, and nobody forgets you. You are an integral part of the life of your loved ones. And this leads to the following conclusion: your wine of 2018 is the Llopart Integral Brut Nature.


Friendly, empathetic and ambitious – Scorpio-like, you are very popular among your friends. Another of your superpowers is your subtlety and your pure presence. You stay behind the scenes to get out at the right time. Be at work, at a party or to defend your friends against any danger with your poisonous sting. No one has seen you come but you have come to stay. Pleasant and with a special touch, the Sommos Collection Gewürztraminer 2016 – just like you – knows how to conquer hearts in seconds.


It’s amazing how you always know how to aim with your bow. Optimism, ambition and a fever of travel are your constant companions. You like to travel, see beautiful landscapes and expand the horizon. You enjoy giving colour to your life and that of your loved ones because a world without colours would be sad and boring. You believe in opportunities offered by destiny and in some magical way you do not miss one. In 2018, your path will take you to many various places, but it will be framed by a glass of Gïk Live, a pioneer like you, the first blue wine in the world.


Each of your steps is well thought out. You know the way, although not always the destination. But it is just what makes you so special. Enjoying the present, you face the future. You quickly come out as the unexpected star of each party, turning strangers into friends and you will keep many of them for the rest of your life thanks to your persistent character. A person like you only finds the best companion in a wine like El Molar 2016. It is written as your biography, experts and novices evaluate this Spanish with excellent reviews, like a diamond to discover.


All life begins in the water. This simple fact makes you an important connector of humanity. And although you are not always the protagonist, you will always be a fundamental part of your group of friends. You are a welcome guest at each party and you should not miss out on any wines, such as the Pago de los Capellanes Joven Roble. Young, fresh, tasty and vivacious, it combines power, structure and rich freshness.


Under the sea, under the sea, darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter.” Cheerful and moved, you find security and more happiness when you are surrounded by your family and your closest friends. But to truly appreciate these treasures of life, from time to time it is good to get away. Whether it’s by plane, car or bike – it does not matter, because you’re only going to come back with recharged batteries and new energies. That’s why the 2016 Bicicletas y Peces Verdejo seems to be specially made for you. Vivacious and made to enjoy, this is your wine to enjoy in 2018.

Wine Selection for the Mobile World Congress 2018

From Monday, 26th of February, till Thursday, 1st of March, Barcelona will be filled with suits and innovative technology. Every year, the Mobile World Congress 2018 brings together man and woman from all around the world to exchange expertise and introduce new products and technologies. 

You meet people who you wouldn’t be able to meet during the rest of the year. So, people use this opportunity for extended lunches, after-parties and dinners. Moreover, we can see an increased interest in European wines, mainly from Spain and France. But not just any wines. No, oh no. We’re talking about the créme de la crème of wines, royal grapes, delicious gems that you wouldn’t enjoy in your everyday life. 

At Uvinum, we have matched the MWC 2018 visitors’ interest with our product catalogue to present you our selection of wines for this year’s Mobile World Congress. I hope you find what you’re looking for! 

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Vega Sicilia Único 2008

Vega Sicilia Único 2008 assembles to perfection the qualities of tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon. Probably one of the wines with the longest ageing process in the world. 



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Ornellaia 2008, a red wine from the region of Hermitage produced with Syrah from the 2012 vintage.



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E. Guigal La Landonne 2005: The E. Guigal La Landonne 2005 is the ideal red to combine with birds and meat. Uvinum users rate this red wine with 4 out of 5 points 



 TAGS:Château Mouton Rothschild 2009Château Mouton Rothschild 2009

Château Mouton Rothschild 2009, a red wine from Pauillac made of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc of 2009 and has an alcoholic strength of 13%. The Château Mouton Rothschild 2009 is the ideal red to combine with foie and veal. 



 TAGS:Château Haut-Brion 2010Château Haut-Brion 2010

Château Haut-Brion 2010 is the ideal red to combine with red meat and cheese. According to Uvinum users, this red wine earns 4 out of 5 points while renowned wine experts rate it as follows: Robert Parker: 100 and Wine Spectator: 99. 



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Contador 2015, a red wine from the region of Rioja based on the best Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano from 2015 and shows an alcoholic content of 14.5%.



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Petrus 2009: The few people who were able to taste Petrus 2009 say that this is an exceptional wine to enjoy from 2020. Internationally renowned critics gave this French red excellent reviews boosting the wine’s value and recognition. 



