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  • Loire Valley – One of the eight wonders of Crémant

    France offers the world some of the finest wines and regions, known globally and loved most dearly from Bordeaux to Champagne, Burgundy to its neighbour Beaujolais. You can spend a lifetime exploring the wonderful wine regions of France from enjoying a glass of sparkling wine to a refreshing rosé, set up perfectly for any wine […]

  • Billecart-Salmon Releases Collector’s Cuvée to Celebrate Bicentenary Year

    Billecart-Salmon’s bicentenary celebrations continue into the second half of 2018, with the limited release of the Bicentenary Cuvée, launched at the anniversary garden party at the House in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in June. Alongside the Founders’ Cuvées, this wine is another example of the elegant and lingering, yet powerful, style of Champagne for which Billecart-Salmon is famous. […]

  • Social Media Tips for the Champagne & Sparkling Wine Industry

    Long gone are the days that social media was seen as a waste of time, something that you used to just tell your mates where you drank coffee this morning or where weirdos got together online to share the latest craze… Today, like or loathe it, most of us will admit that social media has […]

  • Bottega Lounge in Seoul

    The glamorous Bottega Lounge is located in Gangnam-Gu, the high-class quarter of the South Korean capital, which has been chosen as a film set for numerous films. The presence of a prominent Bottega Lounge in this context helps to strengthen the image and the fame of the company throughout the Asian country: indeed this area, […]

  • Flying the flag for fine Gin – Aldi

    For us gin lovers we are today very much spoilt for choice with a growing list of craft ins hitting the market and an abundance of flavours to enjoy. I believe there are now over 300 craft gin labels across the UK and this number will continue to grow as the trend grows. “Gin sales […]

  • Bolney Wine Estate Becomes First English Wine to Secure Distribution in China

    Bolney Wine Estate has become the first English wine producer to secure distribution in mainland China, giving this West Sussex winery a strong foothold in the world’s fastest growing wine market. In a deal struck by The British Bottle Company, the leading exporter of English wine, Bolney joins the portfolio of Guangzhou importer The Wine […]

  • What is Crémant?

    Crémant is the name given to a range of sparkling wines that are produced outside the Champagne region but using the same technique. Currently, throughout France, there are eight different appellations which are officially designated as Crémant producing areas. Several varied styles can be found of this sparkling wine. The varieties of grapes, that are […]

  • A tasting and stay at Chateau de Pennautier in Carcassonne

    Deep down in the south of France exists the world’s largest wine growing region, Languedoc-Roussillon, a wonderfully blessed area that benefits from fine weather, coastal breezes and foothills of the Pyrenees. One of the most famous towns of Languedoc-Roussillon is Carcassonne, a fortified city that is located in the department of Aude (11), its world famous hilltop La […]

  • A visit to Château Haut Gléon

    Deep in the south of France, just a short drive from the blue waters of the Mediterranean and alongside the Narbonnaise en Méditerranée Natural Regional Park you will find a worthy to discover gem of wine and wine tourism in Château Haut Gléon. I was very pleased to be able to spend a very relaxed day […]

  • Prosecco Cocktail in Bottles from Long Flint

    Long Flint kindly sent us a selection of their bottled cocktail samples and one caught our eye in having Prosecco within the menu! The Negroni Sbagliato offers an easy to drink, not too strong (5.2% alcohol) with red berry fruit / blood orange flavours – The Prosecco is not overly evident so if this is […]

  • Chambord and Fizz

    I totally get why some people in the world of sparkling wines including producers would prefer that their wines are enjoyed as they are, though many of us will still look to enjoy our fizz in cocktails. A cocktail can be something we have got all the ingredients for and we follow a strict recipe […]

Champagne Latest

  • Billecart-Salmon Releases Collector’s Cuvée to Celebrate Bicentenary Year

    Billecart-Salmon’s bicentenary celebrations continue into the second half of 2018, with the limited release of the Bicentenary Cuvée, launched at the anniversary garden party at the House in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in June. Alongside the Founders’ Cuvées, this wine is another example of the elegant and lingering, yet powerful, style of Champagne for which Billecart-Salmon is famous. […]

  • Champagne Lanson Secures 5 More Years as Official Champagne Partner at Wimbledon

    Following on from another successful year at the prestigious international tennis Tournament, The House of Lanson has welcomed the announcement by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) that Lanson will retain its status as ‘Official Champagne Partner’ to The Championships, Wimbledon for another FIVE years. 2018 was the 258-year-old Champagne House’s 17th-year […]

  • Michael Edwards enjoys a glass of The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly over some Q&A’s

    Though the wine world currently seems to be somewhat crowded with wine connoisseurs and experts, there is still a select few individuals that command the greatest of respect within the industry of Champagne and Sparkling Wine, one being Michael Edwards, a regular face at invited Champagne tastings and press tours. Michael was once the chief inspector […]

  • Champagne Castelnau launches 2018 special edition cycling-inspired design

    Champagne Castelnau has launched a 2018 special edition cycling-inspired design for its Brut Réserve NV and Brut Réserve Rosé NV bottles to celebrate its role as the Champagne of Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O), organisers of the Tour de France and other cycling events. This is the seventh full bottle design in a collection dedicated to […]

