Top 5 Italian Sparkling Wines

Top 5 Italian Sparkling Wines Italy’s sparkling wines, or ones named for them, were many people’s first foray into the world of bubbles. Coming of drinking age in Australia in the early 80s, it was a glass of lambrusco or Asti spumante that made me feel oh-so-sophisticated; today local producers and great-value imports have made […]

Top 5 Pet Nat (Natural Sparkling Wine)

What is this term, pet nat, appearing on crown-sealed bottles of cloudy fizz? It’s shorthand for the French pétillant naturel, or ‘sparkling natural’. Sure pet nats are one of the latest things in the world of natural wine … but then everything old is new again, and these are made by the simplest and oldest […]

Top 5 Sparkling Red Wines

Sparkling red wine is a distinctly Aussie thing. I don’t claim we invented it of course, I’m a big fan of Emilia-Romagna’s delicious Lambruscos and have enjoyed red espumante in Portugal, but sparkling reds have been part of our wine industry since the late 1800s (when they were called sparkling Burgundy). Aussie sparkling reds tend […]

Top 5 Unusual Sparkling Wines

Nothing says ‘celebration’ quite like a glass of fizz. Champagne, prosecco, and the other usual culprits, are all very well – but next time you want some bubbles, try something a little left of centre. Here’s a gorgeous amber coloured fizz, one of England’s finest, sparkling sake and Swiss cider, and a gorgeous local pet […]

Top 5 Champagne Cocktails

Click Here For Print Friendly Version > Looking for more easy cocktail recipes? Try ~ Top 5 Prosecco Cocktails ~ Top 5 Classic Cocktails ~ Top 5 Sherry Cocktails ~ Top 5 Dessert Cocktails Top 5 Champagne Cocktails There’s nothing like bubbles to get everyone in a party mood. While Champagne is the traditional fizz […]

Top 5 Sparkling Rosé

After more bubbles? How about: ~ Top 5 Pet Nat (naturally sparkling) ~ Top 5 Sparkling Red Wines ~ Top 5 Unusual Sparkling Wines ~ Top 5 Italian Sparkling Wines ~ Top 5 Prosecco Cocktails ~ Top 5 Champagne Cocktails Or fancy some more rosé? ~ Top 5 Australian Rosés ~ Top 5 Natural Rosés […]

Top 5 Prosecco Cocktails

Prosecco (also known as glera) is a grape traditionally grown in Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia in north-eastern Italy, where it’s made into a light, creamy sparkling white wine also called Prosecco. The best is produced on the terraced hills of Treviso between the small towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene (just 50km from Venice) and, in […]