This was the third Sparkling wine from the Colourful Wines Summer Sparklers wine tasting at Tomevinos, after we first tried a Cava that I had tasted before. Please click here for the the Cava tasting notes: Art De La Luna Cava Brut Rosado. I really wanted the Cava to be my favourite of the sparkling … Continue reading Andre Clouet Grand Reserva Brut Champagne
A few interesting Prosecco facts that came up in my last wine tasting. Prosecco has been around long before the classic bubbly Champagne was invented (in the mid 18th century). There is evidence it was made in Roman times but it was not a sparkling wine then. In the 1600s a batch of local Prosecco … Continue reading Some Prosecco History
The first wine at the colourfulwines.com Summer Sparkling Wines tasting where we compared sparkling wines from various countries. First up was an Extra Dry Prosecco from the Follador winery. This Italian classic is made from 100% Glera. I assume I have tried this grape variety before as I've tried hundreds of Proseccos (they're very popular … Continue reading Prosecco Follador Extra Dry
Summer time is here in Madrid and in the stifling heat what better to drink than some refreshing sparkling white wines, Tomevinos.com clearly agreed with us and arranged a lovely Summer Sparkling Wines taster presided over by colourfulwines.com. We were given a selection of sparkling wines from different countries to compare including a Prosecco, a … Continue reading A Guide to Sparkling Wines from Around the World
What could be more new and different that the trend for blue wine which was started here in Spain. Check out this article by thelocal.es: Spanish Wine - Is Blue the New Red
Obviously being my home country I had to include some lesser known grape varieties here in Spain. I must have missed the DO Leon wine tasting at Madrid & Darracott where these grapes were shown. Hopefully they’ll do it again as I’d love to check them out.
Who knew they made wine in India! Colour me surprised 😮 Click on the image below to open the article.
Welcome to Esoteric Wine Week. This week I will be posting news articles about wines from lesser known countries and places. Unfortunately I’ve not yet had the chance to try these wines myself, but they’re on the list. Click on the image below to open the full article by thedrinksbusiness.com