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!)

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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

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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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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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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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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

Bubbly Day 2018 Cote Mas Rose

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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Bubbleista Champagne Pop-Up: Stop & Smell the Rosés

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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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10 Palm Springs Hot Spots for Veg-Heads Gourmands & Cocktail Lovers

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I’ll be grabbing a plane headed to Palm Springs in a couple of weeks {woot!} and if you know me you know that I have been doing my due diligence in travel research! As I mentioned in my post about Napa, I am biiiiig on getting the skinny on the destination I’m going to so that I…

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Food & Wine Fabulousness: The Austin Food and Wine Fest

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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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The Fabulous, Farmhouse-Luxe Hotel Vintage House in Napa

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Those who know or have ever traveled with me know that when it comes to trip planning I am a master at researching a location to find the best experiences, locations, restaurants, cocktail bars, and destination options. Planning my recent trip to Napa and Sonoma was no exception, which is exactly how I came across…

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