Teri Wheeler

Champagne bottles stored in Epernay

The Art of the Second Fermentation in Champagne

By Teri Wheeler / 5th March 2024

The second fermentation in Champagne transforms a still wine into the world-renowned sparkling wine. This critical phase is not only about creating the bubbles that Champagne is famous for but also about influencing the flavor, aroma, and overall quality of the final product. The Biochemical Process At its core, the second fermentation is a biochemical…

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Pairing Expensive Sparkling Wines with Fast Food!

By Teri Wheeler / 11th January 2024

When it comes to culinary experiences, the juxtaposition of high-end luxury and everyday comfort can create a surprising and delightful harmony. Enter the world of pairing top notch sparkling wines with fast food, where the effervescence and acidity of the wine elevate the humble flavors of our favourite quick bites. Here are some unexpected yet…

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Christmas Down Under with Australian Sparkling Shiraz

By Teri Wheeler / 14th December 2023

As the holiday season approaches, Australians and wine enthusiasts turn their attention to a unique and delightful Christmas tradition – Australian Sparkling Shiraz. This effervescent red wine has become a staple with festive celebrations, offering a perfect balance of bold flavors and celebratory bubbles that complement this time of year. What is Australian Sparkling Shiraz?…

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English Sparkling Wines

By Teri Wheeler / 16th November 2023

In the world of wine, there is nothing more elegant and celebratory than sipping on a glass of sparkling wine. While Champagne from the Champagne region of France may have long held the crown in this category, there is a new contender that has been quietly but steadily gaining recognition: English sparkling wine. With its…

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Tasmanian Sparkling Wines

By Teri Wheeler / 19th October 2023

When it comes to sparkling wines, regions like Champagne, Prosecco, and California often steal the limelight. But tucked away in the southern hemisphere, an unexpected contender is rapidly rising to prominence – Tasmanian sparkling wines. This small island state of Australia has been quietly crafting some of the world’s most exquisite sparkling, earning awards and…

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