Tag: wine selection

Tips for Ordering Wine in a Restaurant

Even if it may seem a simple task, one can not always be right when ordering wine in a restaurant. Everything depends on the people we bring with us and the type of wine we want. In order to help you hit the target, we offer you some tips:

Follow the sommelier’s advice

The first and easiest rule is to be advised by the sommelier of the restaurant, in case there is one. He is the one who understands wines and will know perfectly which one will pair with the food and our taste, according to the occasion. So take it easy: when in doubt, ask the sommelier, who will know how to give the right indications.

It depends on the food

It is clear that, depending on what we are going to eat, we will order different types of wine. Rice and fish with whites and meat with red wines can be a guide, but not always. It also depends on the type of meat and whether the wine is young or not. Among the basic rules of pairing we emphasize that it is better not to serve full-bodied wines before lighter ones. The world of pairing is very extensive, so there are flavours that go better with a white wine, while others will be fantastic with a rosé.

By order

Another way to choose wines at a long lunch or dinner is according to the order. The basic rule is: firstly the sparkling wines, which usually pair well with the appetizers, whereas the white wines would go with the lightest first courses, the rosé, young reds and aged red wines for hunting meats or rather strong dishes.

Depending on the date or company

When we have a business lunch and we want to impress our guests, we can choose a well-known wine, such as Rioja or Toro, because there will be no risk of somebody not liking it. If it is a date, maybe we can experiment and try to guess the tastes of our partner.

 TAGS:Casal Mendes RoséCasal Mendes Rosé

Casal Mendes Rosé



 TAGS:Canyon Road White Zinfandel RoséCanyon Road White Zinfandel Rosé

Canyon Road White Zinfandel Rosé

Wine Selection for the Mobile World Congress 2018

From Monday, 26th of February, till Thursday, 1st of March, Barcelona will be filled with suits and innovative technology. Every year, the Mobile World Congress 2018 brings together man and woman from all around the world to exchange expertise and introduce new products and technologies. 

You meet people who you wouldn’t be able to meet during the rest of the year. So, people use this opportunity for extended lunches, after-parties and dinners. Moreover, we can see an increased interest in European wines, mainly from Spain and France. But not just any wines. No, oh no. We’re talking about the créme de la crème of wines, royal grapes, delicious gems that you wouldn’t enjoy in your everyday life. 

At Uvinum, we have matched the MWC 2018 visitors’ interest with our product catalogue to present you our selection of wines for this year’s Mobile World Congress. I hope you find what you’re looking for! 

 TAGS:Vega Sicilia Único 2008

Vega Sicilia Único 2008

Vega Sicilia Único 2008 assembles to perfection the qualities of tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon. Probably one of the wines with the longest ageing process in the world. 



 TAGS:Ornellaia 2008Ornellaia 2008

Ornellaia 2008, a red wine from the region of Hermitage produced with Syrah from the 2012 vintage.



 TAGS:E. Guigal La Landonne 2005E. Guigal La Landonne 2005

E. Guigal La Landonne 2005: The E. Guigal La Landonne 2005 is the ideal red to combine with birds and meat. Uvinum users rate this red wine with 4 out of 5 points 



 TAGS:Château Mouton Rothschild 2009Château Mouton Rothschild 2009

Château Mouton Rothschild 2009, a red wine from Pauillac made of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc of 2009 and has an alcoholic strength of 13%. The Château Mouton Rothschild 2009 is the ideal red to combine with foie and veal. 



 TAGS:Château Haut-Brion 2010Château Haut-Brion 2010

Château Haut-Brion 2010 is the ideal red to combine with red meat and cheese. According to Uvinum users, this red wine earns 4 out of 5 points while renowned wine experts rate it as follows: Robert Parker: 100 and Wine Spectator: 99. 



 TAGS:Contador 2015Contador 2015

Contador 2015, a red wine from the region of Rioja based on the best Tempranillo, Mazuelo and Graciano from 2015 and shows an alcoholic content of 14.5%.



 TAGS:Petrus 2009Petrus 2009

Petrus 2009: The few people who were able to taste Petrus 2009 say that this is an exceptional wine to enjoy from 2020. Internationally renowned critics gave this French red excellent reviews boosting the wine’s value and recognition. 



 TAGS:Flor de Pingus 2014Flor de Pingus 2014

Flor de Pingus 2014 is a red wine from Ribera del Duero produced by Dominio de Pingus that is based on 2014 Tempranillo, Tinto Fino, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinta Fina and has an alcohol content of 15%. 



 TAGS:Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2012Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2012

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2012 a red wine from Ribera del Duero made of Tempranillo, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinto Fino of 2012 and presents an alcohol content of 14%.