Sparkling Wine News

Bjana Slovenian sparkling wine Brut Label

Discover Bjana – Discover Slovenia

A country of just 7,827 square miles, with snow peaked mountains and a warm Mediterranean coastline, only a 2.07 million population and most importantly and rightly so, the only country in the world with love in its name. Nestled between Italy, Austria, Hungry and Croatia the country of Slovenia is rich in many things from…

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Charmat method sparkling wines

Charmat doesn’t always mean Prosecco

In the world of sparkling wines, there are two main methods of production, the traditional method that sees a second fermentation occurring in the bottle and the Charmat method where the fermentation happens within large pressurised stainless-steel tanks. What exactly is Charmat Method? Also known as the ‘tank method’ the Charmat method (patented in 1907…

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House of wine Doppler location Slovenia

House of wine Doppler

Positioned 380 meters above sea level with the Šentilj hills on one side and the Pesica valley on the other side, House of wine Doppler is a fine example of a Slovenian sparkling wine producer. The location is simply wonderful and a dreamy location to enjoy a wine tasting, the views are stunning which can…

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Gold medal winning sparkling wines 2019

Gold Medal Sparkling Wines That You May Have Never Heard of Before

One way to guarantee that you are purchasing a fine bottle of wine is to choose something that the wine judges themselves think is great, by this I mean selecting labels that have received awards / medals. Sometimes the bottle itself will carry proudly its medal badge be it gold, silver, bronze or similar with…

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Guilio Ferrari – Father of Trentodoc

Champagne by some margin is still the sparkling king of the castle for its planted 34,000 hectares under vine; diversity of its terroirs is known intimately by cellarmasters, cooperatives and individual domaines alike. Yet there’s no complacency, as the best Champenois know they have to raise their game faced with serious competition from Northern Italy,…

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Bolney Wine Estate Opens New Winery

Bolney Wine Estate opens new winery, helping it to meet its target of increasing production of English wines by 170% within the next three years. During this harvest, approximately 270 tonnes of grapes will be processed through the new winery. 300,000 bottles of premium wine will be produced by Bolney Wine Estate by 2022 in…

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Ferrari Trentodoc is Official Sparkling Wine of the Emmy Awards

For the fifth consecutive year, the Television Academy confirms Ferrari Trentodoc as the official sparkling wine of television’s most glamorous celebration. Ferrari Trento will be served as the sparkling toast of the Emmy® Awards season, bringing a taste of The Italian Art of Living to Hollywood. The 71st Emmy Awards will air live coast to…

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Sam Linter from Bolney Wine Estate Joins Board of WineGB

The Board of WineGB has announced the appointment of Sam Linter as a director of the company. She joins with immediate effect, representing one of the three directors appointed to represent the larger growers and producers. Sam is Managing Director of Bolney Wine Estate and has been involved in the industry for over 20 years,…

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Moet et Chandon vs Prosecco Bottega Gold Brut

Prosecco vs Champagne – Bottega asks the Question

A recent email and suggestion to us from Sandro Bottega, founder of Italian winery and distillery Bottega SPA, grabbed my attention as he wanted to take a look at how Prosecco was comparing against Champagne and especially when it came to food. Having just released a new book dedicated to sparkling wines and food, (The…

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