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  • Invitation to Champagne / Sparkling Wine labels to appear in our Food Pairing Book

    After tasting over 10,000 Champagne and sparkling wines and having visited many restaurants nationally and internationally along with meeting great wine makers and chefs, I have decided to put together a book dedicated to the topic of pairing fine sparkling wines with fine food. Along with a forward and guidance from respected Champagne critic, author […]

  • A New Look for Ridgeview English Sparkling Wine

    English sparkling wine brand Ridgeview, founded 1995, have released a new branding for the company to include new labelling for their range of wines. A launch party held at The Savoy, where their wines are also served, welcomed the new branding to the industry and family friends where the core 6 sparkling wine labels were on […]

  • A visit to Champagne Lacuisse Frères

    Located just a few km’s south of Reims and in amongst picturesque rolling hills of Champagne vines stands the grower label Lacuisse Frères. Open to consumers to pop in and taste their Champagne, you will be met by a member of the family / team to show you around the winery to include a visit […]

  • Zimbabwe to Re-launch Bubbly Production Next Year

    Africa has always been the continent of the brave and one brave producer is looking to bring back the golden era of Zimbabwe wines, after years of the country being in a depression. The verdant Winelands of Bushman Rock is set to turn pre-conceptions of its country’s wine quality on its head as it starts […]

  • A visit to Champagne Philippe Gamet

    With 9 hectares and a production of 80,000 year annually, Philippe Gamet is a Champagne producer that is located just outside of Epernay in Mardeuil. The family producer is led by Philippe who is the current wine maker and head of the brand – 55% of their estate is planted with Meunier, 35% with Pinot Noir and […]

  • A visit to Union Champagne

    Union Champagne: 2,000 winegrowers, 1,366 hectares and a young and little known Chardonnay focused Champagne label of ‘De Saint Gall‘. The Union Champagne is an impressive co-operation style winery with a grand membership of 2,000 winegrowers and an even more impressive 1,366 hectares managed under its name – 62% Grand Cru, 28% Premier Cru and […]

  • A visit to the Grand Noir region of Champagne

    Off the beaten track and well away from the glamour of Avenue de Champagne you will stumble across many wonderful growers when you are exploring the world famous wine region of Champagne. I say to many people that not all the best Champagne is reserved for the famous labels we all know or the flashy […]

  • Champagne Taittinger Toast the Winners at Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018

    The Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards in 2018 took place at the Royal Festival Hall, where television royalty gathered to hear news of the winners.  As Official Champagne and wine partners to BAFTA, Champagne Taittinger and Villa Maria added sparkle and elegance to the evening.  Some of the top awards of the night included […]

  • ‘DRINK PINK’ with Freixenet’s new Italian Sparkling Rosé

    World-renowned sparkling wine brand launches sparkling Italian rosé – set to be the most stylish tipple of the summer APRIL 2018: This month, leading sparkling wine brand, Freixenet, is joining the blossoming rosé renaissance and launching its first ever Italian Sparkling Rosé. With the Italian fizz having taken the nation by storm, Freixenet is tapping […]

  • Champagne Dom Caudron – Tours and Champagne Food Pairing is Key

    When I first entered the industry of Champagne and sparkling I took a tour to the region of Champagne as part of IWINETC 2015  and we visited the Champagne co-operative Dom Caudron and back then I will admit that I just saw it as another of the many wineries we visited during the busy tour […]

  • Luc Belaire Launches the Icon Bottle Series by Spotlighting Celebrity Talent

    The boundary-breaking bubbly puts its impressive celebrity following on the forefront with new luminescent Fantôme labels featuring its influential ambassadors. Luc Belaire, the smash-hit line of premium sparkling wines, has unveiled 10 iconic new bottles inspired by its celebrity ambassadors. This expansion of the luminescent Belaire Icon Series adds to the brand’s popular glowing-label line […]

Champagne Latest

  • A visit to Champagne Lacuisse Frères

    Located just a few km’s south of Reims and in amongst picturesque rolling hills of Champagne vines stands the grower label Lacuisse Frères. Open to consumers to pop in and taste their Champagne, you will be met by a member of the family / team to show you around the winery to include a visit […]

