Bubbly 101

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  |   | 
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  |   | 


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