Blog #10: Different styles of Tempranillo wines to try

There are four different styles of Tempranillo wines depending on their ageing process. The styles, starting with the youngest to the oldest are : Joven Crianza Reserva Gran Reserva Depending on the region, you can also find different types of Tempranillo. Some...

Blog #9. Is Rioja wine only from Spain?

Rioja is actually a wine region from the north of Spain. The capital city of la Rioja region is Logroño, a fabulous place to visit if you like quality tapas and wine.  If you are ever in Logroño you must visit La Calle Laurel. Rioja produces both red and white wine,...

Blog #8: What does the colour of the wine say about it?

Wine colour can be generalised as red, rose or white.  The way in which the wine is made, the type of grape used, the climate in the regions where the grapes were produced, , the techniques used in making the wine,  as well as the age of the wine all influence the...

Blog #7: How to taste wine -> Step 1 Look 👀 at the wine

Wine tasting is the perfect way to learn about different wines and to learn what you like and why. The first step, looking at the wine, is the easiest.  It’s quite interesting how much information you can get from a wine just by looking at it. Let’s use white...

Blog #6: Three ways of drinking wine

When it comes to drinking wine there are three ways you can drink wine: Fast: Drink in the way you drink a glass of water when you are very thirsty: i.e. big sips and minimal attention to the wine. Chill out: Just relax with a glass of wine without thinking too much...

Blog #5: Can a glass of wine smell of petrol?

Sometimes wine can smell quite strange, like wet stones, petrol or even a pair of smelly socks. Wine aromas and flavours are subjective and they depend on our sensory memory. The fact that we can smell citrus in a wine doesn’t mean there were lemons around when the...

Blog #4: I don’t drink white wine!

I haven’t always liked white wine. A few years ago, I was in work when  my boss suggested that we  go out for lunch to our local bistro. Coming from a wine-producing country, where wine is part of the lunch menu, I couldn’t resist having a glass of wine with my lunch....

Blog #3: Chardonnay is a wine, right?

  For a long time I was confused about Chardonnay. I kept forgetting if it was a white wine or a red wine. When I would hear someone say with confidence “I drink Chardonnay”, it made me even more confused. If you feel the same way, here are three handy pieces of...

Blog #2: Three tips to feel more confident about wine

Tip 1: Know 3 wines that you like and why: Just try to keep things super simple – otherwise wine selection can be totally overwhelming. If you have 3 wines already in mind, perfect! Let’s use those. Otherwise you can pick up 3 wines from the following selection,...

Blog #1: Can white wine be made with red grapes?

Hi there, Welcome to my blog! The plan with this blog is that you will get some handy and super easy information about wines. So…Can white wine be made with red grapes? Yes! It definitely can. While the majority of white wine are made using white grapes and red wine...

Pa amb tomaquet

(aka Bread with Tomato)  PA AMB TOMAQUET (aka bread with tomato). It is the typical way we eat bread in Catalonia. It is super easy and you only need 4 ingredients. It takes around 3 minutes to make. It is a great companion for cheese and also dried meats. ...

Barolo

Barolo is the Italian red wine known as “the wine of kings, the king of wines”. Wine region: Piemonte (in Italy). Grape:  🍇 Nebbiolo. Nebbiolo grape is delicate. Barolo wines are high in tannins, high in acidity and high in alcohol. Ageing: 38 months...

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