Tag: Sparkling

Ontario’s Sparkling Wines.
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Ontario’s Sparkling Wines.

Sparkling wines are wonderfully diverse, always cracked open for joyous occasions. Yet they can be enjoyed all the time and for everything in life, including a successful day at work, when you are depressed, or feel good about a deed, or even after purchasing something you always wanted, but afforded […]

How to Read Sparkling Wine Labels.
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How to Read Sparkling Wine Labels.

Sparkling Wine Sparkling wine consumption has been increasing appreciably in the past few years. While long ago champagne was the most famous and the most expensive sparkling wine, today there are many that cost only a fraction of that of authentic champagne. Champagne is a sparkling wine that comes from […]

Wine Tasting 401 – Sparkling Wine.
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Wine Tasting 401 – Sparkling Wine.

Wine Tasting Evaluating sparkling wines organoleptically requires different techniques to those for still wines. Sparkling wines have special characteristics that must be factored in to come up with meaningful evaluations. First, the wine must be evaluated visually, then aromatically, followed by flavor and overall. The visual evaluation includes foam (mousse), […]

Champagne – The King of Sparkling Wines.
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Champagne – The King of Sparkling Wines.

champagne Many regions in the world produce sparkling wine including several in France, but none can equal champagne. The region of Champagne, approximately an hour’s drive northeast of Paris, is a marginal grape growing region, that has very chalky soil, and in some parts the soil is exclusively chalk. The […]