C’est le Vin: Europe’s vintners are buying fruit, lighting fires, and saving good vintages as climate change alters the future of fine wine

The world of wine is always changing. Consider in Champagne, France (circa 1668), when a monk by the name of Dom Pierre Pérignon fought desperately to keep the bubbles out of the insipid red wine he was making for mass. It wouldn’t be until much later that the region would become known for its beloved … [ Read more]

Seven Sparkling Wines to Ring in the New Year

New Year’s Eve. It’s a time for reflection and reminiscing, celebrating and cheer. The drink that pairs perfectly with all of these things: sparkling wine. We’ve combed our archives from the past year to bring you our top bubblies to help you ring in 2019. They’re fresh, they’re fun, and they’re full of personality—just like … [ Read more]

English sparkling wine is giving French champagne a run for its money

England’s rivalry with France is alive a well—at least in the world of sparkling wine. Once scoffed at by the wine community, English sparkling wine is on the rise and is rivaling France’s traditional champagnes in quality. According to Vice’s Munchies: This year, England’s best bubbles picked up a bumper crop of 17 gold medals at … [ Read more]