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Cheap Bubbly Or Expensive Sparkling Wine? Look To The Bubbles For Clues

Cheap Bubbly Or Expensive Sparkling Wine? Look To The Bubbles For Clues

| December 31, 2012

Here are a few things to look for if you’re trying to distinguish the age of your bottle of bubbly or the method by which it was made. And if you just want to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to preserving the bubbles, consider how you pour.

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Small Lot Holiday Wine Winners

Small Lot Holiday Wine Winners

| December 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

Small wine producers rate big this holiday season.

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10 Local Sparkling Wines for Your New Year’s Celebration

10 Local Sparkling Wines for Your New Year’s Celebration

| December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

If you’re purchasing a sparkling wine this holiday season, it’s easy to keep it local. After all, some of the finest American choices are produced in our own backyard. Following is a list of my top-ten local sparkling wine choices. Half of these wineries are set in Carneros, an area that covers parts of both Sonoma and Napa Valley that is perfectly suited for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape growing (the two varietals most commonly used for sparkling wines). The other half are located in other parts of Napa and the Anderson Valleys.

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