Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Of the healing powers of wine

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For thousands of years wine has been attributed to various healing properties. Through this post, always based on moderate and responsible consumption, we try to bring some of the beneficial properties of its enjoyment to its consumers.

Beyond the pleasure involved accompany a meal with good wine, there is evidence that moderate consumption of this product helps protect the heart, strengthens the metabolism, aids digestion, helps maintain and care for joints and according to recent studies, even longer life.

From the 70's began to study the beneficial properties that had a moderate consumption of wine, no more than 750 ml per day for males, no more than 500ml per day for females, reducing to no more than two or three glasses for the elderly. All in all, it was a conclusion quite popular among various researchers, persons performing moderate wine consumption have a mortality risk 37% lower than nondrinkers. Science becomes almost fair to attribute to the therapeutic use of wine the following properties:

- Tranquilizers.
- Vasodilators.
- Energy.
- Diuretic.
- enabler of intestinal fat absorption.
- Generation of HDL increased, more popularly known as good cholesterol.
- Your polyphenols help save vitamin C.
- Synthesizers of collagen in the walls of the arteries, which helps keep them elastic and resilient.

With all, from the Mother of wine advise you the responsible consumption in order to continue providing with you for many, many, years.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The influence of terroir in wine quality

The soil, microclimate and human influences determine the quality of wine

Doctor José Hidalgo, Agronomist, graduate diploma in viticulture and enology. He currently teaches at the University of La Rioja. He has advised many Spanish wineries and renowned author of research on wine. Worked across the north of Spain practically from Galicia, Rías Baixas, Valdeorras, Ribeiro, Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Rioja, Basque Country, Valladolid, Cigales and something in Catalonia, La Mancha and Mallorca. Speaker at the recent meeting Terra de Vins, Palma de Mallorca, addressed "The influence of terroir in wine quality. " Its findings known in this video.

Jose Hidalgo, has analyzed the influence of the crisis in the wine industry, showing promising to an industry begins to recover in many areas. Similarly addressed the particular issue of Galician white wines that have barely noticed this economy, referring to white wines with strong features, which has worked to improve the quality keeping prices have barely noticed its effects. This is particularly true of Valdeorras, which has managed to combine the quality of a job well done by the growers, winemakers and Regulatory Council, with very competitive prices, to place their wines as one of the most important sector in recent years.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The cellars of the D.O. Valdeorras forward the launch of the new crop of wine with an increase of 20% for marketing

The encouraging data from the marketing of wines of the DO Valdeorras are reflected in a advance release of the new harvest and increased marketing of wine labeling of 20% relative to 2010 season.

The good time living wines D.O. Valdeorras, which does not make them alien to the greats tastings and makes a point of reference of the most important tables, has been bringing forward the launch of the new harvest, a 20% increase in the labeling for marketing, with regarding the production of the previous season. Thus Regulatory Council president, José Luis García Pando, is pleased at the continuing demand for these wines are creditors.

The undisputed quality treasures that are attached to very competitive prices, and if we add to all this, the increasing specialization by the consumer, we find a safe bet for any type of event and table.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dallas was confirmed as destination for wine of the D.O. Valdeorras

As reported yesterday the President of the Regulatory Council of D.O. Valdeorras, José Luis García Pando, Dallas is confirmed as a promotional destination  for wines of the DO Valdeorras.

The highly regarded that American specialists gives to wine of the D.O. Valdeorras, is extrapolated to the general public through this promotional campaign, which aims to share the excellence of these wines with everyone. Thus, EE. UU. joins Switzerland as introductory visit outside the Spanish borders in a promotional campaign.

And is that the momentum they are experiencing the wines of Valdeorras not lost on anyone. The growing demand, both nationally and internationally, is attached to the rain of awards that the wines of the D.O. Valdeorras are receiving from all over the world. Facts which are embodied in an increase of around 20%, compared to the previous season, by way of presentation of wines for sale. This data is a deserved reward to the hard work made with the most meticulous care and maximun love on the part of growers, winemakers and Regulatory Council.

Congratulations on your well deserved recognition!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The D.O. Valdeorras welcomes spring

Spring comes to Valdeorras radiant, and to celebrate we present this video where you can learn more about the features of this magical land of incomparable wines and hospitable people, able to combine secular tradition and modern to maintain and ensure the authenticity and quality of wines that are the ultimate expression of the sense of a land.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Horacio Fernández Presa, awarded the honorary Magnum in his struggle for recovery of Godello

The second edition of the awards Magnum, which after the success of last year, again held in the restaurant Pontevedra Pepe Vieira Camiño da Serpe, attended by sommeliers, winemakers, bloggers and industry professionals who gathered last night Wednesday to recognize the most outstanding of the year in Galicia.

These awards are organized by the Institut Galician Wine and Wine Company María Fechoría and Associates, also has the participation of the Provincial Deputation of Pontevedra, Rias Baixas Tourism, Restaurant Pepe Vieira Camiño da Serpe and Cabreiroá.

