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 out my lifestyle edicts to see what I mean!}, but it didn’t take me long to realize that there was so much more to having this platform.

For me, The Bubbleista is and has always been ultimately not just about champagne itself but about creating and bringing more joy to every day life through wine, food, travel, style, and distinctive experiences.

For the last couple of years I’ve been pretty consistent with creating content for food and drink recipes; sharing stylish wine related apparel; and giving travel tips, but I realized that I have been lacking on the actual “creating experiences” side of things.

After much hemming and hawing, wondering, questioning, doubting, and stalling, I knew it was finally time for that to change.


So, on Saturday April 7th I finally took the leap and hosted my first ever champagne pop-up tasting, “Stop & Smell the Rosés: A Spring Pink Pop-Up Champagne Tasting,” in Houston, Texas, and I must say myself that it. Was. So. FAB!!

It felt great to finally launch this idea/project that had been brewing in my mind for a while and I’m so glad that I hosted this event. It was a thoughtfully curated event designed to delight as many of my guests’ five senses as possible! Here’s what was on the menu:

  1. Veuve Clicquot Rosé + Luxe Antipasto tray {including vegan cheeses}
  2. Louis de Sacy Rosé + my “Deconstructed Champagne Salad” {recipe coming soon, of course}
  3. Besserat de Bellefon Rosé + Coconut Curry Chicken Skewers {and also a non-meat version for my Vegan godesses}
  4. Henriot Rosé + “Land, Sea & V” Crostini and pico de gallo trio {beef & classic pico; lump crab & cucumber-avocado pico; Seitan & plum pico}
  5. Ruinart Rosé +macaron and “rosé flavored palate” fruit

The Bubbleista’s {now famous, perhaps?} “Deconstructed Champagne Salad

IMG_5322I also served a tequila rose bubbly cocktail in champagne coupes; conducted the tasting of the champagnes and paired bites; created a lush decor of coral and pink rose petals; hired a deejay to set the tone; and, in true “Bubbleista non-status quo manner,” hosted and entertained guests in a manner unlike any wine tasting event that they had ever been to!

If you missed it–YOU REALLY MISSED IT! But don’t fret: not only can you relive the fun through this blog posts, but…I’ve decided to not only host more pop-ups but I’m also considering taking this show on the road in selected cities. Who knows–I just may “pop-up” in a city near you! {wink}

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Champagne pop-up team–which includes the amazing Mr. Bubbleista.


Deejay Nimbus kept us chill when required and got our bodies shimmying later!

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In case you’re wondering, I polled the guests to see what the faves were, and resoundingly everyone loved the Louis de Sacy and Henriot the most!

As I said earlier, I will definitely be selectively hosting more of these events, but my goal is that no 2 events will ever be the same–I want guests to have a distinctive experience every time. Want in on the next event? Be sure to: (1) Sign up for my newsletter; (2) Follow me on Instagram; and (3) like The Bubbleista Facebook page. Those of you who are connected with me on social media will always get details first.

Would you like me ot bring a pop-tasting to your city? Let me know in the comments and I’ll consider hosting in the top 3 cities with the most votes!