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

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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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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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The Ultimate Champagne Lovers Gift Guide Volume III

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The holidays are upon us bubbly lovers, so you know what that means… Time for another fabulous edition of The Bubbleista’s “THE ULTIMATE CHAMPAGNE LOVERS GIFT GUIDE!” Created by your favorite champagne super fan, enthusiast, aficionado, and educator—yours truly, of course—I am bestowing upon the world my 3rd edition gift list of the most spectacular gifts for those who absolutely adore all things bubbly! And, as…

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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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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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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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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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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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Babies, Breezes, Birthdays, and (Glorious) Bites: What A Fabulous September

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September is one of the best months of the year in my {un}humble opinion. It’s still technically summer, but the weather has cooled a bit. The flow of energy shifts a little to a less hectic pace as things wind down. And with the impending changing of the season, the atmosphere itself just seems to…

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