Sparkling Archives - 2 Hollywood Winos

Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava

The United States has sparkling wine, France has champagne and Italy has prosecco. Spain has cava. Cava is a sparkling wine in Spain, primarily produced in the Penedès region of Catalonia – just west of Barcelona. It often consists of Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada grape varietials. In comparison, French champagne and U.S. sparkling wine often uses Chardonnay and […]

A Day of Bubbly Tasting in Napa/Sonoma and a Dinner at Hess Collection

When we were up in Napa recently for the 2013 Napa Valley Film Festival – Jane had her film Citizen Hearst in the festival, we decided it would be fun to do a day of bubbly tastings at well known wineries (Mumm Napa, Domaine Chandon and Domaine Carneros) that specialize in sparkling wines. First, we […]

Today’s Bottle: Amity Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2010

It’s Tuesday and time for some chicken, mushroom and artichoke pasta that called for some white wine. So why not open a bottle we picked up in Willamette Valley, Oregon? It’s a good excuse to drink the leftover wine too!  The bottle is a pinot blanc and the vineyard is Amity. We drove quite a […]

Guinness and Champagne: Two Great Tastes, Do They Taste Great Together?

So  in all honesty I feel the need to preface this entry with the stipulation that I am a purist when it comes to most things. I have a modern design sensibility that usually prefers to celebrate simple uncomplicated things and bask in their functional honesty. For instance, years ago when it seemed the city […]

Let’s Drink Some Bubbly

On New Year’s Eve, there seemed to be a number of different options for the bubbly. We were so inspired that we decided to do a taste test of some sparkling wines and prosecco. We chose a Prosecco, Sparkling Wine and California Champagne (something the French wouldn’t be happy about). Here were the contenders: Dolce […]

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