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Happy Birthday Wine Guide: 3 gift ideas for wine lovers

Buying wine as a gift is incredibly popular, particularly for birthdays. We’ve all got a wine lover in our life (probably more than one, to be fair!) and a nice bottle of something special is a great go-to gift option. Not all wine is created equally, though, and not all wine lovers have similar tastes. […]

How food-friendly is Brut Nature Cava?

Cava, Spain’s favourite sparkling wine, is a great choice for food and wine pairings. This traditional method sparkling wine is well known throughout the world, and makes a valid alternative to Champagne and Prosecco. As wine lovers get more and more adventurous, they start to move away from the more traditional choices when it comes […]

Head to head: Rivamonte Prosecco vs. Freixenet Cava

Ever had Rivamonte Prosecco? This style of light and refreshing sparkling wine has taken the world by storm, and no supermarket wine section or restaurant wine list is complete now without at least a bottle of Prosecco. People like Prosecco because it’s straightforward, simple and – let’s face it – cheap. It’s true, bottles like […]

Cava and Beyond: Discover Spanish Sparkling Wines

Cava is Spain’s foremost sparkling wine. The vineyards of the Cava DO cover a large part of Spain’s growing land, though are concentrated in Catalunya. Recognisable brands like Arrestel Cava, Juvé y Camps Cava, and even Muga Rioja take pride of place in the Spanish sparkling wine section of wine shops throughout the world. So […]

Make Valentine’s Day sparkle – on a budget!

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate with that special someone in your life. For wine lovers, nothing quite marks a celebration like a bottle of bubbly. Whether that’s a prestige cuvée Champagne or a modest Prosecco, the popping of the cork and the gentle fizz says it all.   Sparkling wine for Valentine’s […]

The beginner’s guide to making Prosecco: The tank method

Italian Prosecco is one of the world’s favourite sparkling wines. Wine lovers all over the world love its refreshing acidity, light fruity flavour and, perhaps above all, its accessible price. While Prosecco generally lacks the prestige of Champagne or the complexity of Cava, it still represents great value for money.

Juvé y Camps Cava: Everything you need to know

If you’re a fan of Cava, you’re probably at least a little familiar with Juvé y Camps Cava. It’s a big, family-owned winery in the Penedès region, producing some outstanding sparkling wine. If you don’t know it: fear not. We’ll get you up to speed, quickly, and tell you everything you need to know!

Champagne flutes: What are they for?

Wine glasses are a whole category to themselves, and can appear quite complicated from the outside. There are a whole host of different shapes and sizes, and the basic idea is that each type of glass will best express a given type of wine.