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Daily consumption of beer prevents kidney stones

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From time to time, studies reveal the benefits of a particular food or drink in reference to certain health problems, or related to the prevention of all kinds of diseases. Some of them are already too well known, as the beneficial effects, for example, of wine. Consumed in moderation and with a balanced diet, it helps prevent cardiovascular disease and also contains an appreciable amount of antioxidants, key controlling many related health problems, especially with aging.

In this case, the beer is aprotagonist too. In the same way, this ancient drink, with origins lost in the mists of time, is gaining popularity and, in time, more and more things about its properties have been discovered : its benefits and, of course, its wide variety of elaborations, which allow marry it with many meals. As for wine, nowadays projects put to light scientific evidence that shows that responsible consumption can be directly related to different health problem solutions.

Recently, the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology published a study analyzing the effects of certain drinks in the possibility of developing kidney stones, the famous and very painful ?stones ?in the kidney.

Thus, the study shows that sugary drinks favor the occurrence of these problems, which can be severe, while beer, however, reduced by up to 41 % chance of developing the disease.

The study analyzed data from over 190,000 people, mostly middle-aged who had no history of kidney stones. For eight years, 4,462 of these subjects had stones, being fans of sugary drinks. Specifically, those who had drank one or more sugary drinks a day during the time of the study, were to have a 23 % higher risk than those who drank it once a week.

As for the beer, the highest risk reduction, cited above, was achieved with a beer a day, while wine also presents a risk reduction of 33%, as for the white wine, and 31% in reference to the red wine. Coffee reduces the risk by 26 %, orange juice, 12% and tea by 11%.

Would you like to consume beer? Well with the 2 we recommend today, you will have a great time. Enjoy in moderation:

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Damm Inedit 75cl

 

 

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Heineken Can

Top 10 best-selling wine brands in 2012

 TAGS:We are used to describe the wines according to their organoleptic qualities, our tastes, where they come from or vintage, but what if we start to think about the sales? What are the best-selling wine brands in the world? Surely in the ranking we are going to present, you will find many surprises … In fact, the first thing that may draw attention is the total absence of French, Italian or Spanish brands.

10. Jacob?s Creek. A range of Australian wines belonging to the multinational Pernod Ricard who have experienced tremendous growth in emerging markets like Chinese or Japanese, with nearly 7 million of 9 L cases sold.

9. Lindeman?s. With 7 million cases sold, the brand owned by the Australian company Treasury Wine Estates, based in Hunter Valley has a large circulation in the UK market, thanks to its great value for money, including its new selection of ?discoveries” from South Africa and Chile.

8. Beringer. From the same company, this label is well known in households andestablishments in the United States, thanks to sponsorship activity of sporting events such as the PGA golf tour, already reaching the figure of 8 million cases sold.

7. Robert Mondavi. One of the kings of Napa Valley Californian wines, owned by Constellation Brands, with over 11 million cases sold.

6. Sutter Home. Owned by Trinchero Family Estates , this Californian brand which dates back to the late nineteenth century, comfortably exceeds the 11 million cases , with a predominance of light rose wines, appealing and high quality for low price.

5. Yellow Tail. With nearly 13 million cases sold, the brand owned by Casella Wines is one of the largest in Australia, with a large volume of exports and currently expanding to conquer the British market.

4. Concha y Toro. More than 13 million cases worldwide. This brand Chilean, not in vain represents 33 % of total exports of the South American country.

3. Hardy?s. This Australian brand Accolade Wines Company can be found in more than 80 countries on five continents, with a special emphasis on the UK and a total of 14 million cases sold.
2. Great Wall. The fact that a brand from a country such as China rises to second place in this classification should not be surprising at this point. More than 15 ½ million boxes sold seems much, but it seems splendid future for processors worldwide on the Asian giant.

1. Gallo. Thanks to its wide range of varieties, the California manufacturer E & J Gallo Winery stands with pride of place in the Top 10 best-selling wine brands, with over 16 million cases of 9 l.

