Tag: sparkling wine

Franciacorta: a threat to Champagne’s throne?

Sophie Thorpe, a member of our Marketing team, espouses the virtues of all that effervesces in Italy’s wine industry and discovers it’s not all about the Prosecco As far as the Italian sparkling wine category is concerned, Prosecco is the dominant style, thanks to its easy-drinking nature and association with Giuseppe Cipriani’s fêted cocktail, the […]

Gramona versus Champagne

An intriguing last-minute invitation found its way into my inbox recently. Could I attend the launch of a new cuvée from boutique cava producer Gramona, tasted blind with other Gramona cuvées alongside a range of iconic champagnes? A brave decision by Gramona to host such a tasting, given that cava is often seen as a […]

Bottle-fermented Prosecco Colfóndo opens up a new front…

One reason I find my job compelling is the way one gets to learn from history, geology, and from the local people in building a context, like colours on a canvas, against which to identify a truly fine wine that offers customers authenticity, high quality and good value.