Sparkling Wine News

English wine industry celebrates record-breaking 2013 harvest figures

The harvest figures for 2013 have been released, revealing the highest production on record, a total of 33,384 hectolitres, equating to just below 4.5 million bottles, the highest volume ever, breaking a previous record of 4 million bottles in 2010. The increase reflects the ongoing rise in planting that the industry continues to experience. In…

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Chandon Étoile

Chandon Étoile

French for star, étoile embodies the Chandon commitment to crafting the finest sparkling wine in America. Étoile is an elegant and opulent brut that’s the ultimate effervescent expression of Chandon. Étoile Brut Tiny bubbles elevate an attractive bouquet of ginger and brown spice. Appealing baked apple, honey and cinnamon flavors meld seamlessly with nutty caramel…

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Chandon Sparkling Red

Chandon Sparkling Red

Chandon’s Sparkling Red is a unique seasonal cuvée crafted for wine lovers with a sense of discovery and adventure. A winery-exclusive, our Sparkling Red marries the grace and complexity of Pinot Noir with zesty flavors found in Zinfandel. Though they’re rare in the U.S., sparkling red wines have a long tradition in Australia, Germany and…

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Moët Hennessy launches Chandon in the UK

Moët Hennessy launches Chandon in the UK

Moët Hennessy is launching Chandon – a sparkling Argentine wine – in the U.K.  Chandon will be available in Majestic (as well as Gaucho restaurants) from 1st May 2014, with two wines: Chandon Brut with a RRSP of £14.99; and Chandon Rosé with a RRSP of £15.99. Chandon Argentina was Moët & Chandon’s first vineyard…

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Chandon Classic Sparkling Wines

Chandon Classic Sparkling Wines

Brut Classic Chandon Brut Classic captures the expression of California’s vineyards. Its crisp and fresh flavor profile relies on a blend of the three traditional grape varietals used in Champagne — Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier — and adds a celebratory note to any occasion. Brut Classic consistently expresses our signature flavor profile of apple, pear and citrus flavors…

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How to Open a Bottle of Sparkling Wine

How to Open a Bottle of Sparkling Wine

How to open a bottle of Sparkling wine. 1. Make sure the bottle is cold. Sparkling wine is best when served cool (45 to 55 degrees). The best way to chill sparkling wine is to place the bottle in a bucket filled half with ice and half with cold water for about thirty minutes or chill…

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Chandon

Chandon

In 1973, Domaine Chandon became the first French-owned sparkling wine venture in the United States. Moët & Chandon sets its sights on Napa Valley as the next world-class sparkling wine region with a commitment to craft the finest range of American sparkling wines—wines that reflect California’s vibrant regional character and yet remain true to centuries-old méthode traditionnelle….

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Vitifruit Equipment

Vitifruit Equipment

Vitifruit supply high quality machinery to vineyards across the UK. Our equipment includes: Inter Vine Cultivators Boisselet Bio-matic range of inter row cultivators comes with a range of interchangeable tools designed for wine growers, that can be used for inter vine cultivating, mowing and bud rubbing. Electronic Secateurs Electrocoup electronic secateurs/Power pruners for vineyards are the only pruning tool…

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How to Choose Wine Storage

How to Choose Wine Storage

Wine storage seems to be the must-have feature for the home right now, whether in the form of racking, wine cabinets or more permanent options like cellars and wine rooms. But aside from being the latest trend for the home, wine storage plays a vital role in keeping wine at its best. Here, Spiral Cellars…

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