It might be more helpful if Champagne and sparkling wine bottles came labeled with terms like “cloyingly sweet for a Scotch drinker” or “dry as a line of Conga-dancing skeletons” (that one complete with imagery). But since bubbly bottles generally tend toward a classier look, we’re guessing they’re going to stick to the regular, if […]
This week I’ve been experimenting with French Vermouth and decided to create a sparkling cocktail with some tropical flavors. When concepting this drink I wanted to create something that was very refreshing as well as low proof so that it’s perfect cocktail for warm weather gatherings – when it’s warm outside, people tend to drink […]
We tend to associate Champagne with celebratory events like New Year’s, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t include Cava as well. Made using the same method – known as Méthode Champenoise or the traditional method – Cava is similar to Champagne in both style and quality, but is often a fourth of the price.
For a long time Champagne was the only ”good” sparkling wine that most Americans drank. Those days are long gone; today there’s a good chance you’ll see good Italian Proseccos and Spanish Cavas on wine lists and at your local wine shop. But what are the differences between these three popular sparklers? The chart below reveals the […]
If you’ve ever wondered where sparkling wines get there bubbles from you’re in luck. Our infographic beautifully illustrates the steps that winemakers take to turn regular wine (base wine is the technical term) into the bubbly variety. The vast majority of sparkling wine* is made using one of these three different methods, all of which are […]
Everywhere you turn today, everything seems to be organic. What once used to be a movement championed by health food stores and high-end grocers like Whole Foods has gone mainstream, with even Walmart now in on the action.