The Bubbleista Bites: Spicy Cheese and “Quackers” (GOAT CHEESE AND DUCK LIVER MOUSSE CROSTINI WITH FIGS AND FIZZY AGUACHILE) Recipe

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Greetings bubbly lovers! So by now you know that not only does The Bubbleista cook, but she does so competitively as well. Yep, food and wine pairing is truly one of my passions, and there isn’t anything I love more than having an absolutely delectable bite of food with a sip of bubbly that complements it…

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The Bubbly Lovers Guide: Champagne Tasting at Bosta Kitchen Houston

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Houston is my hometown {represent!} and it has been gaining quite a bit of notoriety in the last few years for being a culinary mecca. As the country’s soon-to-be 3rd-largest city, Houston’s food scene has been creative, diverse, and deliciously fantastic for along time, and it seems that the rest of the country is finally…

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The Bubbleista Loves: Chic Home Office Design Inspiration

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In case you didn’t already know {but how could  you not, my dear?}, The Bubbleista is on a determined mission to achieve Champagne Empire World Domination. Yep, we’re talking entire planet-status here. Oh, and trust me, it’s gonna happen. I’ve been busy plotting, planning, learning, and executing in order to make my champagne wishes and…

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What In The World Is The Bubbleista Drinking: “Roses and Rosé French 75″

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Bonjour, loves! I’m back with another installment of “What In The World Is The Bubbleista Drinking,” or WITWITBD for acronym lovers {wink}! It’s been a minute since my last WITWITBD post, but I’m coming back with guns a’ blazin’! If you missed my post earlier this week, this Saturday June 10th marks World Gin Day!…

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5 Perfect Gins to Celebrate World Gin Day

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I love, love, love to celebrate a good food holiday {National Chocolate Cake or Wine Day, anyone?} so I was really delighted to discover “World Gin Day” recently. Now before you start to roll your eyes about another manufactured so-called “holiday,” you should know that World Gin Day was created by actual gin lovers in…

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Champagne Jetsetter Chronicles: Super Chic & Stylish Passport Covers Perfect for Summer Travel

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“Summa-time” is on its way and in my book that means it’s time for planning some great summer fun, frolicking and, most of all, some fab travel! One of my “Effervescent Lifestyle Edicts” is #ITravelDifferently. I always take the extra measures to try to ensure that my travel plans will be as fantastic as I can possibly…

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Effervescent Lifestyle Tips: Wardrobe Essentials for What to Wear to Food & Wine Festivals

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Coachella has come and gone and that means one thing: spring and summer Festival Season is here! Yep, I love, love, l-o-v-e a good fest, and it should come as no surprise that I especially love the ones that are food, champagne, and wine-centric. Quite a few of them will be occurring over the course of the next…

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What in the World is The Bubbleista Drinking: “Sang et Fleurs” (Blood & Roses) Champagne Cocktail

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If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen my What in the World is The Bubbleista Drinking?!” {#WITWITBD} microblogging posts detailing the deliciousness that I’ve discovered (and am imbibing) while out and about at bars ad restaurants that I think you, my beloved bubbly-loving darlings, will adore sipping as well. Well, you know, I…

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Effervescent Travels: Gundlach Bundschu Winery

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Hello again wine + travel lovers! My last Effervescent Travels post gave you an insider’s look at, and a review of the wines of, Altra Winery during my trip to Sonoma and Napa last spring and, as promised, I’m back for another edition of “Effervescent Travels” detailing more of my wine country adventures. This time I’m…

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St. Paddy’s Day Sip: The “Emerald Isle Fizz” Champagne Cocktail

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    St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching which means it’s time to break out the three-leaf clovers, leprechauns, corned beef & cabbage, pots of gold, and green beer! *record scratch* Green beer? Listen, it’s a well known fact that I love all things effervescent, but if I must drink green fizz to celebrate an…

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Effervescent Travels: Altra Winery in Napa

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I am feeling a bit wistful. This time last year I was preparing to embark on a marvelous week-long visit to Napa, California and I was absolutely giddy with excitement. It was a girls trip–I was traveling with one of my wine-loving girlfriends, and the plan was to experience as much relaxation and wine country…

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The Year of The Rooster: 8 Ways to Fabulously Celebrate Chinese New Year All Yearlong

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Happy Lunar New Year, Year of the Rooster, bubbly lovers! It’s time to celebrate Chinese New Year, but it should come as no surprise that in #BubbleistaLand we’ll be commemorating it in our own special fashion. There are several traditions that are observed in honor of the Lunar New Year such as New Year’s Eve Dinner and…

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Pop + Fizz: A Popcorn Recipe & Wine Pairing Perfect for a Night of Scandal

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Where my Scandal lovers at?! In just a couple of days we will once again be captivated by the magic that is #TGIT–Thank God It’s Thursday–with one of the most anticipated lineups on television: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder. Loyal viewers have been been waiting This post, however, is really focused…

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What’s Poppin’ In 2017: Expect Bubbleista Land Fun In The New Year

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What’s poppin’, my bubbly lovers! Welcome to 2017! Whether your 2016 was glorious or, well, less than so, there’s one undeniable fact: you made it through to see a new year. In addition to a brand new 365 days, guess what else there is to celebrate? It’s my 2-year BLOG-A-VERSARY! That’s right, on January 5, 2014,…

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What Are You Drinking New Year’s Eve: 15 Bubbly Picks to Ring in the New Year

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*singing* What are you doing Neeeeewwwww Yeeeeeeear’s Eve… Well if you’re as obsessed with sparkling wine as I am, what you’ll be doing is planning to drink copious amounts of bubbly! You know that I am a huge believer in drinking champagne every day, for no special reason at all, but there’s no escaping the fact…

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Flashback Friday + Fizzy Friday: “Twas The Night Before Christmas” The Champagne Remix

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Embed from Getty Images ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, The Bubbleista was trying not to wake up her spouse. I hung all the stockings by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas would put champagne in there. I knew it was time to get all snug in my bed; But visions…

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A Fizzy Friday Flashback: ABS “Picking The Right Sparkling Wine” Video

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Happy #FizzyFriday, darlings! Today’s post is a Flashback Friday special that’s all about fizz {no surprise there!}, and is just in time for the holidays! Two years ago I had the privilege of being asked to partner with the fabulous brand and business Afro Bohemian Snob and give my sparkling wine and champagne picks that are perfect…

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The Ultimate Champagne Lovers Gift Guide Volume II

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  IIIIIIIII’m dreaming of a buuuuu-bbly Christmas…and I bet you are {or someone you love is!} dreaming of one, too. Well, my loves, The Bubbleista to the rescue to help you achieve all your Christmas dreams! Last year I created what I dubbed as  my Christmas gift to you, “The Ultimate Champagne Lovers Gift Guide,” where I…

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Fizz Friday: Gloria Ferrer “Glorious Bites” Appetizer Challenge reacap

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Hello, my bubbly loving peeps! If you’ve been keeping up with me the last couple of weeks the you know I was selected as one of six regional semi-finalist for the Gloria Ferrer Winery “Glorious Bites” Appetizer Challenge. The event was held in Austin, Texas 2 weeks ago and it was truly a wonderful experience! Here are all six of…

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Fab Four for Fizzy Friday: The Best Champagne-centric Links for September 2016

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Welcome to the latest edition of Fab Four for Friday where I give you the best and most interesting tidbits of news and inspiration from the world of champagne and sparkling wine! As per usual I have spent the last few weeks scouring the *internets* to provide you with awesome links perfect for your weekend reading,…

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