Oldest Wine Discovered in Georgia

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Wine lovers do not only look for news to know more about the sector. They also aspire to learn some curiosities. For example, we just discovered that the oldest wine in the world is about 8,000 years old. The latest excavations in Georgia shows that the first recorded winemaking activity took place during the Neolithic period, around 6,000 BC. It means 600 to 1,000 years before the time specialists previously thought.

About 50 kilometres out of Tbilisi, archaeologists were working in two Neolithic sites known as Gadachrili Gora and Shulaveris Gora. There, they excavated remains of ceramics used between 6,000 and 4,500 BC. Researchers believe this to be the oldest example of the domestication of a wild-growing Eurasian vine solely for the production of wine. Indeed, after analysing eight jars, they discovered millenary remnants of tartaric acid, a substance that enable them to affirm it contained wine.

The archaeological investigation led by the University of Toronto and the team of the National Museum of Georgia are the remains of two populations dating from the Neolithic, which began around 15.200 BC.

Furthermore, researchers explain that ceramic was ideal for the processing, storing and serving of fermented beverages and that it already existed in the Neolithic. Moreover, the team describes Near East societies where drinking and offering wine was important in many aspects of life (e.g. special celebrations, at a religious cult).

Finally, additional conclusions based on these remains declare that the Eurasian vine ‘Vitis vinifera’ abounded around the sites, being comparable to regions producing ‘premium’ wine such as contemporary Italy or Southern France.

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Our Wine Georgian Wine Saperavi Grand Cru Akhaoebi 2011 is a red wine made by Our Wine from Georgia.

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Our Wine Georgian Wine Rkatsiteli Grand Cru Tsarapi 2011, a white wine from the region of Georgia made of 2011 grapes.

Best Rioja Wines for under £10

 TAGS:undefinedWhen we think of Rioja we ‘re immediately referring to one of the most important wines from Spain and, of course, one of the most famous worldwide. A glass of Rioja is perfect to enjoy with some classic Iberian ham or a very good Spanish cheese. But more than that, it’s  an all-time-favourite for the Christmas season and family dinners that come with it.

The Tempranillo is the soul of this region. An autochthone grape variety that provides the wines with a fruity, young and easy-to-drink character. If you’re not sure which wine to offer, this wine is perfect for beginners and experienced wine lovers. Moreover, it’s very easy to pair with food and offers a good conversation topic. 

In order to enjoy a good Rioja, you don’t have to grab deep into your pockets. Spain offers very affordable wines at good quality. Discover here some great Riojan gems for under £10 to top off your Christmas season.

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Cune Crianza is a red wine with DOC Rioja, made from three grape varieties: Tempranillo, Grenache and Mazuelo. Ageing takes place in French and American oak barrels for 12 months. 

 

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Viña Real Crianza 2014: After harvesting good scores and reviews on its previous vintages, Viña Real Crianza 2014 is once again a benchmark to keep in mind for Crianza wine lovers

 

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Luis Cañas Crianza 2014, one of the most outstanding Rioja wines. This vintage excels for its tasty, spicy and elegant character, along with for an exceptional value for money. 

 

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Baron de Ley Reserva 2012 is mainly made from Tempranillo. Its long ageing period of 20 months in American oak barrels brings structure and complexity to a group that stands out for its intensity and balance

 

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El Coto Crianza 2013 is a classic Rioja wine, a wine to look good without spending too much money trying.

15 Best Christmas Wines for under £12

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It’s three weeks until Christmas, just in case you haven’t noticed. All the lights on the streets, Christmas markets, the smell of mulled wine mixed with wet asphalt, that’s the holly jolly season in the city. But there’s one thing that really matters, and that’s wine. The right wine for your personal Christmas feast makes the difference. And it doesn’t even have to be just for one day, Christmas is a season and it started already. 

At Uvinum, we have prepared a delicious selection of white, red and sparkling wines for under £12 for you that set the perfect framework from now until the big family dinner.

White Wines for under £12

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A must-have wine in every wine collection, summer and winter. A nice white, fresh, fruity but not without character. Delicious, unctuous and fresh are the 3 qualifiers that perfectly represent this classic of the Domaine du Tariquet. A safe value and with excellent value for money. 

 

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Vigneti del Vulture Pipoli Bianco Basilicata 2016 comes as the elegant ambassador of the Italian region of Basilicata. There, Vigneti del Vulture puts great efforts into the elaboration of the autochthone Greco and Fiano grapes. The output of this work is very presentable, a delicious and fruity white wine for young drinkers that are looking for an excellent value for money. 

