Sparkling wine is a cause for celebration. Sparkling wine has never been a more popular beverage choice, especially in the U.S. The Wine Institute reported that in 2015, Champagne and sparkling wine sales in the U.S. grew by two million cases, topping off at an incredible 21.7 million cases that year. Woo hoo. So, the big question is: How do you get the most sparkle out of your Sparkling Wine? In this article, we will explore the five ways to get the most sparkle out of your Sparkling Wine.[Read more…]
Happy Thanksgiving! And Happy Almost Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and New Year! As we get ready for all of these delicious holidays, it’s fun to think about the best holiday wine pairings. Happily, I’m going to keep my recommendations very simple this year. But I’ll start with a few serving tips to help make sure your holiday meals are happy – and easy. [Read more…]
Thank you to WineShop At Home winemaker Alex Reble for this wonderful article on the secrets behind sparkling wines. [Read more…]
This week, I’m delighted to share an infographic created by Joe Roberts, a certified wine specialist, on how to properly chill and open Sparkling Wine. I especially love Joe’s comment about adding salt to lower the freezing point of ice water, keeping bottles colder longer. That is something I didn’t know. I also really like his infographic. Working for a digital marketing company by day, I create infographics for my high-tech clients on a regular basis. It’s a pleasure to see that an infographic can be used effectively in the wine world. [Read more…]
Nothing says celebration better than sparkling wine. But many people break out the bubbly for their midnight toast and forget about enjoying sparkling wine during the rest of their New Year’s festivities. This New Year’s weekend, I encourage you to be far more adventurous with your use of bubbly.