Among the award highlights is the agronomist, born in León but to Valdeorras adoption,Horacio Fernández Presa who, in 1974, created the program REVIVAL Restructuring Vineyard of Valdeorras, which made ​​him responsible for the recovery of godello, variety at that time almost disappeared for implementation of others that offered higher yields. To date and since 1988, provides its expertise in winecellar Godeval belonging to the DO Valdeorras.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The young wine white "A Coroa", belonging to the DO Valdeorras, winner of the most important wine competition in Germany

Berliner Wine Tropy , a prestigious wine international event and is supported by the European Union, the International Organisation of Wine and the German Senate, has awarded three Galician wines, among which is the Young White of A Coroa´s wineries .

"Sameirás 2009" of the D.O. Ribeiro and "Alma de Blanco 2009" of the D.O. Monterrei join "A Coroa" young wine white, to receive this prestigious international recognition that hovers Galician whites as one of the most appreciated beyond our borders. And is not trivial the great appreciation that Galician wines whites have around the world, where DO Valdeorras is making a deserved preferential position with its Godellos, that, whether from Spain or elsewhere, do not stop to collect awards.

From the mother of wine we present this wine "A Coroa" as one of the largest and most renowned wines of Galicia, made with an elegant Godello able to delight the most discerning palates. In this award must be added the most significant national recognition, the Golden Bacchus, who has taken this year sole representative of the Galician wines, plus 98 points awarded by the Galician Association of Tasters and the Distinguished Gallaecia 2010.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Again a Valdeorras Godello receives the award for best white wine of Spain

The prestigious award-winning publication of Valencia "La semana vitivinícola", directed by Manuel Majón, has returned to extol the virtues of a godello Valdeorras, selecting it as the best white wine of the country.

The whirlwind of awards does not stop for godellos in D.O. Valdeorras, and again the cellar Rafael Palacios, its Godello As Sortes 2009, reaching the highest shares nationwide. The good work of growers and winemakers of Valdeorras, is causing an incessant shower of awards that elevates, day after day, these wines as among the most valued of the country.

All this work to the vineyard, is reinforced by the Regulatory Council's policy approach and promote, this old designation of origin, to all corners of the world, bringing their virtues to all audiences. For those as you want to test the new crop, from the mother of wine remember you, that quote from this weekend is in O Ferrol where celebrate the seventh edition of the Northwest Wine Fair.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The D.O. Valdeorras offers tasting of its new crop in FEVINO

The Seventh Northwest Wine Fair held in Ferrol from 12 to March 15, offers the chance to taste the wines of the new crop of D.O.Valdeorras.

One of the most important wine fairs nationwide, which is divided into two days of opening to the general public (12 and 13 March) and two days exclusively for professionals (14 and 15 March) awarded the chance to taste the new vintage of the DO Valdeorras in its promotion Stand.

The cream of the national wine sector appointments are one year more in this prestigious exhibition to present their new vintages to professionals and general public. For its part, D.O. Valdeorras in its policy of bringing all public the excellence of its wines, has made ​​available to the mother of wine several entrances so that people who wish to attend the event can attend free.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The D.O. Valdeorras invites you to the Northwest wine fair in O Ferrol

From 12 to 15 March, the exhibition center of the city of O Ferrol will host the seventh edition of the Fair Wines of the Northwest.

The Regulatory Council of D.O. Valdeorras will be present at this meeting, one of the most prominent of wine industry in Galicia, with its own stand where you can taste wines from the new crop 2010. And to further show its commitment to all lovers of the wine sector, DO Valdeorras by the mother of wine, offers to five people the chance to attend this event free of charge, on Sunday 13 March.

If you wish to attend the event for free, just send an email stating your name to:, and we will put at your disposal at the Fairgrounds box office or Ferrol, an invitation for you to taste the excellence of the wines at the fair.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Come and enjoy the Carnival Valdeorras Gourmet

The gourmets will have the chance to taste the best gastronomy in O Barco Carnival,with carnival Gastronomic XII, to be held between 4 and 8 March.

Within the leisure activities proposed for Ourense´s carnival, the town of O Barco complements the proposals with a carnival holiday differently. The best food and wine are attached to the ancient carnival party to offer an unforgettable initiative in an area of immense beauty spots.

The great success that has been promoting in recent months tapas has led to Town Council and the Association Valdeorras business to continue to bring this initiative to allpersons who wish to enjoy Carnival of Valdeorras. If you want enjoy a diferent carnival come to Valdeorras

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

UK joins the rise of the VALDEORRAS Godello

The wine director of Bibendum, one of the largest distributors of imported wine in the UK, shows excited  for the answer can give the Valdeorras wine  in the British Isles.

Awards of that is deserved creditor the Valdeorras godello not lost for the promoters of wine trends, and they extrapolated their excellence all over the world. In this way from the UK we get the comments of purchasing director of Bibendum Stuart Grundy, which is excited by the investments made in the distribution of Spanish Wine. “I have never been more excited about Spanish wines and Bibendum’s Spanish range in particular. We have done a tremendous amount of work to identify outstanding producers from lesser known regions who are making old vine wines at a price that France and Italy can only dream of. The buzz around these wines at our Bibendum EC1 trade tasting in January justifies my belief that the market is as excited about new, vibrant Spanish wines as we at Bibendum are.”

The initial emphasis of the Valdeorras godello has focused on the winery A Coroa, with its godello 2009 which is expected to soon become a must-have.