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  • 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 […]

  • Slovenian Sparking Wines – Goriška Brda and Bjana Wineries

    Goriška Brda Winery Up to the end of World War II, when the Brda Hills were split by the border into two sides, Goriška Brda on Yugoslavia side and Collio Hills on the Italian side, this area had been known as a special type of feudalism called the colonate system. Peasants had cultivated small patches […]

  • 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 […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Frangež and Ducal Wineries

    Frangež Sparkling House Winery Great woody and pleasant warm atmosphere characterize very popular sparkling wines winery, located on the Austrian border on Podravje Wine Region in the North. The neighbour of great Radgonske Gorice Winery. Anyone who prefers the traditional classic would appreciate eight sparkling wines produced with the Traditional Method Champenoise, while the other […]

  • Which Italian fizz can impress Italian friends and cooking

    Italy, for me, is one of my favourite countries that I have visited, it seems to have it all from lifestyle to architecture, from weather to the delights you will find there on the table. Trying to impress Italian friends is hard enough as it is though to do so by bringing to a party […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Radgonske Gorice

    Radgonsko – Kapelski wine-growing region belongs to the Northern wider area of Slovenske Gorice, located on the Slovenian / Austrian border where the vine is an ancient culture and already dates back to Roman times. The history of sparkling wines in Gornja Radgona dates back to the European spring of 1848 when Radgonian Kleinošek had spent […]

  • Sparkling Teran – The Best Red Bubbly

    In Slovenia, there is a Macro Wine Region a part of Primorska Wine Region behind the Trieste named Karst well known around The World with its calcite stony landscape and sinkholes filled with Terra Rossa or Jerina. Due to the iron oxide content, the soil is characterized by a red colour. The fingerprint is shallow […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

Sparkling Wines

  • 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 […]

  • Slovenian Sparking Wines – Goriška Brda and Bjana Wineries

    Goriška Brda Winery Up to the end of World War II, when the Brda Hills were split by the border into two sides, Goriška Brda on Yugoslavia side and Collio Hills on the Italian side, this area had been known as a special type of feudalism called the colonate system. Peasants had cultivated small patches […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Frangež and Ducal Wineries

    Frangež Sparkling House Winery Great woody and pleasant warm atmosphere characterize very popular sparkling wines winery, located on the Austrian border on Podravje Wine Region in the North. The neighbour of great Radgonske Gorice Winery. Anyone who prefers the traditional classic would appreciate eight sparkling wines produced with the Traditional Method Champenoise, while the other […]

  • Which Italian fizz can impress Italian friends and cooking

    Italy, for me, is one of my favourite countries that I have visited, it seems to have it all from lifestyle to architecture, from weather to the delights you will find there on the table. Trying to impress Italian friends is hard enough as it is though to do so by bringing to a party […]

  • Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Radgonske Gorice

    Radgonsko – Kapelski wine-growing region belongs to the Northern wider area of Slovenske Gorice, located on the Slovenian / Austrian border where the vine is an ancient culture and already dates back to Roman times. The history of sparkling wines in Gornja Radgona dates back to the European spring of 1848 when Radgonian Kleinošek had spent […]

  • Sparkling Teran – The Best Red Bubbly

    In Slovenia, there is a Macro Wine Region a part of Primorska Wine Region behind the Trieste named Karst well known around The World with its calcite stony landscape and sinkholes filled with Terra Rossa or Jerina. Due to the iron oxide content, the soil is characterized by a red colour. The fingerprint is shallow […]

  • Motzenbäcker Premium Sekt

    Moon oak and the underground wine cellars of Marie Menger-Krug. The perfect combination – Moon Oak, Methode Rurale and Marie Menger-Krug. The result – the marvellous and magnificent creation that is Motzenbäcker Sekt. Found in the beautiful cobbled stone town of Deidesheim, located in the Rhenish Palatinate, the southernmost wine growing region of the Rheinland […]

  • 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 […]

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