Tag: Sparkling Wine
My 1st Contribution to Planet of the Grapes: Funky Bubbles Democratize Sparkling Wine
Pét-nat, piquette, col fondo, and hybrids, a sparkling wine category I refer to as “funky bubbles,” are rising in popularity with winemakers and consumers in the US. In my first article for Planet of the Grapes, I sought to explore why these wines, some dating back to the Romans, are experiencing this sudden surge.
Forbes Article: Every Celebration Begins With Champagne
Champagne has long been synonymous with celebrations. Whether hosting a quiet dinner or large party, we’ve got your Champagne needs covered. Check out my latest for Forbes for a fabulous list of Champagne ranging from affordable to splurge-worthy, sure to please everyone.
Forbes Article: Make Your Holiday Sparkle With Crémant
If there is ever a time of year to sparkle, it is now. The holidays beg for bubbles – wine lovers respond, with sales skyrocketing this time of year. Champagne is often the first choice, but it can be pricey. Another French option is Crémant.“ I see Crémant as the sparkling wine for people who want a…
These Wines are Guaranteed to Make Valentine’s Day Sparkle
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. For some that means being “swept off your feet” like in a romance movie. For others it is a day of resentment reflected in a good break up movie. For those of us who have been with the same partner or spouse for decades and have grown kids it really…
Welcoming Hanukkah with Traditional Food and Kosher Wine Pairings
Hanukkah began yesterday. The eight-day Jewish festival of lights is celebrated nightly with the lighting of the Menorah and prayers. Hanukkah also includes special foods specifically chosen as part of the celebration. Let’s take this year’s Hanukkah one step further and pair some high quality kosher wines with the foods of Hanukkah.
2 Special Chilean Wines That You Simply Must Try
Chile is considered part of the “new wine” world; however, viticulture in Chile dates back to the 16th century. What started as sacramental wine became a full-fledged industry by the 19th century. Recognition is slow in the wine industry and it has taken global wine consumers much longer to realize that Chile is a source…
Bubbles for Breakfast? It Must Be Brunch!
Brunch: a combination of breakfast and lunch usually eaten between the hours of 11am and 3pm. Brunch is believed to have originated in England in the late 19th century, becoming popular in the US in the 1930’s. In China brunch is observed dim sum style; South Africa brunch is unique because it only consists of…
The Oscars Sparkle with Four Unique Bubbles
The glitz and glamour of Hollywood culminates in Los Angeles every year for the Academy Awards. The Oscars are the biggest honor an actor, movie, director, producer, etc can receive in acknowledgment for their work. The ceremony is filled with excitement of red carpet arrivals, first time nominees, season veterans, and stellar musical performances. Will…
Have a Sparkling Valentine’s Day for Under $20
Those who love sparkling wines like myself are constantly trying to convince the masses that a special occasion is not needed to enjoy a glass of bubbles. However, based on sales figures, sparkling wine sales typically increase around a special occasion or holiday event. So if you won’t take my advice and embrace the notion…
Make Your Holidays Sparkle Italian Style
If there is ever a time of year to enjoy the bubbly it is now! Furthermore, the Italians know how to embrace life and celebrate in style. They live so well there is a lifestyle movement known as “The Italian Art of Living.” Nothing exemplifies this art of living more than Italian sparkling wine. With…