Sparkling Wine

Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it making it fizzy. The carbon dioxide may result from natural fermentation, either in a bottle, as with the méthode champenoise, in a large tank designed to withstand the pressures involved (as in the Charmat process), or as a result of carbon dioxide injection.Sparkling wine is usually white or rosé but there are many examples of red sparkling wines such as Italian Brachetto and Australian sparkling Shiraz. The sweetness of sparkling wine can range from very dry "brut" styles to sweeter "doux" varieties.
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    • Swirl In The Holidays With Original Wine Of The Month Club

      From wine clubs to gifts like the Death By Chocolate basket, the Original Wine of the Month Club has got you covered! Looking for a great gift for a wine lover? Today we have a special sponsored post from the Original Wine of the Month Club with lots of great options for your wine (and food) loving friends! Keep on reading to get the scoop -- just try not to drool too much.

      Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 5 readers -
    • Loire Valley Wine: Anjou Saumur Wines Sparkle (VIDEO)

      Loire Valley Wine Holds Court Less than two hours from Paris, France and about 200 miles long the Loire Valley is a massive winemaking region. The wines of France’s most diverse wine region are as different as they are delicious. In this video, our wine travels take us on an education adventure into the Loire Valley’s Anjou – Saumur regions.

      Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TVin Riesling- 10 readers -
  • Wine of the Week: Fongaro Brut from Veneto

    … December 17, 2014 · 10:13 pm In keeping with this month’s sparkling wine focus, this week’s Wine of the Week is a brut sparkling wine from Fongaro, a winery in the Veneto. I first heard of this winery in 2010 when they participated in an event held by Vinitaly in the United States. I was struck by the wine and the grape variety, Durella…

    avvinarein Riesling- 7 readers -
  • Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe Paired with Sparkling Wine

    … Peanut Noodle Salad Recipe by Courtney Flood This dish is a good go-to for me. I love the myriad of flavours in peanut satay sauce and I could eat almost anything that has it slathered on. It’s also a good way to use some fresh veggies you might have on hand. I used cucumber and carrot, but you could also use cabbage, zucchini, green onion…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 7 readers -
  • Sparkling Wine Time

    …. 87-89 Points. N.V. Freixenet Cordon Rosado Cava: Spain. Retail $12. Initially very tight—not much in the way of bouquet, but eventually coaxed some red berry fruit out. On the palate, quite fruity, with cherry and strawberry coming through. This would be fantastic with a hearty meal. The other tasters really liked this wine, and so did I…

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  • Le Grand Courtâge Sparkling Wines

    … most people think. Prices below are for the standard 750mL format, though the little 187mL bottles will run you about $7 a pop at retail. NV Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut France Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Ugni Blanc $25, 11.5% abv. The white sparkler opens up with aromas and flavors of green apples with a little toast. Firm…

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews- 6 readers -
  • Tasters Guild Maryland

    … Sparkling wines at holiday brunch chapter members are enthusiastic about still wines and sparkling wines. Larry Elletson and his wife Dottie Wayne who lead the Central Maryland chapter enjoy wine. Larry noted that at restaurants he enjoyed matching the foods with the wines. They are very knowledgeable about wines around the world…

    Wine Trail Traveler- 5 readers -
  • Celebrate with Franciacorta!

    … During the holidays, more often than not, we celebrate with something sparkling. For some it might be the old classic Champagne; others, California Sparkling. But have you tried Franciacorta? Franciacorta, the DOCG region in Lombardy, Italy, is known for it’s excellent sparkling wines made in the traditionally method – meaning, the secondary…

    Luscious Lushes- 5 readers -
  • Villa Sandi Il Fresco Brut Prosecco

    … The Villa Sandi Il Fresco Brut Prosecco is produced from Glera grapes grown in estate vineyards near the town of Treviso in Veneto, Italy. The Villa Sandi estate was built in 1622 and the family has produced wine for generations. Il Fresco Brut Prosecco is Villa Sandi’s everyday Bubbly and is produced in the Charmat Method. Villa Sandi does…

    CHEAP WINE FINDER- 4 readers -
  • Giving the Gift of Wine

    … and bottlings from smaller, less well-known producers. Good choices for whites include floral Viognier or a rich Roussanne (Andrew Rich’s Roussanne is a perennial favorite and can be ordered online). Paso Robles' Tablas Creek makes consistently good Rhône white blends - try the 2012 Patelin de Tablas Blanc, $20. If your eclectic giftee’s taste…

    Write on Wines- 4 readers -
  • Domaine Meriwether Sparkling Wine and Make Ahead Spanakopita #winepw

    … Okay to Eat the Cupcake Smoked Salmon and Potato Chips with Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne by ENOFYLZ Don't forget to our Twitter chat Saturday, December 13th at 8 a.m. PST. We'll be talking about our tips and tricks for the best holiday wine pairings. We'd love to have you join us! And, be sure to mark your calendars for January's Wine…

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  • 2009 Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Brut Cuvée You get some...

    … on the palate - light, tart, citrusy, floral. More dominant dry white stone, lemon crème, and a touch of bread, like the middle of a baguette. Really, really excellent at its pricepoint. 4/5 bones $$ Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier 12% abv Napa, California, USA …

    Shiba Sommelier- 5 readers -
  • Sparkling Wines for The Holidays

    … rosé sibling above, but it’s indeed another fantastic example from Lucien Albrecht. Fresh, vibrant, and slightly tart with some green apple and lemon peel. Very fine bubbles last long on this clean, dry, and elegant wine, leaving you with a lingering savoriness. There’s nothing over the top on this balanced bubbly. This is a nice sipper to enjoy…

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