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In the classic method of sparkling wine production, the riddling process is used to cause the sediment to fall to the cork after secondary fermentation. During this process, the bottles are positioned upside down at a 45° angle and gradually shaken, turned and the angle increased every couple of days until they are positioned straight downward and the sediment is ready for disgorgement.
Holiday Wishes from the WV
The holidays are here again — time to get together with friends and family. This December, Sparrow Wine Company will be helping out with our monthly event by hosting a blind tasting. Whether you come to learn more about the nuances of Old World and New World wines, we hope you just come to share a drink of holiday cheer with your friends at the WV.
Adding a Bit of Sparkle
Jennifer Meade, Member
In homage to May's theme, this month's article pays tribute to the wonders of the sparkling wine. Throughout history, we've revered and coveted this libation, but just exactly why the addition of those little bubbles make us swoon is somewhat of a mystery. To demystify the great and mighty bubbly, we’ll explore how it is made and find out what makes a great sparkler great.