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Battle of the bubbles

Battle of the bubbles | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

As Champagne loses its fizz, people are turning to other sparkling wines.

David Swaddle's insight:

Finally people are wising up to some of the great value alternatives to Champagne.

 

Don't get me wrong, I love a good Champagne, but unfortunately there are lots of rather boring ones sitting on supermarket and bottle store shelves. They're not cheap, but they are a bit dull.

 

If I'm looking for a fun bit of refreshment to get the evening started, then I love a glass of Prosecco. I've quite got into some of the Aussie bubbles, particularly Tasmanian ones. However, I just don't see the appeal of sparkling Sav Blanc from NZ.

 

What about you. What's your favourite fizz these days?

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Small Bubbles are Better - Champagne small growers – Imbibe

Small Bubbles are Better - Champagne small growers – Imbibe | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Champagne’s small growers are responsible for some of the region’s best value wines.

 

This list on Imbibe's website gives you a great lineup for tasting a few, whether it's hopping in the car and crossing the channel, or clubbing together with a few friends to buy a few cases.

 

Get away from the usual big brands and treat yourself to something a bit craftier.

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Grape Britain - FT.com

Grape Britain - FT.com | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

I openly admit that I'm an advocate of English wine, though I have  struggled with consistancy of quality. Personally, I think it's best to stick to the bubbles.

 

FT's Jancis Robinson has never felt more excited by the quality of English sparkling wine. But suggests that the finest producers consider holding their bottle for a year or two.

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Screw-capped sparkling??

Screw-capped sparkling?? | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

De Bortoli are launching a screwcapped sparkling wine.

 

Apprently opening bubbly wines puts the girls off! certainly not the girls I know. In fact, I know quite a few people who say that the "pop" is one of their favourite sounds.

 

What do you think? Has somebody got a screw loose?

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Bubbling up in Otago?

Rudi Bauer, wine maker at Quartz Reef, says that more producers are following his trailblazing sparkling wine production.

 

Central Otago is best know for its savoury Pinot Noirs. Will they really get a higher premium price for sparkling wines, or will this just be a niche product? I'm not sure.

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