sparkling wine

Charmat Method (Metodo Italiano)

This is a method of making sparkling wines. It differs from Champagne method in that, the second fermentaion takes place in a pressurized tank (not individual bottles) with carbon dioxide. [more]

Méthode Champenoise (Champagne Method)

This is a method for making Champagnes and some sparkling wines. First Fermentation: Still wines are blended (Cuveé, from the French term: “cuve” for “vat”) for Champagne. … [more]

The Black Chook Sparkling Shiraz

Recently a friend brought over a bottle of this sparkling shiraz and admitted with a guilty smile that he was kind of hooked. I took one sip and knew why, for I too was hooked. This dark blood red … [more]


This is a light sparkling italian wine wine made from the Prosecco grape in the Conegliano/Valdobbiadene region. Prosecco is made using the Charmat method rather than the Champagne method (méthode … [more]

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