Judging at the English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition, 2012 was a new and relished experience for me. I came away reinvigorated by the dynamism and freshness of the industry.
All the good news about English wine, and sparkling wine in particular, is fully deserved. Our producers are making world class bubblies that compete on their own merits on the international stage.
I was completely blown away by this wine.
English wine is the flavour du jour, but is it set up to capitalise on the recent awards and consumer demand?
Landlocked Luxembourg’s 1,300 hectares vineyards lie along a 42 kilometre stretch of the country’s south east border with Germany. Both still and sparkling wines are emerging from a period of evolution.
With Christmas in mind, I recently went to a tasting of Aussie sparklers and sweeties.
Is this the definitive list of bottle sizes for Champagne?
Tasmania is without doubt Australia’s coolest region, and as a result the state provides the fruit for many of the country’s bubblies. Indeed roughly a quarter of Tassie’s grape production ends up as sparklers.
Part one of an eight part guide to wine tasting, written for France magazine. This month is sparkling wines.
Earlier this month, Cristal bling came to town with a tasting seminar of Louis Roederer’s 2002 vintage champagnes, and a mini-vertical of their prestige cuvee Cristal, lead by Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, the company’s executive vice president and group winemaker.