Sparkling Wine Production Methods

Sparkling wines come with many variations from flavours to prices, much of this will be down to how it is made, the production methods. When we venture in to learning more about wine, we hear production terms such as tank method, Champenois method, Ancestral, traditional, carbonated and more, though what do they all mean? Sparkling…

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There’s more than one way to Fizz a Wine!

French Ancestral Method is alive and well in Spain. Contrary to popular belief, Dom Pérignon did not invent sparkling wine. Adding sugar to a bottle of still wine, thus provoking a second fermentation, was in fact first performed by an Englishman, Mon Dieu! Indeed Christopher Merret’s experiment occurred some years before the much vaunted Dom…

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