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  • 10 Great Champagne Houses to Visit in 2018

    I have been lucky enough to have visited over 100 different Champagne houses since launching Glass of Bubbly, from a quick pass-by visit and brief tasting to a night or two sleep over at a Champagne house’s own bed and breakfast along with tasting wines with selected food pairings. For anyone yet to visit the […]

  • Finndeli – GLÖET Sparkling Mulled Wine – Highly Commended Love or Hate

    Congratulations to Finndeli with their GLÖET Sparkling Mulled Wine which received a highly commended 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 understand […]

  • Barth – 2011 Ultra Pinot Sekt Brut Nature – Silver Meditation

    Congratulations to Barth with their 2011 Ultra Pinot Sekt Brut Nature 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 […]

  • Champagne Roger Brun – 4 Nuits 2012 – Highly Commended Sea Breeze

    Congratulations to Champagne Roger Brun with their Grand Cru Brut Rosé which received a highly commended 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 […]

  • Delavenne Pere & Fils – Grand Cru Brut Rosé – Highly Commended Sea Breeze

    Congratulations to Delavenne Pere & Fils with their Grand Cru Brut Rosé which received a highly commended 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 […]

  • Weinviertler Sektmanufaktur Familie Hugl – Blanc de Noirs 2011 – Highly Commended Sea Breeze

    Congratulations to Weinviertler Sektmanufaktur Familie Hugl with their Blanc de Noirs 2011 which received a highly commended 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 […]

  • Cour Des Lys – Elegance Blanche 2010 Blanc de Blancs – Bronze Sea Breeze

    Congratulations to Cour Des Lys with their Elegance Blanche, (V) 2010 100% Blanc de Blancs which received a bronze 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 […]

  • Prosecco Salatin: Tradition and innovation with eco-sustainability

    When your family has lived in the region for over 500 years then you can certainly trust that knowledge of the land and seasons is very much at the heart of a family that produces its own wines: “We have lived in the land of wine for over five hundred years.We transform work and experience […]

  • Champagne Delavenne Pere & Fils: Rebranding and Renovation

    Champagne Delavenne Pere & Fils: The architecture and design of a new generation in Bouzy Champagne. An investment in the future 10 years in the making. Champagne Delavenne Pere & Fils puts their rebranding on display with a heightened international outreach and a newly renovated Champagne house. The Foundation. Good architecture requires not only a […]

  • Champagne Jeeper Unveils its Premier Cru

    After years of maturation in the cellars, the Premier Cru Jeeper has been released to seduce epicureans and hedonists. Made from the best grapes of the appellation, its exceptional character was shaped by the subtle assemblages that compose it. This great wine with fruity flavours proudly reflects the signature of the house, le Jeeper Taste. […]

  • Champagne Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2004

    An email invitation from Willem Pincon of Champagne Charles Heidsieck is always a delightful thing to see popping into my in-box and on this occasion, it was to the UK presentation of the Blanc des Millénaires 2004. The presentation was led by Stephen Leroux and included a taste through the house’s most well known labels […]

Champagne Latest

  • Champagne Roger Brun – 4 Nuits 2012 – Highly Commended Sea Breeze

    Congratulations to Champagne Roger Brun with their Grand Cru Brut Rosé which received a highly commended 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 […]

  • Delavenne Pere & Fils – Grand Cru Brut Rosé – Highly Commended Sea Breeze

    Congratulations to Delavenne Pere & Fils with their Grand Cru Brut Rosé which received a highly commended 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 […]

  • Cour Des Lys – Elegance Blanche 2010 Blanc de Blancs – Bronze Sea Breeze

    Congratulations to Cour Des Lys with their Elegance Blanche, (V) 2010 100% Blanc de Blancs which received a bronze 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 […]

  • Champagne Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2004

    An email invitation from Willem Pincon of Champagne Charles Heidsieck is always a delightful thing to see popping into my in-box and on this occasion, it was to the UK presentation of the Blanc des Millénaires 2004. The presentation was led by Stephen Leroux and included a taste through the house’s most well known labels […]

  • Champagne Charles Legend – Rosé – Bronze Fruity & Floral

    Congratulations to Charles Legend with their Rosé which received a bronze 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 understand categories such […]

  • Champagne Vollereaux – Blanc de Blancs Brut – Silver Fruity & Floral

    Congratulations to Champagne Vollereaux with their Blanc de Blancs 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 […]

  • Celebrity & Co – My Girl Champagne – Silver Fruity & Floral

    Congratulations to Celebrity & Co with their My Girl Champagne 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 […]

  • A Wine growing tradition since 1862

    Champagne Bonnet-Ponson: Since 1862, our family has been crafting Champagne in Chamery, with Grégoire Bonnet as one the first recoltant manipulant of the village. After him, Jules Bonnet extended the domain by buying more parcels in Chamery and installing a 5500 kg wooden press powered by human strength, before the electricity reached the village, around […]

  • Champagne Deutz – Brut Rosé Non Vintage – Bronze Fruity & Floral

    Congratulations to Deutz with their Brut Rosé Non Vintage which received a bronze 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 understand […]

  • Champagne Petiteaux – Extra Brut – Silver Summer Days

    Congratulations to Champagne Petiteaux with their Extra Bru 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 understand categories […]