 

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Villa Sparina Gavi Di Gavi 2016 stands out as the historic identity of Villa Sparina. The Italian winemaker creates a true classic from Piedmont with the autochthone Cortese grapes showing a vivid expression and a unique freshness. A gem on every Christmas menu.

 

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Nuviana Blanco 2016, wine from the region of the Cinca Valley. Bodega Nuviana uses modern techniques of vineyard management with drip irrigation and treatments that respect the environment.
It stands out for its freshness, its remarkably fruity character and its great aromatic intensity. The ideal wine to accompany the starters at your Christmas dinner. 

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El Grifo Malvasia Seco Coleccion 2017: a white wine from the region of Lanzarote based on Malvasía of 2017. According to Uvinum users, this white deserves an evaluation of 4 of 5 points. Perfect to warm up from the cold outside.

 

Red Wines for under £12

 

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From the fertile lands of La Rioja comes this Marqués de Cáceres Allevamento, a special red that combines tradition and innovation.
Elaborated by Marques de Cáceres, a winery that has been producing quality wines for more than four decades. It was founded in 1970 by Enrique Forner and was a pioneer in the renewal of Rioja wines. Currently, the fifth generation of the family is in charge of the winery. 

 

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The most wanted red wine at Uvinum also come at the market’s best price. It’s one of the most appreciated and praised wines on the Spanish market: Pruno 2015. It has been qualified as one of the world’s best wines for its price-value-ratio in several vintages, spoiling our palate with its juicy aromas and fruity, smooth and enjoyable character once again.

Discover a wine, at under £10, that also conquered the heart of Robert Parker. Moreover, this vintage comes in a lot fewer bottles: Don’t miss out on yours!

 

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The E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône year after year remains faithful to its quality. A great classic, a know-how and an incomparable quality-price ratio. The E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2013 is an indispensable wine in its cellar which vintage after vintage is Nº1 of sales at Uvinum and many other wine merchants.

 

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Honoro Vera 2016, a young red with personality. One of the most renowned wines of the Spanish appellation DO Calatayud on an international level. this wine delivers a Garnacha, grown at an average altitude of 850m above sea level – fresh, fruity and powerful. Bodega Ateca has created an expressive wine that’s easy-to-drink and to enjoy, easy to pair with any kind of dishes. Get seduced by an excellent vintage as this 2016.

 

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With El Molar 2016, Propiedad Vitícola Casa Castillo proves its high expertise once more. This Garnacha from Jumilla emphasises the appellation’s singularity. 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. The previous vintage of 2015 already received high evaluations from nationally renowned wine guides and this vintage targets anew, excellent and well-earned critics. Don’t wait any longer and try a glass of this Jumilla gem.

 

Sparkling Wines for under £12

 

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Parxet elaborates this Parxet Brut (£8.30), a sparkling wine from Cava vinified from Viura, Parellada, Pansa Blanca and Macabeo and has an alcohol content of 11.50%. The Parxet Brut finds an ideal companion in food like white meat and roast. The Uvinum community values the Parxet Brut with 3,7 of 5 points and also has the following ratings: peñín: 90. 

 

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Col Vetoraz Prosecco Extra Dry is made with the Charmat method. This Prosecco Extra Dry wine has a persistent perlage. It’s a fruity sparkling, easy to drink, enjoyable. To be sipped with friends as an aperitif.

 

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Over the decades, the Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva created its own identity thanks to the use of native grapes and the cultivation area’s mild climatic conditions. The Xarel.lo adds the sparkling’s distinctive character, flavour, and structure, the Macabeo cares for appreciated freshness and the Parrelada provides delicacy and elegance. Castillo Perelada Brut Reserva is a true masterpiece!

 

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Just like the rose could be defined by the element of fire, this Aviva Gold might be perfectly equalled to liquid gold. Glowing, bright, magical, this sparkling wine is a pleasure for the sight as well as the palate. It is ideal to accompany desserts, sweets, chocolates, in a way which will delight the most glutton and will give your party the unique fun and bright touch that this sparkling wine can give. 

 

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Cordon Negro Brut is Freixenet’s most popular cava and is often referred to as the “Black Bottle Bubbly.”
Wine Spectator – “This shows more finesse than many of its peers, displaying a subtle juiciness, joined by aromatic apricot, quince, mandarin orange and almond notes. Finely meshed, with a lightly spiced finish.”

