Bubbly 101

A bottle of ISC sparkling wine contains 44 to 57 million bubbles. We haven’t exactly counted them all, but that’s what the experts tell us. All those bubbles mean that our bottles and corks are under some serious pressure. A sparkling wine cork left unchecked flies out of a bottle at around 40 mph, but can travel as fast as 100 mph under the right conditions (please do not try this at home).… Read More June 14th, 2022  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 
Mimosas! Here are 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. Recommended bubbly: Be creative. You can use any of our 9 ISC sparkling wines or try one of our 5 August Hill infusion wines.… Read More April 27th, 2022  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 
disgorgement
Disgorging, a step in the Traditional Method of sparkling wine, is the process of evacuating yeast sediment from the bottle. Although winemakers usually rely on a semi-automatic disgorging-dosing machine, they can also disgorge manually! We call this technique disgorgement “á la volée” or “flying disgorgement.”… Read More April 12th, 2022  |  Alexa Nelson  |   | 
It’s time to talk about the element of sparkling wine that holds it all together – the corks. These small but mighty parts of sparkling wine take on more pressure than you can imagine. So whether you’re at a ritzy celebration or a casual get-together, you better be prepared to pop that bubbly!… Read More January 10th, 2022  |  Alexa Nelson  |   | 
We cannot tell you how many times we’ve been asked, “What is the best wine to give as a gift?”. With the holidays around the corner and rows upon rows of wine, how on earth do you choose? Don’t get intimidated with your holiday gift giving!… Read More November 24th, 2021  |  Alexa Nelson  |   | 

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