Sparkling wines – a formidable and intimidating category. Production methods can vary greatly, reflected in the disparity of quality available. Any variety can be sparkling, but some are more suited than others. Nevertheless, traditionally produced sparklings, meaning the bubbles are created inside the bottle, remain a true artform. They command respect and reverence… and a price tag to match. Modern sparklings, or little-known producers, can be just as good, and better value, if you know what to look for. That’s where we come in, leapfrogging the predictable or over-priced to offer only those worthy of your next special celebration.
At Sometimes Always, we focus more on a holistic approach to the value of a wine. Does it taste good? Is the producer a legend? Does it have a good story? Do you want to drink it again? Was it worth your time and money? We like to think we have navigated the politics of the industry and smoke and mirrors of trends, fads and hype to bring you a range of wines that we think taste good, from a legendary producer that has a good story that you’ll want to drink again and are worth your time and money.