Tag Archives: Sparkling Wine

Winery Profile: Bründlmayer

Who: Bründlmayer   What: King of the Kamptal, Keeping Things Interesting   Where: Kamptal, Austria   Why: Because Willi Bründlmayer is just about impossible not to love. He’s the type of winemaker whose character can’t help but somehow translate directly … Continue reading

Wine Pairings for the Thanksgiving Table

“What wine to pair with Thanksgiving dinner?”   The question surfaces casually at first, a bit playfully, as early as the first day of fall. But as November introduces itself and Turkey Thursday looms closer, the inquiries become more urgent, … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Marlborough

Where: The northeast tip of New Zealand’s south island.    What: This is the “New World” home for Sauvignon Blanc: pungent, forward, exotic, full of tropical passionfruit and grapefruit, punched up with peppery notes of jalapeño and grassy herbs. There … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Champagne

Where: Northeast of Paris, France, centered around the towns of Reims and Épernay, bisected by the River Marne.   What: Home of the most famous sparkling wines in the world. It’s cold up here — this is the most northerly … Continue reading

Winery Profile: Iron Horse

Who: Iron Horse Vineyards   What: Enterprising Entrepreneurs that Kick-Started Sparklers in Sonoma’s Wild West   Where: Green Valley (Sonoma County, CA)              Why: Because Audrey and Barry Sterling define the term “dynamic duo.” They traveled the world, founded museums, … Continue reading

Time Makes Everything Alright

I discovered Cedric Bouchard, a fabulous, up-and-coming winemaker from the Aube in Champagne about a year ago. He is not only super-attractive (hey, I’m a single girl) but also an Einstein at the press, which makes him even more alluring … Continue reading

Regional Profile: Aube Champagne

Where: Aube, a.k.a. the Côte des Bar, Champagne, France. 30 km east of Troyes, and closer to Chablis than to the rest of Champagne.   What: An intriguing region in the south of Champagne, decidedly un-exalted and indeed almost kicked … Continue reading