Category Archives: USA

Sparkling wine – Washington

What A state in the Pacific North-west that is gaining a reputation for its quality sparkling wines. It has a common viticultural area with Oregon – the Columbia River Valley, which serves as their border.  There is one major producer, the rest … Continue reading

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Sparkling wine – Oregon

What A cool moist climate region for grape growing – ideal for champagne varieties.  Small volumes from artisan producers – sounds like grower champagne.  Unfortunately it is difficult to locate these wines in the UK. Where The region is called … Continue reading

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Sparkling wine – California

What Sparkling wine production was started in California in the 1890s, by Korbel Bros.  Then, the charmat method dominated, using a wide range of grape varieties.  After World War 2, the transfer method took over.   In the 1970s, lack … Continue reading

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