Sparkling Wine

Wine of the Week: Torelli, Moscato d'Asti 2013, Piedmont, Italy

Tom Cannavan | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

It has only 5% alcohol, the rest of the sugar in the Moscato grapes remaining behind after fermentation to give this wine beautifully sweet flavours and making it a perfect summer in the garden and picnic tipple.

Two 70's Wine Favourites Making a Comeback

Jim Gore AIWS | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Gore AIWS

Since the march of the supermarkets began, British taste buds have been exposed to a whole range of new wines from new grapes and new regions across the world, and the fashion has moved away from sweetness.

Wines of the Week: Two Terrific Sparkling Wines for Christmas

Tom Cannavan | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

If nothing else will do for your Christmas table but Champagne, then please do check out my recent article "12 Wines of Christmas" on, where several are reviewed. But this week I'm highlighting two impressive Italian sparklers, one from the booming region of Prosecco, and one from the less well-known but hugely impressive region of Franciacorta.

Wine of the Week: Chandon Sparkling Brut, Argentina

Tom Cannavan | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cannavan

South America produces a lot of sparkling wine for home consumption - wineries in Brazil, Chile and Argentina have strong local markets, with plenty of people looking to crack open some fizz given the slightest excuse, dropping of hats included.

A Toast to Plonk and Roman Plonkers

Charli Morgan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

I determined to nerd up on vino and give old Bacchus a run for his money, ahead of our wedding, because nobody would be wrapping ties around heads or knee-sliding across the dancefloor without a few, potent grapes in their tums.

Diamond Drinks - A Patriotic Jubilee Weekend Booze Menu

Jane Peyton | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

We don't need an excuse for a drink in Britain but if we did, Jubilee Weekend would be it. Party fever is building. Have you decided yet what or where you will be drinking? If not, may I offer my suggestions for patriotic libations to celebrate this historic time?