Get Yourself Barred: Air’s Champagne Parlor in NYC

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If you follow me on Instagram then you know that back in October I was invited by my girl Kachet Jackson-Henderson {as part of a graciously hosted Alaska Airlines trip for influencers and bloggers} on a trip to New York for the official grand opening of the flagship Nordstrom NYC. Well, while we had plenty of fun…

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Pol Roger Portfolio Champagne Tasting & Bubbleista Wine Review

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I absolutely love this time of year: in November and December there is always a huge uptick in champagne tasting event hosted by producers, distributors, restaurants, and retailers due to the upcoming holidays–and, they also hope, a resulting huge uptick in increased wine sales. So far be it from me to not avail myself of as many of these…

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The Ultimate Champagne Lovers Holiday Gift Guide: Volume V

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In typing this title for this year’s annual post it just hit me: I’ve been doing “The Ultimate Gift Guide for Champagne Lovers” for 5 years…FIVE. WHOLE. YEARS! For the last 5 consecutive years, I have searched high and low to find twelve (in a nod to the 12 Days of Christmas) exciting, exquisite, enchantingly effervescent champagne-oriented…

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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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Get Yourself Canned: The 10 Best Sparkling Wines in a Can

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Having been looked at with curiosity, side-eyes, and a bit of dubiousness in the past, wines in a can are really having a moment right now. No longer just for beer and sodas, wine of all sorts are “popping up” all over the place housed in metal cans. I remember the first time I encountered wine…

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Wine Travel Fabulous: JCB Tasting Lounge in Napa

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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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A Bubbleista Champagne Pop-Up: “Champagne & Crustaceans”

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  Okay, raise your hand if you have ever been intimidated by wine…? Yep, I’m sure almost all of you reading this have been! I mean, at one point or another most of us have found ourselves staring at a wine list; at a dinner party or event with several courses paired with several different wines; or…

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Travel Foodie Finds: NOLA Brunch & Beignets Restaurant San Antonio

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A restaurant where you can have brunch every single day of the week PLUS delicious, authentic New Orleans-style food where you can byob it, too? Uh, yes please! As you know, I never leave for a destination without digging deeply into some research to find the best and most interesting experiences that a location has to offer….

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What In The World Is The Bubbleista Drinking (#WITWITBD): “La Palomimosa”

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As a champagne loving kind of girl, it should go without saying that I do loves me the quintessential bubbly brunch cocktail known as the mimosa. Although I really do dig them, this girl is also quite staunchly anti-status quo which means I’m also always looking for ways to switch and mix things up to…

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

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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

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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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Bubbleista Approved Travel Pick: Effervescence Champagne Bar New Orleans

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Bubbly lovers, I’ve gotten your feedback, requests, and questions–and I’m here to let you know I’m listening! That said, in an effort to delight you as requested, I’m going to start sharing more of my #BubbleistaApproved “effervescent picks” of the most fab food & drink spots, places to stay, and things to do that I often discover when I…

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I’m Seeing Red! Amazing Sparkling Red Wines

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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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A Rare and Special 2019: Champagne Salmon Special Club Bubbleista Wine Review

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For that last several weeks I’ve been hearing the same words repeatedly ringing in my head whenever I began to think about 2019 in any capacity: Be intentional…be intentional…be intentional… No matter what aspect of the new year I was thinking about, those words kept coming back. So when I asked the hubs which #champagne he…

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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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Issa Wine Pordy! Tips to Host Your Own ‘Insecure’ Wine Down Season Finale Watch Party

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Can you believe there is only one more episode of Insecure left this season? And it’s been a whirlwind these last two months. Between the show’s Emmy nod, Lawrence’s (surprise) return, Kelli peeing her pants, Dro’s wife popping up pregnant, Nathan going straight ghost and the show already being renewed for a fourth season, lovers of HBO’s hit…

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Bubbleista Travels: Hotel Havana a Hidden Gem in San Antonio

Cross over this threshold and you may really feel like you've been transported to Cuba.

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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“Conversations With Claire” & Fashion Bomb Daily Houston Event Recap & Top 10 Biz Lessons Learned

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If you read my post title and thought to yourself “Who Is Claire?” then that means you, my dear, are late to the game when it comes to knowing who some of the biggest movers, shakers, influencers, and self-made biz successes are in the fashion game! Journalist Claire Sulmers is the Founder & CEO of Fashion…

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What In The World Is The Bubbleista Drinking: The “Sparkly Rosérita”

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The warm weather is fully upon us, so you know what that means: it’s officially rose season, baby! This means it’s time to drink rosé in as many forms as we can get our thirsty little hands on. So whether you like your rosé still, sparkling, frozen, or on the rocks Rosé Piscine style, it’s…

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Celebrate National Bubbly Day! The Perfect Sparkling Wines For This Effervescent Holiday

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Saturday, June 2 is National Bubbly Day, and  of course I just COULD NOT let the day pass without celebrating it in true Bubbleista fashion by popping some bottles! I have to be honest though, this “holiday” almost slipped right by me {HUGE thanks and shout out to my girl Kachet of The Kachet Life for…

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