I have to be at work this Monday so I won’t have a ChrisTonite on Oct 21st. I’ll party in groningen instead!
All sparkling wines are champagne, right? Wrong! There is the methode champenoise or methode traditionelle, but there are also other methods. Crucial is the 2nd fermentation in the bottle that adds the bubbles. Some additional sugars and yeast are added to the wine after its regular fermentation (hence the second fermentation). Different is how long this 2nd step lasts. The longer it takes, the smoother the taste.
Just created a Facebook page for ChrisTonite. Of course, I’ve had a Google+ page for ever, but having both is a good idea either way.