Ilona Akulova

How To Read Portuguese Sparkling Wine Labels?

By Ilona Akulova / 21st September 2023

When you have a bottle of Champagne, Cava or Franciacorta you are expecting sparkling wine made with the traditional method with second fermentation in the bottle. When you look for a bottle of sparkling wine from Portugal, here called Espumante, it is not so straightforward. It is a long term discussion that exists, but the…

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History of Sparkling Wine Production in Portugal

By Ilona Akulova / 7th February 2023

What comes to your mind when you are asked to name a wine from Portugal? I bet that a great part of you will name a Port wine! And you will be right! This wine from the picturesque Douro valley has gained worldwide recognition and there is a great number of reasons why other wine…

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