 TAGS:Flor de Pingus 2014Flor de Pingus 2014

Flor de Pingus 2014 is a red wine from Ribera del Duero produced by Dominio de Pingus that is based on 2014 Tempranillo, Tinto Fino, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinta Fina and has an alcohol content of 15%. 



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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2012 a red wine from Ribera del Duero made of Tempranillo, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinto Fino of 2012 and presents an alcohol content of 14%. 

Recipes With Wine For The Cold Weather


When the cold tightens, we need to warm up. Nothing better than some recipes with wine to give flavour to the dishes, and incidentally, to cope with the winter days.

Sausages with red wine

It is a classic of a home cooking recipe. To make the dish we will need large sausages, potatoes, onion, garlic and a glass of red wine. This dish is very easy to make and you can personalize it with your own mix of herbs and various spices.

Chorizo with wine

It is a perfect tapa or appetiser that is great with vermouth. Mix onion, bay leaf, small sausages, red wine and a little salt. Sprinkle with the red wine chorizos and add a pinch of salt. It is normal to present them cut into slices covered in sauce in a clay pot.

Sirloin with red wine

To make this recipe, we will take sirloin medallions, potatoes, butter, cream, 750 ml of red wine, salt, pepper and some herbs. We can add a grated cheese on top of the potatoes to make it different and then pour wine into a casserole dish next to the sirloin.

Pears with wine

It is another traditional and perfect recipe for a hot dessert. Take 4 pears, for example, half a glass of white or red wine, water, cinnamon and sugar. We start by boiling the white wine with half a litre of water, sugar and cinnamon stick. Then we will place the pears and cook them. Later, we will introduce the pears in the wine sauce to cook them for a few minutes. We can let them cool down and serve them with the red wine sauce that we will have prepared.

Hot chocolate with red wine

If you are passionate about chocolate and wine, you are in luck because you can combine both ingredients. A sweet mixture that is made in a moment, mixing milk and chocolate, and then red wine is added. Everything is heated to make it better.

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Campo Viejo Tempranillo is a composition of Tempranillo grapes from various regions of the Rioja to achieve the purest taste of this varietal. A modern wine which honours its legacy.


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Barbazul 2014 is a full-bodied Spanish wine from Andalusia. The “Blue Beard”, a peculiar name for a red wine, is potent, round and full-bodied. 

Speak Wine Or Sip It


Hands up who can identify with the following reaction to poetic wine tasting notes like these. We read:

A straightforward sip with a mouth-filling and rich character” or “Great fruit on the attack and a dry mid-palate“. 

We think: “Mouthfilling….of course, it fills my mouth,  I just took a sip. Straightforward….can a wine lie to me? Mid…what, who attacks?”

Wine language is the expression of a social development that has been delivered to us figuratively in a Bordeaux wine glass. Worldwide renowned wine critics like Jancis Robinson or Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, have built and formed an elegant language that was meant to be for the wine elite and people who spend their time mainly with wine for professional or personal reasons. This had some advantages marketing-wise on the one hand and quality-wise on the other. Nonetheless, this evolved use of language has alienated wine from common people who just enjoy drinking wine. 

Today, everything is different. There comes a new generation that demands inclusivity in society in all aspects, even for wine. Millennials, the most polemic generation of the past 50 years, want to drink, enjoy and even understand wine. Love us or hate us – yes, I am one of them – but we brought back wine to people like you and me. If interested we can still find these kinds of wine descriptions and they still have a place in the world. It is just that their meaning has changed. Now, you can get a simple and -let’s say it- ‘straightforward’ description of a wine. Instead of a ruby red with garnet rim, a wine can be just ruby red or deep red. Instead of a nose of strawberry ginger marmalade, a wine can smell of fruity and spicy aromas. The taste of fresh cut grass after a lush summer rain is allowed to be just a slightly bitter finish. 

Just a thought: The world of wine is a very open one. There is room for elegant, artistic descriptions but without judging those who just want to get information. In the end, both groups share one goal which is to enjoy wine as it comes and that is the way it should be.

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Porta 6 2016 is the product of the fertile vineyards from the Alenquero and Cadaval, in the mountains in the North of Lisbon. 


 TAGS:Gïk Live (blue wine)Gïk Live (blue wine)

By drinking Gïk Live, you are drinking something innovative. You are drinking the possibility of creating your own rules. 

