Sparkling wine is becoming an everyday wine

LIKE MANY OF YOU, OUR PARENTS USED to reserve sparkling wine and champagne for special occasions—Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and big events. But younger people are embracing sparklers as more of an everyday wine and drinking it year-round. On a trip to Italy this summer, we noticed scores of younger people drinking Prosecco, Italy’s […]

Sierra Starr’s “Starr Bright” Champagne on Christmas

Surprisingly, a Sierra Foothills winery sells a champagne — Sierra Starr Vineyard in Grass Valley. We’re going to drink Sierra Starr’s “Starr Bright” Champagne on Christmas. It’s a “bright sparkler with delightful melon flavors. It’s fresh, fruity and slightly sweet.” Sierra Starr’s motto with its sparkler: “We guarantee 68 million bubbles per bottle.” We’ve enjoyed […]