Sparkling Wine News

Comparing magnums to standard bottles

Does Bottle Size Matter?

If I asked you, would you rather have a Piccolo of Champagne or a Magnum, would you know the difference and what would you choose? You may know that a magnum contains the same as two standard-sized bottles. We’ve already done experiments and have found out that Champagne or Sparkling Wine can improve in bigger…

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Ferrari Maximum Blanc de Blancs Christened 2nd AC 75 Luna Rossa Boat

Luna Rosa Prada Pirelli Team launches its second AC 75 Luna Rossa in Auckland with a bottle of Ferrari Maximum Blanc de Blancs. A bottle of Ferrari Maximum Blanc de Blancs Trentodoc christened the second AC 75 Luna Rossa boat in Auckland on 20 October. The ceremony was simple and traditional, enhanced by the blessing…

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Bolney Wine Estate Harvest 2020 – Perfect Weather

Bolney Wine Estate is located on the edge of the South Downs in Sussex, about 14 miles from the UK’s south coast and comprises of five unique vineyard sites. Perfect weather over lockdown has helped Bolney Wine Estate to produce a beautifully ripe crop of grapes. Which has led us to pick in excess of 235…

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Fox & Fox Harvest 2020 Sunshine & Storms

Jonica Fox from Fox & Fox which is a boutique grower producer of award-winning English Sparkling wines with vineyards in Mayfield, Sussex gives us the full details of what harvest 2020 has been like for them. Wet, wild, windy, the wettest winter for one hundred years knocking 2014 off its wettest-ever perch and kicked off…

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English Wine Harvest 2020

We spoke to some of our award winning winemakers of English sparkling wine to see what the harvest has been like for them this year. Sam Lindo, winemaker at Camel Valley in Cornwall said they finished the harvest in record time. In fact, they finished before they normally start. “The quality was amazing, but the…

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Untouched by Light – Sparkling Wine Crafted by Darkness

Untouched by Light – the world’s first sparkling wine made, sold and tasted in complete darkness has now launched. Research shows that the exposure of wine to daylight or artificial lighting results in light-struck aromas Following the announcement made a year ago Radgonske Gorice have now officially launched a new sparkling wine brand called Untouched…

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Duernberg. Sustainable Viticulture Uncorked

What is sustainability and sustainable viticulture? sustainability /səsteɪnəˈbɪlɪt noun 1.the ability to maintain growth at a certain rate or level without creating a negative impact on the environment. “the sustainability of economic growth” •avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance. “the pursuit of global environmental sustainability” Sustainability involves…

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Positive Long-Term Growth for the UK Wine Industry

• The latest industry figures from Wines of Great Britain reveal a healthy rise in sales in UK and overseas • Employment and tourism numbers show the growing importance of the UK wine industry to the UK economy Wines of Great Britain have released the results from their latest industry survey, based on performance in…

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Portable Bubbly

How convenient would it be if you had a little cooler bag with a few cups or cans of Sparkling Wine in, so you could just whip one out to enjoy, while at the beach, watching the sunset, with some friends or for a quick celebration. MiniVino has made this easy for you to do,…

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