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Festive Fizz and Sparkling wine

christmas

#1

Hallowe’en is but a distant memory now, and with talk on the community of booze advent calendars and a Christmas wine thread, I felt it wasn’t too early to start one specifically for Fizz.
I’m also looking for some inspiration and suggestions from a selfish point of view :joy:!
I attend a monthly “kind of tutored” blind tasting group where a “theme” is agreed on and we all bring a bottle to taste, talk about , break it down, sometimes argue and then the fun bit, having a wild guess about what it could possibly be. Our next one is Nov 27th and its Fizz.
I have some staples at home but I’m thinking about something a bit different, not sure yet what, maybe a red sparkling . Ive tried this which was more like a cocktail but I still enjoyed it
http://www.waitrosecellar.com/type/lambrusco-pruno-nero-dry-784515

I also have a grand cru Rose from Verzy ,a Clairette de die, some Tokaj doux, TWS


But I need some suggestions, so hit me with your favourite festive Fizz :smiley:


#2


I really like this one :champagne: I don’t think it’s as fruity as necessarily described; definitely not in the same fruity realms as Prosecco but enough that it is fresh and light :relaxed:


#3

What make is this if I may ask?


#4

This reminds me, I really enjoyed their Ancestrale… Rather delicious, sweet style and guilt free at 6.5% alcohol


#5

I think it may have come from Lidl. Its from Keurus winery.


#6

Thanks @Catherine , Ive got a couple of bottles of Limoux cremant which I really like so I’ll maybe ordr a couple for my own use anyway .Good to have stuff like this in when the friends come round.


#7

Has anyone tried the Limney estate from Davenport winerys??, I’ve had their Horsmonden dry which I really like so was wondering what this was like.


#8

Quite agree, its really great. A useful canapé and general quaffing wine…and sensible alcohol.


#9

Something a bit different? Try the WS Lambrusco - it is always a show-stopper, not the least because everyone’s memory of the commercial style 30 years ago. This is nothing like that. Great fun, lovely with pizza slices, salami etc.


#10

@wineyg I do in fact have some in the garage, good call :muscle:


#11

I keep meaning to try that! In a similar vein on my last WSET 2 revision session we had this to celebrate;


if you’re looking for a bit of a mid-morning sparkler it hits the spot! Peachy :peach: and delicately sweet but not cloying.


#12

Muga Condo de Haro which the WS supply. More than your usual Cava in £ but so much more in style.


#13

@DrEm oooh sounds promising


#14

@wineyg @catherine… oops I did have some :scream:


#15

Ideal breakfast wine then :+1::wink:


#16

You’re obsessed with wine when … you don’t know what you’ve got hidden away. :wink:

Enjoy.


#17

Cremants are in danger of becoming “cool” but there are very few that don’t dance a jig over the quality of most prosecco/cava - and make for a very good second bottle if your budget can only stretch to one decent champagne.


#18

Ooh, yes, THIS is wonderful. So light, the sweetness so well balanced, lovely to have on its own or with light puddings.:heart_eyes:

My go-to festive fizz is Nyetimber:

It’s just such a treat of a sparkler, it really suits the sense of occasion. Bags of flavour, and a real moment of pride for me when it comes to English wine successes.


#19

@laura I was looking at this last night Laura, definitely need to try it.
Thanks


#20

Worth a try, what’s the abv like?