The Gabriela Edition
Say hello to the Gabriela Edition 🤝
🇪🇸 A perfectly paired bundle for the Spanish wine and cheese lovers 🇪🇸
Connecting with great friends producing wonderful products in Spain was an extra special one when putting this bundle together, so we really hope you enjoy what’s to come!
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How to taste wine
The first step of assessing wine is looking at it
Wine snobs like to talk about the legs of wine. In all honestly, this is a bit of a waste of time.
The wine legs (or tears of the wine as the French refer to them) can give an indication of the alcoholic content of the wine. But it’s so difficult to be accurate with a reading from legs,
So we say just read the label!
For appearance, we only ever find it useful to note something if the colour is completely out of the ordinary i.e. it’s a really dark rose
How To Taste Wine
Finally you get to actually taste the wine. Funnily enough though, tasting is predominantly to detect the structure of the wine.
Body: Think how differently skimmed milk, full-fat milk and cream coat the mouth.
Acidic: How much does it make your mouth drool?
Tannin: An annoying word but an easy one to detect. Imagine sucking on a teabag and how dry it would leave your mouth.
Dry or sweet? Tannin can trick you to think there’s no sweetness in a wine. Stick the tip of your tongue in as the best detector of sugar (probably not the done thing to do in a restaurant).
Mañoso Crianza Rioja - 2018
Name: Mañoso Crianza Rioja – 2018
Country and Region: Spain, Rioja
Bodegas Ruiz de Vinaspre was founded in 1910 by the grandfather of the current owner.
It was located in the centre of Elvillar, parallel to the main square. Wine was produced in that winery until 1978 when another winery was built, at the entrance of the town, where the current portfolio of wines are produced by the current owner and his father.
Manchego DOP Cured 200g
Age: 180 days minimum cured
Country + Region: Spain, La Mancha
Milk Type: Sheeps
Strength Of Cheese (1-5): 3
Style Of Cheese: Hard
Texture (1-5): 5
Mahon-Menorca ~ Semi-Cured
Age: Minimum 3 Months
Country + Region: Menorca
Milk Type: Cow
Strength Of Cheese: 4
Style Of Cheese: Semi-Hard
Murcia al Vino
Age: 3 Months
Country + Region: Spain, Murcia
Milk Type: Goat
Strength Of Cheese: 3
Style Of Cheese:
Wine Washed & Semi-Soft
The Deli Society Sarta De Chorizo Iberico
The Deli Society partners with artisan producers that put animal welfare first.
Country & Region: Spain, Salamanca
This chorizo comes from the famous and iconic Ibérico pigs. These pigs are certified free-range and roam free across Le Dehesa in Spain foraging and gorging on acorns, which creates a nutty flavour in the meat.
Cured in the pure air of the nature reserve Sierra de Francia, Salamanca Spain without nitrates and then mixed with DOP Pimentón de La Vera. The result is a truly unique smoky, nutty flavour that can only be achieved with this Iberian breed.
Colombian Milk Chocolate
We have partnered with COCO Chocolatier to provide you with the very best artisan chocolate.
Challenging industry norms, COCO Chocolatier begin the making of the chocolate at origin before passionately transforming it in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a result, more wealth remains within developing economies.