Tag: sparkling wine

Meet the maker: Pepe Raventós

The Raventós are one of the oldest winemaking families in Spain, their history inextricably tied to that of Cava; but in 2012, they decided to turn their backs on the DO. Sophie Thorpe caught up with Pepe Raventós to find out more about the family’s history and what lies ahead for Raventós i Blanc The […]

How to make wine: sparkling

In the final part of our series exploring how wine is made, Barbara Drew explains the different methods that produce sparkling wine, including Prosecco, Cava or Champagne What makes a wine go fizz, or a cork go pop? Tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide dissolved in the liquid. The question of how the carbon dioxide gets […]

Behind the bubbles

Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and English Sparkling Wine – there are plenty of options when it comes to fizz, but what about Crémant? Here Wine and Spirit Education Specialist Barbara Drew explains why this traditional method sparkler deserves a place in your fridge this summer Champagne is traditional method sparkling wine that is made and matured […]

Notes from the vineyard: blending

At this time of year, the main focus in the winery at Nyetimber is on blending and preparing the 2017 harvest wines for bottling. Winemaker Brad Greatrix talks us through the process Blending is a fascinating and exciting process, one where the wines literally come to life. It’s cliché to talk about this as creating a […]