  • Another Perfect Start to Wimbledon with Champagne Lanson

    2018 is set to be the House of Lanson’s 17th-year as the Official Supplier of Champagne to The Championships, Wimbledon. The House already has a long-standing 41-year relationship with prestigious All England Lawn Tennis Club. This follows on from Lanson’s recent and successful partnership with Chestertons Polo in the Park in June which saw its […]

  • Fine Champagne, Fine Innovation with the chance to Invest and Enjoy

    It was only a year ago that I was happy to receive an invitation from Julien Launois to visit his winery where he gave me a tour of his fairly recently acquired new winery and a taste through his Champagne labels. Now, one year on, I am back for more… Here’s why: So, what makes […]

  • A re-visit to Champagne Boizel on Avenue de Champagne

    The Avenue de Champagne still ranks as one of my most favourite places in the world of sparkling wines and so much so that each and every time I visit Epernay I simply must take a walk or drive up and down this famous location to gaze in admiration at the Champagne houses and architecture it offers… […]

  • A visit to Champagne Roger Brun

    The first time that I had the pleasure of bumping in to Champagne Roger Brun is when they entered our World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards last year (we do not judge at our own awards so the first taste we had was in fact at our awards evening sparkling wine reception one month after […]

  • A visit to Champagne Wafflart-Briet

    Located in Sacy, a premier cru village just 15 minutes away from Reims you will find Alexis and Rachel who are the 5th generation of the Wafflart-Briet family to manage and run the winery. It is a husband and wife partnership and very much a family brand – Rachel is originally from England. Wafflart-Briet Champagne […]

  • 290 years ago, Champagne came to be!

    Once upon a time, a young King of France bemoaned the fact that he had to forego Champagne whenever he visited his mistress, Madame de Pompadour. Some 290 years later, the decision he took still reverberates as a fundamental shift in cultural habits in societies all over. Since with power comes responsibility, de Venoge Champagne […]

Prosecco Latest

  • Pairing Prosecco DOC with fine foods by Head Chef Danilo Cortellini

    Though Prosecco has had a very good time of recent years with increasing sales and fans across the world, it has also taken on the tag of being the cheaper sparkling wine alternative especially against the likes of Champagne. I do not really want to compare the two, but for consumers it is still very […]

  • Bisol, from 1542 to the future of Prosecco Superiore

    The Lunelli Group unveils an ambitious project aiming to turn Bisol even more into a reference point for the Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene. Bisol is a winery that has played a great role in the history of Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene. It presents itself to the world using a new language hinged on its basic […]

  • Understanding Prosecco Better

    Prosecco for many is that new fizz fix in our lives from weddings to the cheap bottle for two at our local bar, the symphony of ripe fruity flavours it offers suits many of our palates and makes for an easy drinking solution to suit any occasion. Fear not, this is not an in-depth educational […]

  • L’Antica Quercia – Matiu’ Conegliano Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut – Silver Summer Days

    Congratulations to Societa’ Agricola L’Antica Quercia S.R.L. with their Matiu’ Conegliano Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut which received a silver medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place […]

  • Ruggeri – Argeo Prosecco Treviso Doc Brut – Silver Summer Days

    Congratulations to Ruggeri with their Argeo Prosecco Treviso Doc Brut which received a silver medal at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards 2017. A panel of 36 top industry wine judges tasted all the entries for 2017 and were able to not only scores wines with medals, but also place them in to easy to […]

Chefs Corner

  • The Best Dessert Pairings for Sparkling Wines & Champagne

    For those of us who delight in discovering how the incredible variety of sparkling wines pair with our favourite dishes, there’s simply nothing quite like finding that perfect pairing. Much of the discussion around sparkling wine and Champagne pairings, however, is focussed around the savoury side of our diets. Grappling with big, meaty flavours, creamy […]

  • Cheers to a Healthy Body with Champagne and Sushi

    Are preserved and fermented foods good for your health? Let’s take sushi and Champagne as an example. There are many different types of sushi, but the most popular is Makizushi. The term makizushi refers to rolled sushi — a filling of fish or veggie wrapped in vinegared sushi rice and nicely wrapped in toasted nori […]

  • Champagne, Fried Food’s Best Friend

    Champagne: a celebratory drink for every victory and a companion to most food types. Not to be mistaken for sparkling wine, which is basically its own category, Champagne is granted its name by the place it is made in — Champagne, France. This ichor from France has been paired with so many types of food, […]

  • So, Which is the Best Champagne to Pair with Shellfish?

    What we must remember here is that not only are there many types of shellfish offering many flavours and ways of being prepared and served, Champagne also gives us great diversity in styles and suitability in pairing with certain foods. Without doubt, Champagne is a popular wine now to be placed on a wine list for food […]

  • Cheese Please Though with Champagne or English Fizz Medal Winning Wines?

    Battle of the bubbles, English Fizz vs Champagne, sparkling wine and cheese parties and more have happened a great many times that these headlines are not really head turning anymore… But here we just wanted to put to battle two Gastronomic medal winning sparkling wines, Champagne vs English Sparkling Wine, with some fine soft cheese. […]

  • Burger and Fries with Champagne Please!

