Five Impressive Oregon-Made Sparkling Wines

Elegant and elevated bubbles from an unexpected region

Oregon is known for its award-winning Pinot Noir, but its success with sparkling wine might very well change the conversation. The numbers speak volumes (as sparkling wine sales from the state grew more than 50% in Nielsen-tracked channels in 2018) but there are, of course, far more impressive and interesting factors at play here. Andrew Davis, owner of Oregon’s Radiant Sparkling Wine Company (a company …

Veuve Clicquot Champagne Extra Brut Extra Old

A new cuvée made entirely from vintage reserve wines

From the elegant packaging to the silky sips sparkling post-pour, Veuve Clicquot’s forthcoming Extra Brut Extra Old champagne embodies the best of brand’s capabilities. This is a wondrous, well-priced premium cuvée and the result of internal invention. Cellar Master Dominique Demarville developed Extra Brut Extra Old, blending reserve wines drawn from 1988, 1996, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2010. A composition of 47% Pinot Noir, 27% …

Eight Superb Rosé Wines for Spring

Both sparkling and still options, across all price points

With the announcement of Quin Candy’s Rosé Gumdrops it dawned on us that we are once again returning to the season of celebratory pink wines. While the reputation of rosé was all but destroyed during the White Zinfandel heyday, it’s been on the rise for many, many years now—and there are plenty of superb options at an array of price points. The following selections reflect …