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The Best Sparkling Wines

Though we firmly believe that bubbles should be enjoyed year-round, no special occasion excuses required, laying in a good supply over the holidays …

The vineyard virgins giving English wine a sparkle

Study shows surge in new vineyards in England with 37 new winemakers licensed by HMRC in 2015<p>The Queen has famously served it to Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, and it will now be the official drink of Downing Street receptions.<p>As English sparkling wines gain increasing acclaim at home …

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Drinking Champagne

In all honesty, there is no wrong way to enjoy champagne. If you’re enjoying it, mission accomplished. But whether you are a serious collector or winemaker, or simply a wine enthusiast, there are a few things the pros do (or, rather, <i>don’t</i> do) that make it even better. For example, classic champagne …

The Real Story Behind Jay Zs Champagne Deal

Earlier this week, media outlets around the world started trumpeting Jay Z’s latest boardroom triumph. “Jay Z buys Armand de Brignac champagne …

Why we’re drinking more Champagne than ever before

After the global financial crisis put a big dent in consumption, bubbly is back in a big way. Here's why.<p>Maybe the good times are here to stay.<p>More of us are quaffing Champagne than ever before, and at a record rate — the fizzy stuff has just racked up its best year ever.<p>Champagne sales are a good …

AKZ Architectura designs soft pink interior for champagne bar in Kiev

Ukranian studio AKZ Architectura paired a blushed-pink colour palette with Art Deco-style furniture for the interior of this champagne bar in Kiev (+ …

Lady Victoria Hervey: 'Unless it's champagne, I can’t handle it'

When Lady Victoria Hervey answers the door of her hotel room at The Goring in London, the 5ft 11in blonde has rollers the size of drains in her hair and is half in, half out of her T-shirt. “Are you lunch?” she asks, expectantly.<p>“No, I’m from the Telegraph.” I say. “I’m here to interview you.”<p>“Oh.” …

Drinking Champagne instead of English sparkling wine is now 'unpatriotic'

English wine is now so good it is unpatriotic to drink Champagne, Waitrose says, as the UK's vineyards are being recognized on a global scale for the first time.<p>Home-grown wines which were once considered "a joke" have started to be offered to guests at Royal events and functions at no.10 Downing …

She's a bit of all white: TOWIE's Megan McKenna flashes major side boob in a very daring swimsuit at Champagne Spray party in Marbella

She is known for her risque dress sense.<p>And Megan McKenna certainly didn't disappoint as she stepped out at the Ocean Beach Champagne Spray party in …

Sparkling varieties boost popularity of sake among young women, non-traditional markets

Sparkling sake has recently been gaining popularity, especially among young women.<p>With a light carbonation similar to Champagne, as well as a lower …

3 elegant French wines to pair with rustic kale and sausage

The tender greens of spring match rich sausage in this simple dish that tumbles the elements together in one bowl. Though easy to make, the flavors are diverse, meaning you'll want a wine that can tie them together. Here are three from France that do so handily.<p><b>MAKE THIS</b><p><b>Kale with grilled …

Celebrate Every Day with These Fizzy, Bubbly Cocktails

The spirit of patio season can be encapsulated in one word: bubbles. But since brunch owns the mimosa, what's left to drink on a warm summer night or a sunny happy hour outing? There are plenty of creative fizzy cocktail options that won't conjure up cravings for pancakes or eggs …

Summer wines: the 18 best whites, rosés and champagnes

How to Buy an A+ Bottle of Sparkling Wine Without Feeling Like an Idio

Summertime is synonymous with bubbly served ice-cold and <i>alfresco</i>—but popping a bottle is easier than buying it if you’re in unfamiliar territory in the wine shop. If you vacillate between grabbing the first bottle labeled “sparkling” (then wind up sipping something that tastes like gasoline) and …

Sparkling Grapefruit Cocktail

Makes 1 Servings<p>This beautiful, bubbly summertime drink is fancy enough to enjoy on your yacht… or inner tube!<p>June 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 large ruby red or pink grapefruit<p>¼ cup sugar<p>2 ounces gin (preferably Hendricks)<p>½ ounce fresh lemon juice<p>1 sprig tarragon<p>2 ounces French sparkling wine (such as …

How to store open bottles of wine

From full-bodied reds to champagne, you’re probably doing it wrong. Our expert debunks the myths about serving, chilling and teaspoons in the bottle<p>How full is your fridge? I ask this because you may have to make room for some more bottles. According to renowned wine expert Jancis Robinson, author …