Sparkling Wine News

Bolney Wine Estate Opens New Winery

Bolney Wine Estate opens new winery, helping it to meet its target of increasing production of English wines by 170% within the next three years. During this harvest, approximately 270 tonnes of grapes will be processed through the new winery. 300,000 bottles of premium wine will be produced by Bolney Wine Estate by 2022 in…

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Ferrari Trentodoc is Official Sparkling Wine of the Emmy Awards

For the fifth consecutive year, the Television Academy confirms Ferrari Trentodoc as the official sparkling wine of television’s most glamorous celebration. Ferrari Trento will be served as the sparkling toast of the Emmy® Awards season, bringing a taste of The Italian Art of Living to Hollywood. The 71st Emmy Awards will air live coast to…

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Sam Linter from Bolney Wine Estate Joins Board of WineGB

The Board of WineGB has announced the appointment of Sam Linter as a director of the company. She joins with immediate effect, representing one of the three directors appointed to represent the larger growers and producers. Sam is Managing Director of Bolney Wine Estate and has been involved in the industry for over 20 years,…

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Moet et Chandon vs Prosecco Bottega Gold Brut

Prosecco vs Champagne – Bottega asks the Question

A recent email and suggestion to us from Sandro Bottega, founder of Italian winery and distillery Bottega SPA, grabbed my attention as he wanted to take a look at how Prosecco was comparing against Champagne and especially when it came to food. Having just released a new book dedicated to sparkling wines and food, (The…

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Untouched by Light – The World’s First Sparkling Wine Made, Sold & Tasted in Complete Darkness

A new sparkling wine brand called Untouched by Light, released by Radgonske Gorice this week, claims that best things happen in the dark. According to Professor Emerita Ann C. Noble[1], the exposure of wine to daylight or artificial lighting results in what is commonly known as light-struck aromas. It decreases the intensity of citrus aromas,…

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the difference between champagne and prosecco

What is the difference between Champagne and Prosecco?

Though many will see both these iconic sparkling wines as pretty much one of the same thing they could not in fact be further apart – It is not so much chalk and cheese, more dry-aged steak vs juicy homemade hamburgers for the BBQ. Here’s why: Both these wines have a worldwide fan base, millions…

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10 Prosecco Houses to Visit 2019

10 Great Prosecco Houses to Visit in 2019

Following the great and growing popularity of our article, 10 Great Champagne Houses to Visit in 2018, I decided to highlight some of the wonderful Prosecco houses I have visited over the years and which are great fun and educational for you to visit and enjoy: So for those readers who are considering a visit…

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A Taste of South Africa

A Taste of South Africa

The world is full of amazing sparkling wine regions and during my travels, I have been wow’d and fallen in love with many of them. For me, a wine region is not only about the wines they produce, but the lifestyle and people including gastronomy, tourism, architecture and more. Varied continents, varied climates with different…

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Everything you always wanted to know about Prosecco, but were afraid to ask:

I am hoping that not only those who love Prosecco have been attracted via the title to read this article, but like myself, also those of us who know of the comedy/cult classic movie from 1972 starring a host of global acting talent and directed by Woody Allen – Everything You Always Wanted to Know…

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