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Sparkling Wine

Bubbles Rising: Sparkling Trend In Santa Barbara?

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.07.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

An increasing number of excellent Santa Barbara area producers are trying their hand at creating delicious sparkling wines.

A Plea for Authenticity: No Bogus Wine for Your Valentine

Richard Jennings | Posted 02.13.2014 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Wine consumers in the U.S. have a problem. Our government is one of the few in the world not to take action to protect consumers from being misle...

Six Sparklers For $15 or Less To Pop On New Year's Eve

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

What's New Year's Eve without popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly?

Three Facts You Need to Know About Sparkling-Wine Pairing for the Holidays

Sunset | Posted 02.08.2014 | Taste
Sunset

Those bubbles are so festive, we toast our hearts out with them, then abandon the flutes in favor of still wine when dinner appears.

This May Be The Fanciest Vending Machine Of All TIme

Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.22.2013 | Small Business

Moët & Chandon, a luxury alcohol company, has just introduced a Champagne vending machine, for all your holiday drinking needs. "By putting its produ...

Could Sparkling Torrontes Be the Next Big Thing?

Daniel Altman | Posted 10.09.2013 | Taste
Daniel Altman

"Cumelen" is the Mapuche word for happy -- which is what you'll be when you drink this wine.

Cocktails to Celebrate Negroni Week

Imbibe | Posted 05.31.2013 | Taste
Imbibe

Recipes to celebrate this bittersweet Italian classic.

Top 10 Wines Under $10

GAYOT.com | Posted 04.29.2013 | Taste
GAYOT.com

Great wine doesn't have to be expensive. Our top picks that cost $10 or less are perfect for wine lovers on a budget.

Only Pink Bubbles Will Do For Valentine's Day

Mary Orlin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Taste
Mary Orlin

What's more romantic than Champagne?  Pink Champagne or sparkling wine. For me, it's bubbles or nothing.  And they should be pink.

Cheers To The World's First Wine Created In Support Of LGBT Equality!

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans will no doubt look back on 2012 as a banner year -- all the more reason they'd be inspired to ring in...

Taste Test: The Best Champagne Imposters Under $20

Kristen Aiken | Posted 06.06.2013 | Taste

Which brands are good enough to be disguised as the real thing?

Holiday Champagnes: This Season's Best Bets

Richard Jennings | Posted 02.09.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Is there any drink that better encapsulates the celebration, joy, brightness and sparkle of the holidays than Champagne? The pop of the cork, the clinking of glasses, the initial fizz of the mousse, the continuing column of tiny bubbles rising in the glass...

Good Value Wines for the Holidays (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 01.20.2013 | Food
Rebecca Gerendasy

ruce Bauer, a wine aficianado and proprietor of VINO, a boutique wine shop in Portland, Oregon, shares some of his favorite moderate to low prices wines from the Pacific Northwest region and around the world.

Drink Sparkling Wine From A Can

Posted 11.09.2012 | Taste

And don't worry about having to pop the cork.

Value and Versatility: Italian Sparkling Wines

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.07.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

There's a lot more to sparkling wine in Italy than Prosecco. Italy has the largest proliferation of different kinds of sparkling wines of any country.

Moscato Madness: Identifying the Good Stuff

Richard Jennings | Posted 04.09.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

Some Moscato wines, especially from Italy's Asti region, are terrific. Others, produced by huge wine conglomerates on an industrial basis looking to cash in on the latest trend, are truly dreadful.

My Top Ten Wine Moments of 2011

Mary Orlin | Posted 02.29.2012 | Food
Mary Orlin

Although we're still going through challenging economic times, spirits of the vintners throughout wine country seem to be rising. Keeping that positive state of mind, here are my top 10 wine moments of 2011.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Champagne

Honest Cooking | Posted 02.29.2012 | Food
Honest Cooking

Great sparkling wine is made all over the world but the most famous, and still unrivaled for quality, is made in France.

7 Ways To Drink Champagne Smarter

Food Republic | Posted 02.29.2012 | Food
Food Republic

No matter how many times that you hear Champagne isn't just for special occasions, most of us don't get around to buying it until we have something to toast -- be it the New Year or some other momentous occasion.

Organic Sparkling Wine Picks for New Year's Eve

Clean Plates | Posted 02.27.2012 | Food
Clean Plates

Whether the first moments of 2012 find you dancing under bright lights, hiding away at the beach or cozy at home, chances are there will be sparkles. Make a toast to your health and the environment by choosing something natural.

5 Sparkling Cocktails To Help You Ring In The New Year

Imbibe | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Imbibe

Planning to end your year with a pop? Sparkling cocktails are a fun way to put an even more celebratory twist on the traditional glass of bubbly.

Choosing Sparkling Wine For New Year's

Kitchen Daily | Joseph Erdos | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

All around the world people will be celebrating the new year that most likely includes a glass of bubbly. Sparkling wine has the great ability to pair...

How To Open Champagne (You May Need A Sword)

Posted 12.30.2012 | Taste

It's called sabering, and even we're a little afraid of it.

A User-Friendly Guide To Budget Bubbly

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 01.28.2012 | Food
Anna Watson Carl

Opening a bottle of true Champagne can set you back $50 or more, which is why I've become somewhat of an expert on budget bubblies.

10 Wines For Thanksgiving -- No Pinot Or Chardonnay Allowed

Mary Orlin | Posted 01.18.2012 | Food
Mary Orlin

I like to introduce my guests to interesting wines, wines that you might not otherwise try with a holiday dinner. So no Pinot Noir or Chardonnay here, just my top 10 recommendations to try along with the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.