Bubbly 101

2020 has definitely been an odd year. Many of the wine competitions were cancelled, but the Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Alliance figured out a way to have a safe and exciting wine competition this year! Best of Show The big news from the 2020 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition is that our very own ISC Demi Sec Rosé received the highest honor in the competition, the “Best of Show!”… Read More September 16th, 2020  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 
We selected three of our favorite ISC traditional method sparkling wines for you to experience in one flight – the ISC Experience Flight. We recommend you try them in this order.
  1. ISC Brut – Light & crisp, yet bold & full-bodied, our signature Brut stands up to its name.
Read More July 21st, 2020  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 
Mimosas! Since we can’t celebrate Mimosa Sunday right now, we thought we would share some fun mimosa recipes with you to make your own mimosas at home. Don’t fret if you don’t have the right ingredients. It is so much fun to experiment.… Read More April 2nd, 2020  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 
Disgorging.  It’s the art of getting all of the dead yeast out of a bottle of bubbly.  Done right, and we have a crystal clear bottle of sparkling awesomeness.  Done wrong, and we have a lot of lost wine on the floor and a cloudy mess in the bottle.  … Read More June 3rd, 2019  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 
Assemblage. A winemaker puts a whole lot of thought, and a good amount of heart and soul, into this process. First things first. We’re going to start out with a little French lesson. Assemblage is a French word, meaning assembling, and is pronounced ah-sem-blaushj. Read More March 6th, 2019  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 

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