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Fun Facts about Sparkling Wine
For an unforgettable party trick, saber a champagne bottle and you’ll go down in party history as the must-have attendee at any party. Plus, you’ll be sure to be served the champagne, and perhaps the host can even let you choose it in exchange for your guest entertainment. (and yes, Mumm Brut Cordon Rouge is an excellent selection.) […]
We ended our Napa & Sonoma tour with a big grand finale: the food & wine pairing tasting in the Bubble Room at J Vineyards, which tops my list of wine experiences in Sonoma. Last year, we took a tour of J Winery, learned about their bubbly process, and had a lovely tasting in the […]
Did you know that there is a precise number of turns on the wire cage of a champagne bottle? Yes, it’s true; and that number is 6. The wire cage that holds a cork on a champagne bottle requires 6 half twists prior to removing it to pop the bottle. It’s also the same for […]
Did you know the only difference between Sparkling and Champagne is the region where the wine is produced? Champagne is called Champagne is because it is produced in a particular region in France called Champagne. All of it – including Champagne – is just sparkling wine, made from three types of grapes: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, […]
Our go-to sparkling is Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut. It’s mostly because it’s a fabulous, affordable sparkling wine – but the Gloria Ferrer vineyard in Sonoma is a spectacular spot in this world, and holds a special place in our hearts because we had such an amazing visit this past spring. Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut in […]