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Noche de San Juan! Summer solstice

Did you that we celebrate San Juan in Madrid as well! The shortest night on the 23rd of June is celebrated with quite a big party at the park behind the San Francisco church in La Latina. It´s a bottellon so bring your drinks, the...

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El Brabantino now WSET Certified!

Did you know that El Brabantino is now WSET certified, as owner Jean Pierre van Breugel passed the level 2 exam with distinction! Let´s continue tasting!...

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How To Sound Like You Know About Wine

Another great idea from winefolly: "Browse a comprehensive visual guide to all of the major types of wine. This poster will help you find and drink wines you'll love based on their style and flavor characteristics." Buy online in Winefolly    ...

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The optical illusion winerack

The power of optical illusion makes the bottles disappear.​ A  Wooden Wine Rack designed by  Tony Potter, an illusionist and magician for 20 years, has turned his passion to woodworking. One of his first pieces is Pinetti, a wooden wine rack that appears to vanish whatever passes...

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How Many Grapes in a Glass of Wine?

Did you ever wonder about how many grape clusters does it take to make a glass of wine? How many cases of wine can a barrel make? How many vineyards make up an acre? We've got some fun wine math facts here, so you can...

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How to Make a Wine Bottle Bird Feeder

A very good tip from the down home inspiration blog: "Do you ever worry what the neighbors must think of you when they hear you dumping your recycling bin?  Does yours sound like there are a hundred glass bottles clinking in it?  Mine does…and I feel...

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14 simple hacks every wine drinker should know

There's nothing better than unwinding after a long day with a tall glass of vino. But what if your white wine isn't cold enough yet, your trusty corkscrew breaks, or you slop red wine down your favorite white button up? Never fear, because we rounded...

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Common types of wine

Wine Folly  - Types of Wine Grapes "Wine is made with grapes, but not typical table grapes you’ll find at the grocery. Wine grapes (latin name: Vitis vinifera) have thick skins, are small, sweet, and contain seeds. There are many different kinds of wine grapes–over a...