Sparkling Wine News

Luretta sparkling wines

Luretta: Castello di Momeliano – Piacenza Italy

This is a story of an old abandoned vineyard in a territory wedged between Piedmont and Tuscany that was stumbled upon in 1988. A wild cattle breeder who held a lifetime of wine tasting memories and gave birth to a dream of producing internationally acclaimed wines. A desire to succeed against fierce competition, a vision…

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Roast Trout with Prosecco

Roast Trout with Prosecco

If you are seeking to explore the world of cooking with wine, and by that, I mean adding the wine to the recipe rather than simply drinking it as you cook, then sparkling wines certainly have a place that will impress you and your guests. Prosecco as much as it is loved and adored by…

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Arunda Extra Brut Cuvee Marianna

The highest winery in Europe

There is a claim that seems to be owned by and referred to by quite a few wineries and especially when you carry out a quick search on Google for ‘highest winery in Europe‘. It is stated that in Europe to be referred to as a winery with a high altitude you really should be…

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F B Schonleber wines

Wein & Sektgut F.B. Schönleber

Alongside European greats for wine production such as France, Spain and Italy there are the splendid aromas and flavours being produced by Germany who themselves sit in the top ten for global wine producers with over 2 billion bottles annually. “Germany is the world´s largest Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) nation.” Germanwines.de Germany has a long wine…

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Sparkling Red Hot Chocolate

Adding sparkling red wine to hot chocolate isn’t usually something you’d think of doing, as sparkling red wine is best served cold, but the result is superb. The sparkling red I used was Alberto Quacquarini – Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG Secco a Gold Medal Winner in the Fireworks Category. Only grapes grown and cultivated by…

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10 alternatives to Champagne and Prosecco wines

10 Alternatives to Champagne and Prosecco

I’m certainly not here to steer you away from either Champagne or Prosecco, both these wine regions I simply love and adore from the wines they produce to the wine tourism splendour I have enjoyed so many times from each region. In fact, I have only just returned from an amazing visit to Champagne Henri…

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More Sekt PLease we are British

More Sekt please we’re British

Though many of us will be tempted to call a sparkling wine Champagne, in most cases the wine will in fact not be Champagne at all. To be honest, it is an easy and almost innocent mistake for any consumer, and I have heard the occasional slip of the tongue by wine experts also, to…

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The story of Graham Beck Winery

Graham Beck – The Bubbly Story

When it comes to bubbly then one name that sticks out for many is Graham Beck, a famous South African winery producing a fine selection of sparkling wines (Méthode Cap Classique) with an expressed in the bottle fine attention to detail and authenticity. Graham Beck: “Passionately pursuing the perfect bubble.” With vineyards in the Breede…

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When the Reds go Marching in…

Who doesn’t love to share a glass of something fizzy when it comes to wine, but how many of you have ever tasted red sparkling wine? With more and more wineries attempting to produce better and better examples, when it comes to reds in the world of fizz then there is certainly some progress being…

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