Articles tagged with the word "sparkling":

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.


Cap Classique – Quality Commitment Standard

Published on October 30, 2009

The Cap Classique Producers’ Association charter for quality lists the commitments members of the association agree to abide by.


Cap Classique – South Africa’s premium bubbly

Published on October 30, 2009

A tiny fraction of South Africa’s wine production is traditional method sparkling – called Cap Classique to differentiate it from other types of bubbly, and to communicate it’s been made using the same method that Champagne is made.


Lees ageing

Published on October 22, 2009

Bits of winemaking stuff explained.


Italy’s sparkling wines

Published on October 13, 2009

Asti is not Italy’s only sparkling wine. Here, flavour of the month, Prosecco is explored, along with the more sophisticated, niche, traditional method sparkling wines of Trento and Franciacorta.


Cava bubbles forth

Published on May 16, 2009

Not quite half of the non-Champagne bubbles drunk in the UK is Cava.

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