Grapevine: Summer Sparklers

We’ve gathered three liquid sparklers from different wine regions of the world.

By John Farlow - July 2014

Sparkling Wine for the Summer Months

We’ve gathered three liquid sparklers from different wine regions of the world.

By John Farlow - July 2014

Get Baltimore Daily.

Sign up today and you'll get our latest stories delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Estandon Brut Rose Méthode Traditionnelle “Fines Bulles”$35,
Constantine Wines

Like the Segura Viudas Cava, this wine is made with the same technique as Champagne, but yields a different result. Produced in Provence, it draws on the lustier red grapes of the region—Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah—for both its body and pink color. It’s full-flavored, with notes of cherry, blood orange, and thyme. Pairs well with salmon or even burgers.

Gemin Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV
$16, Grappoli Imports

There’s no shortage of fresh and lively examples of Prosecco, Italy’s national aperitif. The Gemin is classic, with plenty of pear and white-peach notes, but it’s also creamier, drier, and more interesting than many of its peers. Not as dry as the Aria, it will do better with mildly spicy things like wings or grilled sausages. Slap a few into a cooler, and you’ll soon forget about the July heat!

Segura Viudas Cava Estate
Brut NV “Aria” 
$15, Reliable Churchill

This bubbly hails from the Penedès region of Spain, just outside of Barcelona. The second fermentation (the one responsible for the bubbles) takes place in the bottle, just as in Champagne. The result is a sparkling wine with a creamy texture and plenty of finesse, with pretty tropical fruit tones and a clean, dry finish. If you’re grilling chicken or fish, this is the wine for you.

You May Also Like

On The Town

Local Fall Beers You Should Be Drinking Right Now

From peach beers to red ales, Baltimore breweries are getting creative this season.

Food & Drink

Review: Bluebird Cocktail Room

The Bluebird Cocktail Room ups the local bar game.

Food & Drink

Small World

Small batch products are bigger than ever.

Food & Drink

On The Hunt

The cocktails and cuisine at The Elk Room are worth seeking out.

On The Town

Union Brewing and Goonda Beersmiths Collaborate on Best of Baltimore-Inspired Beer

After tying for readers' choice, the breweries created a double IPA to celebrate.

Food & Drink

Home Cooking

Mera Kitchen Collective gives immigrants and refugees platform to cook.

Connect With Us

Most Read

Brendan Dorr and Eric Fooy to Open Gin Bar in Old Goucher: Dutch Courage to open next spring in a historic 1850s house.

Italian Travels Inspired Molina Owners to Open R. House Pizza Stall: Local entrepreneurs debut New Haven-style pizza joint inside Remington food hall.

Watch an Intimate Interview and Performance by Davon Fleming of The Voice: The West Baltimore native talks church, Jennifer Hudson, and chicken boxes.

Open & Shut: Emma’s Tea Spot; Baltimore Food Hub; Eddie's of Mt. Vernon: The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Chef Andrew Carmellini Talks Fried Chicken and Rye Street Tavern: The James Beard Award-winning chef discusses his time in Baltimore.