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  • 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. […]

  • Interview with Laurent Autréau of Champagne Autréau

    Autréau is the product of generations of passionate Champagne producers aiming to create world class Champagne. For a long time, they only sold grapes to producers. In 1950, Gerard Autreau started production of Champagne from his own grapes. It was then taken over in 1980 by his son Eric and since 2010, current generation Laurent […]

  • Bortolomiol Winery Ends 2017 with Turnover of more than 14 Million Euros

    2017 has been a year full of satisfaction both on the domestic and foreign markets for Bortolomiol, the historic Prosecco Superiore winery in the heart of Valdobbiadene. “An incredible year, a truly exciting path in 2017” – Elvira Bortolomiol, vice-president, says – “Thanks to the new international platforms, more than 45 countries appreciating our Prosecco […]

  • Introduction to Champagne Du Redempteur

    1. Introduce your Champagne house to the readers: During the 1911 revolt, our ancestor Edmond Dubois, the founder of the brand ‘Champagne du Rédempteur’ was a fervour defender of the Appellation Champagne. His fellow wine-growers named him ‘Le Rédempteur’, which means ‘The Savior’… The Appellation AOC was born following this revolt. Today, the Appellation AOC […]

  • Sparkling Wines of 40 Knots Vineyard Canada

    Layne Craig, owner of 40 Knots Vineyard talks about his Canadian sparkling wine. For the love of traditional method sparkling. Our choice to be here, on Vancouver Island but more specifically Comox affords us the opportunity to make great sparkling wines. We have very similar weather to Champagne, very similar terroir to northern reaches of […]

  • Introduction to Champagne Piot Sevillano

    Introduce your Champagne house to the readers: We, Christine et Vincent (wife and husband), are passionate independent winemaker’s since 10 generations and we create our Champagnes from the work in the vineyard with pure traditional method, respecting the environment, up to the commercialisation of our cuvées. Certified high environmental value (HVE, a French certification), we […]

  • Introduction to Champagne J. de Telmont

    Introduce your Champagne house to the readers: Champagne J. de Telmont is a 100% family-owned House founded in Damery in 1912. This is the fourth generation of the Lhopital family, brother and sister Bertrand and Pascale who manage the estate. Our vineyards cover 33 hectares (82 acres) in eight villages planted in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir […]

  • An American in England – Visiting Gusbourne

    Having been a fan of Gusbourne’s sparkling wine from afar for a few years, I giddily visited them this past fall with two dear friends, (Kate Clarke and Ehrin Barker as pictured above). Our journey began with a train ride from London’s St. Pancras Station to Ashford International and then a tranquil drive through the charming […]

  • The Sparkling Wines of Bodega Iniesta

    Bear with me here, this is a sparkling wine article, I assure you! For one who was once heavily involved in football: both amateur (I played in local leagues and coached schools’ and representative schools’ teams); and professional football (I spent six years as a professional scout for Liverpool FC) you may be surprised to […]

  • Casablanca – Vino Spumante – Silver Summer Days

    Congratulations to Good Drop Wine Cellars with their Casablanca Vino Spumante 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 […]

  • Pongracz – Brut – Bronze Summer Days

    Congratulations to Pongracz with their 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 understand categories such […]

Champagne Latest

  • Interview with Laurent Autréau of Champagne Autréau

    Autréau is the product of generations of passionate Champagne producers aiming to create world class Champagne. For a long time, they only sold grapes to producers. In 1950, Gerard Autreau started production of Champagne from his own grapes. It was then taken over in 1980 by his son Eric and since 2010, current generation Laurent […]

  • Introduction to Champagne Du Redempteur

    1. Introduce your Champagne house to the readers: During the 1911 revolt, our ancestor Edmond Dubois, the founder of the brand ‘Champagne du Rédempteur’ was a fervour defender of the Appellation Champagne. His fellow wine-growers named him ‘Le Rédempteur’, which means ‘The Savior’… The Appellation AOC was born following this revolt. Today, the Appellation AOC […]

  • Introduction to Champagne Vollereaux

    Introduce your Champagne house to the readers: Vollereaux Champagne is the fruit of six generations of family tradition based on the constant search for rigor and perfection, where experience and know-how have been developed from working the vines up to the complete elaboration of the Vollereaux Champagnes. What makes your Champagne stand out? Champagne Vollereaux […]

  • Introduction to Champagne Piot Sevillano

    Introduce your Champagne house to the readers: We, Christine et Vincent (wife and husband), are passionate independent winemaker’s since 10 generations and we create our Champagnes from the work in the vineyard with pure traditional method, respecting the environment, up to the commercialisation of our cuvées. Certified high environmental value (HVE, a French certification), we […]

