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Bignay Wine

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Federico’s Island Wines is a Filipino wine producer that makes wines from local ingredients. One of the wines they produce is made of Bignay, a local fruit equivalent to a currant. The wine carries an almost tart taste.

In 2009, Federico’s was awarded as “Best Bignay Wine” by the Department of Science and Technology South Luzon Cluster.

Based in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, the producer also makes a wines made from Pineapple and Duhat (similar to grapes).

Based in Victorias City, Negros Occidental, the producer also makes a wines made from Pineapple and Duhat (similar to grapes).

Written by Paulo Loreto

March 18, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Txakoli

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A sparkling, very dry white wine from the Basque Country; the wine has a low-alcohol content and is typically served as an aperitif.

The wine is popular with pintxos and other similar bar snacks because it helps cleanse the palette between dishes.

In the Basque Country, just outside of Bilbao, there is a museum devoted to txakoli, the Museo del Txakoli.

Written by Paulo Loreto

June 5, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Posted in Basque, Food, Spain, Wine

Blue Nun

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Born in 1857, this wine was developed by German company H. Sichel Söhne, which later became one of the largest wine brands in the world. Starting as primarily a Liebfraumilch producer, the company has diversified into other types.

The Post-World War II saw the company’s popularity grow in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The company became the butt of jokes (considered a snob wine) — particularly, with the English — and sales plummeted. In the 70s, the company sold cases in the millions, by the 90s, they were selling fewer than 100,000 cases.

In 2009, Blue Nun launched Blue Nun Gold, a sparkling white win with 22-carat gold flakes.

The company has recently reinvented itself as a "contemporary" wine and has even won the endorsement of Victoria Beckham.

Written by Paulo Loreto

February 7, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Posted in Blue Nun, Food, Germany, Wine