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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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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The Year of The Rooster: 8 Ways to Fabulously Celebrate Chinese New Year All Yearlong

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Happy Lunar New Year, Year of the Rooster, bubbly lovers! It’s time to celebrate Chinese New Year, but it should come as no surprise that in #BubbleistaLand we’ll be commemorating it in our own special fashion. There are several traditions that are observed in honor of the Lunar New Year such as New Year’s Eve Dinner and…

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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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What Are You Drinking New Year’s Eve: 15 Bubbly Picks to Ring in the New Year

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*singing* What are you doing Neeeeewwwww Yeeeeeeear’s Eve… Well if you’re as obsessed with sparkling wine as I am, what you’ll be doing is planning to drink copious amounts of bubbly! You know that I am a huge believer in drinking champagne every day, for no special reason at all, but there’s no escaping the fact…

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A Fizzy Friday Flashback: ABS “Picking The Right Sparkling Wine” Video

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Happy #FizzyFriday, darlings! Today’s post is a Flashback Friday special that’s all about fizz {no surprise there!}, and is just in time for the holidays! Two years ago I had the privilege of being asked to partner with the fabulous brand and business Afro Bohemian Snob and give my sparkling wine and champagne picks that are perfect…

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The Ultimate Champagne Lovers Gift Guide Volume II

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  IIIIIIIII’m dreaming of a buuuuu-bbly Christmas…and I bet you are {or someone you love is!} dreaming of one, too. Well, my loves, The Bubbleista to the rescue to help you achieve all your Christmas dreams! Last year I created what I dubbed as  my Christmas gift to you, “The Ultimate Champagne Lovers Gift Guide,” where I…

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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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Vive La Rebellion! A Bubbly “Coupe” d’état: 7 Fabulous & Chic Champagne Coupes

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I once told a friend of mine that I consider myself a peculiar kind of rebel. You know what I’m talking about: that one person who shows up “looking out of place” to the “Save the Whales” rally wearing an absolutely adorable sundress; hair in a neat little top knot; wearing those cute Longchamp sandals picked…

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What’s the Fig Deal? Figs, Fizz, and a Fab New Adventure

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Greetings, bubble lovers! Things have been busy on a personal front over here in #BubbleistaLand. One of the biggest changes is that Mr. Bubbleista and I recently moved into a lovely, updated 1960’s abode that was absolutely built for entertaining {perfect for a effervescent-lifestyle living Bubbleista!}. Housed on a corner lot at the beginning of a quiet…

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Independence Day, the Remix: Host a French-Inspired Bastille Day Party

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Didn’t get your party on quite enough in celebrating the red, white and blue? How about celebrating the bleu, blanc, and rouge as a festive reprise? Although we Americans certainly know how to revel in our Independence Day festivities, the French aren’t too shabby in hosting their own independence holiday festivities called Bastille Day. It…

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15 Fabulous Champagne-centric Instagram Accounts You Must Follow Now

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Whether it’s Moet Monday; Taittinger Tuesday;  Wine Wednesday; Thirsty Thursday; Fizzy Friday; Sipping Saturday; or Champagne Sundays {detecting a pattern here?}, everyday is the perfect day to drink bubbly in The Bubbleista’s book! Because I’m #ChampagneObsessed, I follow a ton of champagne-centric brands and feeds on Instagram in my quest to live #AnEfervescentLifestyle. Instagram is definitely…

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Fab Four For Friday Links Round-up: Champagne on Ice Edition

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Just in time for your Fourth of July holiday grilling activities are some “hot links” {Get it? Hot links? People barbecue for the 4th? Ah hell, never mind.} for your long weekend reading pleasure. I just made a post on Instagram this week about trying Moet Ice Impérial for the very first time and then, as kismet…

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Will Travel For Champagne: A Night of Champagne With The “Nuit du Champagne” Tour

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What do you do when you’re a staunch believer in, and advocate of, the philosophy of convincing more people that they should be drinking more champagne more often? If you’re The Bubbleista you get wine education and certification; host champagne tastings; drink bubbly every week {strictly for learning purposes, of course}; write blog posts about champagne and…

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“Sugah” & Champagne: Bubbly and Donut Pairings for National Donut Day

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**Thanks to National Donut day always being honored on the 1st Friday of June, it will always fall on a Fizz Friday! Check out my re-post from 2015! So what do you do when #NationalDonutDay {or #NationalDoughnutDay} falls on a #FizzFriday? If you’re The Bubbleista you effortlessly combine the two and do a champagne and doughnut…

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