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  • Fun Champagne Facts

    The Avenue de Champagne is one of the most expensive streets in the entire world because of the millions of bottles of Champagne stored in the cellars beneath it. Over 250 kilometres (155 miles) of Champagne cellars lie beneath Reims, holding around 200 million bottles. Champagne produces about 300 million bottles of Champagne each year. […]

  • Asda Launches Extra Special English Sparkling Wine

    This autumn, Asda is launching its first Extra Special English Sparkling. Priced at just £25, the grapes and method used for the bubbly are the same as those in Champagne. Following the boom in popularity of Prosecco, English sparkling has become a more frequent guest in British homes, as the nation looks for locally-produced, premium bottles for something that […]

  • 2018 an Exceptional Vintage for Champagne

    Unlike harvest 2017 when I saw in Champagne the grapes so much affected by botrytis that I could never imagine, this autumn Instagram is flooded with captivating pictures of beautiful grapes of the harvest 2018 now in full swing. Champagne Gimonnet posted a cluster of Chardonnay of 600 grams from which 3 glasses of Champagne […]

  • CAVA Spain’s Effervescent Treasure a review of Cava & other Sparkling Wines

    Several years of investigation, visits to more than ninety sparkling wine producers, meetings with authorities of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Catalan Institute of Vines and Wines, the Regulatory Boards of the Cava, Requena and Rioja Denominations of Origin and the Cava Institute, and observations in numerous commercial outlets and restaurants have culminated in […]

  • Prosecco DOC Harvest 2018

    As we draw closer to the final wine harvests of the year, the Tutelary Consortium for Prosecco DOC is anticipating one of the best productions for the Italian sparkling wine after near to perfect conditions continue. Stefano Zanette, the President of the Consortium describes the conditions for all the grapes used in the production of […]

  • Le Marche, Central Italy Great Sparkling Wines, Chiselled From The Heart. Part 3 Of 3

    The white grape harvest, or ‘vendemmia’ as it is known in Italy, is well under way. Cellars are scrubbed and hosed down. Stainless steel tanks, which are used to store the must, are spotlessly cleaned. Machinery is in place. The seasonal workforce are drafted in. All family members of the winery drop other non-wine related […]

  • Champagne and Gin Cocktail enjoyed with Root7

    A popular fizz cocktail combination is that of Champagne along with a drop or two of gin with famous examples to include French 75, Forenoon Fizz and Eden Special Fizz. Today we are presented with a wonderful selection of Champagne to choose from be it the world famous and iconic labels to the lesser known […]

  • Ferrari Trento is Official Sparkling Wine of Emmy® Awards

    Ferrari Trento bubbles will sparkle with this year’s Governors Ball theme to toast of the Emmy Awards’ 70th Anniversary Emmys Under the Stars celebrates a dramatic shift in location to an open-air venue with views of the glittering city of Los Angeles. Ferrari Trento, whose mountain viticulture expresses the height of Italian quality sparkling wine, […]

  • Paxton & Whitfield Cheese and Fizz evening London

    For any cheese lover that has yet to hear about Paxton & Whitfield then you really must put this name on your radar and go investigate! Britain’s leading cheesemonger for over 200 years (since 1979), with proud Royal Warrants to its name and a wonderful selection of cheese, hampers, gifts, wines, Academy of Cheese training programme, cheese […]

  • Homemade Sushi with Champagne or Prosecco?

    A favourite dish for many is sushi from Makizushi to Temari, it is a healthy style of food that also pairs very well with sparkling wines. This popular cuisine from Japan is enjoyed across the world and produced in many styles to include the Westernised version which sees sheets of nori seaweed used to contain rice, […]

  • King Prawns and Award Winning Belgium Sparkling Wine

    I must admit that just recently I have been watching those iconic episodes of Keith Floyd on his journeys across the globe, thank goodness we have Youtube where we can overindulge in great series of cooking such tempting culinary delights. Whenever I watch Keith, no matter what time of the day, I get the urge […]

Champagne Latest

  • Fun Champagne Facts

    The Avenue de Champagne is one of the most expensive streets in the entire world because of the millions of bottles of Champagne stored in the cellars beneath it. Over 250 kilometres (155 miles) of Champagne cellars lie beneath Reims, holding around 200 million bottles. Champagne produces about 300 million bottles of Champagne each year. […]

  • 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 […]

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

  • Homemade Sushi with Champagne or Prosecco?

    A favourite dish for many is sushi from Makizushi to Temari, it is a healthy style of food that also pairs very well with sparkling wines. This popular cuisine from Japan is enjoyed across the world and produced in many styles to include the Westernised version which sees sheets of nori seaweed used to contain rice, […]

  • King Prawns and Award Winning Belgium Sparkling Wine

    I must admit that just recently I have been watching those iconic episodes of Keith Floyd on his journeys across the globe, thank goodness we have Youtube where we can overindulge in great series of cooking such tempting culinary delights. Whenever I watch Keith, no matter what time of the day, I get the urge […]

  • 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 […]

Sparkling Wines

  • Le Marche, Central Italy Great Sparkling Wines, Chiselled From The Heart. Part 3 Of 3

    The white grape harvest, or ‘vendemmia’ as it is known in Italy, is well under way. Cellars are scrubbed and hosed down. Stainless steel tanks, which are used to store the must, are spotlessly cleaned. Machinery is in place. The seasonal workforce are drafted in. All family members of the winery drop other non-wine related […]

  • Ferrari Trento is Official Sparkling Wine of Emmy® Awards

    Ferrari Trento bubbles will sparkle with this year’s Governors Ball theme to toast of the Emmy Awards’ 70th Anniversary Emmys Under the Stars celebrates a dramatic shift in location to an open-air venue with views of the glittering city of Los Angeles. Ferrari Trento, whose mountain viticulture expresses the height of Italian quality sparkling wine, […]

  • 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 […]

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