Bubbling Over (A Fix.com Guide To Sparkling Wine)

Vinted on April 7, 2015 binned in going pro, learning wine
Fix.com sparkling wine

image: Fix.com

Attention, peeps!

My latest entry for Fix.com is now live; this time, we’re providing an overview of some of the world’s more exciting sparkling wine regions, titled Bubbling Over. See what they did there? Ok, I’ll shut up now.

Once again, the Fix.com crew’s stellar graphics talents are on full display, making the most (and then some!) of my modest attempt at the prose. The full info-graphic is embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

Most of these bubbly regions will be familiar to you geeks, though I think there’s one in there that might come as a slight surprise even to you fabulous wine nerds. Enjoy!


Source: Fix.com





  • Solomon Mengeu

    I don’t know if this post will have that much cachet from the wine geek crowd, Joe Roberts. Yes it is simple & easy to understand, but…..

    You missed Franciacorta, MCC from S.Africa, Cremant as a category (besides d’ Alsace, Riesling Sekt, I could go on here. But the graphics and info graphs are cool.

    • 1WineDude

      Solomon – thanks. Alas, there was a word count limit…

  • Marie

    Yup, I was at first disappointed not to see Cremant d’Loire (my favorite!) and Franciacorta too; but I figured *something* had to give way for reasons of space. Hey, anything that sings the praises of the bubbles is fine with me!

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks, Marie. Lots of great bubble options but I’m only getting paid up to a certain word count there :-) Cheers!

  • MyrddinGwin

    Hey, Dude,
    Have you tried a Clairette de Die? I’ve only tried one, myself, but it was wildly aromatic and quite lovely. Also, have you tried any of the sparkling wines coming out from England at all? Some of them are supposed to be quite good, since the chalk formations that run through Chablis and Burgundy run all the way up to the downs of Southeastern England. The White Cliffs of Dover are, in fact, made of that same chalk formation.
    Also, are the White Cliffs of Dover as famous as I thought they were? A year ago, I tried ordering a case of sparkling wine from Chapel Down in England through the LCBO, since there are no English wines available in the LCBO. I brought up the White Cliffs of Dover as an illustration of the soil make-up of that area and why I was interested in ordering some wine from there, and the lady I was communicating with said, “I can’t find a restaurant with that name anywhere in Ontario”. Was the face-palm I reacted with (it was communication through e-mail, so I didn’t have to worry about immediate social repercussions), as well as the face-palms many of my friends and family did when I told them about the communication, justified in your opinion?

    • 1WineDude

      MG – yes, yes, and yes :).

      Personally, I’ve found CdD a bit hit or miss, but generally good stuff. England is killing it with bubbles (and they likely invented sparkling wine, so we shouldn’t be too surprised!). As far as I am concerned, the white cliffs of Dover are famous (but maybe I am old? :-) Cheers!

  • Bob Henry


    You just alienated the folks at Chat. Ste. Michelle and their Washington state sparkling wines.

    Link: https://www.ste-michelle.com/shop/michelle


    Those sample bottles are now going to Hoser.


    • 1WineDude

      Bob – well, they can get in line! :-)

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