Christmas DIY with Wine Bottles

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The holiday season is approaching and, with it, the pretext to enjoy a drink with your loved ones. Instead of recycling empty wine bottles, why don’t you seize the opportunity to start a DIY activity and dive into the Christmas spirit. Indeed, the holiday season is probably one of the best periods to boost your creativity. Here are a few ideas: 

Glitter Holiday Message Bottles

These lettered wine bottles can express your winter felicity for the coming holidays. All you need is to paint the bottles in any colour of your choice and, then, to write your message This probably is the loveliest way to share your Christmas spirit with the whole family.

Christmas Wine Bottle Lamps

After cleaning up your bottles, place bright Christmas lights inside them and watch how they turn into perfect holiday lamps which warmly illuminate any room. You’d better drill a small hole in the bottom of the bottle to let the cable an easy-way-out. 

Twined and Painted Bottles

Use some bottles with twine at the tops and give them a casual look. First, paint them white and then add red decorations or lettering in order to write a heart-warming holiday wish. To finish off the look, add red berries, tiny pine cones and some holly leaves. 

Candlestick Bottles

If you can draw properly, paint white bottles to look like Santa or any other usual Christmas character. After that, you can display them on tall candlesticks and put them wherever you prefer in your living room. This is an elegant and alternative way to cheer up your home!

Santa Face Bottles

Santa Claus is the most important Christmas character. So you can pick up a few red bottles and draw the white of Santa’s beard, don’t hesitate to go one step further and stick cotton balls to make it a bit more lifelike. If full, the bottle becomes an original gift for your friends while, if it is empty, the fabrication will entertain the youngsters. 

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Terras de Alleu 2013 is a wine made by the winemakers Rui Madeira and Luís Cortinhas who focussed on the area’s three main grapes: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional.

 

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Casal Mendes Branco, is a traditional wine from the Vinho Verde region, Portugal, and is one of the most important wines of this country.

 

Organic Wines in Madrid’s Restaurants

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Recently, organic wines have been gaining momentum, appealing to an always larger audience. It is all the more so when customers can appreciate them in elegant locations along with delicious dishes. This trend spread so much that organic wines are now available in all types of establishments and are not restricted to hip vegan restaurants.

Mama Campo

Located in the neighbourhood of Chamberí, it is a completely ecological restaurant. Their meat received the ecological certification and they offer wines coming from organic farming. Its attractive and stunning design makes it worth a stop for a healthy meal.

Montia

In San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Montia is the ideal restaurant to savour local products from the Sierra de Guadarrama. It boasts an extensive cellar with wines from many Denominations of Origin. Their natural, biodynamic and ecological bottles definitely stand out and make a perfect match for their tasty dishes. 

La Encomienda

La Encomienda is the result of the union of three vegan friends, Mito, Kani and Bernardo, who banded together to create a place to eat but also to go for tapas and drink “cañas” in Madrid. Its beverage offer consists in organic wines from Madrid, craft beers, organic juices and even gins, vodkas and whiskeys always made from organic raw ingredients.

La Terraza del Casino

Great restaurants and hotels are joining this trend as well. Paco Roncero, two Michelin stars, and his team offer compelling author dishes and, besides the wines from the Madrid DO, they list 900 different references which include young wines from unknown cellars and organic wines.

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Clearly Organic Tempranillo 2016, a red wine from the region of La Mancha that contains tempranillo of 2016.

 

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Clearly Organic Airén 2016, a refreshing blend of apple and kiwi notes.
This is a light white wine, almost a must-have on a hot summer’s day.

Warm up your Holiday Season

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Gluehwein

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 orange
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 bottle of red wine

Preparation:

  1. In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer.
  2. Cut the orange in half, and squeeze the juice into the simmering water. Push the cloves into the outside of the orange peel, and place peel in the simmering water. Continue simmering for 30 minutes, until thick and syrupy.
  3. Pour in the wine, and heat until steaming but not simmering. Remove the clove-studded orange halves. Serve hot in mugs or glasses that have been preheated in warm water (cold glasses will break.)

Hot Spiced Cide

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 large orange, quartered with peel
  • 2-quarts apple cider

Preparation:

  1. Place filter in coffee basket
  2. Fill with brown sugar, allspice, cloves, cinnamon stick, salt, nutmeg, and orange wedges.
  3. Pour apple cider into the coffee pot where the water usually goes.
  4. Brew, and serve hot.

