Charles Ellner was a professional Champagne riddler who slowly began purchasing vineyards and making his own Champagne for family and friends. Now, this is his full time gig, both using estate grown fruit and sourcing from neighboring vineyards. This Champagne comes from all estate grown chardonnay and pinot noir. The chardonnay spent a few months in large old oak barrels before blending and bottling in 2003. This is a beautiful vintage with a slight bit of caramel, vanilla, and hazelnut on the nose and palate, a rich and creamy mousse and round acidity.
We just can't get enough of lambrusco. From culinary centric province of Modena, known for its rich cuisine and salumi, the sparkling red wine can match the strong flavors of food while cutting through the fat with its crisp bubbles. Founded in 1919, Carlo, Mario, and Paolo Carafoli are the third generation to run the family winery. This is a lively lambrusco, with a full body of ripe berries, cherries, and plums and effervescent froth.
Lotte Pfeffer and Hans Müller took over Weingut Brüder Dr. Becker from Lotte’s father in 1984. By then, organic agriculture had been practiced since the mid-1970’s on the eleven hectares of land, mainly at the base of the slopes of the Rhine. They face mostly south and southeast, maximizing the summer sun as it crosses the Rhine. This 100% Scheurebe is a blend of two different sites– one sandy the other in limestone.
In the mood for Champagne, but trying to keep within your budget? This is a beautiful alternative from southern France – elegantly dry with persistent, creamy bubbles and notes of green apple, pear, a touch of vanilla. There's no need for a special occasion. With this wine, finishing a long day at work or catching up on last week's episode of Breaking Bad is reason enough to celebrate. Winemaking Details: Methode Traditionnelle
The rosé sister to our most popular sparkling wine, the Dibon Cava Brut, this festive bubbly has strawberry and red fruits on the nose, with red berry and stone fruit flavors on the palate along with refreshing minerality and balanced acidity. A perfect choice to make any day a special occassion.
The Zucchi farm and winery are located right in the heart of the Sorbara zone of Emilia-Romagna region. Besides wonderful Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma ham, and Modena Balsamic Vinegar, this area is home to the refreshing Lambrusco wine. The Zucchi family has around eight hectares of vines all farmed organically and tended with the traditional Pergola system. This is a very light-colored wine that might almost be mistaken for a rosato. The aromas are very delicate and refined with hints of red fruits like strawberries and subtle floral tones.
Eve’s Cidery is a small family run orchard and cidery in Van Etten, in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. They say they "believe in nature, art, good food and hard work" and we believe it! This semi-dry sparkling cider is a blend of English, French and American cider apples, fermented in the bottle, and at 10% alcohol, is nothing like what you think of when you see "sparkling cider" in a deli. It's full of the flavors of fall, earthy and complex, but bright with acidity.
Pale sunshine yellow color and lightly sparkling, this Moscato d'Asti has intense aromas of peaches, rose petals and ginger. On the palate it is delicately sweet and sparkling with modest acidity, good balance, good complexity and a finish of fresh apricots. This is a lovely way to begin or end any meal!
This has many characteristics of fine Champagne, but is also quite clearly from the Jura. Fully dry (they use no dossage) it has notes of pear and citrus with a light, clean texture and lovely, tiny bubble from the Metthodé Champenoise style of fermentation. A lovely wine to enjoy on it's own, and truly perfect with oysters.
Light gold with plenty of bubbles, this wine has aromas of apples and pears with pleasant floral notes. Crisp and light-bodied on the palate, stone fruit flavors are accompanied by a mild minerality and balanced acidity. A delicious sparkler for a great price! Winemaking Details: Natural Yeast Fermentation,