3 Best Wines to Pair with Pizza and Your Friday Night Dinner Date

 TAGS:undefinedPizza and wine are a match made in heaven, but it is important to get the pairing right. Some of the wines that you may want to choose for pairing with pizza include red wines, sparkling wines and even some white wines for specific types of pizza. Here are a few of the best wines to consider for pairing when you have a Friday night pizza date:

Classic Italian Pizzas and Mild Red or Rose Wines

Pizza may seem like a casual food but pairing it with the right wine may be more difficult than you think. Combinations of ingredients, base sauces and meat make mild red wines the best choice for classic pizzas. Some of the best wines for the pizzas we all know, and love include:

  • Chateau Lestrille Capmartin Bordeaux Clairet for spicy pepperoni pizza
  • Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016 For Classic Margherita (tomato sauce) and cheese pizza
  • Lambrusco Palazzo Vecchio Rosso to a mild wine to pair with authentic Italian pizza

The best wines for pairing with pizza are those that help to bring out the flavours of ingredients without overpowering them with the flavour of the wine. And, it often depends on the type of pizza and ingredients as to what wine you pair with it.

Pairings for Other Italian Dishes and Meaty or Spicy Pizza Variations

Your date may want to try something other than pizza or choose to order a speciality pizza without the classic ingredients. Here are some wines to pair with dessert and other Italian dishes to cover any situation:

  • Reds for BBQ and Pizza with Red Meat
  • Red Lambrusco for pizza with meaty flavours

Prosecco and Italian Sparkling Wines for Desert Dishes

If you want to impress your dinner guest, pair desert dishes with mildly sweat sparkling wines. Prosecco is an excellent choice, for sweater deserts, choose brut sparkling wines, and for deserts with less sugar, pair them with seco, semi seco or dolce sparkling wines.

As you can see, choosing the right wines to pair with your favourite pizza is harder than you may think. Try some of these wines for your pizza dinner date to match the Italian flavours with the perfect wines.

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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is beyond any doubt the most emblematic wine from New-Zealand.


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Chateau Lestrille Capmartin Bordeaux Clairet: a rosé wine from Bordeaux produced by Chateau Lestrille Capmartin. 


5 Tips to Start Wine Collecting On a Tight Budget

 TAGS:undefinedIf you are interested in starting a wine collection, there are many different wines to choose from. Some of the wines cost a fortune, but there are still some very good options if you want to start collecting wine. Some things that you may want to do to start collecting wine on a budget include:

Plan Your Budget and Your Storage

First, you will want to plan your wine collection. To start, set a budget for how much you want to spend on your wine collection, which can be monthly or annually. Storage of wine is also important, and there are many different options today, which include storing your wine in a cellar, buying a wine cooler or investing in a custom-built wine cabinet to keep your wines at the perfect temperature.

Choose Wines That You Are Familiar With

One mistake that beginning wine collectors make is that they get too carried away with their wine choices. If you are just starting your collection, it is best to start off slow and with wines that you are familiar with or have some knowledge of. Keep it simple and choose wines that are well-known. You will have a chance to be more daring with your wine choices as your collection begins to grow.

Be Daring, But Taste Wines Before Collecting Them

Investing in wine for your collection can be fun, and you may want to be more daring. As a rule of thumb, you will want to taste wines before you buy them. As you establish your wine collection, more wines will become familiar to you and the process of tasting and buying wine will be easier.

Find Deals on Wines That Are Overstocked

There are many choices of wines that range in price from a few pounds to thousands. If you have a set budget, you will get the most value from more affordable wines. There are also many wines that are on sale and need to be sold to make room for new stock. Start your wine collection with discounts and deals on wines that are on sale.

Choose Wines to Start Your Collection and Store Them Safe in The Cellar

When you have a plan and are ready to start your collection, you will be ready to start choosing your first wines. Start with a variety of wines that you have tasted and are familiar with. If you want to be daring and add something special to your collection, you can choose wines like, Brunello di Montalcino, which is becoming a popular choice amongst collectors.

Getting a wine collection started may not be as difficult as you think. With a little knowledge and a small budget, you can start storing wines away in a cellar or specially designed wine cabinet.

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Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1Er Cru Morgeot Blanc 2015: a white wine from Chassagne-Montrachet made of 2015 grapes. Uvinum users reviewed this white wine with 4 of 5 points. 

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Domaine Hubert Lamy Chassagne-Montrachet 1Er Cru Les Chaumées 2015: a white wine from Chassagne-Montrachet with 2015 grapes. At Uvinum, this white wine scores an average rate of 4 of 5 points. 

