Category: sparkling

A Sparkling Greeting to Cleto Chiarli Winery at the Vancouver International West Fest 2016

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In 1850, Cleto Chiarli moved from the countryside to the town of Modena, together with his wife Lucia and their four children. In 1860 Cleto Chiarli decided to close his ‘osteria’ down in order to dedicate himself only to the…

A Taste of Italian Wines, A Hint of What is Yet to Come

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How many wine regions are there in Italy?  You can probably think of Tuscany, Piemonte, and Veneto, but there are many more.  In total, Italy has 20 wine regions.  These regions are (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_wine): Aosta Valley Piemonte Liguria Lombardia Trentino-Alto…

Haywire Wines from Baby Bub to Pinot Noir Latest Releases

Haywire wines are made at Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) in Summerland, BC, and are co-owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie.  I have followed Haywire wines since their inception.  I like them as they try to be as organic and…

Freixenet and Cava in Spain – My Youtube Video Series

Champagne. Cava.  What’s the difference or similarity?  There are both.  As you know, Champagne is sparking wine produced in the Champagne region of France, made in the Champenoise Traditional Method (with the second fermentation in the bottle), and Cava is…