that’s a wrap, grapefriend style
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that’s a wrap, grapefriend style

Holidays always seem to involve a lot of time spent wrapping, the finishing touch on any gift. For wine and Champagne, it can be easy as people tend to just hand over their present in a silver wrapping with a red bow. But don’t miss an opp to get your grape on even at this final stage!  I … Continue reading

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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