How Traditional Method Sparkling Wine Is Made

Sparkling Wine grape production

Traditional Method, sometimes referred to as the Méthode Champenoise, is famously used to create Champagne in the Champagne region of France, but it isn’t exclusively used there. You don’t have to be in Champagne to use the Traditional Method, as Sparkling Wines in France, outside the Champagne region use this method, even Spain uses this…

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Riddling. A dying art with gyropallets in full swing?

On our recent visit to the Champagne region and our search for new wonderful Champagnes, my wife bought me a birthday present. I was the lucky recipient of a 36 bottle pupitre, often referred to as a riddling rack. For those not familiar with a pupitre, it is the traditional wooden rack which is used…

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