Sparkling Wine News

Bolllicine The Green

Turn, turn, turn…beautiful! How many times did we hear this exclamation when listening to a commentator’s speech during a sporting competition? Think about acres of land coloured by a sea of flowers, winding paths bordered by majestic trees, quiet lagoon occasionally crossed by ancient stone bridges, sometimes inhabited by frightening alligators. The roar of the…

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Record 3 Million Vines Planted in England & Wales this Year

The UK wine industry is proving to be one of the fastest expanding wine regions in the world after seeing the biggest planting of vines on record this year. The industry’s trade body Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) has just released the latest planting figures confirming that around 3 million vines were planted this year…

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Cremant de France bottles

Crémant; An expression of France

Though in the shadow of the country’s most famous wine region, Champagne, there is still so very much to celebrate for France’s somewhat forgotten sparkling wine region of Crémant. Boasting over 10,000 hectares of vineyards and set out within varied regions of rich land across the country so to give a diversity in flavours, Crémant…

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Seven Shades of Rosé

Many people love the idea of rosé Champagne and sparkling wines, it has that certain romantic edge over standard bruts or even vintages, usually costing that little bit more with many labels famous for their pink bubbly such as Champagnes labels Laurent Perrier’s cuvée rose and Ruinart’s rosé. How do you make rosé wines? For…

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A taste of two Trentos

Where exactly is the Trento DOC wine region? Located in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of northern Italy, positioned just off the border with Austria, bordering Lake Garda too and is in fact the most northerly wine region of the country. Some 200km and just over a 2 hour 15 minute drive from Venice and its…

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The New German Sekt

Will Germany be the new Champagne? Probably not, Champagne will always be the Champagne, which just cannot be copied in any other region of the world. But, in the last 10 years, the quality of German Sparklers has improved tremendously. Many vintners have put huge efforts and enthusiasm into producing the best ‘German Winzersekt“’ever and…

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Austrian Sparkling Sensations

The pretty alpine villages of Austria, plus the beautiful architecture of town and city buildings are constantly admired by numerous visitors from worldwide origins. Lakes, mountains, glaciers and stunning landscapes attract many, too, as well as the history of Austria. The cuisine of Austria has become well known and appreciated, along with very impressive high…

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Raventós Garage Wines – Ancestral Vinya del Mas 2016

In keeping with his passion for constant innovation, it was 5 years ago that Pepe Raventós began to experiment with making the purest wines possible. He started a small project focused only on natural wines vinified in the garage of their new home surrounded by vineyards and a farm; his dream was to learn how to make wine with ancient…

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Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Simonic, Čarga 1767 and Stoka Wineries

Simonič Winery The most famous sparkling wine house in Bela Krajina, South East of Posavje Wine Region. Producer of 14 sparkling wines, well known on their exquisite curiosities! Golden Sparks is a cuvée of 80% Chardonnay, 10 % Welsch Riesling and 5% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Kerner in a crystal bottle and golden leaves, that…

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