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The Ultimate Champagne Lovers Holiday Gift Guide Volume IV

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Happy Holidays to my #BubbleistaChampagneSquad and bubbly lovers around the world! It’s December, so you know what time it is: time for my annual ultimate gift guide for champagne lovers! Every year I choose 12 fantastic gifts–a nod to the Twelve Days of Christmas– and create the ultimate gift guide for those of us who are…

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The Ultimate Champagne Lovers Gift Guide Volume III

The holidays are upon us bubbly lovers, so you know what that means… Time for another fabulous edition of The Bubbleista’s “THE ULTIMATE CHAMPAGNE LOVERS GIFT GUIDE!” Created by your favorite champagne super fan, enthusiast, aficionado, and educator—yours truly, of course—I am bestowing upon the world my 3rd edition gift list of the most spectacular gifts for those who absolutely adore all things bubbly! And, as…

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The Bubbleista Loves: Chic Home Office Design Inspiration

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