Category Archives: Sparkly Wine

Franciacorta’s Renaissance: Acari + Danesi & SoloUva

Franciacorta, a celebrated sparkling wine/region of Lombardia, has recently been given a chance to make a radical shift.  But unlike scenarios where a revamp or major production change comes about due to quality problems or a slump in market interest, … Continue reading

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Italian Bubbly Part 1: Intro to Italian Sparkling Wines

While many people might immediately think of Champagne when you think of popping the cork off a bottle at any celebration (much like you think of the specific brand Kleenex when you need a tissue), there are fortunately tons of … Continue reading

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Wine FAQ: Why Do Some Wines Give Me Headaches?

“I don’t like white wine, it gives me a headache.”  This is a phrase I often hear when talking with wine-drinkers from all over the world. But, strangely enough, I also frequently hear “I like red wine but it gives … Continue reading

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Italian Wine Regions: Piedmont

PIEDMONT Grapes and wine-making were first introduced to this Northern Italian region by the Greeks, much like the rest of Italy, being cultivated and pressed afterwards by the Romans (whose love for wine was responsible for many advances in wine … Continue reading

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What’s in a Label? with De Faveri, Swarovski, and Prosecco!

Bubbly wine has long been associated with celebration and hence a popular gift choice for special occasions, whether it’s a graduation, birthday, or anniversary.  But some people feel overwhelmed by the sparkly aisle…what bottle is the right one?  What will … Continue reading

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