||A great full-bodied alternative to |
||Cannot drink still or sparkling red wines … bad reaction |
||I like sparkling reds more with |
heavier foods, so more in the
colder months, however I did have a
couple of nice cold refreshing red
bubbles over summer. It’s nice
to be able to have a choice and
||Love the earthiness of Grampians |
Estate sparkling red from their
Great Western block victoria
||Some of the sparkling reds can be a bit |
||I think it is an acquired taste. Not great availability where I live. Need to find a |
friend to share a bottle.
My wine drinking friend lives in
NZ and I live on the Gold Coast.
Maybe share with my brother in
law who likes to chill his red wines.
||I don’t like red wine and relate |
similar taste to this I think. I also
don’t want to risk buying a
sparkling red only to be
wished I stuck to my champagne.
|| I like sparkling reds as they feel more|
celebratory than a still wine. Rose
is my favourite at present
||I adore red wine, but what could be |
better than red wine with bubbles!
||Love the fresh bubbly berry tastes |
||They have just a different texture and |
||Love the taste, goes well with food from chilli chocolate to duck to |
dumplings. It looks festive and
bubbles are always wonderful.
||Love Sparkling Merlot & Shiraz. I |
believe they are like a truth serum!
||Either summer or winter I |
absolutely love a chilled sparkling
red. So full of flavour
||I like them as a yummy alternative |
sparkling white. There are some
lovely Victorian ones from up
Rutherglen way. They also go well with cheese at the end of a meal.
||They do not have the same |
crispness and are not as refreshing
||I enjoy sparkling white wine |
personally and sparkling red is
something I can only drink in small
amounts, not as enjoyable.
||I love the marriage of red and |
bubbles. The bubbles totally
change the nature of reds. Versatile food pairings in cooler temps.
||The bubbles, and the sensation of |
drinking sparkling red
|| I like red wine and love bubbles! A great combo and a Christmas |
||Drinks well while eating cheese |
and sometimes l prefer a sparkling red
instead of a heavy red.
||You still have bubbles but with a |
I leave in North East Vic and we
have a few great reds that are
great sparkling wines
||I don’t drink red wine, so If I try a |
sparkling red, I just find it too
||The flavour profile is just all |
wrong when it’s a sparkling.
Maybe it’s the tannins but it’s just
||The delight the bubbles add to the red |
||Too fruity. It’s like fizzy cordial |
||They are very different I wouldn’t drink a still red if you paid me |
||Not really a lover of reds sparkly or still |
||I don’t like as I just think a full |
bodied Red with bubbles just isn’t
right & I just don’t like the taste.
||I don’t like cheap sparkling reds as they are sweet and horrible, but |
good quality wines have richness,
good dark fruits and savoury notes and
complementary sweetness. I
love them mainly in the warmer
weather, especially at Christmas,
but happy to have in cooler
weather as an aperitif too.
||I love a true Lambrusco that has a slight sparkle to it. |
Particularly in winter.
||I mainly drink Shiraz so a sparkling red is a bit of fun. |
||They tend to be too heavy and |
sweet. I like my sparkling wine dry and
light, crisp and favoured in
||Any sparkly wine that’s not too |
sweet is great.
||The benefits of drinking a lovely |
full bodied red with the all
||I don’t mind the occasional one but |
some are too sweet and I prefer
|| Not fond of red. Will drink it if I |
have to, but not
my preferred tipple.
|| I just don’t drink red wines and |
the bubbles do nothing to
change my mind or enhance
Dr Annetta Mallon
||Often they are too bold, heavy, or |
just ‘too much’. I generally prefer
sparkling white and rose.
||It doesn’t have the same fresh taste as |
my usual bubbles. I only like still
full bodies red wines. There is just something that doesn’t blend with my taste
buds about sparkling red.
||I have just never been a lover of |
||Absolutely love the depth of |
flavour in a decent sparkling red
||Love red wine sparkling or not, |
turning to the dark side after years of
white wine, red just better.
||There are some great sparkling |
reds and it is a drink I enjoy in
winter as I love my bubbles 🙂
||I find them too heavy to drink |
||I can’t really comment as I have |
only had limited tries.
||I love red wine, however I’ve |
never found one Sparkling
red I’ve ever liked, it’s
something about the taste, it
just doesn’t taste like a red, they
also can be tricky to open
and fly out the bottle
when opening, be careful
you don’t get covered
||A really good sparkling red is an |
experience you rarely have when
drinking anything ‘bubbly’. It has a zest and vibrancy that is exciting
and really let’s you appreciate the
red variety it has come from.
||I get drunk very quickly with |
sparkling red yet I can drink a
bottle or two of champagne and
I’m just HAPPY!!!!!
||I am not a fan of sparkling reds, I |
think the whole attraction to a red
is the temperature and thick
feeling and the sparkling seems
to take that away. Having said this, I am open to the idea of a
sparkling red and will keep
taste testing them at wineries as
you never know I
might change my mind.
||Prefer still reds |
||I love the rich red colour and|
jammy berry taste. Even chilled it’s a
winter warmer for me
||They are good when you only want to |
have just one glass of bubbles.
