Sparkling Wine

    Liquid Caviar: Sparkling Red Wine

    Sparkling red wine is changing fast and now you might like it. Get the details on sparkling red wine and the 3 main styles, including Australian sparkling Shiraz, Italian Lambrusco and Brachetto d’Acqui. Liquid Caviar: Sparkling Red Wine Sparkling red wines used to be the laughing stock of the wine world but now they are turning up on some very classy wine lists.

    17 readers - By Wine Folly

    Best Cheap Wines Under $10

      Or rather, how to buy cheap wine for a non-profit event that doesn’t “taste like ass.” A good friend reached out to me recently with a challenge. She was looking for help in getting donations, wine donations specifically, for a fundraising event. That friend was Lynn Johnson, whom you may remember for creating that life changing Smoked Bloody Mary.

    14 readers - By Vindulge

      Domaine Chandon & étoile: #Napa’s Classic, Stars

      Vinopanion - - 9 readers - The Chevalière of the French bubbly scene in Napa is the elegant and indomitable, Domaine Chandon (WL, FB, Tw).  It is the first French foray into domestic bubbly by the esteemed Moët & Chandon in 1973; the producer of arguably the most famous Champagne in the world: Dom Pérignon. Indeed, when many consumers think of sparkling wine in the US, they think of the name “Chandon.

      Best LCBO Wines: Vintages Release August 2

      Natalie MacLean - - 11 readers - You can access the 71 wines that I reviewed for August 2 as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches and the stock for each bottle in their closest LCBO stores. You can also see my wine reviews for July 19. You can add my wine picks to their custom shopping list with one click and access that list on their smartphone.

      July Wine Roundup: Top 10 from my Last Tasting

      Dallas Wine Chick - - 8 readers - This tasting included 18 wines from California and Italy.  We toggled between a selection of Proseccos from Mionetto and a selection of California wines.  Here’s the top 10 list: Italy Sparkling Mionette Prosecco Luxury Cartizze – a very nice dry sparkling wine with notes of apple, pear, flowers and baked bread.  It had a bit of sweetness to it, but was a nice expression.

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      Mini-reviews 64: Muscadet, Stoller, Prosecco, Villa Maria

      …Reviews of wines that don’t need their own post, but are worth noting for one reason or another. Look for it on the final Friday of each month. This month, four more wines for Labor Day. • Noël Bougrier Muscadet 2012 ($8, purchased, 13%): This French white wine, a private label for the Total Wine chain, was tart and sour, with little varietal…

      5 readers - By The Wine Curmudgeon

      emmanuel lassaigne's "clos sainte sophie" champagne

      …. But the "Clos Sainte Sophie" seemed a kind of perfect storm of narrative-sell. The Clos Sainte Sophie is the only one of the Champagne region's 13 clos situated in the Aube. It's owned by the family behind French undergarment brand Le Petit Bateau. Cuttings from the vineyard were used to plant the first wine grapes in Japan in 1877. Lassaigne reached…

      4 readers - By not drinking poison in paris

      Franciacorta’s Bellavista

      … introduced his enologist Mattia Vezzola. Mr Vezzola spoke about the wine. The Mèthode Champenoise bollicine (little bubbles) is used for the sparkling wine. The Bellavista cuvèes result from horizontal and vertical blends of about 90-100 selections from 107 micro-crus. These selections are separately harvested and vinified. Only free run juice…

      2 readers - By Charles Scicolone on Wine

      Making Sparkling Wine

      …Yeast residue in capped Champagne bottle About making sparkling wine This photo shows the residue built up in the capped bottle. This is a waste product of fermentation that occurred in the bottle. Yeast was introduced into the bottle and then the bottle was capped. This creates the bubbles in sparkling wine. The CO is a by-product of fermentation…

      By Wine Country Getaways

      What We Have Been Drinking—8/25/2014

      …Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. This past week, I have been up in Dry Creek Valley tasting a few wines, attending a couple of events. Prior to that, back in Philly, we celebrated another trip around the sun for me and had a few good wines over the course of the week. Here…

      5 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      Fifty Wines That Shaped My Palate, 1984-2014

      …I started this post as a way of commemorating my 30th anniversary in wine-writing, reached, as My Regular Readers know — bless your little pointy heads and may your tribes increase — early in July. Initially, the concept was “Fifty Great Wines,” but I decided that choosing 50 “great” wines from 30 years of tasting would be an impossible…

      By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Mumm: Bubbly from France and Napa

      …. The Cordon Rouge Brut is their signature cuvee. In 1979, G.H. Mumm set out to find an ideal winegrowing area in the United States. They picked Guy Devaux for the project. Devaux had more than 40 years experience crafting still and sparkling wines in France, South America, and the U.S. He was given one criterion from the Mumm family; find…

      4 readers - By Wine Peeps

      What We Have Been Drinking—8/18/2014

      …Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife. As I have been getting a few more samples in, I am dipping into my cellar a bit less, which is why I have not had one of these posts in a couple of weeks. Here are some of the wines we tasted the past two weeks that stood out: Retail $45. OK…

      By the drunken cyclist

      Michigan’s Varietal Variety

      …My recent visit to the Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas in northwest Michigan led to me Lansing, where I helped judge the 37th annual Michigan wine competition. Michigan’s emergence into our wine consciousness seems too recent for the state to … Continue reading →…

      By Dave McIntyre's WineLine

      Friday Favorites – Travel edition (Neskowin, Oregon)

      … to pop first thing… 2013 Celebrate! Müller-Thurgau, Sparkling Wine by Kramer Vineyards Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon ($22, media sample) The title of this wine alone encourages you to celebrate while sipping this, and celebrate we were. This was the perfect wine to start our vacation with. It was super light and fresh with fragrant tropical aromas along…

      3 readers - By Vindulge

      Domaine Chandon & étoile: #Napa’s Classic, Stars

      … The Chevalière of the French bubbly scene in Napa is the elegant and indomitable, Domaine Chandon (WL, FB, Tw).  It is the first French foray into domestic bubbly by the esteemed Moët & Chandon in 1973; the producer of arguably the most famous Champagne in the world: Dom Pérignon. Indeed, when many consumers think of sparkling wine in the US…

      9 readers - By Vinopanion

      Going Rogue: A Guide to the Best Parties at the Wine Bloggers Conference

      … dressed to impress – and several of the ladies followed suit. The Ladies and Willie the Photobomber It was an awesome dinner featuring a wide selection of Rodney Strong and Davis Bynum wines. Rodney Strong people are my kind of people and I did chuckle when I saw our small little group was out trending the overall conference. Never underestimate…

      2 readers - By Dallas Wine Chick

      Liquid Caviar: Sparkling Red Wine

      … Sparkling red wine is changing fast and now you might like it. Get the details on sparkling red wine and the 3 main styles, including Australian sparkling Shiraz, Italian Lambrusco and Brachetto d’Acqui. Liquid Caviar: Sparkling Red Wine Sparkling red wines used to be the laughing stock of the wine world but now they are turning up…

      17 readers - By Wine Folly

      Best Cheap Wines Under $10

      …, Wine Folly. Her infographics, easy going teaching style, wine smarts, and videos are a must for anyone wanting to learn more about wine in a fun and unpretentious way. Madeline’s picks – Sparkling: Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava (Spain) Rosé: Charles & Charles Rosé (Columbia Valley, WA)  Red: St. Francis ‘Red Splash’ (Sonoma County, CA…

      14 readers - By Vindulge
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