Sparkles

McGuigan Frizzante sparkling wine in a glass

Prosecco isn’t the only sparkling wine to get you through the summer

There’s supposed to be a Prosecco shortage heading our way this summer. Girlies everywhere are buying in bulk in a blitz mentality as their favourite sparkling wine could disappear from shelves. But never mind Prosecco, cast your thoughts beyond its pretty, simple flavours. There’s another Italian fizz I love much, much more than Prosecco … …

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Vilarnau Brut Gaudi Sleeve

Sun-kissed winning wines from Languedoc-Roussillon

TO celebrate the British Open last weekend I opened some wine. That is the closest affinity I have to golf. I didn’t even have a British “open” it was a French “open” with wines from Languedoc-Roussillon. It is the most prolific wine-making region in the world. Yes, there are some mass-produced so-what wines, but there …

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Tesco Finest Rosé Champagne review

Wine Press: Pink fizz to share on Valentine’s Day

VALENTINE’S. It’s the time of year when the card shops  make a killing, florists’  fingers flurry, men panic and wine shelves empty  quicker than Old Trafford  in the 80th minute. What better reason  to taste  some sparklie glasses of  pink fizz. Champagne Jacquart, Brut Mosaïque Rosé NV  (£30, online at  greatwesternwine.co.uk and you’ll see  it …

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Crémant du Jura Brut, Domaine de Montbourgeau review

Sparkling wines to welcome in the New Year with a pop

JUST when you thought you’d had your fill of celebrations, a new year beckons and it’s time to start all over again. Here’s some sparkling wines to help your 2013 go out with a snap crackle and a hand-clapping pop. Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante DOCG (£7.29) Aldi has a frizz-frazz of light bubbles with delicate apples …

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Freixenet cava is so much more than iconic Cordon Negro

PRETTY in pink … a glass of rose. Can it be beaten? Well it can if it’s sparkling and is sitting alongside tapas of marinated salmon and Iberian ham. A veritable feast with pink hues; but by no means girlie. I was in Barcelona drinking Cordon Rosado, the pink sister of stablemate Freixenet’s famous Cordon …

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