I’m involved with an exciting new project: the Sparkling Wine Review.
It’s a benchmarking exercise for sparkling wines, and this November will see its debut. Producers from around the world send in their sparkling wines for assessment by an expert panel, and as well as scoring the wines (a bit like a competition), they get a benchmarking report [...]
This is brilliant stuff. At the Oddbins mixed case price of £16 it’s really good value; it’s certainly worth the regular £20 price. One to serve to those who haven’t yet woken up to the English sparkling wine revolution.
Ridgeview Cavendish 2007 Sussex, England
A traditional method sparkling wine with 25% Chardonnay, 34% Pinot Noir and 41% [...]
Aussie fizz can be really good, as the sparkling wine session at last year’s Landmark Australia Tutorial showed. This is one of Australia’s more ambitious sparklers, and it’s quite impressive, but a little tight and young at the moment. Available in the UK from Bibendum.
Petaluma Croser 2006 Adelaide Hills, Australia
This sparkling wine is 63% Pinot [...]