For instance, tonight my partner
wants to celebrate a small win. I
don’t want to drink a full bottle (which I will do if I open white or
rose sparkling) so a sparkling red
will ensure I just have one, ok, two. I
don’t drink the flat reds or whites.
||Feels too heavy. |
||They seem to affect me a lot |
quicker – heavier to drink!
||I don’t have them often but as long as it |
is not sweet ok.
||Bit too big for my liking. It’s a bit |
like drinking a bubbly shiraz.
||I’m French and for me the only |
reason why Australians created
sparkling reds is to have it on very hot
days (30 + degrees) and it’s not at
all as fine as champagne is. It’s
||I think they are too heavy |
||Not quite as bubbly as champagne but |
brings out special flavour of the
red….still prefer still red though.
||Cannot be sweet so I like my reds |
a little drier
||Too strong |
||I really like the boldness of a good red – combined with the bubbles. |
||Prefer sparkling white or rose, |
rarely drink any red wine at all.
||Just love the rich heady aroma of |
the bubbly sparkling reds!
||I enjoy drinking sparkling red on a hot |
day, usually with a cheese
board, for something different.
||Some are amazing and others too heavy. I’ll try any wine once but |
sparkling reds make me a bit picky
||A little more full bodied than |
||I’ve never found one yet that I can drink. The flavour isn’t my cup of |
tea… or glass of wine.
||I just prefer a flat red or a white |
sparkling. I don’t like the taste of a
||I love a little more full flavour |
sometimes when I’m craving a
||Not a red wine drinker whether |
still or bubbly…I dont mind rose
but anything heavier is not my
||Some time you need a red and I |
don’t do plain reds but with a steak or a bbq a sparkling red goes down well.
||I don’t love red wine as much as I |
love white wine. And sparkling red is
just so foreign and unappealing
||I don’t mind a light red sparkling but if |
it’s too heavy I don’t like it at all.
||I used to enjoy them 15-20 years |
ago but don’t any more. I think my
palate is more discerning these
||I enjoy sparkling wines and also |
red wine so being red & sparkling
is a nice change
||Better than champagne or a glass |
of red as combines both!!
||They’re great. So much depth of |
flavour for when you have a hot
meal and/or cold weather.
||The rich colour, all the big |
red-wine flavours combined with
the mousse mouthfeel of bubbles –
it’s a winner for me. I prefer a
sparkling red to a still as the
bubbles seem to lighten the wine a bit?
||Love it in winter, a different take on a |
still red. My hubby loves
sharing a bottle with me.
||They taste wrong. You lose the |
depth of a good, still red wine and
the sparklings don’t have the
vivacity of a good sparkling white.
||Reds just aren’t meant to be |
sparkling! Reds are a ‘heavier’
type of wine that does not suit the
light nature of a sparkling wine
in my view.
||Red is red and bubbles are white |
||As long as they’re not too sweet. |
Sparkling red is the bomb! Love it
||We only drink them in winter as |
a refreshing drink, not a serious
wine if that makes sense.
||I love the intensity of Sparkling |
||It just tastes wrong – a fad that |
needs to die!
||Well it is sparkling, so I have to |
love it. Not a big red wine
drinker, prefer bubbles, so this
is a fabulous way to get all those
red wine “health benefits ” !
||I have a local favourite that I just |
find easy & comforting to drink
||Sparkling reds are too heavy |
||I quite like Lambrusco. |
It’s an Italian wine that is slightly
sparkling and has a pleasing, deep,
Make sure you invest in a decent
label though, this wine is not good when it’s cheap. Brown Brothers
do a nice one for between $10.00
to $20.00 (I cant remember
Make sure you drink this cold!
||Deep rich sparkling wine with a |
flavour which complements many
|| Taste is bitter |
||Love red wine and it is a tasty |
red with bubbles !!!!
||I have never been a fan of red |
wine, so it just seems logical that
even putting bubbles into it,
I wouldn’t like it.
||It’s diversity and pairs well with |
food. Great on a hot day.
||Grew up having ‘cold duck’ with |
Sunday lunch! Love sparkling red
to this day
|| I like the heaviness of the red wine in |
winter but still with a sparkle!
||Dislike the nose |
||The depth of flavour combined |
with the joy of bubbles.
