Beginning in Italy with Prosecco. Or not… Rivolto Zanotto Vino Bianco Spumante Extra Dry NV, Veneto, Italy (£10 Vino Beano) Fresh, satisfying fizz, not massively complex but scores for its dry caramel and green apple flavours, dangerously moreish… B+   And another Italian I didn’t film… Il Serraglio Saliceto Buzzalino […]

Sparkling Wine Round-Up

Not yer average bottles, so are these not yer average wines…? Freixenet Prosecco NV, Veneto, Italy (£12 Ocado) Gentle, friendly style with a toffee-like edge to the ripe green apple and pumice-stone flavours, not massively complex, but slips down easily. B Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Réserve “Floral Sleeve” NV, France […]

Can you, should you judge a wine by its cover?

Collalto Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut NV, Veneto, Italy On the not-extremely-dry end of dry, this is subtle, tasty wine with notes of apple sherbet and light poached pears, a light floral edge and rounded, yeasty finish. S- Collalto Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry NV, Veneto, Italy A touch […]

Three Sparkling Italian Wines from Collalto

Perlezza Prosecco Brut NV, Veneto, Italy (£9 Spar) Simple quaffer, slightly nutty, slightly creamy, maybe lacks fruit, but perfectly OK. C Harvey Nichols Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore NV, Veneto, Italy (£15 Harvey Nichols) A huge step up in quality, combining the apple foam and fleshy/sherbetty appeal with pumice-like minerality. S- The […]

Wine Tasting Video: Sparkling Wines from the Loire plus Prosecco