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  • Movements in the Land of Cava

    As most of our readers are aware, the Cava Denomination of Origin in Spain is unique. Whereas nearly all controlled wine regions around the world are geographically limited to specific geopolitical regions; provinces, states, etc., Spain’s Cava is produced in eleven provinces spread throughout seven autonomous regions of the country. While more than 90% of […]

  • Vino Ljubljana 2018 Slovenia

    Recognised as the oldest wine competition of the world, the ‘International Wine Competition’ (Vino Ljubljana) took place during 13/14/15th of April 2018, Ljubljana in Slovenia. Glass of Bubbly were delighted to be invited and of course continue our passion for the promotion of worldwide sparkling wines. The competition attracts many entries from Slovenia and local […]

  • Printemps 2018 du Ratafia à L’Assiette Champenoise, Reims

    With great pleasure we accepted the invitation by our friends at Vitabella to attend the ‘Printemps 2018 du Ratafia’ that took place in Reims at the superb L’Assiette Champenoise famed for its fine cuisine and chef Armaud Lallement. So quickly – What is Ratafia? Now a classified product from Champagne, Ratafia Champenois is, in fact, a fortified wine […]

  • London’s First Global Sparkling Wine Bar to Launch in Covent Garden

    Early summer 2018 will see the opening of Grays & Feather, a new boutique wine bar located in the midst of Covent Garden on Wellington Street. The first of its kind, the concept will truly specialise in sparkling wines offering guests exploration, education and most importantly, enjoyment without breaking the bank! With a huge library […]

  • 10 Interesting things you didn’t know about Champagne

    Champagne for many of us will mean celebrations, success, good times or simply symbolic of a high lifestyle of living. It is though known around the world as the King of Wines and usually our favourite celebrities and sports personalities are seen together with the well known brands, but did you know the following: Champagne […]

  • Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 1982

    Salute! from the Champagne Region of France – Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque is a vintage Champagne, aged since 1982. A delicious, sweet-sipping blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pino Meunier (Mon Yeahy!), Belle Epoque is characterized by a light, effervescent taste with a rich, bold lasting memory. For making memories that last. Perrier Jouet is […]

  • Discover Steininger Winery from Austria

    The perfect combination of soil and climate lays the foundation of high quality wines. The Kamp Valley offers a big variety of different combinations of these factors and thus yields wines with finesse and diversity. On one hand we can rely on three different kinds of soil (bedrock, loess and clay) and on the other […]

  • La Ferme Opens New Site in Primrose Hill

    Seasonal French restaurant La Ferme has opened a new site in Primrose Hill. After the success of its first restaurant and delicatessen on Farringdon Road, by Exmouth Market, the new La Ferme features an elegant and exclusive mezzanine lounge sponsored by Champagne Deutz. The Deutz Champagne Bar pours all of the brand’s styles, as well […]

  • Champagne Dipping though English Fizz Popping?

    A recent and most interesting article released by the online Telegraph led me to think about the current battle between Champagne and English Sparkling Wine. The Comite de Champagne have updated us in 2018 with news of falling sales of Champagne in the UK and there has been varied external factors that have been attributed to this […]

  • London Wine Fair ‘Innovation Zone’ invites Glass of Bubbly

    London Wine Fair 2018 have certainly taken an innovative approach and things appear to be certainly with current trends with their 2018 Innovation Zone which includes a live pitching event for wine tech start ups to seek funding and investment from invited investors. Only recently I sold one of my tech start-ups which facilitated live […]

Champagne Latest

  • 10 Interesting things you didn’t know about Champagne

    Champagne for many of us will mean celebrations, success, good times or simply symbolic of a high lifestyle of living. It is though known around the world as the King of Wines and usually our favourite celebrities and sports personalities are seen together with the well known brands, but did you know the following: Champagne […]

  • Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 1982

    Salute! from the Champagne Region of France – Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque is a vintage Champagne, aged since 1982. A delicious, sweet-sipping blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pino Meunier (Mon Yeahy!), Belle Epoque is characterized by a light, effervescent taste with a rich, bold lasting memory. For making memories that last. Perrier Jouet is […]

