martes, 22 de febrero de 2011

Feeling the wine with all five senses.

Some simple suggestions to help to enjoy the cata:
1.Observe what is in your glass, the "copa" making sure that the backdrop is white.
2. Then, taking the glass by the base, agitate it.
3. Get the wine to dance around a little to allow the aromas spread.
4. Drink a little and then pass the wine around your mouth to allow all your taste buds to enjoy the full range of flavours.
5. As the wine warms a little you will apreciate the flavours even more.
6. By breathing in through your nose you will discover new aromas you did not apreciate before.
7. To finish you need to empty your mouth or if you prefer, just swallow the wine and move on.

lunes, 14 de febrero de 2011

Feliz día de San Valentin

Amor eterno.

Podrá nublarse el sol eternamente;
Podrá secarse en un instante el mar;
Podrá romperse el eje de la tierra
Como un débil cristal.
¡todo sucederá! Podrá la muerte
Cubrirme con su fúnebre crespón;
Pero jamás en mí podrá apagarse
La llama de tu amor.


Happy Valentine´s Day!

She walks in beauty.

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies:
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face:
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.
And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
~ Lord Byron (1788-1824)