Champagne & Sparkling Wines

The perlage is the set of carbon dioxide bubbles produced by a sparkling wine or champagne when the bottle is uncorked and the wine poured into the glass: the fineness and quality of the perlage are elements for assessing the value of the product. 

My passion for Italian sparkling wines and French Champagnes is so total that I called my wine blog Perlage Suite. While education for aspiring sommeliers and wine lovers is the main focus of this website, I also want to give you the broadest possible overview of the extraordinary world of bubbles... obviously interpreted according to my personal taste! 😎

Oysters and champagne: a toast to 2023!

Oysters and champagne: a toast to 2023!

I know, I know... I'm a little late in wishing you a Happy New Year this year! In fact, it has been a while since I wrote on my beloved wine blog, but I will make up for it with a nice reflection dedicated to one of the most beloved pairings of all time: oysters and champagne! A pairing...

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La Montina Franciacorta Riserva: tasting notes

La Montina Franciacorta Riserva: tasting notes

How many times have I said and written that I adore La Montina? So many, I know... but I'll say it again because arriving at sunset with all the little lights was beautiful. It was since 2019 that La Montina Franciacorta didn't organise the tasting of Franciacorta Riserva...

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Modena Champagne Experience 2022: 27 tastings

Modena Champagne Experience 2022: 27 tastings

Last Sunday I was at the Modena Champagne Experience 2022, an event that I think is worth attending if you are a fan of perlage or are looking for a good sparkling wine of this type to add to the menu in your restaurant or in your...

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Sparkling wine: 3 classic methods you should try

Sparkling wine: 3 classic methods you should try

One of my greatest passions is classic method sparkling wine and that is why every day I try to expand my culture on this type. In particular, I have a mission: to taste all Italian classic method sparkling wines. That is why when Federica di...

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Champagne Day: Jacquesson and the prawn bisque recipe

Champagne Day: Jacquesson and the prawn bisque recipe

When Pellegrini 1904 SpA invited me yesterday afternoon to join the virtual toast on the occasion of Champagne Day 2020, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share with you one of the most successful food and wine pairings I have tried lately......

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La Montina: a wonderful evening in Franciacorta

La Montina: a wonderful evening in Franciacorta

It was 25 March 2015, for 4 days I had been an AIS Sommelier and for 15 days Perlage Suite had been born... which gives online notebook with another web address had begun to look like a real wine blog! If I had been told that 4 years later I would be....

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Champagne Laurent-Perrier: Reportage of a love affair

Champagne Laurent-Perrier: Reportage of a love affair

Reportage of a love because I had never been to Champagne, although I loved it. I admit that I would drink nothing else, at all hours of the day. Champagne, champagne and more champagne: champagne is capable of turning an ordinary moment into a special occasion! Then you know...

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French wines: these 6 Champagnes will amaze you

French wines: these 6 Champagnes will amaze you

Last Sunday, I had the honour of attending a Champagne tasting organised by Marco Manzoli, aka @vinogodi, at the La Barrique restaurant in Poviglio, a charming, remote location in the province of Reggio Emilia. Well, we ate a...

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Merlotta Brut: who says charmat method sparkling wine does not evolve?

Merlotta Brut: who says charmat method sparkling wine does not evolve?

As is often the case on my blog, I talk about sparkling wines, and when I talk about sparkling wines I am not just talking about Champagne, Trento DOC or Franciacorta DOCG to mention the more 'sought-after' ones, but I like to discover small realities or dispel 'false myths'. Today I want to tell you about the...

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South Tyrol: a wonderful day hunting for bubbles

South Tyrol: a wonderful day hunting for bubbles

This morning I got up comfortably, also because the bed at Sartori's Hotel in Lavis (TN) was really comfortable! Tomorrow I have a really full day and so today I'm taking it easy in Bolzano, a city that I always like a lot! I arrived around...

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Trentino: a wonderful day hunting for bubbles

Trentino: a wonderful day hunting for bubbles

This morning, incredibly, I woke up half an hour before my alarm clock, so I was able to calmly get ready and set off in the direction of Rovereto! This weekend I'm in Trentino-Alto Adige on the hunt for the best sparkling wines for my guide 500 bubbles in...

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Piedmont: a wonderful day chasing bubbles

Piedmont: a wonderful day chasing bubbles

I'm a bit excited: finally, Friday 7 October 2016 saw the start of my journey of Italy's best sparkling wines to toast the Fiat 500's 60th birthday together! I left a bit behind schedule... but I didn't expect...

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Looking for a classic method sparkling wine? Try Biondelli's Franciacorta!

Looking for a classic method sparkling wine? Try Biondelli's Franciacorta!

Looking for a sparkling wine with which to make a good impression without spending too much? Do you prefer Italian sparkling wines to their more famous (and expensive) French cousins? Do you love the Metodo Classico? Today I want to propose a brut sparkling wine with an excellent quality/price ratio that you can buy with your eyes ...

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La Riccafana and Riccardo Fratus's bio-franciacorta

La Riccafana and Riccardo Fratus's bio-franciacorta

Have you ever wondered whether organic wine is a fad or a synonym for quality? Whether you're a bubbly enthusiast (like me) or a sommelier (like me), it's never too late to delve into an oenological topic destined never to go out of fashion! That's why I decided...

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Post-Christmas family lunch? I chose Bellavista!

Post-Christmas family lunch? I chose Bellavista!

Before I tell you about my wonderful Christmas that I spent with my family at Ristorante Tentazioni in Pisogne, I will take a little leap forward to the day after: Boxing Day! You'll find out why in a few days.... Granted, I wasn't having a Christmas....

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Christo, Berlucchi and the Franciacorta Festival

Christo, Berlucchi and the Franciacorta Festival

Last weekend, Lake Iseo came alive with two truly extraordinary events: the Franciacorta Festival for all #WineLovers and the Santa Croce Festival in Monte Isola for all #FlowerLovers. About the Santa Croce Festival held in Monte Isola...

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All the colours of Franciacorta with La Montina

All the colours of Franciacorta with La Montina

Before I tell you about the delicious Franciacorta wines I tasted at Vinitaly with Federico as guests of the La Montina winery, I want to give you a little preamble that aims to encourage you to make your dreams become your reality. [Tweet "Choose a...

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