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 […]
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and we’re gearing up to toast to the most important women in our lives. Bringing a bottle of sparkling wine to a Sunday afternoon celebration is almost mandatory in our book. But choosing one can be a daunting task. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of […]
Thinking about calories while drinking wine can be a major buzzkill. Wine is meant to be savored and enjoyed. But considering the 120 to 130 calories in a standard 5-ounce glass of wine makes that savoring just a little less sweet. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you’re prone to counting calories.
What’s better than wine? Wine with bubbles, of course! The sparkling wine trend is booming. In 2015, Americans consumed over 21 million cases of wine, according to the Wine Institute. For winemakers, this means two things: First of all, there’s a much bigger reward in focusing on producing excellent sparkling wine, since consumers are clamoring […]