  • Supermarket Fizz: Part 4 Co-op Champagne

    Many of us love our supermarket selection of wines, many will be on offer, many promotions and the chance to usually be able to explore quite a varied selection from simple reds to fine Champagne. When it comes to fizz then supermarkets have really filled their socks with always unbeatable offers to tempt in shoppers […]

  • Fine Dining at Margot with the World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly

    I do enjoy the range of Champagne from Deutz as they offer so much in the style and quality of this great wine region enabling them all to easily be paired with fine foods as well as being enjoyed on their own. Each of their range is unique and holds its own personality that is expressed […]

  • Discover Champagne Agrapart et Fils

    Champagne Agrapart et Fils is a winery created in Avize by Arthur Agrapart at the end of the 19th century.  Since then, the winery is still run by his descendants. They possess 10 hectares in Côte des Blancs. They make the best use of the Chardonnay grape. The average age of the vines is 40 […]

  • Didier Pierson Leads the Future Taste of Champagne Frerejean Frères

    Fine food and Champagne – It is the perfect combination I feel and if you can add to this a fine location and friends then we surely must be in a state of wine euphoria! The Champagne label Frerejean Frères which expresses itself with refreshing aromas and complex tastes were pleased to recently acquire the great […]

  • Discover Champagne Ayala

    Champagne Ayala was created in 1860 by Edmond in Ay. In 1865, Ayala became an official supplier of the British crown. In 2005, the winery was bought by Bollinger who appointed a new cellar master: Caroline Latrive. Since then they are focusing on producing an elegant & fresh style with a low dosage. The Brut Majeur: The […]

  • A Champagne for Every Month of the Year

    Just imagine that you can treat yourself to a fine bottle of Champagne each and every month, that eagerly anticipated parcel that gets delivered to you so that every month becomes a celebration, on top of when your pay packet arrives, giving you that feel good factor that it’s all been worthwhile (yes, let’s forget the bills and […]

  • Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé

    Allow Us To Introduce You Cristal is the luxury brand for Champagne, especially for rosés, which are usually much cheaper and kind of a fun wine-drink frequented by girls. Louis Roederer Cristal is much more significant – You don’t just drink it ‘cuz it’s pink! A blend of all the fruity flavours rosé drinkers love, […]

  • Film World Sign Champagne Taittinger Methuselah

    Champagne Taittinger, the official Champagne Partner to BAFTA, has donated a methuselah (equivalent of eight 75cl bottles) of Champagne which has been signed by no less than 36 guests that attended the EE British Academy Film Awards. The bottle will be auctioned off later this year to raise funds to support BAFTA – an independent […]

Prosecco Latest

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

Chefs Corner

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

Sparkling Wines

  • Discover Steininger Winery from Austria

    The perfect combination of soil and climate lays the foundation of high quality wines. The Kamp Valley offers a big variety of different combinations of these factors and thus yields wines with finesse and diversity. On one hand we can rely on three different kinds of soil (bedrock, loess and clay) and on the other […]

  • So, is going Barefoot with a Glass of Bubbly any good?

    Samples are always landing in the office fridge at Glass of Bubbly and someone has to have the task of going through them all… No sympathy? OK… So Barefoot Bubbly I have here and their sparkling Pinot Grigio. I have heard much about and seen this sparkling wine from California many times during my travels, […]

  • Recioto, the Golden Bubbles of Easter

    The small town of Gambellara in the province of Vicenza is set quite perfectly amid flourishing hills and slopes almost as if the people who decided to build it had thought of giving birth to a jewel amongst the rocks. And not just a common jewel, one of the most iconic metals. And not just […]

  • A Closer Look at the Spectacular Sparkling Wines of Ontario, Canada!

    That’s right! There’s a lot more to Canada than maple syrup, polar bears and a strapping young Prime Minister! The country is home to a number of viticultural areas with unique micro-climates, located on the same ideal grape growing latitudes as much of France. In our last post (A Look at the Sparkling Wines of Canada… […]

  • We ask Trina Smith of Jacob’s Creek about their Bubbly!

    For anyone wishing to explore the taste of Australian Sparkling Wines, what makes Jacob’s Creek an ideal starting point? The Jacob’s Creek Non Vintage Classic Chardonnay Pinot Noir uses the traditional sparkling varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay gives a refreshing lemon citrus aroma which is in harmony with the lifted strawberry characters […]

  • 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 […]

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