Pét-nat, piquette, col fondo, and hybrids, a sparkling wine category I refer to as “funky bubbles,” are rising in popularity with winemakers and consumers in the US. In my first article for Planet of the Grapes, I sought to explore why these wines, some dating back to the Romans, are experiencing this sudden surge.
There are many ways to label wines, corporate, native, biodynamic, organic, single vineyard, family, old world, new world, etc. But some wines defy explanations. These are the wines that march to the beat of their own drums. If all you ever experience of these wines is their taste in the glass you will certainly enjoy […]