|| I think a red should be smooth rich ripe full bodied but not bubbly. |
||If it’s a sweeter red I am sure I will drink it |
|| The taste is just not correct to me |
||I just don’t like reds of any kind |
but my husband loves reds
||I really love bubbles full stop, so if |
I start on champagne or bubbles,
I can easily follow up with a
sparkling red rather than a still
white or red. After the first couple of
sips its just as delicious as
||I like my bubbly to have a light |
flavour and red tends to be very
||I love the tingling, bubbling, fresh, |
effervescent sensation on your
taste buds and the chilling vibe
you get from swishing sparkling
reds in your mouth. They tend
to go with many varieties of food!
||I think the bubbles help with |
sparkling reds, adds a different
texture in flavour and exciting
||Hate the smell of red wine |
||Don’t like the taste |
||Sometimes I just like the feeling of|
something sparkling. It is
refreshing. You don’t want a big,
bold red just something light.
||I just like bubbles can drink |
anything including reds
||I do not like red wine sparkling or still |
and they do not like me!
||It just does not seem the way to do a |
||Most taste lighter, a great |
alternative to a heavier red.
||It just doesn’t feel like the right |
combination. I don’t enjoy the red
flavours when it is fizzy and cold. I miss the crisp freshness of a white. The
furthest I will go is a sparkling Rose for
the added fruitiness.
Leave reds alone.
||Just something different and |
unusual and something delicious
any time of the year.
||As a Champagne traditionalist I |
don’t enjoy sparkling reds…too
heavy! However I do enjoy a
cheeky sparkling Rose. It’s all
about the texture for me.
||I find all red wine too heavy even with |
||I think they are ok, although maybe a bit weird. |
||They taste good and are an |
alternative to white bubbles
||They can be hit and miss, |
sometimes too sweet. You want
some sweetness, but lovely plum
flavours, great with cheese or
||I haven’t found one I like the taste of |
||Can’t really pin point why but I do love |
red wine and drinking it with
bubbles (and cold) is just not for me.
I probably like sparkling
white as I don’t drink white wine
much and sparkling white is just
so good for any occasion.
||I love red wine, I love bubbles, so |
a sparkling red is a favourite of
mine, refreshing and
|| Sparkling reds make a nice fruity change from white bubbles |
||At non-summery days a sparkling shiraz with some yummy cheeses is perfect |
||Unique, food friendly, suits |
||Took a fine young lady on the |
vintage Daimler Benz tour of the
Barossa in 2003 and a work
colleague suggested going to
Charles Melton and he hand makes a
sparkling red every few years
method traditional. Tasted one
then, it was great bought some,
he said you can put it away for
20yrs and drink on a special
occasion, cracked one at my
father’s 70th 2 yrs ago. Still great.
Audrey Wilkinson makes one also
||You can drink reds in the middle of summer! And drink bubbles in the middle of winter.|
I don’t like the overly sweet ones.
|| I don’t like red wine |
||A tad too big for my liking..|
perhaps dangerous is the word!
||I’m a South Australian. We love |
our reds, the bigger, the bolder,
the better. But it’s also bloody hot
in summer. Arguably too hot to
drink our big reds (even chilled),
so a big bold dry sparkling red is
the perfect compromise. (just don’t give us any of that sweet red sh#t). Love
from your South Australian
||I’ll be honest, I’m undecided about |
||At first I was dubious about |
sparkling reds as I love my red at
room temperature. After trying a
sparkling shiraz one day I’ve been
hooked ever since. I love the
full body of shiraz mixed with
the light bubbles.
|| Dislike – taste is awful on all reds |
||Not a big fan, I just prefer |
Sparkling whites or Rose. Not as
heavy in flavour.
|| I love sparkling Shiraz. You get the full |
body flavour but a sparkling
version of a still red.
||Chilled sparkling red is much |
lighter and refreshing
||A good chilled red on a hot day can be |
lovely. Especially Stanton & Killeen’s
sparkling red in Rutherglen.
||Perfect blend of winter and |
summer. Sparkling reds in
summer chilled and add a
lightless in winter.
|| I only like them if they are a light red. |
||Don’t seem to have the same taste/effect as white sparkling and gives me a |
|| So warming in winter |
| Mark Phelps ||Fantastic drink, I love a good red |
and to add bubbles is a unique way to
enjoy them. Great with a cooked
brekky as well as by the fireside.
||I’m not a red drinker, so I think |
that preference transfers in to the
||Sometimes they can be very|
||It is somehow just wrong. I like full|
bodied reds, especially in winter.
Bubbles to me, are cold and refreshing
and best drunk all year round.
|| It’s something different and a light hearted way to enjoy reds in Summer as I am not a fan of “chilling” |
reds. It’s also a good way to get non red drinkers eased into reds.