Prosecco Latest

  • Prosecco Salatin: Tradition and innovation with eco-sustainability

    When your family has lived in the region for over 500 years then you can certainly trust that knowledge of the land and seasons is very much at the heart of a family that produces its own wines: “We have lived in the land of wine for over five hundred years.We transform work and experience […]

  • Giusti – Asolo Prosecco Superiore Docg Extra Dry – Silver First Date

    Congratulations to Giusti with their Asolo Prosecco Superiore Docg Extra Dry 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 […]

  • Villa-Sandi – DOCG SUPERIORE “CUVEE ORIS” BRUT – Bronze First Date

    Congratulations to Villa-Sandi with their DOCG  SUPERIORE “CUVEE ORIS” BRUT which received a bronze 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 […]

  • ASTORIA – VALDOBBIADENE DOCG Millesimato ‘016 Extra Dry – Bronze First Date

    Congratulations to ASTORIA with their VALDOBBIADENE  DOCG Millesimato ‘016 Extra Dry which received a bronze 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 […]

  • Villa-Sandi – OPERE SERENISSIMA BRUT 2013 – Silver Fruity & Floral

    Congratulations to Villa-Sandi with their OPERE SERENISSIMA BRUT 2013 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 understand categories […]

Chefs Corner

  • 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 […]

  • Champagne Armand de Brignac & Arnaud Lallement

    On September 1, three Michelin-starred chef Arnaud Lallement and Champagne Armand de Brignac debut a new luxury tasting menu, exclusively available at the five-star, Relais & Châteaux hotel L’Assiette Champenoise. A historic first, this is the only culinary experience in the world to offer each of the Champagne’s five prestige cuvées in one place. Tucked […]

  • Pairing Irish Cheese with Champagne

    Let’s discover cheeses from a country with beautiful landscapes, surrounded by the sea and a fantastic and lively capital, yes Ireland. Farmhouse cheeses are produced across the country yet each cheese is an expression of its own particular part of Ireland. Gubbeen is a semi-hard cheese, with a washed rind with brine, which makes the cheese […]

  • Enjoy Sparkling Wine with Pasta

    We all love pasta, (and those in the know love it al dente) but how many of us go further and check the quality of the product itself? If you know about wine, you’ll laugh at German Liebfraumilch – and if you know about food you’ll avoid popular brands of inferior pasta. In the wine […]

  • Pairing Billecart-Salmon Champagne with Indian Cuisine

    The restaurant, Mint Leaf of London, Dubai,  is housed on the 15th floor in Dubai International Financial centre’s South Tower and as the lift opens, the dim lighting in the corridor immediately sets the mood. A hostess offers to show me around first, which I gleefully accept. I am shown the lounge area. Sofas and floor rugs here and […]

  • Food Pairing with Champagne A.R. LeNoble

    Established in 1972 and inspired by their love for France, California’s Jordan Vineyard & Winery has had a thirty year history with sparkling wine. J by Jordan was started by winery founder Tom Jordan in 1987 and until 1993 was produced at Jordan Winery. At this point, J by Jordan was moved to its own […]

Sparkling Wines

  • Finndeli – GLÖET Sparkling Mulled Wine – Highly Commended Love or Hate

    Congratulations to Finndeli with their GLÖET Sparkling Mulled Wine which received a highly commended 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 understand […]

  • Barth – 2011 Ultra Pinot Sekt Brut Nature – Silver Meditation

    Congratulations to Barth with their 2011 Ultra Pinot Sekt Brut Nature 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 […]

  • Weinviertler Sektmanufaktur Familie Hugl – Blanc de Noirs 2011 – Highly Commended Sea Breeze

    Congratulations to Weinviertler Sektmanufaktur Familie Hugl with their Blanc de Noirs 2011 which received a highly commended 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 […]

  • CHIARLI – ‘VECCHIA MODENA’ PIGNOLETTO Sparkling Brut – Silver First Date

    Congratulations to CHIARLI with their ‘VECCHIA MODENA’ PIGNOLETTO Sparkling 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 understand […]

  • No 1 Family Estate – Cuvée No.1 – Silver Fruity & Floral

    Congratulations to No 1 Family Estate with their Cuvée No.1 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 understand […]

  • Molvino – Rose Spumante Pinot Noir – Bronze Fruity & Floral

    Congratulations to Molvino with their Rose Spumante Pinot Noir which received a bronze 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 […]

  • Radgonske Gorice – Zlata Radgonska Penina ROSE – Silver Fruity & Floral

    Congratulations to Radgonske Gorice with their Zlata Radgonska Penina ROSE  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 understand categories […]

  • Suvla – Kinali Yapincak 2012 – Highly Commended Fruity & Floral

    Congratulations to Suvla with their Kinali Yapincak 2012 which received a highly commended 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 understand […]

  • Breathless Wines – Blanc de Blancs – Bronze Fruity & Floral

    Congratulations to Breathless Wines with their Blanc de Blancs   which received a bronze 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 understand […]

  • VINARSTVO REBULA – BR’STOVSKA PENINA MALVAZIJA – Bronze Fruity & Floral

    Congratulations to VINARSTVO REBULA with their BR’STOVSKA PENINA MALVAZIJA which received a bronze 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 understand […]

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