Winter Warmer Sparkling Wines 2021

17th December 2021

Winter Warmers 2021

What sets the Champagne & Sparkling Wine Awards from Glass of Bubbly apart from any other dedicated fizz awards is that we have unique categories in which wines can win medals and trophies within – Here today I wish to take a look at the ‘Winter Warmer’ category from the 2021 Awards.

When judges are deciding which wines to add to the Winter Warmer they have the following description to guide them:

This wine will be of a fuller flavoured character. Perfect for a winter’s evening sat in front of the fire.

The Glass of Bubbly Awards, aided by countless recommendations from top wine professionals and the guidance from Tatiana Mann (Diploma in Level IV WSET) sees a unique way to judge wines so that not only medals can be achieved, but categories in which consumers can relate to thus making labels easier to understand.

Trophy Winner ‘Winter Warmer’

Fox & Fox – Mosaic 2015: Tasting Notes:Apricot, peach skin, dry white cheese, red berry cheesecake on the nose. Dry crisp flavours showing gooseberry, peach skin, apricot, dry white cheese.Available to purchase here


Gold Medal Winners ‘Winter Warmer’

Champagne Roger-Constant Lemaire – Rosé de Saignée: Tasting Notes: Wonderful warm rosé colour from the Saignée blend. I have seen this winery producing the Saignee blend at their winery when Gilles was still the main winemaker. Creamy cranberry, red current, soft pastry, touch of asparagus and silky garden mint on the nose. Red berry fruit flavours.Available to purchase here

Cantina Ventiventi Il Borghetto – Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce: Tasting Notes:Dark berries on the nose with silky blueberry cheesecake. Also a smoky edge showing. Dry black berry fruits with a good mouth watering length. Added saline, herbaceous and smoky notes.Available to purchase here

Vinarstvo Zalatel – de Onesti: Tasting Notes:Green apple, smoky herbs, creamy herbaceous on the nose. Dry flavours. Citrus, chalky, apricot and peach skin, saline.Available to purchase here


Christopher Walkey

Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.