Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’re sipping Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne! Is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP? 💁 Or is it a FLOP? 🙅 Let’s see…     The Grand Brut Champagne is one of the signature wines of Épernay’s Perrier-Jouët and you may recognize it from its Art Nouveau label. Don’t know much about Art Nouveau? Nouveau problem! This style of art was inspired by organic forms, like the curved lines of flowers, and was popularized in Paris in the late 1800’s. The floral motif, indicating both delicacy and craftsmanship, …

Foss Maraï Extra Dry Prosecco – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’re sipping Foss Maraï Extra Dry Prosecco! With its non-Italian sounding name and distinctive blue bottle, how could we not give this sparkling a go? 😁 Is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP? 💁 Or is it a FLOP? 🙅 Let’s see…     E, come se dice … ? “Foss,” in the local Venetian dialect, means ditch and “Maraï” is the name of a valley in Guia, Italy where Foss Maraï Extra Dry Prosecco is produced by the Biasiotto family. Wine production on the Foss …

Château des Charmes Brut Sparkling – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’ve got Château des Charmes Brut Sparkling in our flutes! Is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP? 💁 Or is it a FLOP? 🙅 Read on to find out…     We love Ontario sparkling wines for many reasons. One being the fact that they’re crafted right here in our own backyard, and another being the fact that they’re freaking GREAT! Here in Southern Ontario growing conditions mirror that of the Champagne in France, and many wine makers take an “old world” approach to crafting their wines. [eltd_separator class_name=”” type=”normal” …

Laurent-Perrier Brut Millésimé 2006 Champagne – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’ve got Laurent-Perrier Brut Millésimé (Vintage Brut) 2006 in our glasses! Is this vintage Champagne 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=””] Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 by André Michel Pierlot in Tours-sur-Marne. The village of Tours-sur-Marne is located at the crossroads of the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs, three big deal wine …

Juvé y Camps Brut Rosé Cava – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’re sipping Juvé & Camps Brut Rosé Cava! 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=””] Juvé y Camps is a family-owned winery located in the Penedès region of Catalonia (just outside of Barcelona). Founded in 1921 by Joan Juvé Baqués and his wife Teresa Camps Farré, they have been producing beautiful wines for three generations and have solidified themselves as one of the top quality …

Pannier Sélection E.V. Brut Champagne – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’ve got Pannier Sélection Brut Champagne in our flutes! Is this a bottle of bubbles you should POP? 💁 Or is it a FLOP? 🙅 Let’s see shall we?   [eltd_separator class_name=”” type=”normal” position=”center” color=”” border_style=”” width=”” thickness=”” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=””] Pannier Champagne was founded in 1899 by Louis-Eugène Pannier. Pannier cellars are located in ancient stone quarries dating back to the 12th century in the Marne Valley of France (just an hour north east of Paris).  There is a carving of an archer in one of the …

A Sparkling Gourmet Food & Wine Expo

What’s better than gourmet food and wine? Well, probably having a little (or, a lot) of both under the same roof! We #sparklingwinos have been going to the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo in Toronto for the past six years. Every year, the expo is a little bit different but we always come across a new bite and beverage that piques our interest.

Wolfberger Brut Crémant d’Alsace – Review

This is “POP or FLOP”, where we taste test sparkling wines so you don’t have to! This week we’re sipping Wolfberger Brut Crémant d’Alsace! 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=””] Wolfberger produces a range of sparkling wines, crafted according to the traditional method defined by the Appellation d’Origines Contrôlées (AOC) of Crémant d’Alsace in France (close to the German border). Crémant d’Alsace can be made using Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Auxerrois Blanc and Chardonnay. This one is made up …

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 …