Pop, Fizz, Clink: How to Enjoy Sparkling Wine Like a Pro!

Pop, Fizz, Clink: How to Enjoy Sparkling Wine Like a Pro!

  • Rebecca Traynor

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to pop open some bubbly! 

There's nothing quite like the crisp, refreshing taste of sparkling wine, and at Traynor Vineyard, we know a thing or two about how to enjoy it. So, whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or a newbie to the world of bubbly, we've got you covered with some tips and tricks to make the most out of your sparkling wine experience.

First things first, let's talk about how to properly open a bottle of Traynor Vineyard sparkling wine. It can be a bit intimidating but fear not – with a few simple steps, you'll be a pro in no time. Start by chilling your bottle in the fridge for a few hours before opening it or in a bucket of ice. Once you're ready, place your hand over the twist top and slowly and gently twist the cap, careful not to let it pop too quickly.

Now that your bottle is open, it's time to taste the wine. Take a moment to appreciate the aromas wafting from the glass, then take a sip and let the bubbles dance on your tongue. At Traynor Vineyard, we're particularly fond of our Pet-Nat and Piquette sparkling wines. Our Pet-Nat is a dry, crisp and refreshing sparkling wine made from our Ontario-grown grapes. Our Piquette is a lower alcohol and lightly sparkling wine made from pressed grape skins, stems and seeds that would have otherwise been discarded. Both are perfect for any occasion – whether you're celebrating a special event or simply want to indulge in a glass of bubbly on a weekday night.

Of course, sparkling wine isn't just for sipping on its own – it also pairs beautifully with a variety of foods. One of our favourite recipes to enjoy with sparkling wine is a simple but delicious cheese plate. Start with a variety of cheeses – we recommend a sharp cheddar, creamy brie, and tangy goat cheese. Add in some fresh fruit such as grapes or sliced apples, and a handful of nuts for crunch. Top it all off with a drizzle of honey and you've got the perfect accompaniment to your glass of bubbly.

So, there you have it – some tips on how to enjoy sparkling wine like a pro, along with a tasty recipe to enjoy with it. Whether you're a fan of our Pet-Nat or Piquette, or you're trying out something new, we hope you'll raise a glass with us and enjoy the magic of sparkling wine. Cheers!