You need to load up on bubbly, but clueless about cost and quality? Not to worry! There's great Champagne and sparkling wine for every budget.Read More »
My parents were just up here helping Chris and I prepare to evacuate during the October Wine Country Wildfires and now they are facing a similar situation at home. As the Thomas Fire creeps closer to Carpinteria, California, the idyllic […]
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The new guide to German and Austrian sparkling wines.
Anyone who loves Champagne needs to know about the new things happening with Sekt. What’s Sekt? It’s the term used for sparkling wines in Germany and Austria. And, it just might have the potential to roust France’s stronghold on bubbly.
Say hello to Sekt.
Getting to Know Sekt Wine
Since its inception in the 1820s, Sekt has endured a lifetime of mediocrity. This is because Sekt only maintained low quality standards, which allowed a tidal wave of cheap bubbly into the marketplace. On the positive side, everyone drinks the stuff.
In 2014, Germany consumed over 5 bottles of sparkling wine per person–FIVE times the rate in the US! Austria comes in right behind, drinking four bottles of sparkling wine per person each year. The two countries represent the largest sparkling wine ...Read More »
Ah, La Belle France…..fine food, fashion, architecture and, of course, wine. Talk to any winemaker, however, and their favorite French export is likely to be French oak. Once just made into water-tight containers for storage and transport, French oak […]Read More »
It’s been exactly a month since the Wine Country/North Bay Wildfires were raging at their height across much of Northern California. Since then, Harvest has ended, the air has cleared, schools and roads are open once again and life is […]
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