Want to try any of the wines sold in the world? We will bring them to you:

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Amelia 2007

 

 

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Yellow Tail Shiraz 2011

The 10 most watched online drinks ads

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An investigation by the Rebel video company unveiled results according to which the online advertising  videos of the beer brands Budweiser, Heineken, Carlsberg Beer and vodka Neft represent 97% of visited drinks video ads on the internet, yet they represent only 1% of the total existing drink ads available in the network.

Through time beer brands have been the leaders of the drink brand who were making video advertising. If you haven’t seen them, we recommend you to watch the commercials:

  •  Bud Light Swear Jar: Launched six years ago and viewed 5.8 million times it is the best proof that rest and interaction of a the working group provide better results.
  • The Candidate – Heineken: It is an ad that anyone who has attended a job interview will feel close to. It is very fun.

  • Men with Talent – Heineken: Another Heineken ad will steal you a laugh in just 42 seconds, men gathered to enjoy a program of Heineken ‘male with talent’ show.

  • Wassup – Budweiser: Other commercial with interesting content has received 5.5 million visits, for the typical call a group of friends make from home to know that others are doing and have a laugh, with a beer in hand and the game on TV.

  • Standing up for a friend: An emergency call tests your best friend; your loyalty is celebrated with a beer. Has been viewed 8.2 million times.

  • Heineken – A dressing for men: This is the male version of the most precious place to women: her dressing, and has been viewed 14 million times.

  • Neft Vodka: It’s a controversial music video in which the Neft vodka makes appearance and has been viewed 14 million times. Start small pace, but ends up becoming a wild video:

  • That Deserves a Carlsberg: A promotional video in which several couples are tested. They have to enter in a cinema in which there are only two seats and the rest is occupied by huge men, viewed 19 million times.

  • 9/11 Budweiser: It’s a tribute the the victims of the events of September 9/11. Transmitted only once in the superbowl, it has been viewed 9 million times on the Internet
  • The Budweiser Clydesdales: Transmits emotional energy through music and the image of a man and his horse, has been viewed 15 million times.

Those last 3 month these ads received many visits, either for the summer and need of refreshing options or simply for the brilliant mind of their creators. Another news is the distribution of video on social networks, it has started to fall at the hands of Diageo and SAB Miller and the small number of wine brands that have started to catapult their sales using video advertising through Internet.

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Budweiser

 

 

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Celebrities who make wine

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More and more celebrities and stars produce their own wines; fame increases the success of their releases, a phenomenon that we already witnessed in perfume and clothing. But the new trend for those stars seems to be the production of wine.

The couple formed by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continues to be in the center of all the attention. Pitt took advantage of this situation by launching its inaugural vintage, and Angelina its Miraval Rosé 2012, which were sold in 5 hours.

This sales record had an impact on the wine community and generated reflections. It also showed the desperation of the fans for purchasing a wine bottle launched by Jolie and Pitt. This event generated many press releases and further interest in wine. In order not to take too much advantage of their names, the bottles were not marketed at exorbitant prices, with a 15 ? per bottle.

However, not every famous stars offer fair prices or accessible wine bottles onto the wine market. Yao Ming (former basketball player in the NBA) charged 390 Euros for every bottle of its first harvest. Other stars linked their names to wine like Fergie (Black Eyed Peas vocalist), Drew Barrymore, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi. But some of them engage themselves further in the process of production, vineyards and crops such as Francis Ford Coppola, who owns part of Inglenook Estate and has managed to create a great and highly respected brand in the wine marketplace.

The quality of the celebrities wines varies at least as much as their prices, and in my personal opinion they should be selected in the same way you would select a regular wine, unless you’re a self-confessed fan of any specific personality, and wish to purchase a bottle for your collection.

And if you are, we recommend:

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Miraval Rosé 2012

 

 

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Leo Malbec 2011

Porter, the stout beer

 TAGS:Among the different types of beer, the ail offers more body, more consistency and personality, and gives us really strong flavors. Among these, the Porter Beer is one of the most famous, popular and sold worldwide.

The porter is an ale type beer, which is usually made with soft water. Invented in London in the eighteenth century, its name comes from the porters, who used to work in the markets of London. Later, it became very popular among the working class until our days, now consumed worldwide, preferably in England, where you can find a large population of consumers and artisans of stout.

