Champagne is a French sparkling wine protected by a registered designation of origin. Its name comes from Champagne, a region in north-eastern France. The geographical delimitation, the grape varieties, the yields and the overall production of champagne are the main characteristics of the appellation. Champagne is a drink that has become synonymous with celebration. It enjoys a prestige recognized throughout the world, thanks to the very active protection and defence of the appellation.
The champagne wine was initially not sparkling. It is simply called “Champagne wine” between the 16th and 17th centuries. The process of making sparkling wine is discovered, according to legend, by the Benedictine monk Dom Perignon. However, this method was approximate. Scientific advances such as Louis Pasteur’s work on fermentation have made it possible to establish this effervescence. Historically, Maison Ruinart was the first to offer sparkling champagne wine (1729).
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- 22 Oct 2019
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Spain is known as a country with great and beautiful beaches, excellent weather and their tapas food. In this article, we would like to tell you a bit more about our top 7 cities in Spain.
Famous for the beautiful beach, excellent food, iconic architecture and their nightlife. Barcelona is the capital and largest city in Spain’s Catalonia region.
Visit museums, beautiful churches, Barcelona stadium, palm-tree filled plazas, excellent restaurants, shops and several Roman archaeological sites and of course, a lot more great places in Barcelona.
When you are in Barcelona, don’t forget to visit Gaudi’s famous La Sagrada Familia Basilica. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona and probably in the whole of Spain.
I am Susana and I live in the north of Spain, in a place called La Rioja. Although it’s the smallest region in Spain. This land is famous because there are good wine and olive oil. The most famous wine is the red one.
There are many different wines according to their quality, taste, and prices. The grapes are the main ingredients, but the technique is important too. In every season, the grapes juices must be kept in wood recipients for many years.
The experience of grape growers and winemakers has resulted in a selection of those grape varieties that best adapt to the region’s climate and soils, producing wine of the highest quality. Today the blend is usually dominated by Viura, also known as Macabeo, Malvasía for oak-aged styles, and white Garnacha in small doses. Other blends permitted include Tempranillo, Maturana, Verdejo, and Turruntés.
In the past, it was not uncommon for some brands to age their red wines for 15-20 years or even more before their release. One notable example of this is Marqués de Murrieta which release its 1942 vintage Gran Reserva in 1983 after 41 years of aging. Today most bodegas have shifted their winemaking focus to wines that are ready to drink sooner with the top wines typically aging for 4-8 years prior to release though some traditionalist still age longer. The typical bodega owns anywhere from 10.000 to 40.000 oak barrels. There is a wealth of historic producers, many of whom have been making wine for centuries, but recently the region has seen the arrival of a new wave of ultra-modern bodegas that are pushing the boundaries and taking the wines to even greater heights.
It is very easy to find inspiration to write about reasons for choosing Liverpool as a destination for your personal journey of learning from other cultures and also, improve your English. If you have doubts or are thinking about already…Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Liverpool is a friendly city with a multicultural history that still remains in its buildings and its people. Every street or road has the trace of a millenarian history and between their old walls, you can find and feel the scent of ancient ages of architecture combined with the modernism so particular of Liverpool City. Not in vain, it was declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Liverpool got one of the largest collections of Grade I listed buildings in the UK and largest cathedral in Britain.
That´s the Wonder One in our list: The Liverpool Cathedral, the largest in the whole of the UK and the fifth largest in the world, unique and fascinating which amazingly survived two world wars. The height of its walls makes them disappears in front of our eyes and the beauty and solemnity of the art paintings and sculptures take our breath away.
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- 3 Sep 2019
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I’m from Turkey and I lived in Budapest for 5 months. It was a beautiful period of my life and I will never forget my memories there. I have been most countries in Europe, The USA, The UK but Budapest has a big part of my heart.
Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube. There are 7 bridges which are connected Buda and Pest side. The one famous is the Chain Bridge. And the other one is Liberty Bridge.
What if we talk about a place with the best weather in the hole world, a place where you can easily go through big cold mountains to warmest rivers and beaches, with desserts and snowfields just a few kilometers between. All this surrounded by the kindest people you can meet. Sure you’re thinking about Eden, but no. We are talking about Venezuela. A true piece of heaven sharing the best of the Caribbean and SouthAmerica.
