Wine Knowledge 

*** Test your wine knowledge *** 
What does the term Chai mean?
 1) French term used mostly in Bordeaux for a place where wine is stored in barrels. 

 2) A type of wood chip that has been seasoned and placed in fermenting wine that creates a spicy finish to the aging wine. 

 3) A special tool that is used in the vineyards to cut the grape cluster off the vine.

 4) A test that is done in a wine lab to check for possible bacteria in wine. 

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Spaghetti Vongole

Spaghetti alle Vongole

Spaghetti alle vongole is an Italian classic as easy to cook and prepare as it is delicious.

Time: 30 minutes    Difficulty: super easy  

Spaghetti alle Vongole
Sàtirs (macabeu) Cartesius (white grenache)

 

 

 

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Battle of Wine in Haro

La Batalla del Vino (Battle of Wine / Haro – La Rioja)

Do you like wine ? Are you a wine lover ? Do you enjoy party and wine ?

Last year over 9.000 people and more than 150.000 litres of wine … No doubt this is a festivity you can’t miss.

Every year on the 29th of June war is declared in Haro, a small wine producing town in one of the most important regions of Spain (in terms of wine) La Rioja. 

The festivity dates back to the 13th century and in 1965 it was declared a festival of touristic and national interest.

Locals and tourist are celebrating San Pedro and it is a week  of drinking and music and world known for its Battle of Wine.

A huge party that involves wine drinking competitions and a Batalla de Vino (Wine Fight) where wines are poured at each other from buckets, sprayers, wineskins or anything that can be used to through, spray or launch wine all over the crowd.

 

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You are requested to wear a white shirt and a red scarf and the fest starts very early in the morning  around seven / eight and by midday after hours of hilarious wine battling the crowd heads to Plaza de la Paz where they continue celebrating with food and drinks. Later in the evening some other activities take place. For instance at the town’s bull ring where a “vaquilla” (small bulls -female heifer- which are less dangerous) chase people around (those animals are not killed).

Be prepared to start and finish the day with wine.

This is about wine for breakfast, wine for lunch, wine, wine, wine…