Traditional method sparkling wine: Champagne and its rivals

Champagne is the benchmark of quality for traditional method sparkling wine. However, other high quality traditional method sparkling wines from around the world are often mistaken for Champagne in blind tastings. For example, top quality cremant, Cava, Franciacorta, English sparkling … Continue reading

The Essence of the Northern Rhone

Granite and aspect. Two key factors influencing the styles found in the Northern Rhone. In his book Wines of the Rhone, Benjamin Lewin MW, comments that wines from granitic soil have a taut edge to them whereas those from less granitic sites … Continue reading