martes, 17 de mayo de 2011

The process of the wine

First, the vines are grown in a soil called "Alvariza".

Next to, Palomino grapes are carefully cut from the vines.
Then, the must are poured in metal tanks.
After that, the new wines are classifiqued for ageing.

The casks are made of American oak.
Then, older wines are blended with younger wines.
Next to, fino wines are aged under yeast or "velo de flor".

Finally, the wine is bottled from the lower butt.
Manzanilla is produced only in Sanlucar de Barrameda.
Barbadillo wines is sold worldwide.

jueves, 5 de mayo de 2011


    1.   What is “viticulture”?
The cultivation of wine grapes for the production of wine.
    2.   What are the four broad categories of wine?
 Wine types can be divided into four broad categories: table wines, sparkling wines, fortified wines, and aromatic wines.
    3.   What range of wines do table wines include?
Table wines include a range of red, white, and rose wines.
    4.   Where was wine used 5,000 years ago?
Tomb wall paintings showing the use of wine as well as actual wine jars found in Egyptian tombs provide evidence of this fact.
    5.   For how many years has wine been made in the Bordeaux region?
In the Bordeaux region, where wine has been made for more than 2,000 years.
    6.   Which states are the largest producer s of wine in America today?
Today, California and New York state are by far the largest American producers of wine.
The manufacturing process
    7.   Which is a universal factor in the production of wine?
A universal factor in the production of fine wine is timing. This includes picking grapes at the right time, removing the must at the right time, monitoring and regulating fermentation, and storing the wine long enough.
    8.   What are the four steps of wine-making process?
The wine-making process can be divided into four distinct steps: 
harvesting and crushing grapes; fermenting must; ageing the wine; and packaging.


martes, 26 de abril de 2011

Emma Watson

Emma Watson was born in Paris and lived there until she was five years old. Enma Watson played Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone un 2000. She is also lookin forward to new projects "I'm excited about the future" she said.

The Harry Potter films have made Emma the highest paid female star in Hollywood, she earned 23.5 million euros in 2009! But Emma says her education is as important as her career.
She also went to school in Oxfordshire and got excellent grades in English Literature, Geography and art. Emma has always been positive acout being a child actress, but she never wanted to leave school to act fulltime:"school life keeps me in touch with my friends... with reality". Last year, Emma went to Brown University in the USA to study the arts.

She wants her time at Brown to be "normal": "I want to do it properly, like everyone else". 
Emma Watson helped to create a clothes collection for 16- to 24- years old and modelled some clothes.
 Emma Watson also changed her image recently by cutting her hair. She has become a fashion icon, a cool student and a supporter of good causes. 

Arthur Conan Doyle

In 1887, Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes because he won't have patients Dr Josepbell, one of his professors inspired the creation of Sherlock Holmes. 
Sherlock Holmes appears in 60 stories, published between 1887 and 1927. 
Conan Doyle had learned french so that he could read Jules Verne in the original version. Conan Doyle studied medicine at Edinburgh University. 
With Dracula, Holmes is the literary character who is in most films. It sold very many books of Sherlock Holmes, 7 million hardbooks and 100 million paperbooks.
The famous quote "Elementary, my dear Watson" never appeared in the books, the quote appears in the films. 
Sherlock Holmes returns in a new film with Robert Downey and Jude Law. There are rumours that Brad Pitt will be Moriarty in the next Sherlock Holmes film. 
In the books, 221b Baker street, is the London address of Holmes and Watson. In the real world it was a bank. Today, 221b is the number of the Sherlock Holmes Museum. The museum is actually between 237 and 241 Baker street. There is also a pub in London called The Sherlock Holmes!

jueves, 20 de enero de 2011

Then and now

When I was 9 years, I was very fat, the head was more around, I used to be about 1'55m and I always more tracksuit. I loved the cartoons, I used to pass hours and hours watching the TV but usually, I used to play with my friends to games (in the computer or in the street).In summer I used to spend all day swimming in the sea with my cousins and sometimes I had lunch in the beach. When I was a little boy, I hated the music for some reason, one of the foods I hate was sausage. My favorite activity used to ve swimming, but also I used to play tennis and football.

I'm still a litlle fat (but less), my head is slimmer, I am about 1'78m, now I usually wear formal clothes (I don't wear the tracksuit all days). I love going out with my friends, I love the computer (my dream is a computer science) and I still love swimming but I don't go swimming as before, also, I love the music and the sausage. I hate the football. My favorite activity remains to be the swimming but I'm doing less activities.