Sparkling Wine

Seven of the Best California Sparkling Wines, Tasted and Ranked

Seven of the Best California Sparkling Wines, Tasted and Ranked

The holiday season is fast approaching. If there’s one guarantee (besides heated dinner table “discussions,” and great Aunt Cheryl enjoying one sherry too many), it’s the need for a celebratory beverage. According to Nielsen data, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are the biggest holidays for wine consumption in the U.S. In 2016, the two-week period […]

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With Rising Popularity Comes Endless Iterations of the Classic Aperol Spritz

With Rising Popularity Comes Endless Iterations of the Classic Aperol Spritz

What’s bright and bitter and loved all over? It’s the Aperol Spritz, the super Instagrammable, fizzy aperitif that’s popped up everywhere from music festivals to happy hours nationwide. Everyone’s new favorite drink isn’t exactly new, and its exploding popularity isn’t exactly an accident. Aperol was created by the Barbieri brothers in Padua, Italy in 1919.

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6 Questions About Sangria You Are Too Embarrassed to Ask

6 Questions About Sangria You Are Too Embarrassed to Ask

From backyard picnics to tapas bars to your local Outback Steakhouse, sangria is a summertime staple. The Spanish wine cocktail is one with a muddled history, tracing back to an early Greek and Roman drink called “hippocras” (wine, sugar, spices, and varied ingredients). A similar drink showed up in Spain around 1100 B.C., eventually spreading to […]

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Prosecco Is More Than Just A Mimosa Wine

Prosecco Is More Than Just A Mimosa Wine

This article is brought to you by the Prosecco DOC Consortium, the official source of all things Prosecco DOC in the United States and the host of National Prosecco Week.  Mimosas are a celebration in a glass. Pairing sweet orange juice with bubbles makes any occasion feel festive. When we put Prosecco into orange juice, we […]

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Prosecco Is Making Moves With Big Bottles and Champagne-Style Flash

Prosecco Is Making Moves With Big Bottles and Champagne-Style Flash

You have probably already heard the stories or seen the pics of Jay-Z and Beyoncé pouring large bottles of Champagne into hot tubs and onto club-goers. The now-iconic Armand de Brignac ”Ace of Spades” Champagne, which is owned by Jay-Z and retails for $300 a bottle, is not your average Wednesday-night, takeout-and-Netflix wine. It’s oversized and symbolizes celebration. […]

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The History of Aperitivo Hour

The History of Aperitivo Hour

This article is brought to you by the Prosecco DOC Consortium, the official source of all things Prosecco DOC in the United States and the host of National Prosecco Week.  Aperitivo is like happy hour, if every happy hour were beautifully lit, accompanied by incredible food and drink, and utterly life-affirming. The Italian tradition occurs […]

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6 Ways to Summer Friday Like an Italian

6 Ways to Summer Friday Like an Italian

It’s 2:59 p.m. on a sunny Friday in June. The heat is borderline criminal, and everyone in your office (even your boss) is packing up and heading out. You can’t stand another minute in your office and are craving something bright and refreshing to set your weekend off right. Enter Mezza di Mezzacorona Italian Glacial […]

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You Can Find Some of the Best Sparkling Wines You’ve Never Tasted in Slovenia

You Can Find Some of the Best Sparkling Wines You’ve Never Tasted in Slovenia

There is no Michelin-starred restaurant or sommelier dressed in stiff white garb when you arrive at Istenič winery in Bizeljsko, Slovenia. The modest building near the Croatian border is surrounded by hillocks with terraced vineyards, and looks nothing like the ritzy wineries you might see in Australia’s Yarra Valley or the Cape Winelands in South […]

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10 of the Best Supermarket Wines Under $30 (2018)

10 of the Best Supermarket Wines Under $30 (2018)

As summer approaches, the only thing better than long weekends is having a slew of back-pocket bottles for impromptu getaways — or Tuesday nights on the patio. Fortunately, for those with ample enthusiasm but limited time or budgets, supermarket wine sections have never been better. We’re not just talking about fancy boutique grocers, either.

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