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2 cocktails with Top-Selling Spanish Wine

Fresh by Ramón Bilbao is coming: a range of cocktails with wine that are revolutionizing the market. Now that summer is near, but we do not want to get rid of wine, nothing better than switch to these cocktails. Let’s know more about them.

Cocktail with Ramón Bilbao Verdejo white wine

This recipe includes the Verdejo white wine from the house, mixed with basil leaves and eight drops of lime syrup. This way, we obtain a pretty fresh cocktail where the protagonist is white wine.

Fresh Rosé cocktail, with DO Rioja rosé wine

The Ramón Bilbao rosé is ideal for summer since this time of the year is always more appealing to this type of wine. Here, as a cocktail, it is mixed by combining it with ice, grapefruit slices and eight drops of strawberry syrup that highlight a sweet floral flavour on the palate.

Creating these cocktails, the brand wants to approach a much younger audience and thus opening the market. But the company has prepared for us much more than these two surprising drinks.

They have made a jelly bean to serve it next to the cocktail, made from the extract of the aromas of Ramón Bilbao Rosé. This way, it captures the aromas that are released in a gaseous form during fermentation, that is when the wine is elaborated. Then they are liquefied and an extract with the aromas of the wine is obtained. It tastes sweet and has floral nuances.

Undoubtedly, they are excellent gifts to make when we have guests in summer because we will surprise them with cocktails with wine and they can eat the special jelly beans, as long as we tell them how it is made.

What is clear is that with the arrival of the new season, cocktails come along too. Nothing better than include wines in them, something so local that mixing them with other ingredients offers a great result.

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Ramón Bilbao Rosado 2017

 

 

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Ramon Bilbao Verdejo 2017

You don’t need to travel to Spain to drink Sangria: see our best recipes

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One of the things that everyone love about Spain is paella and sangria. It may seem a cliché, but ends up being something real, since a large part of foreigners ask sangria for its quite different and strong taste.

It is a drink that is served throughout the year, but summer is the best time, since always is served chilly. The advantage is that it’s a wine cocktail, mixed with other ingredients, but there are different varieties and types of sangria: from the traditional, made with red wine, to the white wine and cava ones.

The good news is you do not need to travel to Spain to drink sangria. You can make your own to share with friends or at a party, with different recipes.

Red wine sangria

We can choose a quality and renowned red wine as Rioja, a bottle is enough, add some soda, ¼ cup sugar, orange juice and lemon, fruit cubes, orange and lemon slices, and some other liquor as Cointreau or brandy.

Cava sangria

It is a variety of sangria that can be found in Spain, but also in other countries. A bottle of cava will suffice, some brandy, 3 tablespoons sugar, fruit (may be lemons or oranges and their juice). You must also add ice, as in traditional red wine sangria. The colour will be different, though some people add a splash of red wine to add colour.

White wine sangria

It is less common, but increasingly popular, since its taste is slightly less powerful than the red wine one. Use a bottle of white wine, a quarter cup sugar, lemon juice, fruits to garnish and some herbs, such as mint or basil.

The fruits to garnish this type of sangria are also different: lemon, peaches and oranges, because the taste of fruits will be more evident. If we want, we can also add a splash of rum or vodka.

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Viña Tondonia Reserva 2002 is a is a red wine with DO Rioja from the Viña Tondonia.

 

 

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Abadía Retuerta Selección Especial 2009 is a a wine red with the VT Castilla y León DO based on the best of syrah and cabernet Sauvignon from 2009 and 14º of volume of alcohol. 

 

When the heat comes, is the wine over?

 TAGS:I disagree with the statement “when the heat comes, buy wine is over.” It is true that beer is a tough opponent for the grape juice in the coming months, especially when taking a walk we found that almost all the terraces we see in our way look like scenes of a beer commercial.

But we do not have to be alarmed because there are solutions to continue enjoying our favorite wines in and summer, of course! When temperatures rise, drinking a thick, dense, dark, powerful red wine may be our last wish… we feel like for something cooler. No problem, we can order a white wine, for instance a Riesling, a Sauvignon Blanc, an Albariño … mmmmhhhhhh! It has to be served chilled in a glass ad hoc and it will leave us with a colorful sensation: freshness, fruit and flowers notes, aroma … beers cannot be compared with this.

We can also take advantage of the high temperatures arrival to vary a bit and try some rosé wines, which seems to be forgotten by us during the year. Protos Rosado 2011, Marqués de Riscal or Enate, three Spanish figures that can compete with other rosés such as an Italian Lambrusco de Emilia, an Australian as the Massena Rosé 2007 or a French one like Tavel Les Eglantiers 2009.

We cannot miss the sparkling wines in this classification. These wines are usually perfect for long warm afternoons, for those who do not want to end the after – lunch and for snacks with a touch of chic.

People who like to experiment and are not afraid of the mixtures can opt for cocktails including wine in his compositions. The spanish Sangría is perhaps the most famous and exported one, but the Rebujito (dry sherry with some sort of soda like 7Up or Sprite), the Agua de Valencia (Cava, gin, vodka, orange juice and sugar) or the Tinto de Verano (red wine and soda) can compare favorably with it in this mediterranean country. A little less glamorous are Calimotxo (wine and coke) and Zurracapote (red or rosé wine with lemons, oranges, sugar, cinnamon and some berry liquor), which every youngster has ever tried.

In any case, we can always find a good time to enjoy our favorite red wine at a barbecue, a nice dinner or just because during the afternoon or after dinner. In addition, we can always choose young red wines that can be served a bit extra chilled and seem to fancy a little more. This is the perfect opportunity to discover new promising wines and start finding those wines which will be our next favorite for next winter or the coming years.

Anyway, if you don’t like wine in summer, we can suggest you a few options:

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Heineken, a green magical brand

 

 

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Budweiser, the american original.