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Pork tenderloin with Oporto: recipes with wine

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Looking for a simple and delicious dish to prepare for 4 or 5 person? Think about the pork in Porto. This is a very healthy recipe made in the oven. In addition to being simple to do, it is nutritious. This is a great idea for special dinners. You don?t only prepare a good meal. The best interest of pork in port is that you can enjoy time with your guests instead of being stuck in the kitchen preparing everything.

Pork Tenderloin with Port

Ingredients:

  • 1 pork tenderloin of 1 kg
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 glasses of port wine
  • Oil and salt

Preparation:

Step 1:
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
Step 2:
Cut the onions into very thin slices
Step 3:
In a saucepan add the olive oil and spread evenly with a brush to grease
Step 4:
Next, place the onions on the pan and grease with olive oil.
Step 5:
It is now time to put the whole tenderloin on the bed of onion rings
Step 6:
Pour 1 ½ cups of port wine on the tenderloin and make seasoning with salt and pepper before placing in the oven.
Step 7:
At this point, think about the cooking. For a well cooked fillet, leave it longer at a lower temperature on the hoven. For a well cooked fillet, let leather 1 hour at 180 degrees. For a less cooked fillet, 40 minutes at 290 degrees.
Step 8:
Remove the tray from oven. Mix the cooked onion with the piece of pork juice.
Step 9:
Replace the tray in the oven so it does not lose heat. Crush the garlic and add to the mixture to liquefy. The sauce is ideal to be served with the fillet.

Serve the Pork Tenderloin with Porto is a good idea, because the sauce is made of the same wine. Pairing guaranteed! Today we recommend you:

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Niepoort The Senior Tawny

 

 

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Port Sandeman Ruby

French or American oak?

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When we speak of oak, it always seems that there is unanimity that the French oak is better than the American oak. It is said that one can see it in the wines which aged in those barrels. The wood also leaves its mark on the precious perfumed wines, much more in the French ones than when it was a barrel from US. 

This was demonstrated by Matías Calleja, a winemaker from Beronia in London who, during a lecture a few months ago, explained that the main difference between the two origins lays in the aroma and tannins. The first is noted in the case of French oak, while the second is the main quality of the American oak.

When tasting, although it was the wine from French oak barrels which received most votes, the difference between the two notations was not too explicit.

The secret is in the mix

The knowledge of oak which in bodegas is very important. It helps combine successfully the essence that aromatizes the wine: more spice in the case of French oak and toast, with hints of coconut and chocolate, in the case of American. At that one must add the vanilla aromas each particular wine can develop.

There are other options: Some wineries use Central European oak, or Caucasian, who come from countries like Hungary, Slovenia, Russia, Romania, Bosnia and Poland. Those are woods which are said to have a high potential of aging, not as tannic and much cheaper.

Other wineries opt for the Spanish oak, although It has good quality, there are few companies that exploit it, and hence the difficulty of getting to great wineries.
Finally, there are also wineries which are beginning to bet for other woods like acacia or beech, especially for white wines age in which we seek the expression of the grape tannins above.

What type of barrel your favorite wines are aged in? What shades provided do you most like?

Today we recommend 2 great (and well- aged) wines:

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Faustino I Tinto Gran Reserva 2001

 

 

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El Coto Crianza 2009

How to have a small cellar at home

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Any fan of the magnificent wine world already thought about making a small cellar in his house, and not only because they want to have good brand in perfect state available at any time, but also because he can buy wine on favorable condition: he acquires them without completing their aging and then allowed to complete it at home, while the market value multiplies.

But the problem arises with domestic installations: more often you just do not have the adequate space available, so people try emergency solutions that do nothing more than to spoil the wine.

The only wines that age well are the ones that have been made for aging , that is, it will be useless to save a young wine for years in a good cellar, almost certainly when you will be drinking it, it will be spoiled. The wines that can be saved are the crianza, reserva and large reserves, which have matured in wooden casks enough time to continue to do so later in the individual wineries.

To achieve this, the space for keeping wines must meet certain conditions: maintain a constant temperature that does not oscillate beyond 8 ° C at 18 °, with an ideal average of 12 ° C throughout the year. If the temperature rises, white wine undergo secondary fermentation and reds accelerate the oxidation process. Conversely, temperatures below cloud the wine and alter its color. It is therefore essential to have a thermometer to control at all times.

Achieving a sufficiently moist environment: air humidity does not harm the correct storage and aging of wine. Even better: it is necessary. But it is also important not to have excessive humidity, because in this case, wines acquire a distinctive musty smell. Ideally, not less than 80 % because the dryness affects corks, which shrink and let in the air.

Isolate noise and odor: although wine does not ?hear ?the vibrations and noise will greatly hurt, because it shakes and produces important organoleptic changes. The racks must be isolated from the fridge or any powered device. In the warehouse, you have to perform jobs that isolate from noise or vibration. Regarding odors, they also enters the bottles, so you cannot store wine with substances such as paint or gasoline, or near food giving off strong odors, such as cheese or ham.

