13: World Wine Guys Explain Sparkling Wines – #013

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s bubble time! If you are the person who buys bubbles only once a year, and it’s this time of year, you may enjoy this casual conversation with “The World Wine Guys” — Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen. Mike and Jeff have done it all in the wine business over the past 20 years, as wine book authors, freelance writers, critics, and judges (yes, there is such a thing as a wine judge!). Their moniker comes from their exploration of wine from every corner of planet Earth, and one of their specialties is sparkling wine. Since we were in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic when recording this, Mike and Jeff are not doing much globetrotting, but instead sheltering-in-place at their home in Spain — which offered the opportunity to have a discussion about sparkling wine. During the conversation, we discuss all different types of sparkling wine, which ones to buy depending on your occasion and circumstance, how to serve, and how to pair with food.

To learn more about Mike and Jeff, visit their website – http://worldwineguys.com/ You can connect with them on various social channels as well … Instagram: @worldwineguys ( https://www.instagram.com/worldwineguys/ ) Twitter: @worldwineguys ( https://twitter.com/worldwineguys  ) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/World-Wine-Guys-324965909593/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFC49ZqAajzOfmG1Fs1liwA Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/worldwineguys/

MIKE DeSIMONE and JEFF JENSSEN, also known as the World Wine Guys, are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers, educators, and hosts.  They are award winning journalists as well as best-selling and award-winning authors.  They have been featured guests on the TODAY Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Better TV, and the CBS, FOX, and NBC networks.

Want some great wine books? Check out these from Mike and Jeff (they make great gifts for the wine lover in your life):

Red Wine: The Comprehensive Guide to the 50 Essential Varieties & Styles Link from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2WB3AV8

Wines of California: The Comprehensive Guide https://amzn.to/2KMzw6b (Special Deluxe Edition: https://amzn.to/34DgqXh)

Wines of The Southern Hemisphere: The Complete Guide https://amzn.to/34AxcWW

The Fire Island Cookbook https://amzn.to/3rwFJnQ

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