Category Archives: Sparkling Wine

2013 Clemens Hill Pinot Chardonnay

It’s been quite a few years since producers had to stop using the word ‘Champagne’ associated with sparkling wine unless it was from the Champagne region.  I think this was a good thing.  It stopped Champagne getting credit for quality … Continue reading

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NV Taylors Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut Cuvée

Let’s face it.  We are so, so spoilt when it comes to sparkling wine in this country (among other varieties of course).  At all price points the quality is mostly pretty good.  No wonder it’s so popular.  Taylors have served … Continue reading

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2016 Yelland & Papps Devote Sparkling Vermentino

I googled Sparkling Vermentino only because I thought there can’t be much around in Australia.  I was wrong, there is a bit out there.  But, are they as good as this one! There was every intention of opening this wine … Continue reading

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2017 Lowe Wines ‘Jodie Wilbertree’ Sparkling Rosé

I’m not boasting when I say this.  I’m only saying it to make a point.  I’ve had quite a lot of sparkling rosé in my time and not one of them has tasted or presented like this one. I reckon the … Continue reading

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NV Tatachilla Prosecco

If you have asked me ten years ago what is prosecco I would’ve replied that it is something you wrap around beef and call it Fillet Mignon (Okay, okay. That’s prosciutto but you get my drift). As much as I … Continue reading

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Penley Estate Echo Sparkling Pinot Noir

Living in a place known for its Pinot Noir and sparkling wine has, unfortunately, made me a bit skeptical about mainland versions, more so when it’s Sparkling Pinot Noir!  It appears I may have wasted my ‘skeptical’ time and energy … Continue reading

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NV Hentley Farm Black Beauty Sparkling Shiraz

I am a huge fan of sparkling red.  Whether it be shiraz, cabernet, cab franc, chambourcin…etc.  I love it and we drink quite a bit of it.  This one is very special indeed. Everything about this example is full on … Continue reading

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