Sparkling New Wave

The rise of artisanal, site-specific sparkling wines in the US


Rack & Riddle provides the technology and equipment necessary for contemporary sparkling wine production, including this tirage robot.

Late last year, Bruce Lundquist, founder of Rack & Riddle, made some calculations and determined that his company was making more than half a million cases of sparkling wine a year. “I realized,” he told me, “that we had become the third-largest sparkling-wine producer in the United States.” What makes…

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This story appears in the print issue of August 2019.
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