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  • Spoil your Mum with Rosé for Mother’s Day

    Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day with one or more of these rosé wines from Aldi. This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday 31st March. Giotti Spumante Rosé (£5.99, 75cl) With hints of red berry fruit and nuts, this elegant Italian sparkling wine is the perfect treat to spoil your Mum, this Mother’s Day. Sparkling […]

  • A Cornish Wine to Launch HMS Tamar

    Royal Warrant Holders, Camel Valley have been selected as the wine for the naming ceremony of Her Majesty’s Royal Navy ship, HMS Tamar. The ceremony takes place in Scotstoun, Glasgow on 21st March 2019. Said Bob Lindo: “It is a great honour to see a Cornish wine used for the naming of TAMAR and we […]

  • ‘Battle of the Secateurs’ – UK’s First Vine Pruning Competition

    WineGB’s first ever UK competition in vine pruning took place last week at Hush Heath Estate in Kent, highlighting the skill and hard work that goes in to looking after Britain’s burgeoning wine industry. In the first of its kind in the UK, 12 teams of vineyard technicians from leading producers in the South East […]

  • Where to find Grower Champagne in London

    For those lovers of Champagne that are still very much focused on the big brands then may I give you an ever so polite nudge so to push you to also investigate some of the lesser known labels and those smaller family producers which are generally referred to as ‘Grower Champagnes’. I remember taking notes […]

  • Official Launch of Vineyards of the Surrey Hills

    Five leading vineyards, based in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, announce their inaugural weekend of festivities June 8th – 9th 2019 to celebrate the formation of a new English wine region: ‘Vineyards of the Surrey Hills’. A new collaboration of five multi-award winning vineyards have announced a special launch weekend on 8th […]

  • The ‘S’ Factor – Unearthing the Classic Sparkling Wines of Austria

    Soft. Sensuous. Seductive. Sultry. Sumptuous. Satisfying. Sublime. Suggestive. Sekt! And Austrian Sekt is one of the most unique and distinctive of all wines. Austrian sparkling wine producers work to a precise trilogy which classifies the quality of all the Sekt they produce. The first level is known as “Klassik”. It involves strict controls on the […]

  • Who is the Top Vine Pruner in Britain’s Vineyards?

    Vine pruning competition taking place today at Hush Heath Vineyard, Kent Vineyard teams from top South East vineyards competing for trophy It’s secateurs at the ready as viticulturists battle it out in first ever vine pruning competition in a British vineyard. As British vineyards increase in size and number, looking after their wellbeing is ever […]

  • Discover New Fizz at the Glass of Bubbly Show – 2nd April 2019

    We have a great selection of Champagne and Sparkling Wine from around the world, including Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Argentina, New Zealand, USA as well as France, England, Italy and Spain. We hope you discover something new! Places are limited for Masterclasses on the day, to register please email [email protected] 10:30 – 11:00: Vintage styles from the estate of […]

  • A Sparkling Tour on the Rolling Hills of Valdobbiadene

    I visited Valdobbiadene many times and each time I arrive there I am entranced by the 16,000 acres vineyard on those rolling hills that kiss the sky. A sometimes difficult till heroic viticulture with declivity also at 70% of Rive area. And people proud of their terroir. When I entered the Ciodet wine estate, in […]

  • Aspro a New Rosé Sangiovese Sparkling Wine

    A street boarded of trees brings visitors to the wonderful old villa, Palazzona di Maggio, which gives the name to the wine estate in Ozzano Emilia, province of Bologna in the middle of Emilia Romagna, northern Italy. Antonella and Alberto Perdisa are the typical Emilian people, smiling and ready to offer you something to drink […]

  • Annie’s 30th Year: 3 Million Cuts – A Thought in Every One

    There are very few vineyards in the world that have only ever been pruned by just one person and Annie Lindo is one of those select few. Annie has finished pruning her Annie’s vineyard’s 5000 vines at Camel Valley for the 30th year – 150,000 vines pruned over 30 years.  Each vine will have had […]

