Sparkling

    My New American GF

    …MEET MICHELLE, MY NEW AMERICAN GIRLFRIEND A softish, fruity, sparkling that’s a must-try for fans of Prosecco. Really easy drinking/crowd-pleasing for parties and family gatherings. And better value than some Prosecco that have started to over-charge. DOM STE. MICHELLE ‘Michelle’ Brut Sparkling, Washington State 363341 $16.95…

    2 readers - By Billy's Best Bottles

    50 Great Cavas 2014

    …In the face of Proseccos never-ending popularity Cava, once the champion of sparkling wines, seems to have slipped off most peoples radar. Like any region and wine style there are the low quality bottles in addition to some outstanding producers battling the elements and striving for quality, consistency and excellence. Witness the (free…

    3 readers - By Andrew Barrow/ Spittoon

    Chandon Brut Rosé

    …Indian sparkling wine courtesy of Moët Hennessy. I’ve had a dreadful run of Indian red wines, with many exhibiting wild technical faults that render them basically undrinkable. Whites and rosés, however, have fared better. When I saw this on a restaurant wine list, I didn’t hesitate to give it a go, assuming (correctly) that it would, at least…

    7 readers - By Julian Coldrey/ Full Pour

    Cowabunga!! Labor Day, Monster Surf, Fine Wines

    … Dilettante” $20 (K&L says they have it): Sparkling Chenin Blanc from the Loire. Yeasty, sophisticated, grapefruit rind, acidic. Loved it. Big hit with those holding glasses. Made by natural wine organic gorgeous (in photo) winemaker Catherine Breton. Committed to the natural movement! At $19.99 a U20 buy. 12% catch the twichen groove doods… COWABUNGA!!…

    1 readers - By The Best of Wines

    La Grasparossa

    … raspberry, blackberry, and black plum notes on the mid palate with a nice, tart finish. A very dry sparkling wine, this is easy to drink on a hot summer night, whether or not Meat Loaf is on the radio. Okay, all 70’s references aside, La Grasparossa paired nicely for those who wanted chicken, beef, and even the vegan options. Most importantly, those who…

    3 readers - By Jim Van Bergen/ jvb uncorked

    Sparkling wines from East Sussex & Champagne

    …Whoops, forgot to post a video yesterday. Here are two to make up for that. These are similarly priced sparkling wines, but one seems decidedly happier than the other… Henners Brut Reserve 2009, East Sussex, England (£27 D.Byrne & Co, Cellar 28, Buon Vino, Vagabond) Interesting mixture – the wine is still quite young and tight, but there’s…

    5 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

    Have You Tried Vaporetto No. 8 Prosecco?

    …Prosecco is one of the sparkling wines coming out of Italy, and probably the most well-known. There are different levels of quality, with of course different price points. I have been told that some retail shops and hair salons in Italy that each customer is handed a glass of prosecco to sip while they shop or get quaffed. Prosecco may be a less…

    6 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

    Haywire Wines from Baby Bub to Pinot Noir Latest Releases

    … Reviews of Haywire Wines Haywire “Baby Bub” 375 ml bottle – This is a sparkling rose wine, made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. that you can take on a picnic, and share with your significant other, while enjoying a nice meal and beautiful BC scenery. It is a pale red cherry in colour and has a very nice creamy, light pink bubble when being poured…

    7 readers - By Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePal

    Pullus Penina 2008, Stajerska, Slovenia

    …A sparkling blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc, but not from the most obvious of sources Pullus Penina 2008, Stajerska, Slovenia (£17.95 Winety) Quite a full-bodied style of fizz, off-dry with floral aromas that make you wonder whether some aromatic grapes made their way into the blend, rich creamy/yeasty notes balanced by citrus freshness and a […]…

    By Drinking Outside The Box

    The Sparkling Master

    …Claude Thibaut has earned a reputation for producing excellent sparkling wine. Claude is originally from France, and graduated from the University of Reims located in the Champagne region. He came to Virginia in 2003 to make the sparkling wines for Kluge winery; however, before then he had already sharpened his winemaking skills in California…

    By Virginia Wine Time

    Dom 85!! Who knew?? Harvey Kurtzman knew.

    …This post is being written in a downpour of potrzebie popup ads. Not good. We have wines and events of import to review so let’s plunge ahead with another furshlugginer post. First things first. Happy Birthday to Dotoré. OK. That is taken care of. The venerable and toothsome reporter and hopeless Dodger fiend owes tBoW…

    6 readers - By The Best of Wines

    Pongrácz Rosé NV, South Africa

    …A Cap Classique (aka méthode Champenoise) pink made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Pongrácz Rosé NV, South Africa (£14.99 Morrisons) Young boisterous and frothy style, with sherbet-like aromas alongside the strawberry and raspberry flavours. Has some citrus freshness, but there’s also a yesterday’s-bonfire-like smoky note that slightly spoils…

    1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box