Sparkling Wine News

the difference between champagne and prosecco

What is the difference between Champagne and Prosecco?

Though many will see both these iconic sparkling wines as pretty much one of the same thing they could not in fact be further apart – It is not so much chalk and cheese, more dry-aged steak vs juicy homemade hamburgers for the BBQ. Here’s why: Both these wines have a worldwide fan base, millions…

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10 Prosecco Houses to Visit 2019

10 Great Prosecco Houses to Visit in 2019

Following the great and growing popularity of our article, 10 Great Champagne Houses to Visit in 2018, I decided to highlight some of the wonderful Prosecco houses I have visited over the years and which are great fun and educational for you to visit and enjoy: So for those readers who are considering a visit…

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A Taste of South Africa

A Taste of South Africa

The world is full of amazing sparkling wine regions and during my travels, I have been wow’d and fallen in love with many of them. For me, a wine region is not only about the wines they produce, but the lifestyle and people including gastronomy, tourism, architecture and more. Varied continents, varied climates with different…

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Everything you always wanted to know about Prosecco, but were afraid to ask:

I am hoping that not only those who love Prosecco have been attracted via the title to read this article, but like myself, also those of us who know of the comedy/cult classic movie from 1972 starring a host of global acting talent and directed by Woody Allen – Everything You Always Wanted to Know…

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Le Marche wine region vineyards and mountains

Le Marche wine region – Undiscovered?

Sitting on the Adriatic coast and boasting wonderful and spectacular regional beauty, calming and unspoiled, can it still really be classed as yet to be discovered? Wines, cheese, olive oil and foods including amazing fresh fish with many markets, restaurants, wine houses open to visits from the public the region of Le Marche offers a…

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Prosecco from Glera Bio grapes

Just how much do us Brits love Prosecco – How about over 150 million bottles worth in 2018! Yes, Prosecco has a special place in the hearts of many across the country with sales figures last year showing that over 150 million bottles or if we look at glasses of Prosecco (average of 7 glass…

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German sparkling wines 2019

German Sparkling Wines

Many of us will associate Germany with fine beers and beer festivals, but did you know that they also consume more sparkling wine on average compared to any other country in the world with figures of around 5 bottles enjoyed per person annually? This impressive consumption figure sits at five times that of the USA…

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Has Prosecco Now Reached the ‘Peak’ or Hasn’t the Bubble Yet Burst?

Founder of Bottega Spa offers a new perspective on the claims that the UK has reached ‘peak Prosecco’ and shares his thoughts on why quality is of utmost importance to the category: It has been widely reported that the UK may have reached ‘peak Prosecco’, but, according to Sandro Bottega (owner and managing director of…

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Villa Sandi Nero Prosecco

Villa Sandi Nero

As a great fan of the Prosecco range that Villa Sandi produces I could not but help be drawn to a new looking bottle on their stand during the 2019 UK Sommelier Awards in Piccadilly, London. Villa Sandi have their own unique and patented shaped bottle for much of their Prosecco range, from standard DOC…

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