Tag: sparkling

Give or Receive A Champagne Education for the Holidays

Enjoy Champagne

Granted, 2020 has been a terrible year due to COVID.  It has affected everyone around the world.  But a sparkle of optimism is on the way.  There are currently COVID vaccines that should be released shortly, which will be used…

Round 3 – Evolve Cellars Sparkling Wines Pairing With Cheese

Evolve Cellars Elan Effervescence, NV and Pink Effervescence, NV with a selection of cheeses

This is Round 3, and my final Round, of pairing up Evolve Cellars wines with a selection of cheeses for the holidays. This is my sparkling wine Round. How will bubbles affect the pairing with cheese? Again I have again…

Brasil, a Sparkling New World Seminar at Vinexpo New York

Brasilian stereotypes

The Vancouver International Wine Festival in 2021 host countries were slated to be from South America.  One of the countries, Brasil, is one that I have heard makes wine, but never had a chance to try.  With COVID, I understand…

What to Expect from the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Harvest 2020?

Harvest in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene appellation (Picture courtesy Consorzio di Tutela del Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG)

The grape harvest is about to start, or has started in the northern hemisphere and reports on the harvest should start to trickle out on media.  I received this press release about the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Harvest 2020.  Let’s…

September is Sparkling with Church & State Wines

Church & State Wines Sparkling Pinot Gris and Frizzante Muscat 2017

Summer is winding down, unfortunately. But sparkling wine can be enjoyed year round.  It does feel nicer though when you are outside on your patio enjoying sparkling wine with family or friends.  Here are two tasty sparkling wines from Church…

Try 2 Sparkling Wines from Monte Creek Ranch this Summer

Monte Creek Ranch Sparkling 2019 and Sparkling Rosé 2019

When we drink wine, we probably think of wines made from vitis vinifera grapes like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Syrah.  But there are grapes that are a hybrid between vitis vinifera and another vitis species, such as labrusca…

2020 All Canadian Wine Championships Have Big Winners from Kamloops

Monte Creek Ranch vineyard manager Miguel with Best White Wine of The Year - Riesling Reserve

I have been telling all my readers about the quality of wines coming from Kamloops.  The 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships just announced their winners, and Kamloops wineries have brought in more medals.  Here is the press release from the…