Articles tagged with the word "sparkling":

Britain’s best bacchus, bubblies and more besides

Published on June 29, 2012

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.


English bubbles in English wine week

Published on June 1, 2012

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.


Clover Hill, Cuvée Exceptionnelle, Blanc de Blancs Brut 2006, Pipers River, Tasmania

Published on February 2, 2012

I was completely blown away by this wine.


The future of English sparkling wine

Published on August 18, 2011

English wine is the flavour du jour, but is it set up to capitalise on the recent awards and consumer demand?


Luxembourg wines

Published on June 3, 2011

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.


Aussie sparklers and sweets

Published on November 30, 2010

With Christmas in mind, I recently went to a tasting of Aussie sparklers and sweeties.


Champagne bottle sizes

Published on October 17, 2010

Is this the definitive list of bottle sizes for Champagne?


Tasmania sparkles

Published on April 16, 2010

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.


Guide to wine tasting – part 1

Published on April 4, 2010

Part one of an eight part guide to wine tasting, written for France magazine. This month is sparkling wines.


Louis Roederer 2002 and Cristal mini-vertical

Published on December 23, 2009

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.

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