  • Introduction to Champagne J. de Telmont

    Introduce your Champagne house to the readers: Champagne J. de Telmont is a 100% family-owned House founded in Damery in 1912. This is the fourth generation of the Lhopital family, brother and sister Bertrand and Pascale who manage the estate. Our vineyards cover 33 hectares (82 acres) in eight villages planted in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir […]

  • Champagne Deutz Release ‘Hommage à William Deutz’ Millésime 2010

    President Fabrice Rosset and Chef de Caves Michel Davesne, are pleased to announce the release of Hommage à William Deutz. Vin 100% Pinot Noir – Vignoble (Maison) d’AY – Millésime 2010. Pure AY, as it is here that William Deutz, a man of vision, who fell in love with the beauty of the landscapes and […]

  • Champagne Jacques FANIEL – Oriane – Silver Summer Days

    Congratulations to Champagne Jacques FANIEL with their Oriane 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 […]

  • Champagne Always Talks!

    Wedding day traditions are no longer held in the esteem it once was. The pressure to host a wedding at a local church or for the groom to wear a tie or for the happy couple to provide a smashing three course meal, are just a few examples of what used to be by obligation […]

  • Champagne Lanson Rose Label Brut Rosé NV gets a Seasonal Makeover

    Champagne Lanson’s multi-award-winning, perennial favourite Rose Label Brut Rosé NV bottle gets a seasonal makeover. After the phenomenal successes of previous limited edition bottles, Champagne Lanson has decided to launch a more audacious, creative and original Rose Label Brut Rosé NV bottle. The new limited edition bottle, inspired by London’s Shoreditch district, is available now […]

  • Champagne Gallimard Père & Fils – Cuvée Amphoressence – Silver Sea Breeze

    Congratulations to Champagne Gallimard Père & Fils with their Cuvée Amphoressence 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 […]

Prosecco Latest

  • 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 […]

  • Giusti – Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut – Silver Summer Days

    Congratulations to Giusti with their Asolo 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 them in to easy to […]

  • Bisol – Crede Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G. Spumante Brut – Silver Summer Days

    Congratulations to Bisol with their Crede Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G. Spumante 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 […]

  • Loredan Gasparini – Cuvee Indigene Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry – Silver Summer Days

    Congratulations to Loredan Gasparini with their Cuvee Indigene 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 […]

Chefs Corner

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

Sparkling Wines

  • Sparkling Wines of 40 Knots Vineyard Canada

    Layne Craig, owner of 40 Knots Vineyard talks about his Canadian sparkling wine. For the love of traditional method sparkling. Our choice to be here, on Vancouver Island but more specifically Comox affords us the opportunity to make great sparkling wines. We have very similar weather to Champagne, very similar terroir to northern reaches of […]

  • The Sparkling Wines of Bodega Iniesta

    Bear with me here, this is a sparkling wine article, I assure you! For one who was once heavily involved in football: both amateur (I played in local leagues and coached schools’ and representative schools’ teams); and professional football (I spent six years as a professional scout for Liverpool FC) you may be surprised to […]

  • Casablanca – Vino Spumante – Silver Summer Days

    Congratulations to Good Drop Wine Cellars with their Casablanca Vino Spumante 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 […]

  • Pongracz – Brut – Bronze Summer Days

    Congratulations to Pongracz with their 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 understand categories such […]

  • Silveri – Brut Zero Vintage 2009 – Bronze Sea Breeze

    Congratulations to Silveri with their Brut Zero Vintage 2009 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 […]

  • FRANGEŽ – FP Premier Tramini Extra Dry – Bronze Summer Days

    Congratulations to FRANGEŽ with their FP Premier Tramini 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 […]

  • Simonič Winery – Semiška Penina Brut – Silver Summer Days

    Congratulations to Simonič Winery with their Semiška Penina 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 […]

  • Alberto Quacquarini Winery Serrapetrona DOCG

    Serrapetrona is a small town in the countryside around Macerata, at the heart of central Italy, where the mountain has preserved its natural origins: the cold chill of winter and the summer Mediterranean sun have created a natural balance between man and nature. This is the homeland of the ‘Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG’ wine. Love […]

  • Durello, the Sparkle of an Eternal Love

    Some say true love is hard to find. On the other hand, some say it may come as easily as love at first sight. What about Romeo and Juliet? They definitely fell in love in a blink of an eye. But what about the context where they lived? The families, the conflict to gain possession […]

  • Discovering Serrapetrona DOCG

    About 10 years ago, in 2006 to be exact, on a quick visit to Le Marche, I took a wrong turn and ended up in a place called Serrapetrona. It was a foggy day, but there was something very mystical about the place. Heading down a side street, I came across an open door and […]

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