Bubbly 101

sparkling wine toast
“He who clinks his cup with mine, adds a glory to the wine” – George Sterling, American Poet Smiling faces and good cheer is what a toast should be all about. It’s about community. It’s about joy. It’s about celebrating.  Why is it called a toast? When… Read More July 1st, 2021  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 
glasses of isc sparkling wine
Brut, Sec, Demi-Sec – what do these strange-sounding words mean? These are some of the terms used to describe the sweetness level in sparkling wines and Champagnes. Unlike other wines, you won’t hear terms like dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet, or sweet when you are checking out the label of your favorite bottle of bubbly.… Read More March 27th, 2021  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 
tirage bottling
Possibly the single most important day in sparkling wine production is tirage bottling day.  The French term tirage means to “draw off’ the blended wines into bottles ready for a second fermentation. Literally, months of hard work go into this day.… Read More March 7th, 2021  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 
When it comes to grape crushing and pressing, everyone thinks of Lucille Ball’s iconic “I Love Lucy” episode.  Other than the questionable hygiene issues, stomping is one way to get a grape to the glass.  Unless you are making sparkling wine.… Read More November 1st, 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  |   | 

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