3 Red Wine Desserts To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

 TAGS:undefinedIf you have a sweet tooth and are looking for great desert recipes, red wine may be the secret ingredient you were looking for. It will add the perfect colour and flavour to poached apples and pears, or even give your chocolate cake a tasty kick. Some of the best dessert recipes that are infused with red wine include:

Poach Red Wine Apples to Make a Boring Fruit Desert Delicious

Poached fruit like apples or pears are an excellent choice to start with an easy infused wine recipe. Apples and cinnamon are a fail-proof dessert if you are looking for something easy and elegant. To start, you will need to gather ingredients, which include:

• Fresh red apples
• Cinnamon
• Red wine
• Sugar
• Water

First, peel 4 apples and cover them with a tablespoon of cinnamon, 2 cups of sugar, and approximately 2 cups of red wine. Add water up to the top of the apples and boil. Once the water is boiling, turn the heat down and let it simmer until the liquid has been reduced to a thick syrup. To serve, remove the apples from the pot and place them on dishes. Leave the poaching liquid in the pot and use it to garnish the apples with a small amount of whipped cream.

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles: The Chocolate and Wine Lover’s Dream

If you are a chocolate lover, as well as a wine lover, then you are going to love this next recipe. Chocolate truffles infused with a red wine are a match made in heaven. These chocolate truffles will require the following ingredients to make them:

• ¼ cup of your favourite red wine
• Semi-sweet dark chocolate
• ½ cup of heavy cream
• Powdered sugar
• Vanilla extract
• Cocoa powder
• Instant expresso mix

To start, whip milk and melted butter together to make your heavy cream. Heat the cream until it barely starts to boil, and then, slowly stir in 8 ounces of chocolate shavings. Turn the heat off and stir in the red wine, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, powder sugar and espresso mix. Now, blend all the ingredients until the mixture is smooth, and then, put it in a mixing bowl and let it sit in the fridge for 2-hours.

After the mixture has set, use the cocoa powder to dust a baking sheet. Use a spoon to scoop out balls and roll them in the cocoa powder. Put the truffles back in the refrigerator to let them rest until you are ready to serve them.

Sangria Cupcakes Even After Summer Is Over

Sangria is a drink that we normally think of for hot summer days, but this cupcake recipe will be a treat any time of the year. Sangria cupcakes are easy to make, and the only ingredients you are going to need are:

• Red wine
• Flour
• Baking soda
• Salt
• Sugar
• Butter
• Vanilla
• Heavy cream
• Fresh strawberries
• 1 apple

First, you will want to make the batter for your cupcakes. To start the making the cupcake batter, combine all the dry ingredients and set them aside in a small bowl. Now, in a mixing bowl, add 2 eggs, ½ cup of heavy cream and ½ cup of melted butter, and finally, dry ingredients and the diced apples. Beat the mix until there are now lumps in the batter and pour it into cupcake pan or cups. Bake the cupcakes in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-to-15 minutes. While you are waiting for the cupcakes to bake, make the cream topping. In a saucepan add 2 cups red wine and 2 cups of sugar. Reduce the wine and sugar to a syrup and add 8 ounces of butter and a dash of vanilla extract. Once the mixture has thickened into a creamy texture, put it in the refrigerator and let it sit up before putting it on the cupcakes. Use fresh cut fruit to garnish your finished cupcakes and they are ready to serve.

These wines infused deserts are great recipes to try something different. Try some of our red wines to create some of these fantastic infused deserts.

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Pruno 2016: Based on 90% of Tinta Fina and 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the secrets of Pruno emerges precisely in the 64 hectares owned by Finca Villacreces in the “Golden Mile” of the Ribera del Duero.


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El Molar 2016: In a region with a hot and dry climate, where the brand’s winemakers mainly cultivate Monastrell grapes, El Molar 2016 stands out like a shiny diamond for its fruity touch. 

Why Is Red Wine Good For Cholesterol?


Wine is one of the elements present in most tables at lunch or dinner; even, it usually makes a show on great occasions, reserving the best wines for special moments. And, although it should be taken in moderation, we are talking about a “food” that may affect positively our health.

Positive effects of wine on health

As we have seen in other posts, there are many health benefits from consuming a glass of wine in our daily diet. From improving the health of the gums to improving the mood and reducing fatigue. However, in this case, we want to focus on how wine helps us reduce cholesterol.

Resveratrol: the miracle chemical

Wine is rich in many nutrients, but above all, in polyphenols. One of the most effective in the fight against cholesterol is resveratrol. It is a chemical substance rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are essential in preventing the formation of clots.

According to a study done by a Spanish institute Mayo Clinic, drinking red wine or sherry has health benefits such as, preventing blood clots in veins and, therefore, avoid cardiovascular problems and “bad” cholesterol.

