Winner of IX Competition of Tapas Picadillo, A Coruña 2012

May 31, 2012 in News

On May 27  the IX Competition of Tapas Picadillo , in A Coruña, finished.
But you can still enjoy the tapass that have participated until 27 August!
If you want to know who were the winners we will say that, without knowing the Popular Prize yet, results were as follows:

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Wine Tasting by Intervin 1 (Alimentaria 2012)

May 24, 2012 in News

It’s been an intense week in Alimentaria. So much we still haven’t had time to sit down and write about it.

One of the things we liked most was the tasting roomoffered in Taste & Flavours Intervin area.

Under the name “50 wines for 2020,” Lluis Manel Barba, winemaker, with a Tasting Committee composed of five renowned sommeliers, chosen by the Union of Spanish Associations of Sommeliers (UAES) and the Academy of sommelier & Master sommeliers of Spain (AS & MSE).  They selected 50 wines  based on criteria such as respect for the environment, variety in the soil, increased supply of natural, technical and innovative materials, fruity, elegant and fresh, attractive labels and also the price, since none was over 20 euros per bottle. Looking for the trend which will be created by 2020.

We could highlight them all, since the selection was one hundred percent accurate, but if we had to highlight some in particular we found that for us the ones that stand out are:

Bermejo, a dry Malvasia Lanzarote. White wine with attractive color and complex aromas. Input fruity, with hints of lemon and mango. Stops by mouth gentle and smooth, continues to remind us of lemon, dry grass and peach skin too, and in the end its flavor lasts and lasts in the mouth. It has a marked character of Malvasia.

Edetària, a blend of white grenache, viognier and muscat a little small grain of Terra Alta. Interesting white wine with a floral scent very appealing. Mainly flowers reminiscent of white fruits and very fresh, with some  mineral details. The palate is broad and with an amazing body and creamy feel, is frank in his mouth as they appear the same flavors that we noticed the smell. The finish is fresh and very stylish.

Habla del Silencio, syrah, cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo of Extremadura. Red wine of a beautiful purple color and a very expressive aromatic. At first it gives you the feeling of entering a herbalist, defines complex aromas, soon they appear more or less clearly, nutmegs and undergrowth aromas mixed with currants or gooseberries. The palate entry is very fresh and powerful with an amazing body, reaffirms everything found in nose and pastries accompanied points. After a while the memory still remains in the mouth.

Quest, a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot from Costers del Segre.
 Red wine of elegant cherry tones and fine perfume. The nose pleasantly surprised by the sharpness with which enjoy its black fruit and berries with spicy sensations mainly thyme and vanilla. The palate is intense, fresh but without excess, the berries back but this time accompanied by fresh herbs and rosemary. Pleasantly bitter end even inviting.

“The Music of the Wine”

May 24, 2012 in News

Surrounded by a suitable environment, Casa Llotja de Mar in Barcelona, ​​only a few meters from its headquarters, Vila Viniteca offered on March 26, the seventh edition of one of the most interesting wine tastings on the national scene: The Music of the Wine.
With over a thousand references, from 140 wineries from 32 Spanish and 22 international names the numbers speak for themselves.

To the magic of being able to get to taste wines that are beyond the reach of most pockets must be added the feeling that gives having winemakers serving themselves their wine and presenting their new vintages or new projects.

But even bigger and more important is the social part of the event itself as the convocation power was spectacular: over 3000 professionals, winemakers, vintners, entrepreneurs, distributors, sommeliers, winemakers and even the odd mad-about-wine gathered to give account from the extensive catalog of Vila Viniteca.

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