Archive for the Bubbly Category

Trump Winery 2008 Kluge SP Blanc de Blanc, Virginia, USA

I just took a bit of a blogging hiaitus after my Frances Ford Coppola review, and now I pick things up with another heavy-weight putting his name on a bottle. Donald Trump has bought a winery, and goddamnit, his wine will be nothing but the best in the world. Ever.   Maybe someday will come to the lush hills of Virginia and Donny will feel good and smug about Trump Wineries Kluge SP Blanc de Blanc. The 2008 I tasted got off to a good start. It smelled like a bubbly Chard should some sharp Read more [...]

Luigi Bosca Prestige Metodo Tradicionel Sparkling, Mendoza, Argentina

Argentine wine makers are quite innovative at times with anything from irrigation to wine making techniques.  They do, occasionally, play by the rules as well.  The Luigi Bosca Prestige Metodo Tradicionel Sprakling wine is, as the Spanish name suggests, a sparkling wine made in the traditional Champagne method. Gustavo Arizu, bottleDJ Steve Shanahan and Hugo Stabio talk wine in the Luigi Bosca tasting room. Photo by Linda Susnik.Smelling of strawberry, raspberry, some baby powder and marzipan, Read more [...]

Taittinger Cuvée Prestige Brut Rosé Champagne, France

Sometimes a Champagne Supernova comes in pink. The Taittinger Cuvée Prestige Brut Rosé comes in a shade of pink that seems to come from Monet's garden. More pastel than fluorescent, this wine smells of typical clean, Champagne French Chardonnay with some berry accents. This non vintage product brings some character to the fine tradition of Champagne wine. With respectable mouthfeel and carbonation, the wine is enhanced by the the addition of just enough red wine to colour the champagne. In terms Read more [...]

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne And Tony Bennett on Corkd

Hi read my BottledDJ on matching of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and a beautiful song by Tony Bennett.

Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve, Champagne, France

Taittinger's Reserve Brut is prepared from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir harvested from the best growers in Champagne – with an unusually high concentration of Chardonnay. The result is wine that is with a touch more fruit on the palate while respecting the icon that Champagne sparkling wine is. The bubbles are tight and the approachability of this wine will certainly contribute to the keeping your celebration sophisticated and charming as opposed to stuffy and formal. Those crisp carbonation provide Read more [...]

Domaine Vincent Careme and Madame Butterfly on

Visit to see my mixing of Domaine Vincent Careme’s Vouvray AOC Brut sparkling wine and Puccini’s well known Opera Madame Butterfly.

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