The world of sparkling wine is vast, varied, and vibrant. It’s no exaggeration to say that there’s a sparkling wine for most budgets and every occasion—whether it’s Wednesday, a new puppy, or a golden anniversary. Exploring it is an adventure well worth undertaking.
It’s not often that an established winery goes through a major rebrand, but Summerland, B.C.’s, Okanagan Crush Pad—now Haywire Winery—is no typical winery.
Certified in only 2019 as a new wine sub-appellation in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Naramata Bench has quickly established itself as a premium region.
Canadian pinot noir is well known to many wine aficionados, but in general it’s far too little appreciated. Who would have thought that it will soon become the most-planted wine grape variety in British Columbia?
The quality of its top wines, exemplified by Donnafugata’s range, means Sicily will soon take its place as one of Italy’s leading wine regions.
Even the most hard-core ABCer–someone who drinks anything but chardonnay–will agree that the C doesn’t include Chablis, the source of some of the world’s most delicious chardonnays.
The architecture of California wine country has become synonymous with the “modern farmhouse” style popularized by Bay Area architect Howard Backen. But in recent years, a new generation of architects have arrived on the scene, drawing on their diverse backgrounds and their clients’ creative visions to break the farmhouse mould.
For decades, the wines of Beaujolais have been both flaunted before the wine-drinking public and kept such a low profile they were little known beyond a coterie of serious wine-lovers.
Mateus Rosé, the medium pink, lightly sparkling, off-dry, fruity, and oh-so-easy-drinking wine from Portugal, appealed not only to cultural and literal royalty, but also to millions of people around the world. It was the most-sold wine in the world in the 1970s, but it was no one-hit wonder: this year, Mateus celebrates its 80th anniversary, and it’s still going strong.