Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial – Review

This is POP or FLOP, where every Wednesday we review a different sparkling wine from across the globe and let you know if it’s a bottle you should POP… or if it’s a FLOP! This week we’ve got Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne from France – in their super cute new #MiniMoet format! 😍 Who said bigger is always better?!     Moët & Chandon was established by Claude Moët (obviously!) in 1743, and today is a globally recognized champagne brand synonymous with elegance, Napoleon, and the invention of sabrage – the art of sabering the tops off Champagne bottles. The Champagne house also holds a royal …

Tasting all of Nino Franco’s Prosecco!

We are lucky to have quite a few Venetian friends here in Toronto. Our conversations usually revolve around how different northern Italy is compared to the south (true), how beautiful the Veneto is (very true) and how great Prosecco (especially Nino Franco’s Prosecco) is – also very true! We visited the Nino Franco winery in Valdobbiadene at the end of August 2016. The late summer sun provided a beautiful, warm back drop for our visit to the scenic winery, which was buzzing with harvest prep.

Codorníu Seleccion Raventos Rosé – Review

This is “POP or FLOP” – where we drop bills on bubbles so you don’t have to! Every Wednesday we review a different sparkling wine from across the globe and let you know if it’s a bottle you should POP or if it’s a FLOP! This week we’ve got Codorníu Seleccion Raventos Rosé from Spain!     Codorníu is one of the world’s oldest and largest producers of traditional method sparkling wine (called “Cava” in Spain). Historical documents show that founder Jaume Codorníu was producing still wines at his vineyards in the Penedès region of Spain all the way back in 1551. And in 1872 cava was born when …

POP or FLOP? Mumm Napa Brut Prestige – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we spend all our money reviewing sparkling wines so you don’t have to! First up is Mumm Napa’s Brut Prestige! Is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP or is it a FLOP? Let’s see… [eltd_separator class_name=”” type=”normal” position=”center” color=”” border_style=”” width=”” thickness=”” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=””] [eltd_separator class_name=”” type=”normal” position=”center” color=”” border_style=”” width=”” thickness=”” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=””] Mumm Napa is the California outpost of the GH Mumm Champagne house that’s based in Reims, France. The Mumm Cuvée Napa Brut Prestige is bright and bursting with personality, just like sunny California! Appearance Aroma Flavour Food Pairing The Verdict? …

Prosecco 101: What is Prosecco?

Whether you enjoy the occasional glass of sparkling wine (or are a self-professed sparkling wino like us) we can pretty much guarantee that you’ve had a glass of Prosecco at some point. Prosecco has become so popular that last year producers even sparked concerns of a global shortage! 😱 So what is Prosecco exactly? What makes it different from Champagne? And why do people love it so much?

Plan a Day in Prosecco

When we began planning our 2016 trip to Venice, Prosecco (Italy’s most popular bubbly) was top of mind for us sparkling winos. We wondered, are there special kinds of Prosecco available in Venice that we can’t get at home? Is it sold by the cask at restaurants overlooking pretty canals? Will a scruffy gondolier let us pop bottles on his gondola in the sunset? Ok, scratch that last thought, however exciting.