Simply the best bubbles…

 

The word traditional often conjures up ideas of conservative and dull but when it comes to sparkling wine, nothing could be further from the truth.

Traditional method bubbles are made the same way as champagne, only without using the 'c' word, which is legally restricted only to those in the Champagne region, who won exclusive legal naming rights to their region's name in 1958.

Good on the French for protecting such a powerful brand.

So, what is the traditional method?

It involves two fermentations, the second one followed by a long, slow aging on lees - the decomposing yeast cells left over following fermentation. These cells release manoproteins as they break down into the wine, making it taste of fresh pastry, bread and sourdough. Delicious, in other words. And the longer the wine spends on lees, the better; more intensity comes about as a result of this slow aging process. It's a costly one too.

Join us in store on Saturday 5 October to find out more about why traditional bubbles are simply the best… Pop in for a taste and talk with the makers - accompanied with finger food to match.

Join us from 1pm onwards.

The bubbles open at Regional's mini fizz festival... 

Saturday 5 October 1pm to 5pm

Quartz Reef Brut NV

Quartz Reef Blancs de Blancs 2013

Quartz Reef Rosé

Alan McCorkindale Rosé 2009

Saint Clair Dawn 2013

No 1 Family Estate Assemble NV

No 1 Family Estate Calibre 70 Cuvee

No 1 Family Estate Blancs de Blancs NV

Nautilus Brut NV

Nautilus Rosé

Palliser Estate Methodé The Griffin

Pelorus NV

Pelorus Rose NV

Pelorus Vintage 2006 from magnum – special edition

 

The bubbles open at Regional's mini fizz festival... 

Saturday 5 October 1pm to 5pm

Quartz Reef Brut NV

Quartz Reef Blancs de Blancs 2013

Quartz Reef Rosé

Alan McCorkindale Rosé 2009

Saint Clair Dawn 2015

No 1 Family Estate Assemble NV

No 1 Family Estate Calibre 70 Cuvee

No 1 Family Estate Blancs de Blancs NV

Nautilus Brut NV

Nautilus Rosé

Palliser Estate Methodé The Griffin

Pelorus NV

Pelorus Rose NV

Pelorus Vintage 2006 from magnum – special edition