If we analyze its color, we can say that it is a dark, brown, to reddish black, and the bitter malty aromas are the dominant notes. The dark color comes from the dark malts it?s made of, hence this unmistakable tone, which was the one that used to have the first beers. This was due to a purely economic issue, since the price of malt in the eighteenth century raised and, in order to roast it more, they used to add more hops. These types of beer, like the Porter, are therefore more original and classic.

The flavor of this beer is strong and bitter, thanks to the hops. It is also dry, with less than 5 percent of alcohol, and tastes like coffee and chocolate, with distinctive toasty and smoky aromas. Like any other stout it is ideal to enjoy with dessert, to counteract the taste something sweet of the cakes or chocolates. But, at the same time, it goes well with meats and smoked.

There are several varieties of the Porter. Choose your favorite!

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De Molen Rasputin

 

 

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Midnight Sun 50cl

7 perfect beers to celebrate Beer Day

 TAGS:This Sunday is Beer Day! At Uvinum we both like beer and wine, so let’s celebrate with new ones. We incorporated the catalog of a new affiliate, Saveur Bière, specialized in French beers. Saveur Bière brings us one of the most complete beer catalogs of the world.

Are you ready to try the world?s best beers? Today we present you 7 best-selling new special beers that you can only find on Uvinum. Let us surprise you:

7. Finnish beer

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Lapin Kulta, one of the most famous blond beer in Finland

 

 

6. French beer 

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Corsaire, the french pirate beer

 

 

5. Tahitian beer

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Hinano, a very special beer of Tahiti

 

 

4. Togolese beer

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Flag Spéciale, from Tahiti to Togo, we will bring this intense beers to you

 

 

3. North American Beer

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Under Dog Atlantic Lager 355ml,  a “Budweiser” style beer, but from a much smaller brewery 

 

 

2. Danish beer

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Mikkeller THE American Dream, the Danish version of the American blond beers 

 

 

1. Indian beer

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Kingfisher Premium, finally, the best one, an Indian lager that will leave you amazed

How to pair beer well?

Luckily, nowadays we can enjoy a great range of beer flavours: sweet, bitter, somewhat spicy? that means we can mix them more efficiently with food flavours. Now, we can find ways to marry beer and food.

For example, lager marries perfectly with some fishes such as tuna, salmon, and with Sushi as it enhances the flavour of soy and raw fish. Exactly as for wine, the flavour of the beer must never contrast with that of the food to maintain the aromas and flavours, it has to enhance it even more.

Wheat beer marries well with all kinds of aperitif snacks and first courses such as pasta, salads, shrimp, asparagus, cured meet? and many more, thus giving a refreshing touch to all kinds of dishes. For more substantial dishes like meets and main courses, it is best to drink a beer with more body, like roasted beer, flavoured lager or even ale.

With desert, spicy or home made beer marry perfectly, especially ones with touches of liquorish flavours or any flavour that the consumer rather enjoys. With sweet foods such a chocolate, it?s better to favour an ale that will leave you with touches of liquorish and dried fruit.

A fresh lager tends to marry well with more tart flavoured dishes with a strong vinegar touch because it reduces the sourness of the vinegar or escabeche, that is too strong for some palates. You can choose a fresh lager to accompany spicy dishes like curry to also mild out the strong tart and sour flavours. When it comes to cheeses, it?s important to know that not all can marry with beer, it?s always better with cow cheese, and among those, there will also be various degrees of compatibility.

Anyway, every palate is a universe, it?s a matter of the taste and the colour, some people will find that some foods marry perfectly with beer and others won?t.

Which beer do you find marries best with your food? Here are our recommendations:

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Carlsberg Beer, the tasty Danish beer 

 

 

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Desperados, you will love this gold beer, and its tequila flavour

Marsala wine

 TAGS:Marsala wine is produced in Sicily, Italy, in a region that has the same name and received a protected designation of origin in 1969. Marsala wine is similar to port; it was initially fortified to withstand sea travels and then gained in popularity.

Marsala wine is produced under the process ?In Perpetuum?, very similar to the one used to make sherry. This process is to raise the level of alcohol while preserving the characteristics during long sea voyages. It is made from white grapes Grillo, Inzolia and Catarratto types, among others.

