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Eating trough Europe (I)

 TAGS:Europe has years of culinary tradition and many quality dishes and ingredients. European cuisine is very rich. For example, the fantastic Mediterranean Diet of the South or the famous North smoked fish. We will examine the essential dishes, accompanied by photographs of the Australian agency Whybin/TBWA , who made a photographic work to associate countries with their typical food (from the perspective of an Australian).

 TAGS:Since immemorial time, French cuisine has an excellent reputation worldwide. Cheeses, pâtés, and refinement make it one of the best cuisines in the world. For wines, red Bordeaux or Burgundy white wines are the most popular.

Greece, as a Mediterranean country, is known for its fresh food, salads, cheese and feta pastries and yogurt sauces. For wines, Samos are very good.

Italian culinary richness is infinite. Starting with the quality of pasta, meat and fish, and desserts like tiramisu or mascarpone. Its major wine regions are Piedmont, Lombardy and Tuscany.

 TAGS:Portugal has high quality fish. This is the case of grilled sardines or cod. The vinho verde is typical and extraordinary.

Germany is the queen of sausages. They make it in all its forms. Other specialties such as roast accompanied by coleslaw are very typical dishes. Baden, Mosel and Pfalz are among the most popular wines, many of them produced in the Rhine.

Austria is a land of fairy tales. And as such, it offers homemade cakes and the famous Sacher cake you can not miss. Do not miss either the Wiener Schnitzel and boiled meat. Kremstal is a country wine of exceptional quality.

Nordic offers tasty fish dishes such as cod or salmon. The wines are not recognized, although, as in other northern regions they serve mulled wine as Glögg.

Which European cuisine do you prefer? Today, we recommend two international wines to accompany these dishes:

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Fertuna Lodai 2008



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Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut

The most important Italian grapes


The Italian wine does not lose hope to keep climbing position within marketing sectors and worldwide popularity. Much has been achieved with the quality of crops marketed and currently a number of indigenous grapes are giving a lot to talk about.


It is one of the most prominent Italian grapes, in many parts of the world the harvest of this grape is attempted but none has found the secret of Piedmont, most likely by the terroir, as indicated by Berry Green. Alba and Nebbiolo Langhe Nebbiolo represent excellent choices for this grape.

Nerello Mascalese

This grape from Sicily is made at the foot of the highest active volcano in Europe and turns out to be as versatile as Pinot Noir. It is produced in limited quantities and in Sicily, this makes it become known in other parts of the world.

Nero D’ Avola

One of the grapes that have become popular in Italy specifically in Sicily is the Nero D’ Avola. It is dark and the time that is used to produce wines of entry, Pierpaolo Messina ( Producer ) ensures that this grape can age up to 10 years and this would give greater position of fine wine, but people quickly trade it, ignoring its potential.


This Italian grape grown in volcanic soils of Basilicata concentrate good potential to produce wines. Their plantations continue to grow and it is said that it is robust and tannic, but lacking the smooth fruity flavor. For now it is sold in small quantities and is considered by many astringent and heavy.

Fiano, Falanghina and Greco Bianco

These grapes for white wines stand out for their potential. Fiano is accessible and is the most popular Falanghina and Greco have some similarities based on their minerality and are expected to reach the level of a Sauvignon Blanc in the future.


Another white variety is ideal to successfully insert in the UK markets. It is less oily and citric than other Tuscan varieties. The harvested soil is not changed in the town it?s made and this gives uniformity. There are different shades of Vermentino.


Another primary grape in Italy is Glera, it is used to make the UK Prosecco. In  Uk Prosecco sold more than Champagne in 2012.


Trebbiano positive features are its tropical fruity flavor, creaminess and minerality. It is the favorite of all winemakers but is an excellent alternative crop for premium wines. He won first place in the competition of the best wines of Italy Sommelier Luca Gardini.

Pinot Grigio

The wine made from this grape has been undervalued because of mass production, but it is looking to rebuild its image on the basis of quality that characterizes him. Dividends from the producers of this grape in Italy are greatly favored by UK demand but their status does not rise even being the more potential white variety for fine Italian wines.

What is your favorite Italian grape? Today we recommend two great Italian wines:

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La Gioiosa Fragolino Rosso



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Fazi Battaglia Titulus Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Doc Classico 2011