Michael’s Writings

How do they make sparkling wine?

February, 2018|Michael's Writings|

Sparkling Wines are made by a number of different methods. Most people simply refer to them as Champagne, which is incorrect as Champagne is a wine which is geographically indicated to be produced only in Champagne in France. The Traditional or Champagne Method Champagne is [...]

Cork, the ideal closure…

November, 2017|Michael's Writings|

Cork, the ideal closure… Of the natural cork wine bottle closures used in the world 7 out of 10 bottles use one.  An amazing statistic.  I have twice visited Portugal, once on an educational tour as a guest of the Amorim Corticeira and once to [...]