Different types of Sparkling Wine

Date: april 14 2011

About Champagne and Sparkling Wine
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Whether you call it champagne, bubbly, or shimmer wine, sparkling wine is a delicious, invigorating treat. The carbonated beverage is made all over the world, and can be far more complex than the simple sparkler used for wedding toasts. For your next special occasion, treat yourself to a new kind of bubbly, reaching around the world for a local variety that may knock your socks off.

Champagne, the king of sparkling wine, is a proper name given to sparkling wines from the Champagne region of France. Some countries regulate the use of the name, yet some continue to allow sparkling wine produced in other places to masquerade under the distinguished title. Check the bottle carefully; if it doesn’t say that it’s made in Champagne, France, it may still be good, but it isn’t Champagne. Made since medieval times, the French drink is composed almost always from chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier grapes, and typically has a dry, complex flavor.

Prosecco is the name of an Italian grape and the sparkling wine it creates. Meant to be served quite cold, prosecco is noted for its naturally dry characteristics and slightly bitter aftertaste. While wonderful on its own, prosecco is also the main ingredient to a fantastic summery cocktail, the Bellini. Invented in the 1940s and boasting a cheery pink color, the Bellini is a fruity and fizzy mix of two parts prosecco and one part peach puree.

Italy is well known for another sparkling wine that is frequently served with dessert. Asti spumante is made from the super sweet moscato bianco grape, also used in Moscat wine. Due to the sugar content in the grape, Asti spumanti has a delicate sweetness and is a fantastic complement to cheese and fruit, or heavy cakes. Though sweet wines tend to be high in alcohol content, Asti is relatively low, about 12% by volume.

For a night of paella and gazpacho, complement your Spanish fare with the delicious local sparkling wine called cava. Cava was invented during the dreadful plague that destroyed much of the European grape vines in the 19th century, using hardy strains of white grape. Available in dry, medium and sweet versions, the drink is traditional in Spanish celebrations like baptisms. Cava pairs wonderfully with traditional Spanish food and can add a new level of authenticity to Spanish themed dinners.

Sparkling wine is undoubtedly a party drink. Whether toasting the bride and groom or setting a cruise ship off in style, it adds a layer of fun and tradition to any major celebration. The choices in sparkling beverages are much wider than simple champagne, and well worth exploring as a means of enjoying or better understanding regional cuisine.

SOURCE: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-some-different-types-of-sparkling-wine.htm

Foodies and wine lovers travel north from Manila to wine and dine at Philippines’ best fine dining restaurant in Pampanga Clark Freeport worth the 60-minutes drive for a memorable evening of good food with vintage wine at Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar

This fine dining restaurant is also famous for its low carbohydrates “low carb” dishes highly recommended for frequent diners who are on a low fat food and favor healthy food. This is a unique restaurant that can help frequent diners maintain a healthy diet and enjoy delicious fine dining cuisine at the same time. Vegetarian dishes are a specialty here also and so are “halal” cuisines also.

Favorites of frequent diners, foodies and wine lovers are steaks, Wagyu, Foie Gras, lobsters, venison, kangaroo loin, osso buco, veal chops, Kurabuto pork, escargots and a good selection of cheeses to enjoy with fine Vintage port and Sauternes. Cuban cigars such as Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Upmann, Partagas, Romeo Julieta and Trinidad are also available in the Magnum Room which is a wine bar and lounge for before and after dinner relaxation. A good selection of Armagnac, Cognac, Single Malt, Vodka and other liquor is served in addition to the wine vintage wines some served by the glass.

Recent opinion survey of frequent travelers heading north towards Subic and Clark Pampanga revealed that the number one most frequently visited fine dining restaurant in Pampanga is Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar located in Clark Philippines.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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