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How To Rock A Wine Tasting: 10 Fab & Easy Tips

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Wine tasting events and festivals can be fun, exciting, and excellent ways to learn about and have the opportunity to taste a variety of different types of wines from different regions all across the world, all in a very short period of time. But let’s be honest: as fun as wine tastings can be they…

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Wine Travel Fabulous: JCB Tasting Lounge in Napa

As a bubbly and wine lover, going to “wine country” anywhere always feels like home for both my heart and palate. And since jaunting to Napa (and Sonoma) several years ago was my very first foray into wine travel, each and every time I visit it’s feel like I’m right where I belong. The sheer number of exquisite wineries,…

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“Fizz It!” or “Forget It!” Wine Review: Champagne Vieille France Rosé by Charles de Cazanove

The Bubbleista is back with another edition of “Fizz It or Forget It!” where I give you the full effervescent 411 on champagne brands to help you decide which bubbles are worth giving a try (Fizz It!) or skipping on by (Forget It!). Today I’m reviewing Champagne Vieille France by Charles de Cazanove. Charles de Cazanove started out as a family…

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“Fizz It!” or “Forget It!” Wine Reviews: “Cuvée Cartier” Rosé Brut Champagne by Vranken

Welcome to a brand spankin’ new blog series call “Fizz it or Forget it!” where I do champagne and sparkling wine reviews designed give you, my sweet and darling bubbly lovers, recommendations designed to help you decide whether or not you should try that bottle of champagne you’ve been curious about. Having said that, if there’s a bottle…

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I’m Seeing Red! Amazing Sparkling Red Wines

As the self-dubbed “Champagne Evangelist” it is no surprise that I absolutely love, love, LOVE champagne, but the real deal is that I am crazy about almost anything that’s effervescent. Yep, if it’s got bubbles, then 9 times out of 10 I’m ’bout it–or at least down to try it! Because of that I’m always on a…

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The Ultimate Champagne Lovers Holiday Gift Guide Volume IV

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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Bubbleista Travels: Hotel Havana a Hidden Gem in San Antonio

Tons of people, Texans in particular, travel to San Antonio annually for vacation to enjoy the ever popular tourist attraction called the Riverwalk, but it’s that very uber touristy nature of the Riverwalk itself that turns this travel experience seeking girl O-F-F. I’ve been to San Antonio many times, and each time my desire to get…

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The Guild: A New Kind of Hotel Experience

If you’ve been following me on Instagram you know I am fresh off of an epic culinary adventure at the Austin Food and Wine Festival in April {recap coming soon!}. Having attended the event last year, we knew the ropes a bit more which enabled us to do better with planning our trip. That said, last year we stayed…

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Bubbleista Champagne Pop-Up: Stop & Smell the Rosés

After spending well over a year talking about it, I finally decided to BE ABOUT IT! I launched The Bubbleista website in January of 2015 thinking it would just be a fun source of inspiration, aspiration, and an outlet for me to talk about one of my “most favorite-est” things in the world: champagne {check…

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Food & Wine Fabulousness: The Austin Food and Wine Fest

Sooo, am I the only asking if it’s spring yet? We’re barely approaching the halfway mark of February and I’m over this winter weather. I was born a cold-natured person, so winter weather is never my friend. I’m ready to be done with boots, wool scarves, gloves, and wearing a coat on top of a jacket…

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