Champagne Latest

  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Champagne Lanson Rosé

    Rose Label Brut Rosé NV was one of the first rosé Champagnes created and remains one of the UK’s favourite rosé Champagnes. With only 8g/l dosage, produced from 100 Crus, this delicate pale salmon-coloured rose Champagne, with the careful addition of a small amount of Bouzy Rouge, has a bouquet composed of floral and soft […]

  • Champagne Castelnau Strengthens Contemporary Art Associations

    In line with its own modern art-inspired labels, Champagne Castelnau is strengthening its associations with the contemporary art world. On Tuesday evening, 29th January, Champagne Castelnau supported a reception at the Whitechapel Gallery in London for 200 artists and art world luminaries, attended by British actor Tamsin Greig, Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick and leading […]

  • In Pink or Yellow Gold, Valentine’s Day Engraved for Eternity by Champagne Henri Giraud

    For the 14 February 2019, the craftsmen at Champagne Henri Giraud have reserved a superb surprise for you. Henri Giraud’s iconic clasp, gilded in pink or yellow gold which allows this precious bottle to be resealed, will reveal a great secret: the name of the person that you love. With this exclusive engraving for his […]

  • Guillaume Roffiaen, Chef de Caves for Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte

    Just before a wonderfully planned evening of Champagne and food pairing in Covent Garden I managed to spend ten minutes with Chef de Caves of Nicolas Feuillatte – Guillaume Roffiaen. Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is made from an incredible 4,500 growers in the region with a magnitude of expressive flavours along with 100,000 hectolitres of reserve wines […]

  • Dinner at Frenchie in Covent Garden paired with Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte

    An invitation to dine the evening away in Covent Garden accompanied by a fine selection of Champagne was a very welcomed one to receive from our friends at Sopexa. The location was Frenchie in Covent Garden, a fine setting and ambience with a quality menu that is seasonal and an extensive wine list. The evening […]

  • Champagne Castelnau Limited Edition Vintage Magnums for Christmas

    Champagne Castelnau is shining a light on its Oenothèque Collection of limited edition magnums of vintages 1995, 1996 and 1998, which it has released for the first time in striking new livery in the run-up to Christmas. The magnums, newly dressed in a variation on Champagne Castelnau’s contemporary packaging, form part of their wine library […]

  • Interview with Mathieu Roland-Billecart

    Champagne Billecart-Salmon, which celebrates its bicentenary this year, announced the appointment of Mathieu Roland-Billecart to the position of Chief Executive Officer.  A member of the 7th generation of the family, Mathieu takes over the role in January 2019. I ask him about his new position: We can imagine it must be a very proud moment […]

  • New Vintage Release of Cristal Vinothèque 1996

    Champagne Louis Roederer‘s chef de cave and executive vice president, Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon, was present in London for a unique and private tasting at 67 Pall Mall – ‘Exploring the Ageability of Cristal‘. “The world of bubbles is a very interesting one!” Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon A line up of fine vintage Cristal were proudly displayed and eagerly anticipated by the select […]

  • Champagne Thiénot by Speedy Graphito

    It is impressive to discover in this new work of art a continuity of spirit in ‘Thienot by Speedy Graphito’ but also a pictorial style with symbolic messages. This Rencontre # 2 is a tribute to the city of Reims where Speedy drew his inspiration during the preparation of a retrospective exhibition at the Palais […]

  • Who is Richard Juhlin? Serge Ngoie finds out…

    Serge Ngoie, managed to get hold of Richard Juhlin, prior to their Champagne Cruise event on Dec 1st, with some Q&As – We share them below with our readers: 1. Who is Richard Juhlin? Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? RJ – My official answer is that I am a world leading Champagne expert. But […]

Prosecco Latest

  • A Sparkling Tour on the Rolling Hills of Valdobbiadene

    I visited Valdobbiadene many times and each time I arrive there I am entranced by the 16,000 acres vineyard on those rolling hills that kiss the sky. A sometimes difficult till heroic viticulture with declivity also at 70% of Rive area. And people proud of their terroir. When I entered the Ciodet wine estate, in […]

  • Drinking Prosecco Naked – Is that you?

