Sparkling Wine News

Has Prosecco Now Reached the ‘Peak’ or Hasn’t the Bubble Yet Burst?

Founder of Bottega Spa offers a new perspective on the claims that the UK has reached ‘peak Prosecco’ and shares his thoughts on why quality is of utmost importance to the category: It has been widely reported that the UK may have reached ‘peak Prosecco’, but, according to Sandro Bottega (owner and managing director of…

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Villa Sandi Nero Prosecco

Villa Sandi Nero

As a great fan of the Prosecco range that Villa Sandi produces I could not but help be drawn to a new looking bottle on their stand during the 2019 UK Sommelier Awards in Piccadilly, London. Villa Sandi have their own unique and patented shaped bottle for much of their Prosecco range, from standard DOC…

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Take Your Breath Away With Breathless Wines

“Sparkling Wines That Pair Well With Life’s Special Moments” Breathless Wines is located North of San Francisco in the State of California, America, it was built by three sisters, Sharon, Rebecca, and Cynthia. Along with Breathless Winemaker Penny Gadd-Coster, the sisters are dedicated to making Sparkling Wine in the traditional method from Pinot Noir and…

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Pouring Pétillant Naturel sparkling wine

What is a Pétillant Naturel (Pét-Nat) sparkling wine?

This is certainly a growing trend in the wine industry and especially during my sparkling wine tasting endeavours recently, the amount of Pétillant Naturel (Pét-Nat) wines I am seeing and also hearing being spoken off shows there is a building trend, maybe even a modern trend in this style of wine. I recently reviewed the…

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Adele Cuvée crystals

All that glitters might just be gold with Adéle Cuvée

We see more and more sparkling wine bottles designed with tiny crystals added for decoration, some of these may be a lot less complicated than others – There are now many smaller companies that offer the service to decorate bottles especially for you, send them your Dom Perignon vintage magnum and within a couple of…

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Identifying Sparkling Wines

What is the difference between Champagne and other Sparkling Wines?

When it comes to bubbles in your wine then the name which stands out most for many would undoubtedly be Champagne. Though world famous and drunk by millions globally every day, Champagne is a very exclusive style of wine that is only produced from a classified region of France totalling just 34,000 or so hectares.…

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Bolney Wine Estate release their 2018 still vintages

Bolney Wine Estate are a fine example of a winery of England that has the long and proud history, the most engaging and welcoming winery for tourists and locals with frequent events and of course amazing and award winning wines from their sparkling to their stills. A pioneer of the industry with five decades of…

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Bolllicine The Green

Turn, turn, turn…beautiful! How many times did we hear this exclamation when listening to a commentator’s speech during a sporting competition? Think about acres of land coloured by a sea of flowers, winding paths bordered by majestic trees, quiet lagoon occasionally crossed by ancient stone bridges, sometimes inhabited by frightening alligators. The roar of the…

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Record 3 Million Vines Planted in England & Wales this Year

The UK wine industry is proving to be one of the fastest expanding wine regions in the world after seeing the biggest planting of vines on record this year. The industry’s trade body Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) has just released the latest planting figures confirming that around 3 million vines were planted this year…

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