Palatine Hills Estate Winery’s Prestige – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’re sipping Palatine Hills Estate Winery’s Prestige, a traditional method Blanc De Blancs. A sparkling coming from a winery connected to the War of 1812 that also happens to be one of Niagara’s oldest vineyards … let’s just say we were jazzed to pop this bottle! So, is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP? 💁 Or is it a FLOP? 🙅 Let’s see…

Vieni Estates Canada 150 – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’re sipping Vieni Estates Canada 150! Is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP? 💁 Or is it a FLOP? 🙅 Let’s see!     Vieni Estates is located in Beamsville in Ontario’s Wine Country and… luckily for us, specializes in sparkling wine! Master winemaker Mauro Salvador brings his passion for wine from Italy and combines it with his love for Ontario’s unique terroir and ability to produce world class wines. He produces a broad and compelling range of still and sparkling wines (crafted in the Charmat method, or …

Konzelmann Methode Cuve Close Sparkling Riesling – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’re sipping Konzelmann Estate Winery’s Methode Cuve Close Sparkling Riesling! Is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP? 💁 Or is it a FLOP? 🙅 Let’s see!     Konzelmann Estate Winery is located in the Niagara Peninsula appellation of Ontario – and boy, is the winery beautiful! As Niagara’s only lakefront winery, it is a destination onto its own! 😍 In 1984, fourth generation winemaker Herbert Konzelmann arrived in Niagara-on-the-Lake from Germany, wishing to establish a Canadian winery under his family’s guidance. When Herbert arrived in Niagara, he …

Rosehall Run “Ceremony” Blanc de Blanc Brut – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’re sipping Rosehall Run’s “Ceremony” Blanc de Blanc Brut! Is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP? 💁 Or is it a FLOP? 🙅 Let’s see shall we…     Rosehall Run is located in Ontario’s Prince Edward County appellation. Dan Sullivan and his family selected the location of the winery in the early 2000’s because of its proximity to Lake Ontario and the remarkable Hillier clay soil, which is scattered with numerous rock and shale fragments on a limestone base. This soil is similar in …

Graham Beck Brut Sparkling – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’re sipping Graham Beck Brut Sparkling! Is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP? 💁 Or is it a FLOP? 🙅 Let’s see…   Graham Beck is one of South Africa’s premiere (and most prominent) sparkling wine houses, producing exceptional Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines in South Africa’s Western Cape. Méthode Cap Classique (or “MCC” for short) is a South African term used to denote that the wine is produced in the “traditional method” with the second fermentation taking place in the bottle (the same way Champagne is made in France). Graham Beck produces …

Back 10 Cellars Smitten Sparkling – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’re sipping Back 10 Cellars Smitten Sparkling! Is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP? 💁 Or is it a FLOP? 🙅 Let’s see…     The Smitten Sparkling is produced by Back 10 Cellars in Ontario, Canada. Back 10 began as dream in a cafe in 1999 – how romantic is that? As luck would have it, the future owners came across a plot of land in quaint Beamsville and founded the winery. Not only that, but they founded Crush on Niagara Wine Tours, which just so happened …

Pommery Brut Royal Champagne – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’re sipping Pommery Brut Royal Champagne! Is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP? 💁 Or is it a FLOP? 🙅 Let’s see…     The Pommery Brut Royal Champagne is produced by Champagne Pommery in Reims. We all know a certain Veuve that took control of a major champagne house, but did you know that another Veuve – the Veuve Jeanne Alexandrine Louise Mélin Pommery – took control of the Champagne Pommery house in 1860? Louise was an early #GirlPower pioneer, not only because she ran a …