    “What’s for dinner tonight?” “Burger and chips…. ” “Oh?” “Homemade burger and chips that is!” “Ah! Let me find a Champagne to go with that then… ” I certainly don’t mind this style of dinner in our household, a chance to get the fingers greasy and pretend that we can cook a homemade burger as […]

  • Fine Fizz fit for Festive Fun

    Over the last year or so I have done a lot of travelling and visiting many of the top sparkling wine regions of the world from exploring the family producers of Georgia to guided tours of the fabulous sparkling wines produced here on home soil. What sticks in my mind when it comes to sparkling […]

  • Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Cheese & Friends

    We recently visited Gastronomica in Pimlico, London and following a taste through their cheese selection and sparkling wines, we had acquired the itch to re-visit and this time bring a host of wine and cheese critics for an afternoon of cheese and fizz pairing. The afternoon saw Christopher Walkey (Founder of Glass of Bubbly), Emma […]

  • Bubbles & Côté Mas Food Pairings

    When looking for a fine winery, one searches primarily for authenticity. Domaine Martinolles, one of Domaines Paul Mas’ 12 estates, finds its legitimacy in the rich history of the region. It resides in the Limoux appellation area in St Hilaire, birthplace of “La Prima Perla”, the first bubble. The method of sparkling wine production was […]

  • A Meal without Wine is like a Day without Sunshine

    Wine is no longer reserved for the weekend and now, double Royal Warrant holders Corney & Barrow have got your midweek meals covered. The independent wine merchants have teamed up with experts to offer some tasty inspiration with a delicious selection of recipes to match their own label wines. For a long time house wines […]

Sparkling Wines

  • Loire Valley – One of the eight wonders of Crémant

    France offers the world some of the finest wines and regions, known globally and loved most dearly from Bordeaux to Champagne, Burgundy to its neighbour Beaujolais. You can spend a lifetime exploring the wonderful wine regions of France from enjoying a glass of sparkling wine to a refreshing rosé, set up perfectly for any wine […]

  • What is Crémant?

    Crémant is the name given to a range of sparkling wines that are produced outside the Champagne region but using the same technique. Currently, throughout France, there are eight different appellations which are officially designated as Crémant producing areas. Several varied styles can be found of this sparkling wine. The varieties of grapes, that are […]

  • Le Marche, Central Italy Great Sparkling Wines, Chiselled from the Heart. Part 2 of 3

    The sparkling wines of Le Marche can certainly be classified as some of the best made in Italy. The boundaries of winemaking in this area are being pushed ever wider, and quality and great attention to detail is at an all time high. This quality is being reflected in the many awards these wines are […]

  • Champagne or Prosecco? Let the fight begin…

    Consumers across the world love their sparkling wines from famous regions to lesser known up and coming hotspots, be it rosé, red or Brut – Who would ever want to say no to a glass of bubbly? Sparkling wine is the category that the likes of Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Franciacorta, Cremants and more sit in, […]

  • Le Marche, Central Italy Great Sparkling wines, chiselled from the heart. Part 1 of 3

    A lot has been written about Italy over the years, that’s for sure and even more about Italian wine! We all buy it, drink it and for the most part, love it! But maybe it’s time to back up a little and ask ourselves, are we really getting the best of what Italy has to […]

  • Marie Menger-Krug – Winemaker at Motzenbäcker

    Since 1758, family Menger-Krug is growing quality wine with passion. Expert knowledge, intuition and passion are passed down from generation to generation to make outstanding wines. Four generations are working and living together at the wine estate Krug´scher Hof and Motzenbäcker. Every single generation has their specialist fields and gives new ideas to the wine. […]

  • Sicily Black & White on Volcano Heights

    Think blue: boundless horizons are mirrored in the sea. Look around and think yellow: lemon crops give roundish contours. Then take a breath: orange blossom brings candied peel aromas to your nose. Now indulge your senses in listening to the majestic gait of the waves collecting shells and rocking flourishing vineyards. A tinkle of cowbells […]

  • Ferarri Perlé vs Giulio Ferrari

    “Ferrari is the pioneer for bringing forward the excellence of sparkling wines.” Matteo Lunelli A unique tasting through some of the divine sparkling with from Ferrari Trento took place at Fiume restaurant in London led by Matteo Lunelli who is President & CEO of Group Lunelli and the Ferrari sparkling wine brand. “I have to put […]

  • A visit to Slovenian Sparkling Wine Bjana

    In the heart of the Goriška Brda wine growing region you will find Bjana, a family run winery producing an award winning selection of fine sparkling wines which are matured within Chateau Dorišče, home to one of the oldest cellars in Slovenia. Miran Sirk is the current owner and winemaker (his great grandfather, Franc Obljubek, purchased the estate following the World […]

  • A visit to Slovenian Sparkling Wine Carga since 1767

    I simply love visiting wineries across the world that have previously won a medal or trophy at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly awards so it was a real pleasure to pop in to see  Čarga | Since 1767 and taste on site their gold winning (Meditation) Donna Regina Extra Brut 2009. The winery is located in […]

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