Colonial Hot Buttered Rum

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2-quarts hot water
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 cups rum
  • 1 cup sweetened whipped cream

Preparation:

  1. Combine the brown sugar, butter, salt and hot water in 5-quart slow cooker.
  2. Add cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
  4. Stir in rum.
  5. Ladle from the slow cooker into mugs, and top with whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg

Instant Russian Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups orange-flavoured drink mix (e.g. Tang)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup instant tea powder
  • 3/4 cup lemon-flavoured instant tea powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

Preparation:

  1. In a large bowl, combine orange drink mix, sugar, tea powder, cinnamon and cloves.
  2. Mix well and store in an airtight container.
  3. To serve, put 3 teaspoons of mix in a mug.
  4. Stir in 1 cup boiling water.
  5. Adjust to taste.

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Campo Viejo Tempranillo is a composition of Tempranillo grapes from various regions of the Rioja to enhance the true taste of the variety.

 

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Pruno 2014, s 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.

 

Wine Production Under Strain

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The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) reported that this year’s wine production had been at its lowest since the 1960’s. Indeed, the harvest saw an 8% fall in production with only 246.7 million hectolitres. Moreover, despite a growing wine consumption among different population types, the production decreases steadily.

According to the OIV, climate change is one of the main reasons for these poor figures and it blames warmer autumns and longer frost periods which impede the grape’s development.

Yet, this does not cause a drop in consumption because there is enough stock (e.g. only in France, there are 154 million hectolitres in stock) nor a surge in price as exports are thriving. According to OIV experts, cheaper wines may slightly increase their price, but high-end wines will maintain themselves.

Climate change is especially affecting countries such as France, Italy and Spain. We witnessed it with this year’s vintage, which was ahead of schedule and yielded a lower production: 35.7 million hectolitres of wine and must in Spain.

Nonetheless, the wine world remains dynamic thanks to all kinds of events: wine tourism is flourishing and exports are rising.

More data on low production were published by the Directorate General for Agriculture of the European Commission which predicted that next year’s wine production would have an estimate of just 145.1 million hectolitres, which is 14.4% lower and over 24 million hectolitres less than last season.

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Domaine Du Tariquet Premières Grives 2016, a white wine from Côtes de Gascogne vinified with gros manseng.

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Casa Castillo Monastrell 2015

Casa Castillo Monastrell 2015  is a red wine from Jumilla produced by Propiedad Vitícola Casa Castillo.

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Tasty Punch Recipes to Enjoy in Autumn

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As autumn unfolds, bringing along its proverbial brown leaves and icy winds, people start feeling the bites of the cold and need something to warm up their spirit and their body. If you like both hot drinks and alcoholic beverages, you will surely love a flavourful punch. Here are some ideas to properly enjoy chilly days:

Warm and Spicy Autumn Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 6 cups apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 2 1/4 cups pineapple juice

Preparation:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stud the whole oranges with cloves, and bake for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, put the apple juice with the cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the nutmeg, honey, lemon juice, and pineapple juice.
  3. Serve hot in a punch bowl with the 2 clove-studded baked oranges floating on top.

Sparkling Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 lemons
  • 3 large oranges
  • 1 (6 ounces) can frozen lemonade concentrate 
  • 1 litre of club soda
  • 2 (750 millilitres) bottles sparkling apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 trays of ice cubes

Preparation:

  1. Thinly slice the lemons and oranges and place them in a large punch bowl.
  2. Pour in the thawed lemonade.
  3. Gently stir in the club soda and the sparkling apple cider.
  4. Add sugar to taste.
  5. Add ice cubes.

Wassail Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 pinch ground ginger

Preparation:

  1. In a slow-cooker or a large pot over low heat, combine apple cider, orange juice and lemon juice.
  2. Season with cloves, ginger and nutmeg.
  3. Bring to a simmer. If using a slow cooker, allow it to simmer all day.
  4. Serve hot.

Luscious Slush Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 (3 ounces) packages strawberry flavoured
  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1-quart orange juice
  • 2 (2 litres) bottles lemon-lime flavoured carbonated beverage

Preparation:

  1. Bring the sugar, water, and strawberry flavoured gelatin to a boil in a large saucepan; boil for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Divide mixture into 2 separate containers and freeze.
  3. Combine the contents of 1 container with 1 bottle of the lemon-lime flavoured carbonated beverage in a punch bowl; stir until slushy.
  4. Repeat with remaining portions as needed.

