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Six Sweetness Levels of Prosecco

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Six Sweetness Levels of Prosecco

You may be surprised to discover that Prosecco is available in 6 different sweetness levels, from the fairly new classification (for Prosecco) of Brut Nature, the driest, to the sweetest style Demi-Sec.   The International Sparking Wine Scale is applicable to most sparkling wines including Champagne, Cava and English Sparkling Wine.  However, not all sparkling wines are made in every classification – that depends mainly on if there are rules governing the category, on the winemaker or the suitability of the grape. BRUT NATURE (also known as Brut Zero, Ultra Brut, Pas Dosé or Dosage Zéro), 0 – 3 g/l of residual...

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Brutissimo Moscato: The Good, Not The Bad Nor Ugly

Ca'Salina Extra Brut Low Sugar Moscato Rosé Sparkling Wine

Brutissimo Moscato: The Good, Not The Bad Nor Ugly

A ‘bone dry Moscato’ is quite an oxymoron.  A phrase which perfectly sums up Ca’Salina’s Brutissimo Manzoni Moscato Extra Brut, a pink sparkling wine.   If you Google ‘Moscato wine’, you’ll see that it is typically a sweet wine.  When I Googled ‘Moscato Extra Brut’, Ca’Salina’s Brutissimo on my website was the only one that appeared. Hence, Moscato is rarely, if ever, bone dry.  Brutissimo is an exceptional wine, not only in terms of taste but also how it’s made.  Produced using Manzoni Moscato grapes, it has only 0.5 grams of residual sugar per litre (that’s very low – a typical...

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Lockdown Life with Fitz Winemaker

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Lockdown Life with Fitz Winemaker

We're interested in what our winemaker's are up to now that all business as usual is anything but.  We asked Gareth Davies, Head Winemaker at Fitz Wine how he was spending his time in isolation and it turns out he's got a full house!  Have a read of his blog post: My dear baby brother turns 30 today – Happy Birthday, Nathan!  We live in different parts of the country, so normally I’d be wishing him well over the phone and hopefully would have remembered to have popped a card in the post. But things aren’t normal at the moment...

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The First Pink Fizz Tasting Evening

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The First Pink Fizz Tasting Evening

This time last month (the evening of Friday 13th March) it was my first ever Pink Fizz Tasting event.  Not only the first Pink Fizz event, but my first event of the year (which hopefully won’t be the last given this strange year). I’d wanted to do a ‘Pink Fizz’ event for a while (after already doing Prosecco and English Sparkling Wine events) and spent the beginning of 2020 finalising my line up.    My Italian producers make some amazing sparkling rosé wines which aren't Prosecco (incidentally Rosé Prosecco doesn't exist, yet) as well as fabulous pinks too from English producers. ...

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A Just Perfect Website

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A Just Perfect Website

Welcome to the new Just Perfect Wines website.  I can’t believe this is the 5th website in 6 years!  I may finally be happy with this one, at least for a while I hope.  It’s quite a minefield when you are staring a business knowing what to do about a website.  So many companies offer to build it at a rather large cost and promises of how fantastic it will be.  But will it though?   The first 2 “professional” websites were quite a disaster especially the 1st attempt.  The 3rd and 4th versions were better but never quite what I...

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