  • A visit to Champagne Philippe Gamet

    With 9 hectares and a production of 80,000 year annually, Philippe Gamet is a Champagne producer that is located just outside of Epernay in Mardeuil. The family producer is led by Philippe who is the current wine maker and head of the brand – 55% of their estate is planted with Meunier, 35% with Pinot Noir and […]

  • A visit to Union Champagne

    Union Champagne: 2,000 winegrowers, 1,366 hectares and a young and little known Chardonnay focused Champagne label of ‘De Saint Gall‘. The Union Champagne is an impressive co-operation style winery with a grand membership of 2,000 winegrowers and an even more impressive 1,366 hectares managed under its name – 62% Grand Cru, 28% Premier Cru and […]

  • A visit to the Grand Noir region of Champagne

    Off the beaten track and well away from the glamour of Avenue de Champagne you will stumble across many wonderful growers when you are exploring the world famous wine region of Champagne. I say to many people that not all the best Champagne is reserved for the famous labels we all know or the flashy […]

  • Champagne Thiénot releases a new Blanc de Blancs NV

    “A cuvée which expresses, simply and cheerfully, the nobility of Chardonnay. A natural tribute to this wonderful grape variety ambassador of freshness and finesse, pillar of the style of the House. ” N.Uriel, cellar master. The idea behind the Cuvée Thiénot Brut Blanc de Blancs is that of a handover between two Cellar Masters, a […]

  • Champagne Dom Caudron – Tours and Champagne Food Pairing is Key

    When I first entered the industry of Champagne and sparkling I took a tour to the region of Champagne as part of IWINETC 2015  and we visited the Champagne co-operative Dom Caudron and back then I will admit that I just saw it as another of the many wineries we visited during the busy tour […]

  • Billecart-Salmon Champagnes Celebrate 200 years

    Billecart-Salmon Champagnes celebrate 200 years of passion, finesse and elegance 1818-2018. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Billecart-Salmon Champagne House by Elisabeth Salmon and Nicolas François Billecart. To celebrate this great milestone in the history of this prestigious Champagne House, Billecart-Salmon is organising a gastronomic world tour, visiting Singapore, Tokyo, […]

  • London Launch of Champagne Castelnau Hors Catégorie Cuvée CCF 2067

    The Hors Catégorie collection from Castelnau (meaning beyond/above categorisation) is named from the Champagne brands relationship with the Tour de France (they are the official Champagne) and the toughest mountain passes of this highly popular cycling race that is world famous and probably one of the most gruelling and most demanding in all of sports. The […]

  • 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 […]

Prosecco Latest

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

Chefs Corner

  • Champagne, Fried Food’s Best Friend

    Champagne: a celebratory drink for every victory and a companion to most food types. Not to be mistaken for sparkling wine, which is basically its own category, Champagne is granted its name by the place it is made in — Champagne, France. This ichor from France has been paired with so many types of food, […]

  • 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 […]

Sparkling Wines

  • Zimbabwe to Re-launch Bubbly Production Next Year

    Africa has always been the continent of the brave and one brave producer is looking to bring back the golden era of Zimbabwe wines, after years of the country being in a depression. The verdant Winelands of Bushman Rock is set to turn pre-conceptions of its country’s wine quality on its head as it starts […]

  • ‘DRINK PINK’ with Freixenet’s new Italian Sparkling Rosé

    World-renowned sparkling wine brand launches sparkling Italian rosé – set to be the most stylish tipple of the summer APRIL 2018: This month, leading sparkling wine brand, Freixenet, is joining the blossoming rosé renaissance and launching its first ever Italian Sparkling Rosé. With the Italian fizz having taken the nation by storm, Freixenet is tapping […]

  • Luc Belaire Launches the Icon Bottle Series by Spotlighting Celebrity Talent

    The boundary-breaking bubbly puts its impressive celebrity following on the forefront with new luminescent Fantôme labels featuring its influential ambassadors. Luc Belaire, the smash-hit line of premium sparkling wines, has unveiled 10 iconic new bottles inspired by its celebrity ambassadors. This expansion of the luminescent Belaire Icon Series adds to the brand’s popular glowing-label line […]

  • If you are feeling Blue then…

    A blue drink would for me bring back memories of child-hood days and pestering parents for a somewhat overly priced yet popular Slush Puppy and a striking blue flavour which for some reason was Raspberry! Those days may be long gone and early adulthood may have seen us drink one too many bubblegum flavour blue […]

  • 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 […]

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