You should ensure adequate ventilation so that the air is renewed. Ensure the absence of light : the wine is damaged if exposed to light long, hence, the winery must be very thin, because if not, there is a very rapid oxidation that experts recognize then when tasting the wine and called ” light flavor “.

Arrange the bottles horizontally: wines must stand horizontally so that the cork is always wet, the most practical is to stack the bottles, trying not to move it a lot to find what we seek. For this reason the order is critical.

¿Do you want to buy wine for your particular cellar? We suggest you:

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Terra Di Lavoro 2010

 

 

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La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2000

Women too like beer

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The beer market has been favored by the preference of women to consume this refreshing drink. For example, recently it has been known that the number of female?s beer lovers in the UK has grown in the last three years.

Camra, an association for the promotion of ale beer in the UK, has been commissioned to study the figures with the launch of its Great British Beer Festival in London and says that, compared to the previous year, over 20,000 more women have joined the list of beer fans. In addition they have found that one third of women attending preferred Ale. This amount is twice bigger than 3 years ago.

This shows that women have had a higher level of openness to try the beer Ale and enjoy its delicious taste. There are currently 8,000 different brands of beer on the market, so that the British are leaning toward locally produced beers in the UK.

Some words from a representative of Camra were:

It is interesting that more and more women are preferring ale. Our national drink changed its image years ago and is now increasingly seen as a drink for women, more than for men. This trend will help put all the British beer market back on a growth path.

Christine cryne, national executive member of Camra , said :

The increased interest in real ale among women in the UK is largely due to the wide variety of beer which is now available. So it is not surprising that this trend will be replicated in countries around the world and especially in those with a prominent craft beer production.

What is your favorite type of beer? We recommend:

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Buxton Der Nord Sekt

 

 

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Moor Hoppiness 66cl

The origin of wine

 TAGS:There are two myths about the origins of fermentation. The first is that the beer was “invented” or more accurately, discovered by chance. The second, that the wine was also an accident. It is highly unlikely that, given the elegantly simple and yet so complex brewing process, the beer was no more than a coincidence. The same goes for the wine, although it is likely that our ancestors watch how fruit juices changed when they were left to rot or decompose under certain conditions.

The reason why it is unlikely that the wine discovery was an accident is due to the discovery of grape seeds, or pips, which are found in abundance in the lower parts of Georgia – Russia. The seeds have been carbon- dated and are estimated to have around 7,000 years old. What makes these seeds exceptional is not only their wealth but their shape. The seeds that have come together to grow differ in shape and genetic information from the wild seeds.

All modern grapes grown are hermaphrodites, or have the characteristics of both sexes. This is because our relatives from the late Stone Age harvested only female vines. Grape vines when left by themselves, are male and female. The females bear fruit, while males pollinate. When primitive man arrived they saved the female plants and reduced males. Over time, only hermaphrodite?s vines were able to survive. One of the survivors of the experiments with the primitive man came called vitis vinifera, which is the species from which they sprang wine grapes. People in these early days were attentive enough to highlight this kind of grapes for its high sugar content. No sugar, no wine.

Why fermentation was not an accident? This is open to discussion, but the wine, like beer, could not have come into existence without matching certain conditions. Along with sugar it is necessary to have the yeast, and the grapes of the first men have gathered it in their skin, seemingly randomly, and its many types must be naturally creating yeasts. Now we know that some of these natural yeasts are not very good for wine and can only lead to fermentation as much, but probably did enough work to get that the primitive man came up where he had to arrive, which is, according to early writings on wine, the place of the gods.

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Dinastia Vivanco Reserva 2005

 

 

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Gran Feudo Chivite Reserva 2006

How to remove the smell of wine cork

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The American food popularizer Harold McGee published some time ago in a U.S. newspaper a curious article in which, with his usual dose of good humor as well as scientific rigor, he spoke about the delicate organoleptic balance of the wine and how easily we can ?spoil ” a good wine according to the materials with which it may enter in contact.

The author, always ready to experiment, found, for example, as in contact with different types of metal wines free electricity, which in itself is not important, but he created a curious devise to remove odor to cork that some bottles sometimes have. There for through market you can find devices that promise to speed the aeration of wine, but often also produce an effect of loss of the original flavors and aromas.

The truth is that these products are often expensive and their effectiveness questionable. We can even find necklaces bottle magnets whose manufacturers claim to allow you to taste the wine in all its fullness immediately, no need to decant, or inlaid copper discs promising precious metal, in seconds, to get the same effect that a year aging in the cellar.

With the help of some friends specialists, respectively, in chemistry and enology, McGee made some blind tastings in which he failed to verify the actual effectiveness of most devices on the market, taking into account that there are practices (as dipping copper coins came to remove unwanted flavors) that meet the same task at a fraction of the cost .

