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Sparkling Wine Grapes

Traditional Grape Varietals Vs. Untraditional for Sparkling Wine France set the standard for sparkling wine, establishing the widely-held belief that bubbly should be crafted out of just three stalwart grape varietals — Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. But California in recent years is setting a new scene for sparkling winemaking using...

Rack & Riddle Partners with Consultant in Reponse to Fast-Paced Expansion

High-Output Bottling Line a Huge Upgrade, Doubling ProductionFrench Méthode Champenoise Expert Jerome Barret Joins Rack & Riddle Team Healdsburg, Calif. (January 18, 2018) — Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, one of the nation’s largest winemaking operations specializing in sparkling wine and still wines, has brought on board a...

Wine by Design Releases Houston Astros 2017 World Series Championship Sparkling Wine

Healdsburg, Calif. (November 6, 2017) — To celebrate the Houston Astros World Series championship, Wine by Design, the exclusive wine licensee of Major League Baseball, is delivering a limitededition World Series Championship Brut with Rack & Riddle. Rack & Riddle, one of the largest custom wine operations nationwide specializing in...

Tips for Sparkling Wine Production

GRAPE PICKING AND OTHER TIPS FOR SPARKLING WINE PRODUCTION By Penny Gadd-Coster Did you know that July is an ideal time to start thinking about turning grapes into sparkling wine? Here at Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, it’s not uncommon for some client winemakers to start planning a sparkling wine project after harvest. Sometimes it’s a...

How Sparkling Wine is Made

Why and How We Make Méthode Champenoise California Sparkling WineRefreshing and invigorating, sparkling wine is becoming increasingly popular across the United States. Everyone from Millennials to Boomers are reaching for the bubbles. With people indulging everyday and not just for special occasions, wineries today recognize that serving a glass...

Rack & Riddle’s Bruce Lundquist Named Board Chair of Family Winemakers of California

Healdsburg, Calif. (February 11, 2016) — Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, a large custom crush operation founded by wine industry veterans Rebecca Faust and Bruce Lundquist, announced that Lundquist has been named board chair of Family Winemakers of California (FWC). The non profit trade organization represents and advocates for the...

Raphaël Brisbois Tribute

In Memorium Raphaël Brisbois was Rack & Riddle's Director of Winemaking from the beginning. He was a beloved and essential part of the Rack & Riddle family, possessing an unparalleled talent and dedication to creating superior sparkling wines. A native of France, Raphaël brought passion, wit and joie de vivre to each project he touched....

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