Sparkling Wine News

Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Medot

The wine tradition of the Simčič family goes back to 1812. Throughout the decades, his links to the vines and the wine grew and consolidated, while in the 1990s Zvonimir Simčič founded the present trademark Medot on the basis of the family’s knowledge. During his rich life, he was also the driving force of the…

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Slovenian Sparking Wines – Goriška Brda and Bjana Wineries

Goriška Brda Winery Up to the end of World War II, when the Brda Hills were split by the border into two sides, Goriška Brda on Yugoslavia side and Collio Hills on the Italian side, this area had been known as a special type of feudalism called the colonate system. Peasants had cultivated small patches…

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Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Frangež and Ducal Wineries

Frangež Sparkling House Winery Great woody and pleasant warm atmosphere characterize very popular sparkling wines winery, located on the Austrian border on Podravje Wine Region in the North. The neighbour of great Radgonske Gorice Winery. Anyone who prefers the traditional classic would appreciate eight sparkling wines produced with the Traditional Method Champenoise, while the other…

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Slovenian Sparkling Wines – Radgonske Gorice

Radgonsko – Kapelski wine-growing region belongs to the Northern wider area of Slovenske Gorice, located on the Slovenian / Austrian border where the vine is an ancient culture and already dates back to Roman times. The history of sparkling wines in Gornja Radgona dates back to the European spring of 1848 when Radgonian Kleinošek had spent…

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Sparkling Teran – The Best Red Bubbly

In Slovenia, there is a Macro Wine Region a part of Primorska Wine Region behind the Trieste named Karst well known around The World with its calcite stony landscape and sinkholes filled with Terra Rossa or Jerina. Due to the iron oxide content, the soil is characterized by a red colour. The fingerprint is shallow…

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Motzenbäcker Premium Sekt

Moon oak and the underground wine cellars of Marie Menger-Krug. The perfect combination – Moon Oak, Methode Rurale and Marie Menger-Krug. The result – the marvellous and magnificent creation that is Motzenbäcker Sekt. Found in the beautiful cobbled stone town of Deidesheim, located in the Rhenish Palatinate, the southernmost wine growing region of the Rheinland…

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‘Battle of the Secateurs’ – UK’s First Vine Pruning Competition

WineGB’s first ever UK competition in vine pruning took place last week at Hush Heath Estate in Kent, highlighting the skill and hard work that goes in to looking after Britain’s burgeoning wine industry. In the first of its kind in the UK, 12 teams of vineyard technicians from leading producers in the South East…

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Official Launch of Vineyards of the Surrey Hills

Five leading vineyards, based in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, announce their inaugural weekend of festivities June 8th – 9th 2019 to celebrate the formation of a new English wine region: ‘Vineyards of the Surrey Hills’. A new collaboration of five multi-award winning vineyards have announced a special launch weekend on 8th…

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The ‘S’ Factor – Unearthing the Classic Sparkling Wines of Austria

Soft. Sensuous. Seductive. Sultry. Sumptuous. Satisfying. Sublime. Suggestive. Sekt! And Austrian Sekt is one of the most unique and distinctive of all wines. Austrian sparkling wine producers work to a precise trilogy which classifies the quality of all the Sekt they produce. The first level is known as “Klassik”. It involves strict controls on the…

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