Tag: sparkling wine

Horizontal versus Vertical Lees Aging: A Case Study in Franciacorta

Note: Last fall, I was invited to visit the Italian sparkling wine region, Franciacorta (thank you, Jeremy Parzen (Do Bianchi) and the Franciacorta Consortium!).  The following is a post based upon some of the information gleaned on that trip.  Disclaimer:…

Going Whichever Way the Wind Blows: The Effect of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) on Cava Quality

Is it possible to predict the quality of a wine, for example Cava (Spanish sparkling wine) just by using meteorological data?  Could you predict if a particular Cava would be good quality or poor quality just by knowing certain atmospheric…