merry fizzmas!
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merry fizzmas!

For our final Fizzmas fizz, we have some amazing vintage rosé Champagne. Super delicate bubbles and delicious dried, minerally strawberry. For our dinner we have the Italian feast of the seven fishes. We had the amazing Sanct Valentin Sauvignon from St Michael Eppan (obsessed with the crisp whites from Alto Adige) for the first course. … Continue reading

the 12 days of fizzmas: lambrusco from italy on day 11
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the 12 days of fizzmas: lambrusco from italy on day 11

We’re nearing the end of Fizzmas! Today brings a really good one for the season. Lambrusco is like the Rudolph’s nose of sparkling wine: red and under-appreciated. It’s both the name of the grape and therefore the wine made from it, made in four areas in Emilia-Romagna and one in Lombardy. The wines are mostly frizzante – lightly fizzy as opposed to … Continue reading

the 12 days of fizzmas: crémant from the loire on day 10
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the 12 days of fizzmas: crémant from the loire on day 10

LOVED this, so seriously just go buy it! This is our third crémant in Fizzmas – so many good ones from all over France. Crémant from the Loire requires hand-picked grapes, light pressing, and long maturation. This Langlois sparkling rosé is all Cabernet Franc (the predominant red grape in the Loire) and packed with just-picked strawberry … Continue reading

the 12 days of fizzmas: crémant from bordeaux on day 5
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the 12 days of fizzmas: crémant from bordeaux on day 5

Bordeaux’s main white grapes are Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, so obv that’s what most of their sparkling is made from. Jaillance Crémant is made in the same method as champagne, and their “Cuvée de l’Abbaye” is made with Semillon and Cab Franc grapes. It’s dry, delicious, and awesome with savory foods (like gougères, aka cheese puffs). The … Continue reading