As we are not going to be able to hold our usual Christmas Open House this year due to indoor spacing constraints, we will instead be opening all three new Lucas & Lewellen Sparkling Wines along with the new Carmenere to taste all weekend long! (Regular wine tasting fees apply for non-members).
Live music outdoors both afternoons and special pricing on holiday wines. After your tasting, wander around and soak up the holiday festivity of the village of Solvang! Watch the town schedule here: https://www.solvangjulefest.org/
If you enjoyed Champagne or sparkling wine last week while gleefully celebrating the demise of 2020, you may not have thought about the heavy bottle containing the bubbly. But there is a story there.
Wood emerged as a precious commodity in the 1500s. The population of England and Wales soared, escalating demand for wood. Wood was used to construct and heat buildings. It was used in glass making. It was vital to ship building.
Sparkling wine can only be called Champagne if it comes from the region of Champagne, France. Strictly speaking, champagne means "French Champagne" coming from the Reims and Epernay districts east of Paris. California produces two types of sparkling wine. The bulk process type is basically glorified soda pop. The other, usually labeled methode champenoise or methode traditionelle, means the second fermentation process must take place in the same bottle it is served from. It is well worth the price to buy a sparkling wine using this method.