The Marsala wine was served as an appetizer between the first and second dish, and most recently served as a dessert with Roquefort cheese, Parmesan and other spicy cheeses, fruits or pastries.

Marsala Wine is classified according to its sweetness, color, and aging; levels of sweetness are dry (with maximum 40 grams of sugar per liter) semi (41-100 grams per liter) and sweet (with more than 100 grams per liter)

With regard to aging, it may be Gold, Ambra, Rubino, Fine (aged one year), Superiore (Aged two years), Superiore Riserva (Aged at least 4 years), Vergine or Pavers (Aged at least 5 years), Vergine or screeds or screeds Stravecchio e Vergine Riserva (aged at least 7 years). Marsala wine is also quite used for cooking and making sauces.

The appearance of Marsala wine can vary from golden brown to ruby, to amber, and is popular in Americans Italian restaurants for his versatility and because it allows you to create all kinds of recipes. Some popular recipes made from wine are Chicken Marsala, Beef Marsala, Marsala and Fruit Tofu, and seafood Marsala.

How portuguese vinho verde is made

 TAGS:The Vinho Verde is a wine from Portugal and more specifically from the province of Minho. Is has acid dyes and is slightly frothy. The vinho verde is produced in a wide area ranging from Cambra Valley to the Rio Minho, which forms the border with Galicia – Spain. Its name Vinho verde (green wine) comes from the youth of the grapes used and is an appellation of origin since 1984.

It has digestive properties due to its freshness; it is consumed during the summer and can be red (full-bodied, intense color and slightly sparkling) or white (greenish or straw). The history of Vinho Verde was initiated by the religious  who made contributions to the Portuguese crown.

The vinho verde is made in the traditional manner without the technological artifacts; young musts rich in sugar and acidity are collected, then treated with nitrogen for a more effective fermentation (sudden temperature increases must be avoided).

For the preparation this wine must pass by a malolactic fermentation, which involves the conversion of malic acid (present in grapes and other fruits) to lactic acid by the bacteria and using vitamin B, purines, pyridines and some amino, reducing the acidity and enhance its quality.

Sometimes malolactic bacteria are artificially added to this wine to cause fermentation. In the special case of the Portugal green wine, we try to prevent that the fermentation takes place in the bottle.

One of the grapes that is more used for the production of Vinho verde is the Albariño grape. It is used for white wine production in the region of vinho verde. Additionally are harvested white caste of Arinto, march back, Azal, Batoca, Laurel, and Trajadura, among others. And red caste of Amaral (Azal red), Borracal, Espadeiro, Baker, Horsetail Anho and Pedral, among others.

As we begin the summer, vinho verde, for its freshness and softness, is a must. Do you sign up to buy vinho verde? Then we recommend:

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Casal Mendes Vinho Verde

 

 

 

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Quinta do Dorado Auratus 2008

What is a sweet red wine ?

The natural sweet wine is a wine with high sugar content, and comes from the same process as fortified wine. It may be red, rosé or white. Some people find it easier to drink sweet red wines than traditional wines, stronger and more complex.

Some well-known sweet reds that you can find on the market are fruit wines made from blueberries and strawberries. You can also find sparkling Lambrusco wines from northern Italy, Port wine, of Portuguese origin, and the sweet reds with Monastrell, from Jumilla, Alicante and Malaga, for example.

The vintage drafting process is delayed, so that the grapes are even more mature than usual. When the grape juice is fermented and sugar has turned into alcohol, alcohol is added (5-10%), in order to stop the process of the yeast, preventing a part of the natural sugars from becoming alcohol.

The quality sweet wines are quality liqueur and as such they are regulated by the rules of designations of origin too. To be considered as such a sweet red wine must have more than 250 grams of natural sugars per liter, and its alcohol content is usually from 12% by volume. The sum of rectified alcohol from other distilled wine products will reach between 15% and 22%.

Garnacha wines are one of the sweetest, with low tannins and quite fruity, but with a light body, and that?s why we like it so much. Do we recommend any? Of course! Here you go:

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Solera 1847 Oloroso Dulce

 

 

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Ferreira Dona Antonia Reserva