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.
Posts about Sparkling Wine
    • Ferrari Wine: Lunelli Family Life in the Fast Lane (VIDEO)

      It’s Full Speed Ahead for the Family Behind Ferrari Wine Meet the most influential family in Italian sparkling wine. Matteo, Marcello, Camilla, and Alessandro are the third generation of the Lunelli family to run Ferrari winery since Giulio Ferrari passed the reigns Bruno Lunelli in 1952. Well over 100 years later, Ferrari wine is the oldest, largest, and most recognized meto ...

      Monique Soltani/ Wine Oh TV- 8 readers -
    • Label Lust: Jane Ventura Rosé Cava

      Label Lust: Jane Ventura Rosé Cava My never-ending thirst for all things sparkling rosé led me back to an old friend with a look that stirs up feelings: Jane Ventura Reserva de la Música Rosé 2011. It’s a Cava (the term used for Spanish sparkling wine) made from Garnatxa Negra. You might have heard of this grape by a more familiar name: Grenache.

      Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink- 6 readers -
    • Review of Los Pinos Sparkling Rosé 2013

      Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards is an east Texas gem, nestled in the Piney Woods Wine Trail since it’s opening in 2001. For the full story on Los Pinos, read Jeff Cope’s story about his most recent trip to the winery. You can show up for a tasting, a winery tour, or pack an overnight bag, and stay on site at one of their cozy cottages.

      Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 2 readers -
  • Red Bubbles for Valentine’s Day

    …-written notes were the gifts most often given. With the rise of the mass-produced greeting card industry in the latter 19th century our modern tradition has prevailed. Wine is a perfect accompaniment to flowers, chocolates, greeting cards, or all of the above. Sparkling wine is most recommended. This year I have a lovely suggestion to top my list…

    WiningWays- 2 readers -
  • Argyle Brut Rose

    … Wine review: 2010 Argyle Brut Rose, Dundee Hills, Oregon Argyle has been producing some of the finest sparkling wines made in America, and they have been achieving this for decades now. That’s not just my opinion; they have frequently achieved accolades from some of the best wine reviewers in the business. The team of viticulturist…

    Enobytes- 4 readers -
  • Finding Your Solemate: Pairing Sparkling Wine and Seafood

    … and goat cheese crostini and double-cream brie The word “Champagne” can only be used if the wine comes from Champagne, France. Moet & Chandon is a leading producer of premium Champagne. If you’re looking to celebrate and you want to spend a few more dollars, at $62.85, this isn’t a bad choice. The expected toastiness was the most apparent…

    Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean- 4 readers -
  • Township 7: Fraser Valley and Okanagan Wines in Canada

    We leave Backyard Vineyards, and grab lunch at a deli with more German imports than we saw in Germany. Satiated, we drive to Township 7. Empty fields lead to vineyards. A yellow building sits above the vines. A pleased couple ambles out, glasses in hand, to a bench flanked by vineyards. We head in… Our host, who also event plans, ta ...

    WAYWARD WINE- 4 readers -
  • Celebrate today…with Bella Wines!

    … This spring, there will be a new tasting room opening up on the Naramata Bench. I know, there always seems to be a new winery around here and you’re probably asking what is so special about this one. Well, for starters it is the first winery in BC to focus solely on sparkling wines – Bella Wines. You may have seen their bubbly at VQA stores…

    vinesanddesigns- 3 readers -
  • We the Icewine

    … being poured by Niagara’s finest winemakers. Here are notes on twenty wines tasted over the weekend. And don’t forget the palindrome: A wet vial is fine nice agar. Vineland Estates St. Urban Riesling 2008, VQA Niagara Escarpment, Ontario (38117, $19.95, WineAlign) If this Riesling could go through a glück stage, now would be the time. There…

  • Vancouver Visit Leaves for Backyard Vineyards in Fraser Valley

    With one “dry” weather day left in Vancouver, we hike the interior of Stanley Park. We feel like lost hobbits in this endless glade. Dog walkers disappear as we delve deeper. Misty and free of the city’s steel, we find something odd. Four placards declare the historic importance of this landmark: Hollow Tree. Once cars even elephants parked in it.

    WAYWARD WINE- 2 readers -
  • Recent Sips: Ferrari, Matello Wines, and Steven Kent Winery

    … Hello Friends, Just about every day, as wine o'clock approaches, you can find me uncorking or unscrewing a new wine adventure. Being a wine enthusiast, a wine blogger, and someone who appreciates and enjoys the liquid expression of a place, a person’s vision, and Mother Nature’s influence -- I find wine to be one of the most intriguing beverages…

    Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spotin Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • January Bubbles Challenge – Sparkling Wine from the Pacific Northwest

    … January Bubbles Challenge Sparkling Wine from the Pacific Northwest by Mary on January 26, 2015 Remember my New Years challenge for you? Drink more sparkling wine! The first monthly challenge is here, and its about a subject near and dear to my heart (and backyard) sparkling wine from the Pacific Northwest. Since moving back to Oregon last…

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  • Ferrer Family Benefits From Spanish Wine Renaissance

    … Ferrer Family Benefits From Spanish Wine Renaissance Review of the value-priced Mia wines from Freixenet. By Lou Marmon Gazette Newspapers January 7, 2015 Among the many reasons Spain has become a source of some of the world’s best wine values is their innovative spirit. For many decades, Spanish wines were mired in old-fashioned…

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  • Dinner in South Africa...or was it?

    … It’s a new year, and what better way to kick it off, than to gather a group of friends, and indulge in the cuisine of South Africa. Followers of this blog know that about every three months, we gather a group together, do some research on a regional cuisine, then create a dinner and wine pairing. “Cuisine of South Africa” you say? What…

    The Sommelier Updatein Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Calling All Sparkling Wine Enthusiasts

    … Schramsberg has long been a favorite of Sipped in California. We served their Sparkling wine at our wedding in 2001 and have been sipping ever since! On your next trip to the Napa Valley we suggest you book a tasting appointment with Schramsberg. They offer tastings by appointment only, in conjunction with an educational tour through the historic…

    Kelly Fugina/ Sipped In California- 8 readers -
  • Vertical Party – Nota Bene 05-12

    … These are the bottles from my Nota Bene vertical tasting this past weekend. I’m happy to report that there were no corked bottles and that everything was showing brilliantly. As my regular readers will know, I hate writing (and reading) wine reviews but I was asked a few times on twitter if there were any of these wines that stood out. There were…

    Wine Country BC- 6 readers -
  • Enjoying Vintage Prosecco with Primo Franco

    … Primo Franco of the Nino Franco Winery is the first man of Prosecco and I always enjoy hearing him speak about his wines. Though Michele and I had visited him in Valdobbiadene a few months ago and tasted a number of old Proseccos from the Primo Franco line, I was delighted when Tony DiDio of Tony Di Dio Selections invited me to a tasting which…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine- 3 readers -
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