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Asti DOCG: Discover the incredible story behind these Italian sparkling wines

I have a new favourite sparkling wine style and as a bonus it is also adding sparkle to my culinary creations.  I’m talking about the wines from Asti DOCG. These Italian wines are probably better known as Asti Spumante.  I bet you don’t sip them as often as you should. The term “Asti Spumante” can …

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Vallete prosecco wedding wine ideas

I take the mystery out of wedding wine planning with help from Wine Trust 100

It can be daunting not knowing how many glasses of wedding wine to serve your guests or which red wines or white wines to pour at your Wedding Breakfast. You’ll also want ideas for the best celebratory fizz  to push the boat out … and which sparkling wine might be great if you have an …

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Fizz Face-off: I compare Asda’s sparkling £5 Progrigio and a same price cava

If you’re a regular in Asda you might have noticed that the retailer has brought out a new sparkling wine to catch the attention of prosecco drinkers. The sparkling wine world is increasingly popular in the UK but very crowded. Every time a butterfly flutters its wings, a new sparkling wine is born, each one …

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Asda Extra Special Louis Bernard Premier Cru Champagne review

December 8th: Extra Special Louis Bernard Premier Cru Champagne

Wine Advent Calendar December 8th: Extra Special Louis Bernard Premier Cru Champagne It’s my daughter’s birthday today which calls for FIZZ. I know it’s Thursday but I can’t think of a better excuse. Look, tomorrow’s Friday so I’ll do fizz again. That’s a good excuse too. I’m coming down from a couple of weeks of …

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barbecue wines

Barbecue wines: Four choices to enjoy come rain or shine

SECOND guessing the British summer weather is a bit like a game of spin the bottle but without the kissing. But come rain or shine I bet many of you will be pouring some barbecue wines as you singe the sausages and panic about the burgers. Here’s a pink, white, red and a sparkles – perfect barbecue wines, whether you’re …

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Premier Estates Italian Prosecco Extra Dry

In my glass: Premier Estates’ Italian Prosecco Extra Dry

Prosecco can always be relied on to save the day. Here’s the weekend and the footie scores haven’t gone exactly as I would have liked. As I write, it’s ten minutes since I poured Premier Estates’  Italian Prosecco Extra Dry, ( 11.5% abv  RRP £7.99) and it is still perkily popping in the glass. Premier Estates make a …

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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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