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Vigneti del Salento Muri Primitivo 2016, a red wine from the region of Puglia that is based on the best of Primitivo.

 

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Diamante, a white wine from Rioja that is based on Viura, Malvasía and Macabeo grapes.

 

Wine’s Importance in the Mediterranean Diet

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The Mediterranean diet’s multiple benefits for the body are well-known. Indeed, it prevents heart-related diseases, eliminates bad cholesterol and provides nutrients needed to develop an optimum mind and body.

This diet includes wine, both at lunch and dinner since -consumed with moderation- it is a healthy beverage that also brings many advantages.

The Mediterranean Diet Foundation admits that “wine is a beverage traditionally associated with both beneficial and harmful effects on health. What determines the balance tilting to one side or the other is the daily amount consumed and the nutritional pattern followed”. What’s more, they recommend the words of Ramón Estruch, one of the leaders of the Predimed research group of the Center for Biomedical Research in Network Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition (CIBERobn), who states that “the greatest benefits are achieved when consumption stays moderate and within a healthy dietary pattern as the Mediterranean diet”.

So, the importance of wine in this diet is relevant, as is the amount. The recommended drinking amount for men is a maximum of three glasses per day, and one glass and a half for women.

The guide of the Mediterranean Diet Foundation establishes that water is the beverage par excellence in the Mediterranean diet, whereas wine should be consumed in moderation and only during meals. They add that wine is a traditional food in the diet that can have beneficial effects for health by consuming it in moderation and in the context of a balanced diet.

These beverages, such as wine, should be combined with local, seasonal products, vegetables, cereals, fish, red meats (in moderation), fresh fruit, dairy, nuts and cooking with olive oil.

Finally, daily exercise remains one of the fundamentals that complete the diet and enable us to enjoy the tasty Mediterranean food guilt-free. 

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Farnese Fantini Sangiovese Terre Di Chieti 2016 is young and powerful Sangiovese red wine that perfectly reflects the terroir’s strong character.

 

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Tarima Monastrell 2015, a delightful Verdejo wine that is easy to drink. It is unique thanks to its tropical and fruity aromas.

 

Best Vodka Cocktails for the Weekend

 TAGS:undefinedThe weekend is coming up and you’re just waiting to vent out the stress you’ve been accumulating during a hard week of work. So, nothing is better than a night’s out with friends for tasting some amazing cocktails to feel the groove of the party from the inside. Here you can find some recipes of the best cocktails with vodka on earth:

White Russian

A classic cocktail very easy to make

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Smirnoff No. 21
  • 0.75 oz. Godiva Mocha Liqueur
  • 2 oz. heavy cream

Preparation:

  1. Mix the vodka and liqueur in an old-fashioned glass
  2. Fill the glass with ice
  3. Stir the mix
  4. Top it off with the heavy cream
  5. Serve 

Black Russian

The ‘dark’ version of the White Russian, is another classic one

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 parts vodka
  • 1 part coffee liqueur

To make it you just have to build it in a rocks glass, add ice cubes, and stir. You can even add some cherries to give more flavour to the cocktail.

Dirty Martini

The “dirty” in the name comes from the olive brine and muddled olives used to make it

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Grey Goose Original
  • 2 parts Noilly Prat Original French Dry Vermouth
  • 4 Mediterranean olives
  • 2/3 part Mediterranean olive brine
  • 2 garnish Mediterranean olives

Preparation:

  1. Pit four olives and muddle them with olive brine in a Boston glass
  2. Add the vodka and vermouth
  3. Top with ice cubes
  4. Stir
  5. Drain the drink into a chilled cocktail glass
  6. Garnish with Mediterranean olives

Caramel Spiced Tea

A nice choice for those who want something a bit different from usual drinks

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Smirnoff Kissed Caramel
  • 2 oz. strong Chai tea (unsweetened)
  • 1 oz. milk or half & half
  • 0.5 oz. simple syrup

Preparation:

  1. Shake all of the above ingredients with ice
  2. Shake and pour the mixture into a double rocks glass
  3. Drizzle with caramel
  4. Serve

Light Pomegranate Berry Punch

The perfect combination of vodka and red fruits

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate
  • 2 oz. diet ginger ale
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 lime wedge for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Combine the ingredients in a highball glass
  2. Squeeze the lime
  3. Stir
  4. Serve

 

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