Sparkling Wine News

Sparkling Red Hot Chocolate

Adding sparkling red wine to hot chocolate isn’t usually something you’d think of doing, as sparkling red wine is best served cold, but the result is superb. The sparkling red I used was Alberto Quacquarini – Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG Secco a Gold Medal Winner in the Fireworks Category. Only grapes grown and cultivated by…

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10 alternatives to Champagne and Prosecco wines

10 Alternatives to Champagne and Prosecco

I’m certainly not here to steer you away from either Champagne or Prosecco, both these wine regions I simply love and adore from the wines they produce to the wine tourism splendour I have enjoyed so many times from each region. In fact, I have only just returned from an amazing visit to Champagne Henri…

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More Sekt PLease we are British

More Sekt please we’re British

Though many of us will be tempted to call a sparkling wine Champagne, in most cases the wine will in fact not be Champagne at all. To be honest, it is an easy and almost innocent mistake for any consumer, and I have heard the occasional slip of the tongue by wine experts also, to…

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The story of Graham Beck Winery

Graham Beck – The Bubbly Story

When it comes to bubbly then one name that sticks out for many is Graham Beck, a famous South African winery producing a fine selection of sparkling wines (Méthode Cap Classique) with an expressed in the bottle fine attention to detail and authenticity. Graham Beck: “Passionately pursuing the perfect bubble.” With vineyards in the Breede…

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When the Reds go Marching in…

Who doesn’t love to share a glass of something fizzy when it comes to wine, but how many of you have ever tasted red sparkling wine? With more and more wineries attempting to produce better and better examples, when it comes to reds in the world of fizz then there is certainly some progress being…

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Fireworks sparkling wines glass of bubbly

Great Sparkling Wines to enjoy during Fireworks

For many years now, over 2,000 so it is said, we have gazed up in to the sky to admire the wonderful effects of fireworks. From Guy Fawkes night (November 5th) to welcoming in the new year, Fireworks are seen as a perfect accompany to any special event and especially those taking place during the…

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Cremant de France bottles

Understanding the Flavours Inside the Bottle Before you Pop the Cork

Describing the tastes of traditional- method sparkling wine is always challenging: the bubbles, especially in a very young cuvée, can be quite punchy and aggressive, often masking the true nature of the wine. The best Champagnes and the serious competition nowadays from Oregon to OltrepòPavese, by way of Trento & Franciacorta, need a certain amount…

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Joker wine label by Kozinc

Joker of the Pack

52 cards , four suits and two main colours – Sometimes though there are two extra cards to look out for commonly known as the jokers! Cards have been around for centuries and have helped to evolve much loved family games such as snap and rummy and have also funded many casino with $’s thanks…

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Bjana Slovenian sparkling wine Brut Label

Discover Bjana – Discover Slovenia

A country of just 7,827 square miles, with snow peaked mountains and a warm Mediterranean coastline, only a 2.07 million population and most importantly and rightly so, the only country in the world with love in its name. Nestled between Italy, Austria, Hungry and Croatia the country of Slovenia is rich in many things from…

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