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

    … affordable for not only special occasions but also for aperitifs and slow cooking meals with family and friends. Anthony Swift 50 Great Cavas 2014. I’ve always thought the drier style of Cava makes for some fine food/wine matches (as opposed to the inherent sweetness in Prosecco that I find limits such matches somewhat). Such wild claims are about…

    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

    …Okanagan Crush Pad facilities Haywire wines are made at Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) in Summerland, BC, and are co-owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie. I have followed Haywire wines since their inception. I like them as they try to be as organic and un-interventionist as possible, letting their wines tell their stories. They make a range…

    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…

    By Drinking Outside The Box

    The Sparkling Master

    … vintage sparkling from Claude? Remember, 2010 was very hot and dry. While those conditions are preferred for age-worthy red wines, they are not welcomed for sparkling wines. So which recent year produced a vintage harvest? 2011—while the year ended up being too wet for most Virginia winemakers, the 2011 growing season up until Hurricane Irene…

    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