Hello there! I'm Dr. Vinifera, but you can call me Vinny. Ask me your toughest wine questions, from the fine points of etiquette to the science of winemaking. And don't worry, I'm no wine snob—you can also ask me those "dumb questions" you're too embarrased to ask your wine geek friends! I hope you find my answers educational, empowering and even amusing. And don't forget to check out my most asked questions and my full archives for all my Q&A classics.
Wine lovers are certainly consistent! In 2018, you were just as curious about sparkling wines as you were last year and the year before and the year before that—and curious about almost the exact same topics, just in a very slightly different order. For example, interest has been growing in Brut Natural wines, as well as "pét-nats," which made the top list for the first time this year. In case you missed our most frequently asked questions, or need a refresher, we're reprising and adding to our roundup from 2015, when we first assembled this list.
Looking over the most-viewed questions for the year, it’s clear you guys are curious about bubbles. And that’s a good thing! Not only are sparkling wines festive and refreshing, you’ll find they are versatile and food-friendly. I’ve rounded up the most popular bubbly questions of the year.