A truly unique label from a winemaker that carves his own ground. Philip Shaw has made his home in Orange, New South Wales and his cellar door there is rather spectacular.
The Prat family are a ‘hands on’ Champagne family and this wine is a testament to their passion for their work.
The Champagnes from the house of JL Vernon have much to offer by way of delight and the cellar door in the centre of the village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger is well worth a visit. Being Cote des Blancs fruit, most of these wines are sourced
This fizz is often lauded as one of New South Wales’ best sparkling offerings and having tasted it several times recently, it is a wine that certainly stands up and puts itself forward. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes for this wine come from
It is no secret that I am a fizz fan. At a recent tasting, this was one of my favourite finds. Firstly some background. Franciacorta in Northern Italy is a great source of fizz that, partly because of the strength of our own domestic sparkling
The top fizz from the Bird in Hand team made from Pinot Noir in the traditional method with 18 months on lees. I love the packaging, the bottle has sensuous lines and the labelling is uber stylish. The wine inside is comparable to popular branded
Sourced from the Clare Valley, this sparkling shiraz is one that has its own tune – like an indy artist that is refreshingly different. The layered and complex nose of blueberry Lindt chocolate, blackberry jam and chocolate coated liquorice is one to take time
Arras 2004 Grand Vintage This wine puts Tasmanian sparkling wine firmly on that bench where all the best fizz sit. Ed Carr must have a very long bench indeed, just from the trophies and gongs his sparklers have claimed and deservedly so. I am
This may be the harder to find for this smart Hungerford Hill bubbles duo. It was re-released late last year for Christmas but is still available on the Hungerford Hill website. If you are up in the Hunter, definitely stock up on it
Tumbarumba has long been recognised as a great source of juice for bubbles. Cool and even ripening conditions give a fineness of structure and flavour that is found in few pockets in Australia such as Tasmania and this NSW alps region, Tumbarumba. Hungerford Hill