The Fashion of Sparkling Wine

17th February 2023

The Fashion of Sparkling Wine

The Fashion Industry was valued at $1.7 trillion in 2022, with the American people spending around $473.42 billion on clothes alone, the UK spent just under £55 billion, other than a dip in 2020, the Fashion Industry is on a rise, the people of this world love to be dressed in stylish clothes, to be among the first to wear the latest trends, to don an expensive name and to feel confident in their outfit.

The Fashion World can’t afford to stand still, designing the latest range and the newest trends requires an eye for what is current and what will be popular before it’s even been made, sometimes the Fashion World can look absurd at times, with outfits appearing out of this world, sometimes fashion designers design something for the public, other times their work is for an exclusive crowd and sometimes their work is simply lightyears ahead of their time, either way, we love fashion and we’ll never stop loving it, so why should Champagne, Prosecco and Sparkling Wine bottles not demand to be dressed in the finest of labels?

Every bottle of Sparkling Wine needs a label, and like we instinctively do as human beings, we judge first on looks, trying to work out whether something or someone is good or bad, this instinct has helped keep us alive, but at the same time, has been widely inaccurate, causing us to miss out on wonderful people and opportunities, so needless to say, the branding, or in other words, the clothing on a bottle of Sparkling Wine is very important, I wanted to take a moment to share with you a range of outstanding/gorgeous/creative/exciting and unusual labels.

When it comes to the cost of a wine label, they are valued at less than £1, provided you buy in bulk, but ultimately the label needs to be designed by a graphic designer, printed and then placed upon the bottle, normally done by a machine, and the price will be more if you decide to use a more unique material.

Some people do collect wine labels, and if you have some truly unique or vintage labels, it can make you a few pounds, but the majority of wine labels are not worth anything after being placed on the bottle, it takes a truly fascinating artist or an age old vintage to be desired.

Retro Pink – Woodchurch

Revitalising the 80s with a modern, almost futuristic, retro touch, this English Sparkling Wine from Woodchurch is modelling Retro Pink, to reclaim your lost youth.

Woodchurch Estate was Established in 2009 and is based in Kent, in the picturesque village of Woodchurch, they manage their vines by hand throughout the year to make sure they deliver the best quality English Sparkling Wines.

Woodchurch Wine Estate – Rosé Brut – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Red berries, red berry skins, natural spices, red rose petals and violets on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Dry red berries, red roses, raspberries, strawberries and more things red on the palate.”

Silver Medal in the Summer Days category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

Camó – Vinag 1847

Boots on the ground for this Slovenian Sparkling Wine, showcasing a proud display of eye-catching camo, your frenemies will be green with envy when they get a look at you, Vinag 1847 is wearing Camó, showcase your style.

Situated right in the centre of Maribor, the beautiful city in Slovenia, is one of the largest and oldest classical wine cellars in Europe.

The winery and winegrowing tradition of Vinag began as early as 1847 when nobleman Alojz Kriehuber from Melje began cultivating wine and had a wine cellar built. The cellar would then combine with an even older brewery cellar after World War II, becoming the largest classic tunnel wine cellar in Central Europe, below the city centre of Maribor.

The history of the cellar has been turbulent over the years, it has survived many historical periods, changed several owners, experienced better and worse times, but at the height of its power, Vinag was one of the largest wine producers and exporters of the former Republic of Yugoslavia.

One of the biggest attractions of the Vinag wine cellar is the wine archive, which currently holds the collection of 85,000 bottles of top-quality archival wine. This special wine is suitable for opening on birthdays, anniversaries, achievements and personal success. With the help of a wine expert, you can find and buy suitable archival wine that perfectly fits your taste and represents the year that has a special meaning for you.

There is no other wine cellar of this kind in Slovenia and nobody disposes of such quantities and vintages. Inside you can discover bottles from the year 1946, which in itself carries a rich story and history.

