How are Sparkling Wines Made?


There are two types of wine: base wine—also known as “still wine”—and sparkling wine. Base wine covers the standard process of making wine. It requires a single fermentation process which transforms the grape juice into wine. This wine is not carbonated. To do this and create sparkling wine, a second fermentation process is required. The […]

How to Properly Open a Bottle of Champagne


Though it may seem like fun to pop the cork off a champagne bottle and let it fly across the room in a celebratory fashion, it is not always the best way to conserve the bubbly.  This flamboyant way of busting open champagne is wasteful and actually reduces the bubbles and carbonation while greatly affecting […]