Category Archives: Sparkling Wine

Ten Astounding Things We Learned About Chilean Wine

We recently traveled to diverse parts of Chile to learn what’s new in Chilean wine. We saw vineyards being planted in extreme locations, adventurous young winemakers experimenting with new grape varieties and winemaking techniques, and a Chilean wine industry that … Continue reading

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Holiday Toasts: Sparkling Rosés from Champagne and America

Champagne and sparkling wines are festive by nature and perfect for holiday toasts. Lively and effervescent, they literally “sparkle”. Rosé Champagnes and sparkling wines are especially festive. They not only have bubbles; many have a touch more fruity sweetness and … Continue reading

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Francis Ford Coppola: New Releases and Virginia Dare’s The Lost Colony

The Francis Ford Coppola Winery is among the few wineries in California that offer a wide variety of high quality wines at affordable prices. Maintaining quality year after year is not an easy task, but Coppola manages to do so with … Continue reading

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Establecimiento Juanicó / Familia Deicas: One of Uruguay’s Top Wineries

Establecimiento Juanicó is one of Uruguay’s largest and most successful wineries, thanks to the radical transformation, and large investment, undertaken by the Deicas Family after they purchased it in 1979. The winery makes the best-selling line of premium wines in … Continue reading

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Boschendal’s Single Varietals from Cool, High Altitude Elgin Vineyards

We’re big fans of the elegant sparkling and white wines that Lizelle Gerber makes at Boschendal. We’ve visited Boschendal several times over the years but first met Lizelle in 2012 while doing field work for our Report #30 The Wines … Continue reading

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Raventós i Blanc: Classy Sparkling Wines from Penedès

The house of Josep Raventós i Blanc was established in 1986 in Sant Sadurni d’Anoia by Josep-Maria Raventós, a breakaway member of the Codorníu family, with the objective of making Cavas of exceptional quality. Today, Josep’s grandson Pepe (shown here … Continue reading

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The Brut Nature Cavas of Mestres

The family owned (since the 1600’s!) Heretat Mestres is one of Spain’s premiere Cava producers. It makes refined sparkling wines from the traditional grapes of Sant Sadurni d’Anoia in the Penedès (see map below), giving them extended aging on the … Continue reading

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Authentic American Sparkling Wine from Illinois

Mark and Teri Wenzel make America’s most authentic sparkling wine at their Illinois Sparkling Co. They source American hybrid grapes from vineyards on the banks of the Illinois River and with the advice of French sparkling wine expert Didier Jacquet … Continue reading

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Tasting America’s Best Sparkling Wines at Charlie Palmer

How do America’s top sparkling wines pair with food? This is one question we explore in our forthcoming report on America’s Sparkling Wines. To find out, we recently chose several top wines and invited the team at Charlie Palmer Steak … Continue reading

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The Finger Lakes Wines of Lamoreaux Landing

Lamoreaux Landing has rightfully won recognition as one of the best wineries in New York’s Finger Lakes Region. Founded in 1992 by Mark Wagner, it has won accolades from the beginning when its 1993 Chardonnay won a national competition. Today … Continue reading

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