While temperatures almost certainly won’t drop until the end of September, bringing dismay to every child who selected a sweater as their first-day-of-school outfit, the week before Labor Day sure feels like the end of summer. In these last legs of summertime, you might tire of the wines you’ve been sipping all season long. When […]
There’s nothing like a glass of bubbly to finish the day, and happily, there are more sparkling wine options available than ever. That also means that there are more affordable sparkling wine options available than ever, and when it comes time to select a bottle from the weekday-friendly sub-$15 shelf, there are almost always two […]
I was out with a group at a bar recently; some of the people I knew and some of them were friends of friends. One of the people I don’t know was headed to the bar to order another drink and grabbed me one, too. Was it O.K. that when it was my turn to […]
When it comes to learning about wine, sparkling wines can be some of the hardest cases to crack. With various production methods, endless amounts of grapes, and various streams of bubbles that often taste similar, mastering the art of bubbly can seem impossible. Our solution? Throw an all-sparkling wine-tasting party, of course!
English Sparkling Wine is having a moment. What was once Champagne’s invitation-only pool party, attended exclusively by the world’s most finely honed palates, is now being invaded by cannonballing English sparkling wine producers. This is thanks to a number of fortuitous elements coming together to create a right-time, right-place kind of scenario. First of all, […]
It’s high time that America’s favorite summer drink — rosé — gets acquainted with Italy’s favorite summer (and anytime) drink — the Aperol Spritz. Introducing the well-balanced, refreshing, low- alcohol, and endlessly crushable sparkling Rosé Aperol Spritz. The Aperol Spritz has a long history in Italy and the rest of Europe.
When it comes to the world of sparkling wine, Italy holds its own. The fruity, chuggable Prosecco is a brunch staple, while Franciacorta is often a top request for fans of traditional-method bubbly. But there’s another sparkling wine region that has been hiding among the Alps until quite recently, and it’s one you should really be […]
Whether it’s New Year’s Eve, your best friend’s birthday, or just a hot day in August, a sparkling wine cocktail is always appropriate. As we move away from the mentality that sparkles are only for celebrations, bubbly-based cocktails are popping up left and right — and we can’t get enough.
As you might have noticed, the bottles of bubbly on your local shop’s shelves tend to be significantly heavier than those other bottles of basic red and white. No, this isn’t some strange coincidence, and no, you’re definitely not going crazy. Heavier sparkling wine bottles are most definitely a thing and are 100 percent bottled that […]