A newish introduction to the UK and not widely available, red fizz can come from a number of countries. It’s rarely the height of sophistication but sparkling red wines can be both surprising and are a lot of fun.
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What you need to know
Conventionally we think of sparkling wine as red or rose but there is a growing culture of red wines from different sources finding their way here.
A great example is the sweet Italian Brachetto which is like Moscato but red with low alcohol and sweet red fruit flavours. Great with chocolate.
The most common we see her is Australian sparkling shiraz which is great fun!
The style ranges from the original jammy style to more ‘serious’ types. Great with spicy food or barbecues.
I’ve tried various experimental ones from all over the world like Argentinean Sparkling Bonarda, they’re gradually making their way here.
Top tip – crack it open at a party and watch peoples faces. It looks brilliant and gets people talking.
This wine may not be to everyone's tastes, it's a red/rosé sweet sparkling red wine from Italy. It has an enormous number of ticks for me. It's low in alcohol, lightly sparkling and a real alternative to traditional desert wines. Try it with chocolate mouse or raspberry pavlova (or just pour yourself a glass and luxuriate in the fact you can have another one!)