Vitamin E and nutrients

On the other hand, and continuing with the benefits of wine in cardiovascular health, it is worth noting that red wine is rich in many nutrients. Vitamin E is ideal for people with heart problems or to prevent them. It has been proven that vitamin E is capable of cleaning our blood, which also prevents clots while protecting the tissues of blood vessels.

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Pruno 2016: Based on 90% of Tinta Fina and 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the secrets of Pruno emerges precisely in the 64 hectares owned by Finca Villacreces in the “Golden Mile” of the Ribera del Duero. 

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El Molar 2016: In a region with a hot and dry climate, where the brand’s winemakers mainly cultivate Monastrell grapes, El Molar 2016 stands out like a shiny diamond for its fruity touch.

Top 7 Instagram Accounts for Wine lovers 2018


Over the past years, the world of wine joined the social networks and grew a not so small audience. That is why, at Uvinum, we have researched the Top 7 Instagram accounts for wine enthusiasts.

Nowadays, you can find a community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for each wine niche in order to discover the most beautiful wine hikes, breathtaking châteaus and the most delicious food pairing. Starting with wine recommendations to creative photos and competitions up to videos – there is nothing that does not exist. In the Instagram account of Uvinum, for instance, you find fun images, phrases and – most importantly – video tastings of mainly Spanish wines. From time to time, however, we also get to taste and evaluate international gems.

To all wine drinking Instagrammers: Take a look at our list of the 7 most important winefluencers from all around the globe. Thanks for exciting and artistic pics, they will beautify your 2018.


The WineWankers bring youthful charm and wit to the traditional wine world. They don’t hide behind diplomatic descriptions but say exactly what is on their minds. Following these, you’ll get to know new wines from Australia and other faraway corners of the world and simply enjoy nice photos.



2,025 posts and 124k followers by the time of creating this post speak for themselves. Winerylovers offer a virtual home to all wineries and wines, as well as a free wine dictionary for true wine fans. Discover new wines, picturesque landscapes and get inspired by innovative food pairings.



As one of the world’s most prestigious champagne houses, Veuve Clicquot gains an audience with inspiring pictures in pastel shades. Gorgeous wine moments, recommendations and just beautiful to look at. A must for champagne enthusiasts.




With Champagneworldwide, we’ll stay in the world of French sparklings. These posts contain wonderful pics of breathtaking champagnes and deliver interesting information about methods, production processes, terroir, châteaus and grape varieties. 




Wine and fashion enthusiast Emanuele Trono shows us his wine impressions from Italy under the alias Enoblogger: landscapes, exceptional wine shops and, of course, wines. The routined wine blogger doesn’t miss one opportunity to share personal experiences. Especially charming when he regularly asks his followers about their opinions and answers to each comment.




Julien Miquel describes his “obsession with … wine, food, travel and family” in expressiv images that tell real stories. Wine recommendations from France or even Japan, artistic photos and wine landscapes – this wine blogger is an absolute Must-Follow.



An excellent vlog on the subject food and wine. Old recipes in a new and fun edition and you will learn new combinations of taste. If you see yourself as a private gourmet chef, with foodandwine you get the chance of getting published and be seen by approximately 2.4 million followers. 


How Has Climate Change Affected Wine Production In 2017?

 TAGS:undefinedThe International Wine Organisation, (OIV), has reported that this year’s wine production has been the lowest since the 1960s. Although we are still drinking more and more wine. There are also areas of decrease in production for different areas of the population, and this year we have seen an 8% decline; reaching 246.7 hectoliters.

One of the reasons, and the main cause of the decline in wine production, established by the OIV, is due to climate change. This change in productivity is due to hot autumns, as well as frosts that have come later than usual. Changes that are having a negative impact on the Earth and nature.

This does not cause the drop in consumption because there is enough stock (in France alone there are 154 million hectoliters in stock) nor the surge in prices because exports are doing well. According to OIV experts, some cheaper wines may have slight price increases, but high-end wines will maintain their prices.

Climate change is affecting especially countries like Italy, France and Spain. We have seen it in the vintage of this year, which has been ahead of schedule and has left a lower production: 35.7 million hectoliters of wine and must in Spain.

However, the wine world in general moves, with all kinds of events, the increase in wine tourism and exports that, as we have pointed out, are superior.

There is more data of this low production because from the Directorate General of Agriculture (DG Agri) of the European Commission and predicted that the wine production expected in the 2017/18 campaign would have an estimate of just 145.1 million hectoliters, which is a 14.4% or more than 24-million less than last season.