Category: Sparkling Wine

The World’s Best Champagne?: Tasting Bubbly with The Masters of Wine

There was a time I didn’t care for Champagne. Now, a week doesn’t go by without me wishing I had

2012 Masters of Wine Champagne Tasting: October 1, San Francisco

I never liked Champagne until I had the really good stuff. For years I went to weddings and New Year’s

Where is All the Deeply Discounted Champagne?

Every day, I get e-mails with wines being offered at more and more outrageous prices. What you can get for

Masters of Wine Champagne Tasting 2010: September 27, San Francisco

I never liked Champagne until I had the really good stuff. For years I went to weddings and New Year’s

Dom Pérignon, Champagne, France: Some Current Releases

Where to begin with Dom Pérignon? It is a brand, a wine, and a historical figure welded into an idea

Schramsberg Vineyards, Napa: A Few Current Releases

At the risk of oversimplifying things past the point of reasonableness, I’d like to suggest that there are really two

NV Henri Billiot “Cuvee Laetitia” Grand Cru Brut Champagne, Ambonnay, France

It seems that this week has me on a sparkling wine kick, and I see no reason to stop. As

Farmer Fizz: Tasting the Terry Theise Champagne Portfolio

Ask most people to name a good Champagne, and most will likely stall after a couple of well known names

2002 Ferrari “Perlé” Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine, Trentino, Italy

Who knows what it is, exactly, about sparkling wine that entices us so. But go to any wine region around

Tasting Notes for Top Champagnes of the World

You might call me a born-again Champagne fanatic. There was a time when I didn’t care for the stuff, but

Alfred Gratien Champagne, Epernay, France: Current Releases

The more good Champagne I have, the more it seems to me that you really get what you pay for.

1999 Perrier Jouet “Cuvee la Belle Epoque” Brut Champagne, Epernay, France

As some of you know, there was a time when I didn’t really care for Champagne. But like so many

Iron Horse Vineyards, Green Valley, Sonoma: Current Releases

Spending my summers in Sonoma County starting at about the age of five, I have soft-focus memories of wine tasting

Masters of Wine Champagne Tasting: September 17th, San Francisco

There was a time, I am not ashamed to admit, that I wasn’t really a fan of Champagne or sparkling

IPNC 2007: Grower Champagnes

DAY TWO (continued): The second morning’s sparkling wine seminar was followed by another that focused specifically on “grower Champagnes”, this

IPNC 2007: The Secret Life of Pinot Noir

DAY TWO: Hello again from McMinnville, Oregon, where I am attending the 2007 International Pinot Noir Celebration, a conference and

The World’s Best Prosecco: Tasting Conegliano Valdobbiadene

We Americans aren’t deprived of much in the world when it comes to wine, but if there’s one segment of

Where do Those Bubbles Come From?

I’ve always been a bit bemused when confronted with the phrase “food science.” There’s just something….hokey about it. I can’t

Tasting The Terry Theise Champagne Portfolio

The average wine consumer can name the number of champagne brands they know on the fingers of one hand. Many