PROSECCO TREVISO 'Spago' Brut Il Follo Italy The lightest form of Prosecco; very lightly sparkling (frizzante), dry and refreshing and very easy to drink. Spago refers to the piece of string which is tied over the driven cork.
2011 MALVASIA Vina Laguna Istria Croatia The grape variety that really characterises Croatia's Istrian vineyards, Malvasia is a wonderfully versatile style that appeals to most peoples tastes. Lots of grapey fruit with medium body and bright... (more info)
KAAPSE VONKEL Brut Simonsig Estate South Africa The name just means 'Cape Sparkling' and this name seems to be all part and parcel of the low-key unpretentiousness of the Malan family who own Simonsig. This is really well-made with a good balance... (more info)
2009 CLIMAT NO. 2 Domaine de Pierre, Lionel Gosseaume Loire France We were bowled over when we tasted this back in January as a tank sample, but then very disappointed when it closed up after bottling. We have just re-tasted it, and at last it is back - and more... (more info)
2012 MOSCATO D'ASTI Aldo Vajra Piedmont Italy Light in alcohol like all Mosacatos, Vajra's version seems to catch all the essence of the scent of the Muscat grape and its scrumptious juiciness, with the delicacy of touch and freshness on the... (more info)
2011 LA MAGGIORINA Le Piane Piedmont Italy Made from the oldest vines on the estate, this Nebbiolo/Croatina blend is lighter in colour than the estate's other wines. Grown on a high trellis - all done by hand like all the other wines. Real... (more info)
BARON ALBERT Tradition Brut Non Vintage France Tasted 'blind' in a line-up of inexpensive champagnes (as well as one Grande Marque) this showed remarkably well, coming out as a clear winner. Bright, light and very fresh, this is an easy drinking... (more info)