In fact, the only trick that was effective in this case to eliminate the unpleasant taste of some wine cork, is quite simple: just dip for a few minutes a bit of “film” plastic food in wine. Is compelling scientific explanation : the molecule responsible for the smell of cork , called 2,4,6- trichloroanisole , is very similar to polyethylene, and almost instantly adheres to the plastic , which when removed, wine aromas have lost cork?s. The downside? Many other aromatic molecules will also be lost, and the result can be a wine without cork smell, but with less aromas. But still drinkable.

What wine would you hate to spoil you? Today we recommend two wines that you really have to enjoy in the right conditions, because they are fantastic!

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Finca las Caraballas 2012

 

 

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La Gioiosa Fragolino Rosso

The best Bierzo wines in 2013 by Parker

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As always, when the brand Parker visits a DO, the waiting time is long. We all want to know what are the best wines of Bierzo 2013, according to Parker. Moreover, the last visit, in 2011, was the origin of the Jay Miller controversy, and there has been an interest in how Luis Gutierrez punctuation would evolve. The result: by examining the Bierzo 2013 wines Parker tasted 50% more of wines, best wines have increased their average score, and although Raul Perez is still one of the most popular winemaker, this time it seems to have been overcome by the descendants of J. Palacios, who with Moncerbal 2011 occupies the place of honor, in addition to place other wines in the top.

Want to know what are the best wines of Bierzo 2013 by Parker? We show you the 4 best (Bierzo wines with 95 Parker points), and the rest of the list (below) to complete 30 Bierzo wines rated by Robert Parker.

97 points, the best bierzo 2011 wine

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Moncerbal 2011

 

 

 96 point, the best Raúl Peréz

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Ultreia de Valtuille 2010

 

 

96 points, Moncerbal is the Bierzo wine

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Moncerbal 2010

 

 

95 points for the top 

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La Faraona 2011

 

 

 

 Here are the rest of the wines

How to quickly cool your beer

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At certain times of year, like summer, some drinks heat up quickly, losing its freshness and flavor. This is the case of beer, which warm or hot, it doesn?t taste the same and isn?t as good on the palate. The beer should be drunk chilly to take away the heat. To cool it quickly, we have some options.

We can put the beer in a large bowl filled with water and ice. It is perfect when we are away from home, as we have on hand a large bowl and ice.

If we want the beer to be fresh instantly, then we can use the same bowl, water, ice and salt. Strangely, with salt, ice and cold water cools beers more quickly. At the same time, we can put the bowl in the freezer. It is recommended to put the beer bottles in a bag so you do not have some salt taste when you drink it.

If you come home with warm beer, you can always put it in the freezer. Now freezers are at high temperatures and in a few minutes the beer Is ready. Not as effective as the previous case, but while we wait we can always prepare something to eat.

If you are in the mountains and close to a river, you can use the following trick. We can always leave our beer cans or bottles into the river, anchored with stones or some support to prevent escape. The river water is usually colder, so we’ll have our fresh beers as we need.
We can also make use of the method of paper or newspaper, it is very simple to perform. Just break a paper or newspaper strips, wash it or soak it in water for a moment and paste or wrap directly on the bottle or can of beer.

What are your favorite beers? We recommend:

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Waterloo Double Dark 8

 

 

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Orval

The 5 world best sellers Sancerre wines

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Sancerre wine is known worldwide for its taste, its good value for money and how well you can work the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. In France it is one of the most demanded wines, but do you know which Sancerre wines are the most sold abroad? Today we show you the five Uvinum best-selling Sancerre wine worldwide:

5. Vacheron Belle Dame 2007

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Vacheron Belle Dame 2007, a great Sancerre wine

 

 

 4. Alphonse Mellot Génération XIX Blanc 2007

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Alphonse Mellot Génération XIX Blanc 2007, a good value for money 

 

3. Alphonse Mellot Génération XIX 2005

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Alphonse Mellot Génération XIX 2005, you will be surprised by this tremendous wine

 

 

2. Saget Blanc 375ml 2009

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Saget Blanc 375ml 2009, don’t miss this Sancerre wine!

 

 

1. Pierre Archambaut Rosé 2009

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Pierre Archambaut Rosé 2009, this is the best seller ! Try it too!

To drink more and spend less

 TAGS:In 2012 Spanish households increased their wine consumption and reduced the spending on these purchases. They tend to choose cheaper wines and increased their consumption by 0.2% over the previous year.

We’ve seen cheap wine options that have emerged successfully in Spanish market thanks to the new behavior of consumers, looking for new options in order to serve wine at their tables and enjoy a good family meal.

Spending on wine purchases fell 2.6%, representing 2.36 Euros per liter. This is a reflection of the fall of prices for wines with denomination of origin and sparkling ones. In addition, there was an increase in the consumption of wines without designation of origin at affordable prices in the Spanish market.

Wine consumption in Spain increased to reach 435, 3 million liters in 2012, this is a considerable amount and a good part of this consumption comes from Catalonia. This Autonomous Community consumes more wine and spends more money on food.

Today we recommend the most popular and economical wines with denomination of origin in Uvinum:

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Txomin Etxaniz Txakoli 2011

 

 

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Gran Feudo Chivite Reserva 2006