December 30th, 2023-Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva brings the Best of Bubble 2023



It is a year-end tradition on Tasting Room Radio

Daenna van Mulligen – The Wine Diva – joins me for a rundown of her primary year lists.

daenna van mulligen – The Wine Diva

After tasting well over 1000 wines a year, Daenna compiles all of her notes and posts her “best of” categories.

Three weeks ago it was the   Top Wines of 2023. All 93 points or better.

Then, last week The top 100 wines of 2023 – all $25 or under and 88 points or better.

And just in time for New Year’s weekend, the final list features The Top Sparkling Wines of 2023.

Not only does Daenna bring her comprehensive tasting notes and reflections on the wines but we also get into a discussion about new breakout regions in the bubble world. They all have one thing in common.

Cool climate wines and that’s exactly what Canada is gaining an expanding reputation for.


Here is the list of sparkling wines we talked about.

The complete list can be found at and


CHEERS – Goodbye 2023.

Onward Friends


  1. Jansz Premium Cuvee Brut, Tasmania, Australia $45.00
  2. Taittinger Brut Reserve Champagne, France $76.99
  3. Taittinger ‘Prelude Grands Crus’ Champagne, France $115.00
  4. Taittinger ‘Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs’ Champagne, France $350.99
  5. Township 7 Vineyards and Winery ‘Seven Stars Vega’, British Columbia N/A
  6. Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Brut Rose, Okanagan Valley $45.00
  7. Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Reserve Brut Okanagan Valley BC $50.00
  8. Township 7 Vineyards and Winery ‘Seven Stars Sirius’, British Columbia N/A
  9. HIgh Note Estate Winery ‘Patter’ Brut, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  10. Jansz Premium Rose, Tasmania, Australia $45.00
  11. Gerard Bertrand ‘Papilou’, Petillant Naturel, Sud de France N/A
  12. One Faith Vineyards Fizz Rose Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  13. Gigglewater Prosecco, Veneto Italy $25.00
  14. Gigglewater Prosecco Rose, Veneto, Italy $20.00.

15.Bartier Bros. Brut, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A

  1. Mayhem Wines Sparkling Rose, Okanagan Valley N/A
  2. Mayhem Wines Sparkling White, Okanagan Valley N/A
  3. Bartier Bros. Brut, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  4. Caves de Rauzan Cremant de Bordeaux Brut, Entre-Deux-Mers, France $25.00
  5. Villa Conchi Cava Brut Seleccion, Penedes Spain $20.99
  6. Louis Bouillot ‘Perle d’Aurore’ Cremant Brut Rose, Bourgogne, France $29.99
  7. De Chanceny Cremant de Loire Brut, Loire Valley, France $26.99
  8. Da Silva Vineyards and Winery ‘Isabella’ Frizzante, Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC N/A
  9. Bottega ‘Il Vino dei Poeti Rose Gold’ Brut, Italy $34.99
  10. Bernard~Massard ‘Cuvee de L’Ecusson’ Brut, Luxembourg $36.99
  11. Bottega ‘Il Vino dei Poeti Gold’ Prosecco Brut, Italy $34.99
  12. Marques de Monistrol ‘Monistrol Seleccion Especial’ Cava, Penedes, Spain $19.00
  13. Marques de Monistrol ‘Monistrol Seleccion Especial’ Cava Rose Brut, Penedes, Spain $20.00
  14. Haywire ‘Pink Bub’ Sparkling, Okanagan Valley BC $30.00 Win
  15.  Ferrari Brut Metodo Classico, Trentino, Italy $34.99


For the full story and bottle shots please go to and


Happy New Year – May 2024 be healthy and happy!

Thank You Daenna. And a special Thank You to Associate Producer Corey Wood and Meg!!





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