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  • A taste of two Trentos

    Where exactly is the Trento DOC wine region? Located in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy, positioned just off the border with Austria, bordering Lake Garda too and is in fact the most northerly wine region of the country. Some 200km and just over a 2 hour 15 minute drive from Venice and its […]

  • Prosecco and Amaretto Cocktail

    Looking for a quick to prepare cocktail that combines Prosecco, Amaretto and some fresh fruits? Not every cocktail needs to be complicated and require you to hire in a professional mixologist, there are some that are simple yet fun and taste quite good too! Prosecco & Amaretto Cocktail: Ingredients Chilled Prosecco Amaretto Fresh strawberries and […]

  • BBQ and Fizz

    Many of us have enjoyed a barbecue or two be it at home or as an invited guest when the sun is shining and it is warm outside the urge will always be there to suggest cooking and eating outside. There are many surveys out there on people’s eating habits and BBQ facts; those living […]

  • The New German Sekt

    Will Germany be the new Champagne? Probably not, Champagne will always be the Champagne, which just cannot be copied in any other region of the world. But, in the last 10 years, the quality of German Sparklers has improved tremendously. Many vintners have put huge efforts and enthusiasm into producing the best ‘German Winzersekt“’ever and […]

  • Champagne: Does the Glass really make a difference?

    Firstly I believe there is no actual correct or incorrect glass for enjoying Champagne, whichever does it for you is indeed the best for you. What this article is only intended to do is if you have yet to try a variety of glasses then it opens your mind to maybe that you can enjoy […]

  • Exclusive Auction Sale of Single Barrel Champagne Paul Launois

    Champagne Paul Launois Exclusive Auction Sale in Champagne – June 14th, 2019 10 batches of 216 bottles of ‘Single Barrel’ On Friday June 14th, 2019, Champagne Paul Launois invites you to the first auction sale of bottles from a unique concept in Champagne: ‘Single barrel’ This experience is the key to a tailor-made Champagne. Julien […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Rodica, Vinarstvo Rebula and Mastnak Wineries

    Rodica Winery Rodica Winery is a famous Coastal Hills Winery. Well known for their Eko-Bio wines, started with very fresh and fruity white and red Refosco type unfiltered sparkling wines. The Rodica Refosk won a Silver Medal in the Winter Warmer category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2018. Vinarstvo Rebula Specialist for […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Vinakoper and Vinakras Wineries

    Vinakoper Slovenian Istria, the Southern Coastal Wine Region has its own charm, its atmosphere and is characterized with numerous beauties which have all been excellently captured in the harmony of colour, taste and smell of the Vinakoper wines. From generation to generation, people in Istria have lived closely connected with the soil. They have created […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Istenic and Zlati Gric Wineries

    Istenič International Bizeljsko is an area in Posavje Wine Region in hilly Central Slovenia where the vineyards lie on hills between 170 and 350 metres above sea level. The average sum of effective temperatures during the ripening season is lengthening, while the sunny days and cool nights make for ideal levels of sugar and acidity, […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Medot

    The wine tradition of the Simčič family goes back to 1812. Throughout the decades, his links to the vines and the wine grew and consolidated, while in the 1990s Zvonimir Simčič founded the present trademark Medot on the basis of the family’s knowledge. During his rich life, he was also the driving force of the […]

  • Truffle Hunter Tagliatelle and Porcini Risotto with Fizz

    The versatility of sparkling wines to pair with foods from around the world is certainly now something accepted and embraced both by wine professionals and everyday consumers. No longer are we stuck with a blinkered view that only certain wines should accompany foods, we are seeing the likes of Fish & Chips and Champagne or […]

Champagne Latest

  • Champagne: Does the Glass really make a difference?

    Firstly I believe there is no actual correct or incorrect glass for enjoying Champagne, whichever does it for you is indeed the best for you. What this article is only intended to do is if you have yet to try a variety of glasses then it opens your mind to maybe that you can enjoy […]

  • Exclusive Auction Sale of Single Barrel Champagne Paul Launois

    Champagne Paul Launois Exclusive Auction Sale in Champagne – June 14th, 2019 10 batches of 216 bottles of ‘Single Barrel’ On Friday June 14th, 2019, Champagne Paul Launois invites you to the first auction sale of bottles from a unique concept in Champagne: ‘Single barrel’ This experience is the key to a tailor-made Champagne. Julien […]

  • Champagne Bouché Pére & Fils Millésime 2006

    Champagne Bouché Pére & Fils is a winery located just south of the heartbeat01 town of the Champagne region of Epernay, a family run business of four generations with 30 hectares to its name. “Based in Pierry for four generations, the family Bouché runs a 30 hectares vineyard located in the best terroirs of Champagne. […]

  • 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 […]

Prosecco Latest

  • Prosecco Chocolate and a Glass of Prosecco!

