New Look for Anna de Codorníu

Looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or just want to add a bit of festivity to any night of the week? Try a bottle of the Anna de Codorníu Brut or Brut Rosé. The Spanish sparkling wines have a new look for 2014 but still have the same great taste and value. This Cava […]

Celebrate with Cava

Looking for a budget-friendly bottle of sparkling wine to ring in the New Year? Look to Spain — Cava, the country’s answer to Champagne, is a delicious and affordable alternative to French or California bubbly. Cava comes from Penedès, a region in northeast Spain near Barcelona. It is made from three Spanish grapes: Macabeo, Parellada, […]

A Guide to Sparkling Wine

‘Tis the season to toast with Champagne! When you’re selecting that bottle of bubbly for your celebration there are many options besides the traditional French sparking wine. Not sure what the differences are among all the varieties of bubbly? This guide will help explain why all Champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wines […]

Champagne Alternatives for Valentine’s Day

When you’re toasting with that special someone this Valentine’s Day, you don’t need to splurge on Champagne.  Excellent sparkling wine is produced around the world using the same method and often with the same varietals (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier).  And there’s an added bonus of seeking sparkling wines outside of Champagne – often […]

Ring in the New Year with Codorniu

If you’re a fan of sparkling wine but have yet to try Cava you are missing out. Produced through the same traditional method as Champagne but costing much less, the Spanish sparkling wine is wonderful for any type of celebration. Two delicious suggestions for ringing in the New Year: Anna de Codorníu Brut and Anna […]

AG Pick Under $15: Pares Balta Brut

Don’t wait until a special occasion to break out the bubbly.  Make any night of the week special with Parés Baltà Brut, a great deal at $11 a bottle. Parés Baltà Brut is a Cava, Spain’s version of sparkling wine.  Just like Champagne it is made using the traditional method, with the second fermentation taking […]