Sparkling Wine News

Vino Grande

The Vino Grande collection features larger, generous bowls with a sophisticated thin blown rim for an explosion of sensory delights. The Vino Grande design is excellent to develop full flavours for a truly satisfying drinking experience. Beautiful, lead-free crystal means brilliant clarity for admiring your champagne bubbles and a brighter, more attractive wine hue. Vino…

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Camel Valley

Camel Valley have been producing award-winning, world-class wines in an idyllic setting on sun-drenched slopes near the famous Camel River in a beautiful corner of Cornwall since 1989. When ex-RAF pilot Bob Lindo and his wife Annie planted their first eight thousand vines in 1989, they never dreamed of the phenomenal success they would achieve within 2…

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Killing me softly: The plight of the disappearing bubbles

It was the day of our trade launch held earlier this year at the lovely Loki Wines, the award winning wine merchants in Birmingham. My helpers for the day (sister, Alison and friends Kalai and Jo) and I unpacked all of the 35 ‘Riedel Ouverture Champagne’ glasses which I’d tried and tested with Riedel some…

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Adina Prestige – Spiegelau glassware

The right choice for stylish wine connoisseurs, Adina Prestige is one of Spiegelau’s most extravagant ranges: classically elegant with a tulip bowl on a slim, high stem for a beautiful appearance. A deep ‘V’ shape bowl acts as a vortex to prevent the wine from resting at the bottom of the glass, keeping the wine…

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The verdict on my week with English Sparkling Wine

Really hoping a few of you managed to brave the price bump this week and treat yourselves to a bottle (or two if you were feeling plush) of English bubbles. Amazingly enough we did manage to toast the sunshine this weekend, with the odd ray here and there on the Saturday and a full on factor…

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how to make english sparkling wine

Ups & Downs of Making English Sparkling Wine

Let’s start with a quick test. How many have you have actually drunk English wine before? I’m guessing not that many of you… Funny really, if we were French and I asked you all have you tried French wine before then it’d be near as damn it 100%. Italians and Italian wine? Same deal. You get the point….

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Making Sparkling Wine in England

Most people reading this I guess will be a bit bemused by the idea of English wine. Especially any Johnny and Janet Foreigners. English wine? How does that work? It’s so cold and wet over there! Well, yeah it is, fair enough, but it didn’t stop the Romans a couple of thousand years ago, so it probably shouldn’t…

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English Sparkling Wine

English Sparkling Wine has gone from strength to strength over the past decade but the reality is that England has a long and rich history of bubbly production. It is claimed that Christopher Merrett, a 17th century cider maker from Gloucester, first devised the fermentation method which gives champagne its sparkle as well as inventing…

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Spiegelau Glassware

Experience your wine like never before. Whether you’re a casual wine lover or a wine connoisseur, if your toast will be for evenings in or grand celebrations, you’ll find a Spiegelau range perfectly suited to you and your style. With 500 years of experience in producing fine crystal glass, Spiegelau creates individually-designed glasses for specific…

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