Bubbly Wine. A Primer.

With all the parties and festivities at this time of year, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to take a look at the world of sparkling wine. Not all sparkling wine is the same.  Different grapes and production methods, different levels of sweetness and fizziness together create a varied and delicious category.  Here are some of the highlights.

Gobble Gobble Sip Sip

It’s that time of year again – time to loosen the waist bands and sit down for Thanksgiving dinner.  Turkey, stuffing, cranberries, yams, pumpkin pie – there are so many flavours happening.  Is there a wine that can work with such a diverse spread?  The answer – of course there is. 

Wines Less Ordinary

In her most recent book, “Wine Grapes”, Jancis Robinson MW describes 1,368 distinct grape varieties.  This, however, is not an exhaustive list, as there are over 2,000 varietals in Italy alone.  How many different grapes have you enjoyed a glass of?  How many different countries’ wines have you tasted?