What Makes Sparkling Wine Sparkling?

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If there is another type of wine that is more confusing, based on the questions I get, than sparkling wine; I do not know what that is. First and foremost, sparkling wine is wine. Champagne is wine. Sekt is wine. … Read More

How Sparkling Wine is Made

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There are three methods that may be used to make sparkling wine. These methods are: the Transfer Method, Charmat Bulk process and Methode Champenoise. Methode Champenoise is the most labor-intensive and costly of these. Before we get into how sparkling … Read More

Why Historians Buy Sparkling Wine

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Wine has an incredibly rich history, and none is more interesting than sparkling wine. Often confused for champagne, which is actually the name of a particular style of sparkling wine from a region in France, this wine has captured the … Read More

A Toast to Champagne and Sparkling Wines

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In December, we travel across the ocean to discuss one of nature’s gifts, Champagne! Champagne is a wine region in France, so only wines from this area may be properly called Champagne. Any “champagne” produced outside this region in France … Read More

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