Category: Sparkling Wine

The Flavor of Luxury: What Does Cristal Taste Like?

I occasionally have strangers regularly confess to me, with more than a little embarassment, that they don’t really like Champagne.

Prosecco At its Finest: Highlights From My Recent Trip

In early May, at the invitation of the Consorzio di Tutela Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG I returned to the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene

You Think You Know Prosecco? Wait Until You Meet Sui Lieviti

Prosecco is about to give the world’s pét-nats a serious run for their money. Yes, you read that right: Prosecco.

Bottles of Dear Old Blighty: A Deep Tasting of English Wine

For the longest time, my British friends have been bragging about their wines. Not the wines they’ve been drinking, mind

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 2/6/22

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/14/21

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 7/18/21

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The Best Pink Prosecco for Your Fabulous Post-Pandemic Frivolity

Many of us have reason to celebrate, or will soon, as the pandemic gradually recedes from immediate concern and we

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 11/15/20

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Eileen Crane

The Doyenne of California Sparkling Wine Steps Down

After 42 vintages, 30 of which were as the founding winemaker and CEO of Domaine Carneros, Eileen Crane (seen above

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 12/16/18

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of December 24, 2017

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Why You Should Pay More for Champagne (And What to Buy When You Can’t)

Valentine’s day. Easter. Halloween. New Year’s Eve. What do all these holidays have in common? They each drive some of

Vinography Unboxed: Week of December 10, 2017

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of December 20, 2015

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50 Years of American Sparkling Wine: The Schramsberg Odyssey

The famous sign that welcomes the world to Napa Valley hosts a quote by author Robert Louis Stevenson: “…and the

Small is Beautiful: The Champagnes of Savart

The famous designers Charles and Ray Eames, in the employ of the then young company named IBM, once created a

Krug: A Quintessence of Champagne

When, in 1989, Olivier Krug became the sixth generation of his family to work at the Champagne house that bears

Drinking Time Itself: The Champagnes of Anselme Selosse

The world’s greatest winemakers almost always have something in common with their wines. This would be expected, of course, as