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Sparkling Wine / Champagne / Cava / Cremant / Prosecco = “Sparkling Spectacular”

This following wines were part of blind tasting by the #SDWM (twitter hashtag) group – our “Sparkling Spectacular”. We were fortunate enough to have bottles of bubbles from all over the world, a dozen of which I found interesting enough to write up. The results were quite surprising.  Flat-out amazing deals exist in the sparkling […]

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Sparkling Wines – The Name Issue

For a sparkling wine to be termed “Champagne” is must be 100% produced within the geographic confines of, and from grapes grown in, the Champagne region of France. Even other locations within France cannot use the term. For example, bubbly made in Burgundy is termed “Cremant”.  In Italy the term Spumante is used, in Spain […]

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