    ‘Bubbly and chocolate’… Oh No! I hear many wine folk scream and yell, though for many millions and millions of people who love to buy sparkling wines the combination of Champagne or Prosecco and chocolate holds a special and very tempting place within the category of their lives placed within hard to resist indulgence. Champagne with […]

  • 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 […]

Chefs Corner

  • BBQ and Fizz

    Many of us have enjoyed a barbecue or two be it at home or as an invited guest when the sun is shining and it is warm outside the urge will always be there to suggest cooking and eating outside. There are many surveys out there on people’s eating habits and BBQ facts; those living […]

  • Veggie Burgers and Fizz

    We wanted to take a quick look at Vegetarian burgers and pairing with Champagne and sparkling wines – There is a big choice these days for vegetarians (and vegans too) for burgers, not only can you accomplish fine tasting homemade options you can also pop to your local grocery store / supermarket and in most […]

  • Truffle Hunter Tagliatelle and Porcini Risotto with Fizz

    The versatility of sparkling wines to pair with foods from around the world is certainly now something accepted and embraced both by wine professionals and everyday consumers. No longer are we stuck with a blinkered view that only certain wines should accompany foods, we are seeing the likes of Fish & Chips and Champagne or […]

  • Apple Crumble and Fizz

    Sunday afternoon and what better weekend dessert than a good old homemade apple crumble, originating during the World War II food rationing and unsurprisingly named as the nation’s favourite dessert in a poll by glossy Olive Magazine. So what glass of bubbly should accompany this rather sweet toothed themed dish and especially if you are […]

  • Vegan Fizz and Food

    As we have discussed in previous articles, not all sparkling wines are vegan nor vegetarian, though a growing amount of producers are adhering to vegan diet requirements and now proudly share that their wines are now ‘vegan friendly’. Some will also go through the detailed process of obtaining an official logo such as from The […]

  • Caviar and Champagne

    For many it could not get any better than Champagne and caviar, an iconic combination alongside Champagne with strawberries and cream, Champagne with oysters or pairing what is known as the ‘King of wines‘ with fine cheeses of the world. Champagne and caviar, certainly symbols of good life, a match made in heaven, offer a great […]

  • Enjoying a Vegan meal at home with Vegan Sparkling Wines

    I have been increasingly intrigued to find out more about Veganism, initially wanting to see if in fact by adhering to a Vegan diet you would be missing out on flavours. I hear an array of feedback on the subject from many positives to negatives, varying on what focus people have in mind when turning […]

  • Wine, Dine & Coffee too thanks to Liola and Produttori del Gavi

    Sparkling Wine Coffee? Well, that is more or less what we have here and from the brand Liola who are the only roasting company in the world to produce a variety of coffee which include the grapes produced to make wines. From Chardonnay grapes to Cabernet, this brand will enable you to enjoy your coffee […]

  • 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 […]

Sparkling Wines

  • A taste of two Trentos

    Where exactly is the Trento DOC wine region? Located in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy, positioned just off the border with Austria, bordering Lake Garda too and is in fact the most northerly wine region of the country. Some 200km and just over a 2 hour 15 minute drive from Venice and its […]

  • The New German Sekt

    Will Germany be the new Champagne? Probably not, Champagne will always be the Champagne, which just cannot be copied in any other region of the world. But, in the last 10 years, the quality of German Sparklers has improved tremendously. Many vintners have put huge efforts and enthusiasm into producing the best ‘German Winzersekt“’ever and […]

  • Austrian Sparkling Sensations

    The pretty alpine villages of Austria, plus the beautiful architecture of town and city buildings are constantly admired by numerous visitors from worldwide origins. Lakes, mountains, glaciers and stunning landscapes attract many, too, as well as the history of Austria. The cuisine of Austria has become well known and appreciated, along with very impressive high […]

  • Raventós Garage Wines – Ancestral Vinya del Mas 2016

    In keeping with his passion for constant innovation, it was 5 years ago that Pepe Raventós began to experiment with making the purest wines possible. He started a small project focused only on natural wines vinified in the garage of their new home surrounded by vineyards and a farm; his dream was to learn how to make wine with ancient […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Simonic, Čarga 1767 and Stoka Wineries

    Simonič Winery The most famous sparkling wine house in Bela Krajina, South East of Posavje Wine Region. Producer of 14 sparkling wines, well known on their exquisite curiosities! Golden Sparks is a cuvée of 80% Chardonnay, 10 % Welsch Riesling and 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Kerner in a crystal bottle and golden leaves, that […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Vina Kobal and Sanabor Wineries

    Vina Kobal Fertile red soil at Terra Rossa is a great blessing and guarantee of a fine production of remarkable sparkling wines. Malvasia, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Terran are the main grape varieties in Kobal Sparkling Wines. Terroir influence is present in all four of Kobal’s sparkling wines. Four wines are produced using both methods. […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Rodica, Vinarstvo Rebula and Mastnak Wineries

    Rodica Winery Rodica Winery is a famous Coastal Hills Winery. Well known for their Eko-Bio wines, started with very fresh and fruity white and red Refosco type unfiltered sparkling wines. The Rodica Refosk won a Silver Medal in the Winter Warmer category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2018. Vinarstvo Rebula Specialist for […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Vinakoper and Vinakras Wineries

    Vinakoper Slovenian Istria, the Southern Coastal Wine Region has its own charm, its atmosphere and is characterized with numerous beauties which have all been excellently captured in the harmony of colour, taste and smell of the Vinakoper wines. From generation to generation, people in Istria have lived closely connected with the soil. They have created […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Istenic and Zlati Gric Wineries

    Istenič International Bizeljsko is an area in Posavje Wine Region in hilly Central Slovenia where the vineyards lie on hills between 170 and 350 metres above sea level. The average sum of effective temperatures during the ripening season is lengthening, while the sunny days and cool nights make for ideal levels of sugar and acidity, […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Medot

    The wine tradition of the Simčič family goes back to 1812. Throughout the decades, his links to the vines and the wine grew and consolidated, while in the 1990s Zvonimir Simčič founded the present trademark Medot on the basis of the family’s knowledge. During his rich life, he was also the driving force of the […]

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