CRAZY FOR CAVA
For the last couple of years Prosecco has been all the rage as Americans have fallen in love with the bubbly from Italy. But Cava, Spain’s national sparkling wine, is making waves of its own. Record exports have brightened up the country’s bleak sparkling wine domestic market as Cava producers sold a record breaking 152 million bottles to foreign markets in 2O11 – a 2% increase over 2O1O. However, poor domestic sales – compounded by [...] Read More »
CHÂTEAU MARGAUX AND THE (gasp) SCREWCAP?
Can it be possible? Will we soon see screwcaps enclosing bottles of wine from Château Margaux? It would seem so as even some of the world’s finest wines aren’t immune to cork taint. According to new research by the Bordeaux first growth, organics and screwcaps could be the way forward for the famed estate. The estate’s managing director and winemaker, Paul Pontallier, claimed that organic farming was the future direction for Margaux. “We are very [...] Read More »
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