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Thank you for helping us preserve our planet!

 TAGS:undefinedThe year 2015 ends today and there is no better way in celebrating it with you. Thanks to the great support of our Uvinum clients, we have accomplished 100% of our marked goal for the project, Compensa Natura.

It’s the goal of this organisation to preserve the last old-growth forests in Spain, one of Europe’s most important exponents of extraordinary biodiversity. This is already the second project, that we financially support via the platform, Worldcoo. This website facilitates organized group financing of solidary projects. We are very proud of having accomplished our goal and that we were able to add our little share to improve our unique planet together with your help.

 TAGS:undefinedBut the challenges don’t stop here. There are a lot of causes and people, that need help from all of us. Along the past year, thousands of persons were forced to leave their homes behind because of war and poverty. This is why we want to get back to Worldcoo supporting Oxfam Intermón, a social project to help the refugees.

The goal of Oxfam Intermón is to provide the refugees with clean water, shelter and essential help. With the contribution, collected via the purchases at Uvinum, the organization will distribute hygienic kits and blankets to 154 refugee families in Serbia.

We’d like to encourage you to participate as well. Together we can help lots of refugees in need.

Thank you for trusting in Uvinum and thank you for your solidarity!

Merry Christmas from Uvinum

 TAGS:undefinedChristmas is around the corner. Not only in Uvinum but also at your home, mine and our neighbours’. It’s about time then to cool the champagne or decant the Gran Reserva. Everything has to be done and ready for the arrival of your cheerful family, raising your glasses to a very merry Christmas – even if you have to do so in your ugly Christmas sweater, your mother-in-law gave you last year. There is no escape. The time has come to think of all the good that happened during the past 12 months. Let’s celebrate these precious moments with family and friends.

We sincerely hope we were a small part of your year with what we love most: Wine. After 6 years online there still is nothing more endearing to us than helping you discovering new, great and the most awarded wines… always aiming at offering you the best options for the best price according to your needs.

On top of all, we tried to make your holidays, even more, colourful this year. For example, we launched our first Christmas Catalogue and we worked on offering you a special offer on shipping costs, so you can save money. We hope our new endeavours helped you discover new wines, cavas, champagnes and hooch to share, drink and enjoy with your loved ones.

Even Star Wars didn’t miss out on us as we coined our own Wine Wars. (Did you decide which side of the force you’re on, yet?) Christmas spirit and the premiere of Star Wars: The force awakens beamed our own spirit all the way through the wine galaxy.

That being said, after an intensive holiday season, in the name of our team – Nico, Albert L., Albert G., Vero, Ben, Ana, Óscar, Fran, Audrey, Pablo, Eduard, Marcos, Javi, Sandra, Francesca, Giovanni, Roberto, Sara, Miguel, Maria, Pri, Elisabeth, Johanna, Rafa und Cèlia – we’d like to wish you merry Christmas and the happiest new year. To health and wine! (And don’t worry, you’re allowed to drink two or more glasses this year, if you’re the winner of the Christmas sweater lottery. We understand.)

A great proposal for your Christmas menu paired with the best wines!

Doubts about your Christmas dinner? A proposal for your Christmas menu paired with the best wines. Certainly a resounding success!

Christmas is around the corner and we are sure that you are already thinking in your menu. Let yourself be inspired by our menu paired with the best wines, sparkling wines and liqueurs to ensure that you will seduce your commensals with one of your best allies.

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Appetiser

Prawn cocktail

The best meal deserves a great appetiser. An option? Taste a prawn cocktail with a quality sparkling. ¡A winner combination!

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Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut

 

 

Main course

Christmas turkey

The traditional Christmas table is always crowned with a big roast turkey. And a big roast turkey needs a wine at its level. So, if you choose this plate, you will need a bordeaux blended with a combination of power and elegance.

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Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2010

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2010

 

 

Side dishe

Brussels sprouts gratin with bacon, cream and almonds

And so it happens with the side dish: your turkey will be the best turkey ever if you accompany it with this seasoned brussels sprouts and another glass of this great wine.

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Simonsig “labyrinth” Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Simonsig “labyrinth” Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

 

 

Dessert

Irish cream and chocolate cheesecake

To end a meal of such a quality, what better than a soft and sweet dessert paired with a delicious liqueur? A great end to a great start!

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Orujo Pazo de Señorans 50cl

Orujo Pazo de Señorans 50cl

 

Feel like this paired menu? Find the selection of products at Uvinum and enjoy a more than excellent paired menu. And, if you are running out of ideas, you can always read other inspiring articles for your Christmas celebretions. Don’t miss them!

*Images: Flickr y Uvinum

Choosing wine for a gift at Christmas

 TAGS:Christmas tastes wine. And if you do not know what to offer, I ‘m sure your friend or partner would be happy if you give him a good bottle of wine. Do you know better gift? We give you tips for buying wine for Christmas this year. Take notes!

New: It is better to give a wine that meets the expectations and preferences of our friend, but it is also important to help them discover new products. Recent vintages wines reference are always a hit when it comes to young wines with amazing flavors.

By region: Wine regions determine, in most cases, our choice of wine. In addition, each area hides characteristics that make them unique. Of course, you distinguish the taste of a Rioja and a Ribera del Duero wine.

Be more original: forget the traditional wines. Be always ready to surprise your guests. To do this, think about the lesser known organic wines, a South African wine or from other countries, for example…

According to what you know about the person to whom you want to offer the wine: There is always a different wine for each person. If our friend likes powerful flavors, we will choose a bright red, while if he prefers desserts, Moscatell or other sweet wine are better options.

Personalized wines: It is possible to offer a wine that has a personalized label with the name or photograph of the person to whom you offer your gift.

By DO: Appellations of origin mark, somehow, the quality of a wine. We can always choose the wine we offer by name, especially if the person comes from that region or country.

Today we recommend two wines to offer as christmas gifts:

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Etchart Privado Malbec Rosé 2012

 

 

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Antinori Tignanello 2010