i4C 2018: Putting the “Cool” into “Cool Climate Chardonnay”

This past weekend we had the pleasure of attending the 2018 International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4C) – and what a whirlwind it was! 😍 Not only did we get the chance to attend as Sparkling Winos (where, spoiler alert, we tasted some pretty spectacular Blanc de Blancs from around the world), but we also had the opportunity to capture and share the event through Wine Country Ontario’s social media channels which helped us to focus our time on the absolutely amazing things happening right here in our beautiful province. (Note: in case you missed our social media takeover, check …

Heard it Through the Grapevine: with Liz Palmer

Ahh, Champagne! There’s just nothing else like it. It’s the drink ubiquitous with luxury and celebration. Whether you’re toasting to a special occasion or just in the mood to #TreatYoSelf – the answer is always: “Champagne!” Yet so much of Champagne – as a beverage and as a region – remains a mystery to even the most savvy of consumers. Even we as Sparkling Winos are constantly finding new elements to explore and new producers to seek out. Cue Liz Palmer’s “The Ultimate Guide to Champagne”… an invaluable resource! 😍

Champagne and Thai Cuisine, a match made in สวรรค์ (that’s heaven, in Thai)!

Last night we had the opportunity to sample the flavours of Northern Thailand and Laos at one of our favourite restaurants in Toronto: Sabai Sabai! And, as luck would have it, Sabai Sabai was pairing their delicious dishes with the one and only Veuve Clicquot Non-Vintage Brut Champagne! You might be thinking … uh, Thai food and Champagne? Yes! It’s an amazing pairing…

Gifts that POP! Top 10 Sparkling Wine Gift Ideas for Mom

If there’s one thing we love more than sparkling wine… it’s our moms! But they’re impossible to buy for. I’m sure every kid out there has heard the “I don’t need anything!” line a thousand times… until now! 😉 We’ve put together this handy Mother’s Day gift guide featuring 10 unique (and delicious!) sparkling wines that all the moms out there will be sure to love… remember, you’re probably the reason she drinks the stuff! 😜

Easter Bubbles for Every Budget & Palate

It’s Easter already! Spring has sprung and there’s a sense of celebration in the air… and with celebration comes sparkling wine! While Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs are fun, nothing can beat a perfectly chilled glass of bubbly with family and friends.

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 …