Wines For Your Holiday Table: Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc

I’m on my “wines for the holiday table” kick, so I wanted to circle back to one I talked about earlier this summer, Pinot Blanc—particularly from Alsace—in hopes of inspiring you to shake things up and add it to your wine rotation this holiday season! Alsatian PB is a fantastic, versatile, wallet friendly, and highly…

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It’s National Oyster Day: The Best Wine + Oyster Pairings Ideas

best wine and oyster pairings

Awww, shucks, y’all—it’s National Oyster Day! {You see what I did there?} Better still is that it was also National White Wine Day a couple of days ago, and that got me to thinking about wine and oyster pairings, and one of the oft-purported, traditional, quintessential pairings for freshly shucked, briny, raw oysters is, of…

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Chard So Hard: Celebrate International Chardonnay Day Blanc de Blancs Champagne Style

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Just when you sobered up from International Wine Day a couple of days ago, here comes International Chardonnay Day! One of the things I love most about Chardonnay is the many expressions the grape can exhibit depending on the area the grape was grown (the soil), the gr0wing conditions (the weather), and, of course, the skillful hands of…

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Champagne Valentin Leflaive Rosé review

LeFlaive rose champs me smile

“It was a meeting of the minds that was bound to produce something extraordinary: a friendship between two hedonists, two men steeped in the Art of Wine making, two men with a profound attachment to their vineyards. Between them, they created Champagne Valentin Leflaive.” After an introduction like that, do I really even need to…

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Âme Restaurant Dallas: French “Soul” Meets Chic Indian Cuisine

AME fish curry

FACT: I had THE best Indian food and meal of my life at a small, family-owned restaurant in London, England in 2004. FACT: part of that meal included a ceramic pot of tandoori fish curry that was so incredible that my brother and I STILL wax poetically about it to this day. FACT: I think I…

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Bubbleista Effervescent Education: The Art of Pairing Champagne and Foods

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Hey bubbly lovers, it’s time to dive into another lesson from the Bubbleista’s  Effervescent Education series! For today’s #ChampagneTedTalk we going to have a mini lesson with tips on how to *best* pair champagne with food! You ready? Let’s go! I’m sure you guys have heard this pairing advice before: “Champagne goes with everything!“ While…

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Mimosa Cranberry Sauce

Mimosa Cranberry sauce (igrediets)

It takes real skill, ingenuity, and passion to fully and consistently commit to living the champagne lifestyle. Luckily for you, I’m a genius at doing it (ha). That very fact is exactly how I ended up creating the recipe for the Thanksgiving condiment you never knew you needed: fresh, fancy cranberry sauce gussied up with sparkling wine. Behold…

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Five for Ten: 5 Tasty Sparkling Roses for $10.00 to Celebrate National Rosé Day

$10 Sparkling Rosés for National Rosé Day

It’s National Rosé Day! Honestly though, it might as well be called “Rosé Day 365″ because the meteoric rise in rosé’s popularity over the last several years has made it widely “acceptable” for year-round drinking. I placed an emphasis on the word acceptable because, as a “dance to the beat of my own drum” kind of girl,…

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It’s National Moscato Day! 4 Tips to Level Up Your Moscato Game (Plus Some Recommendations!)

NATL MOSCATO DAY

So, my blog post this exact time last week was about a wine holiday, therefore it should come as no surprise that I’m back with “another one {*said in DJ Khaled voice}:” May 9th is “National Moscato Day!” Moscato is a wine that most folks seem to either love or hate without much leeway in…

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It’s National Sauvignon Blanc Day!

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WOW, y’all–I hadn’t realized how long it’s been since I’ve posted on my blog! Thank for hanging in there with me though because, trust me. I’m doing A. TON. of things behind the scenes right now both on the lawyer front {you do still remember that I’m a trademarks, branding, and business attorney for entrepreneurs,…

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

Rock a Wine Tasting sniff group shot

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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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”

PALOMIMOSA-showing tequila citrus and champagne

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

Champagne Vieilles brut rose

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

Cartier Champagne and peonies

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

Cantina della Volta Lambrusco

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

McBride and Brown wine pic

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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