#MimosaHacks! The Mimos’eh – or, the Canadian Mimosa!

It’s been a while and we Sparkling Winos think it’s time for another #MimosaHack! It’s February 20 – Family Day in Ontario, Canada 😍 So what better way to celebrate your favourites than with your favourite – a mimosa? Today’s no ordinary Family Day – in 2017, Toronto’s CN Tower (the western hemisphere’s tallest free standing structure) is turning 41, the Canadian Flag is turning 52 and Canada is turning (a whopping) 150! We may be a baby of a country, but we know how to festivate! So let us help you turn your Mimosa into a Mimos’eh, in honour of red maple, a shirtlessly hunky Prime Minister and amazing, traditional method bubbles (that’s right – we make quite a few of ’em in Ontario!) 🍾

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 business at …

8 Sparkling Rosé Wines Under $30 for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and nothing says LOVE quite like pink bubbles! 💘 🍾🙌 So whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, your friends, family, or… your cat – we recommend pouring yourself a glorious glass (or 4) of sparkling rosé to mark the occasion!

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 …

A Sparkling Niagara Icewine Festival

Icewine is the crown jewel of the Ontario wine industry, and is celebrated every January at the Niagara Icewine Festival! Thanks to Wine Country Ontario we had the pleasure of attending this year’s spectacular kick off event – the Xerox Icewine Gala – which left an absolutely sparkling impression on us! 😍

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” …

A Sparkling Red?! Yeah, mate!

Now, we #SparklingWinos are always on the hunt for unique bubbly. When we see something out of the ordinary, we grab it and see where the experience transports us. Today’s treat comes from … Australia! The land of Kylie Minogue, warm sunny days, and sweeping gold sandy beaches where Aussie football players roll around in budgie smugglers. 😍

20 Sparkling Wines Under $20 for NYE!

Just because the ball’s about to drop, doesn’t mean your bank balance has to! We’ve rounded up our top New Years Eve “bubbles on a budget” picks from the LCBO. So go stock up and ring 2017 in #SparklingWinos style! [one_half] [/one_half] [one_half_last] Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava $14.95 Straw yellow colour; toasty, yeasty nose with nutty/cooked apple notes; dry, rich, medium-full bodied, with flavours of nuts and biscuits; long and creamy finish on palate. Learn more… 50% Macabeo, 35% Parellada, 15% Xarello Region: Penedès, Spain Alcohol: 12% Sugar: 7 g/L [/one_half_last] [one_half] [/one_half] [one_half_last] Villa Sandi Prosecco DOC $14.45 Pale …