It´s very easy for me to talk about my country because their beauty is more clear for me now that I’m not living there since two years ago. From the outside is just amazing how you do can admire and appreciate the beauty of your own place.
Its name comes from Cristobal Colon third travel, and he saw this kind of autochthons houses in the middle of the lake and remembered him Venice in Italy, so he decided to call this new place the little Venice “Venezuela”.
How many times have you wondered about going on holiday, on this paradise-like island with white sand and blue waters? Or on this tropical Carribean cruise with your beloved one? Or again, you have seen this incredible offer but at the wrong time and couldn’t make it? And how many times have you said NO because you couldn’t leave your job, no one could cover your place or just because you had finished your leave days? Well, let me tell you that you can travel whenever and wherever you want and still earning a living, even if you are on a ship directed to New Zealand. You don’t believe me? Then keep on reading!
First thing first, let’s clarify the basic stuff you are going to need:
– an up-to-date computer ( I’m pretty sure you already have it)
– a good internet connection ( it’s a MUST)
– at least a pair of headphones (it would be better if you could have some noise-canceling ones)
– for some jobs, you’ll need a high school degree or the equivalent, or even a bachelor’s degree
But now let’s dive into the fun part, what are the jobs you can do?
Hi, it’s Sam again! Today I’m going to tell you about my Erasmus experience that I had two years ago.
During my university studies, I had the opportunity to study abroad as part of the Erasmus program. Studying english philology at the time, I wanted to go to a Spanish speaking country since it was the language I wanted to work on the most despite what I was studying. And one of the universities that offered such courses in Spain and that was a partner of my university was the UIB, la Universitat de las Illes Baleares. So, after sorting the different paperwork, I was off to Palma de Mallorca to live abroad for the first time.
My hometown is Berlin, the capital city of Germany. Berlin is a crowded and wild place. I live in Berlin for 22 years and I still have a lot to discover. There are a lot of fascinating things going on. In Berlin I work in a large theatre, that makes shows almost every day. One day during work, a man came to our office to have a look backstage, I felt like I knew his face, when he went out my colleagues were very excited, because he was a famous singer in Berlin.
It feels like everything can happen in this city.
We have beautiful stylish places as well as places where you are afraid to stay during the night time. You often say Berlin people are unfriendly. That’s completely true. I mean not all of them, but when you need to use the train in the morning, you see long faces staring at their phone. When I came to Liverpool I was surprised how friendly strangers can be. It feels like being part of a community that takes care of each other. Nevertheless, I miss my home town. Some people might not be friendly but they are honest.
The city is exciting. We have a lot of trees to fresh up our air, we also have a very small mountain in Berlin, the best place to see the fireworks at new years beginning. The small mountain is called Teufelsberg. Full of nature and as well a discovering adventure.
To see one of the most beautiful bridges in Berlin, have a look at the Schloss Charlottenburg. Full of green spaces and a river. Behind the castle, there is a huge park which is a wonderful place to relax. Or maybe visit the “Tiergarten” another great natural place with a river and lots of trees. Did you know that Berlin even has a small waterfall? If you want to have a look at it, visit the “Viktoriapark”.
The city is full of life, every day there are hundreds of events taking place. The city is openminded and consists of many different cultures. That is what makes the city an interesting place, you get to know people of so many different cultures, just by walking through the streets.
Baklava is the greatest sweet that I ever tasted and they offer it in a range variety. Have you ever drunk black Turkish tea? You can either drink it pure, 100% black tea, or you drink it less strong, diluted with water. Turkish culture has a range variety of different meals. Whatever you like, you surely find it in the Turkish cooking culture as well. Even if you are vegan, they also offer a lot of different menus for you.
“Azıcık aşım, kaygısız başım”.
Let my food be little but my head be worryless.
Turkish People are often very lovely and friendly. Invite you into their home, offer you food and even a place to sleep if you need it. When you are visiting a Turkish family, you should keep a few things in mind: 1. Take your shoes off when arriving at their home. 2. Bring some sweets or another gift with you. 3. Respect the elder ones. The family has a very high value in Turkey. If you want to make a very good impression, then greet the elder people in the traditional way: Kiss the hand and then put the hand onto your forehead.