Throughout history, many accidents--from penicillin to bacon marmalade 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/nyc/1446/Bacon_Marmalade_is_a_great_mistake.htm 
--have turned into great discoveries. The latest example is '?a 
Bulle!!'--an ingenious bottle by husband-and-wife winemaking team Audrey 
and Christian Binner. The Binners are renowned for producing some of the 
most celebrated natural wines in Alsace. While they were fermenting the 
2006 vintage of their Auxerrois grapes, something unusual occurred: The 
wild yeasts used during the fermentation process unexpectedly rebelled, 
turning what was intended to be a still wine into a lightly sparkling one. 
Rather than toss the whole batch as a sacrifice to the risky business of 
natural winemaking 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/national/417/Four_spots_that_focus_on_hands-off_wines.htm 
, the Binners realized that their fortuitous fizz wasn't just drinkable--it 
was, in fact, delicious. And thus, the first and last vintage of 'Ca 
Bulle!!' (which translates to 'it bubbles!') entered the world. Cloudy in 
the glass, it offers up a dry mouthful of white flowers, fresh, apricot-y 
acidity and raw honey flavor, kept lively and fresh by its slight 
effervescence. Fortunately, the only place to find it in America is Astor 
Wines & Spirits 
http://www.astorwines.com/SearchResultsSingle.aspx?p=1&search=23063&searchtype=Contains 
. So grab a few bottles--which, incidentally, would make a perfect 
Thanksgiving aperitif--before Ca Bulle!! is another piece of history.
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Throughout history, many accidents--from penicillin to bacon marmalade--have turned into great discoveries. The latest example is "Ça Bulle!!"--an ingenious bottle by husband-and-wife winemaking team Audrey and Christian Binner.

The Binners are renowned for producing some of the most celebrated natural wines in Alsace. While they were fermenting the 2006 vintage of their Auxerrois grapes, something unusual occurred: The wild yeasts used during the fermentation process unexpectedly rebelled, turning what was intended to be a still wine into a lightly sparkling one.

Rather than toss the whole batch as a sacrifice to the risky business of natural winemaking, the Binners realized that their fortuitous fizz wasn't just drinkable--it was, in fact, delicious. And thus, the first and last vintage of "Ca Bulle!!" (which translates to "it bubbles!") entered the world.

Cloudy in the glass, it offers up a dry mouthful of white flowers, fresh, apricot-y acidity and raw honey flavor, kept lively and fresh by its slight effervescence.

Fortunately, the only place to find it in America is Astor Wines & Spirits. So grab a few bottles--which, incidentally, would make a perfect Thanksgiving aperitif--before Ca Bulle!! is another piece of history.
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