    A catchy title will lead many to read on, though to be honest, in my opinion, many people will still be drinking Prosecco more or less naked in that the label means very little to those consuming it, it is all about what lays inside. Fair enough I suppose, as long as it says Prosecco […]

  • 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 […]

Chefs Corner

  • Brazilian Cooking with Slovenian, French and English Fizz

    ‘An evening full of Brazilian cuisine with a Brazilian cook along with three amazing bottles of fizz and within a wonderful setting of The Baldwin Gallery in SW12, London.‘ Brazil is a nation that offers a diverse selection of cuisine thanks to it’s history of immigration from Europe and Asia which will see dishes vary from […]

  • Pairing Mr Kipling Cakes with a Glass of Bubbly

    Samples continue to pour into the Glass of Bubbly office and one such parcel which followed a quick chat on Twitter was one from Mr Kipling Cakes. One of the most popular brands here in the UK and certainly a household name and for some no doubt a weekly must have on the shopping list […]

  • Pairing Hot Dogs With A Glass of Bubbly

    How Well Do Hot Dogs And Fizz Pair Together? Champagne Doyard Champagne Doyard Cuvée Vendémiaire Brut Premier Cru Tasting Notes: “Citrus, lemon peel and orchard fruits on the nose. Citrus and yellow stone fruits in the mouth. A Highly Recommended in the First Date category in The Worlds Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2017.” Click […]

  • Pairing Burgers with a Glass of Bubbly

    Do Burgers And Fizz Pair Well Together? Gusbourne English Sparkling Wine The original Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, Kent dates back to 1410. The de Goosebourne family crest was made up of three geese, each and every bottle of wine crafted at Gusbourne carries a contemporary goose crest in honour of their heritage. This ‘Goosemark’ is […]

  • Creamy Chicken Champagne Recipe

    Many will ask if you can cook with Champagne and the great answer is that yes you can! Just like many meals are enhanced when we add red and white wines whilst we prepare them, Champagne can also compliment those special dishes. Creamy Chicken and Champagne is an easy to prepare dish and a great […]

  • Perfect Festive Food Pairings with Prosecco DOC

    No festive season is complete without a few bubbles. But just before you start stocking your fridge with the same bottle of fizz you reach for every year, understanding the different styles of Prosecco DOC is integral to pairing and enjoying the wine throughout a meal. Looking at the label to identify whether you’re drinking […]

  • 3 Levels Of Spice: Curry & Fizz

    You ever had curry and sparkling wine before, you ever wanted to know what level of spice works best with the sparkling wine, well here are my thoughts on the combination. Three different levels of spice: Mild, Medium and Hot. First I had to make the curry, I placed 3 different pots on the stove and wrote […]

  • Which Fizz Pairs Best with Breakfast – Champagne or Prosecco?

    Whether you enjoy egg, bacon, kippers or yoghurt and fruit for breakfast which fizz pairs best – Champagne or Prosecco? I decided to try out some different breakfast options and pair them with Jean Pierre Launois Champagne Brut-Blanc De Blancs and 7 Cascine Prosecco, available from Spar to see which pairs best. Jean Pierre Launois Champagne […]

  • Italy’s Finest: On A Plate & In A Glass

    Who Makes The Best Pizza? Is it the Big Apple aka New York City or is it from the birthplace itself Italy, or perhaps it’s from your own kitchen? I’ve paired 8 different kinds of pizzas with 3 different kinds of Prosecco to see how well the two work together, seeing that both originate from Italy. Let’s Meet […]

  • Celebrating Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne as the Ultimate Gourmet Pairing with Hakkasan