Vinag 1847 – Kriehuber Chardonnay Brut – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Focused on displaying its floral array, it delivers white floral, honeysuckle, yellow  floral, yellow rose petals, with notes of sweet succulent and creamy rose petals and daisies on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Creamy, silky flower display, white floral, white blossom, honeysuckle, yellow rose petals, with a yellow citrus character at the close.”

The Spring Fling Trophy Winner at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

Divine White – Karlovček

Wearing a divine number, designed for the happiest day of your life, this Slovenian Sparkling Wine is showcasing a wedding dress that will have everyone at your wedding wishing you were theirs, Karlovček is dressed in Divine White, wrapped in beauty.

Karlovček operates on farmland with 30 hectares of orchards and 20 hectares of vineyards, producing two classic method Sparkling Wines, an Extra Dry and Dry, both delivering a sweet taste, for those visiting Slovenia, Karlovček has a summer garden on the Klevevž estate which includes their vineyards and orchards, they named it the Klevevž Castle Park, as it stands in the immediate vicinity of the ruins of the former Klevevž castle.

Their Rosé was also crowned the world’s best Rosé, winner of the 50 Shades of Rosé Awards 2022, held by Glass of Bubbly and Judged blind by wine judges, including Patricia Stefanowicz, a Master of Wine.

Kmetija Karlovček – Jernejeva Penina Rosé – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Soft red berries, pink and red floral with red apple flesh on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Fizzy dark pink floral notes with soon to be ripe strawberries and a creaminess on the palate.”

Gold Medal in the Dessert category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

The Secret Heart – Simonič

Presenting another wedding dress, this Slovenian Sparkling Wine is seen with a heart of love, stamped with a secret, which only the groom will uncover, Simonič is wearing The Secret Heart, discovering a secret passion for love.

The story of Penine Simonič begins in the late 1990s, when Ivan Simonič decided to focus on making Sparkling Wine, he became the first Sparkling Wine producer in Bela Krajina, and the first bottle of Semiška Penina was crafted in 2000.

Penine Simonič – Semiška Penina Rosé – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Sweet ripe and delicate strawberries, raspberries and cream on the aroma.”

Flavour – “The flavours are very much the same with gorgeous strawberries and cream with a sprinkling of raspberries.”

Gold Medal in the Creamy category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

Revealing Silver – Lourensford

Sometimes a little can go a long way, this South African Sparkling Wine is covering very little, but does so in a shine of silver, Lourensford is proudly wearing Revealing Silver, the 101 to love.

Lourensford Wine Estate is proud to showcase a history that surpasses any preconception of their wine estate, with the earliest traces of human activity in the Hottentots Holland Valley which are both within Grootnek and Uitzicht, two locations deep in the heart of Lourensford Estate.

Artifacts from the Uitzicht Stone Age re-emerge from beneath the soil, dating back 150,000 – 200,000 years BC, from arrowheads to bones.

The Lourensford Wine Estate was once part of the neighbouring Vergelegen, which was established by Willem Adriaan van der Stel in 1709, also on the estate is a fruit farm, with their winemaking tradition being gifted by Dr. Christo Wiese, when he purchased Lourensford in 1998.

Of the 4,000 hectares on the Estate, 1,200 hectares are given to Fynbos with farmed Proteas, forestry, and their fruit orchards, their vineyards make up the remaining 2,800 hectares.

Lourensford Wine Estate – MCC Cuvée 101 2010 – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “A rich biscuity, toasty and yeasty aroma with notes of fresh oak, freshly baked bread, croissants, Granny Smith apples and citrus notes on the aroma.”

Flavour – “Like walking into a bakery, freshly baked bread, croissants, biscuits, oaky, with green apples, citrus and pineapple on the palate.”

Gold Medal in the Oaky & Toasty category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

Keep an eye on the latest trends, the next labels entering the Sparkling Wine Fashion Industry and keep an eye on Glass of Bubbly to continue discovering the Wonderful World of Bubbly, thanks for viewing The Fashion of Sparkling Wine on Glass of Bubbly!

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Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.