Anne-Wies van Oosten, DipWSET

The Sparkling Erbaluce Wines From Piedmont

By Anne-Wies van Oosten, DipWSET / 26th September 2023

When you think of the wines of Piedmont, you probably think of Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto. And for sparkling wines perhaps Moscato? However… did you know delicious wines are made from the grape ERBALUCE in the north of the region? Erbaluce is a white grape variety, mainly grown in the Piedmont region of…

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Moscato d’Asti or Asti Spumante, Whats The Difference?

By Anne-Wies van Oosten, DipWSET / 27th June 2023

Summer is coming! Time to enjoy a refreshing glass of sparkling wine on a terrace, at the beach, in your own backyard or balcony. Of course we all know Prosecco, Champagne and Cava, but have you ever thought of buying a sparkling Asti wine? Moscato d’Asti or Asti Spumante? The namesake of both wines is…

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Discover Romanian Sparkling Wine

By Anne-Wies van Oosten, DipWSET / 10th March 2023

It took some time, but Romanian wines are getting more and more known ánd popular outside Romania. Not only the reds and whites, but also the sparkling wines, that can be found all over the country and in a wide range of styles. Quantity or Quality Wine production in Romania dates back more than 6.000…

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