    It has long been a trade secret that Champagne is one of the most versatile and exciting wines to pair with food with its complex layers of flavour, taut acidity, mineral, often saline backbone and rich autolytic character. However, rarely is that message effectively conveyed to the consumer who continues to enjoy it as an […]

Sparkling Wines

  • Spoil your Mum with Rosé for Mother’s Day

    Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day with one or more of these rosé wines from Aldi. This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday 31st March. Giotti Spumante Rosé (£5.99, 75cl) With hints of red berry fruit and nuts, this elegant Italian sparkling wine is the perfect treat to spoil your Mum, this Mother’s Day. Sparkling […]

  • The ‘S’ Factor – Unearthing the Classic Sparkling Wines of Austria

    Soft. Sensuous. Seductive. Sultry. Sumptuous. Satisfying. Sublime. Suggestive. Sekt! And Austrian Sekt is one of the most unique and distinctive of all wines. Austrian sparkling wine producers work to a precise trilogy which classifies the quality of all the Sekt they produce. The first level is known as “Klassik”. It involves strict controls on the […]

  • Aspro a New Rosé Sangiovese Sparkling Wine

    A street boarded of trees brings visitors to the wonderful old villa, Palazzona di Maggio, which gives the name to the wine estate in Ozzano Emilia, province of Bologna in the middle of Emilia Romagna, northern Italy. Antonella and Alberto Perdisa are the typical Emilian people, smiling and ready to offer you something to drink […]

  • The Romance of Valentines Day with two great deep Rosé Sparklers

    We all love Valentines day and I am sure many readers will have once received that anonymously sent card from a secret admirer, set up a romantic evening for that special partner to let them know they are still the one for you and those who are still a bit too young and planning ahead, […]

  • Sparkling Rosé For Valentine’s Day

    Sparkling Rosé is ideal for Valentine’s Day, it will make you dream of the spring months further afield. It is a well-kept secret among those in the know that the Loire Valley produces some spectacular sparkling wines without the hefty price tag of some of the better-known sparkling wine options. Sparkling rosé wines from the […]

  • Wine: A Time for Sparkling

    For a celebration, occasion, event, festive fizz, or simply regular dining, there are plenty of choices for sparkling wines. Many countries, worldwide, produce different styles and flavours – in fact, something for every taste and palate. For this quest, I searched for a retailer that included a range of sparkling wines within their wines/drinks shelves […]

  • Discover Award Winning Sparkling Wines from Austria

    Austria has outstanding wine regions, wineries – and internationally acclaimed wines. Here’s some award winning sparkling wine from Austria for you to try. Schlumberger in Austria has maintained the most authentic and traditional method of producing Sekt since 1842. Each bottle of Schlumberger matures during a period of about 2 years of careful handwork. The prestige cuvées […]

  • Celebrate Australia Day with Award Winning Sparkling Wine

    Australia Day the 26th January is celebrated each year on the anniversary of the first fleet from Britain landing in Sydney Cove. So what better way to celebrate the day than with some award winning sparkling wine from Australia. Paulett Vineyards – Trillians Sparkling Red NV This red sparkling wine won a Gold Medal in the […]

  • Discover Award Winning Sparkling Wines from South Africa

    South Africa produces some fantastic sparkling wines from their picturesque vineyards, backdropped against the stunning landscapes. If you’re after something a little different, it’s definitely worth a try. Methode Cap Classiques (MCC) are premium South African sparkling wines mostly made using the traditional method.  Sauvignon blancc and Chenin blanc grapes are used and increasingly Pinot […]

  • Discover Award Winning Sparkling Wines from Argentina

    Like many countries, Argentina has seen a boost in the popularity of its home-grown sparkling wines. It’s a dynamic industry driven by young consumers who are ready to challenge the traditions and try something new. Many wineries are using the Charmat method to make affordable sparkling wines although you can also discover those made using […]

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