Bubbly 101

September is Illinois Wine Month. Let’s celebrate! Here are some celebration ideas: 
  • Try a new wine that you have never tried.
  • Have your friends over for a blind wine tasting. Ask each person to bring a bottle of their favorite wine.
Read More August 30th, 2023  |  Susanne Bullock  |   | 
What Is a Muselet? A “muselet” is the wire cage that fits over the cork of a bottle of sparkling wine. Normally covered by a foil capsule, this small but crucial element secures the cork in the bottle, keeping it sealed to the point of drinking. … Read More August 28th, 2023  |  Alexa Nelson  |   | 
It’s confirmed – wine cocktails are IN. It’s time for these trendy treats to shine, and we’ve got a ton of fresh and exciting recipes to share. Take a peek below to find a friendly cocktail that catches your eye! Blissful Blend Ingredients:
  • 12 oz ISC Blend 795
  • 2 oz orange aperitif liqueur
  • Large ice cubes
  • Fresh basil, for garnish
Recipe: Pour orange aperitif liqueur over ice.… Read More August 24th, 2023  |  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 22nd, 2022  |  Alexa Nelson  |   | 
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  |   | 


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