Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “T” is for “Transversage”

Wine Wed Word Transversage gen

Happy #WineWednesday, darlings! I’m finally recovering and getting back into the blogging swing after having a gloooorious holiday in Los Angeles to attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic {recap coming soon} and galavanting around the city of angels. Now that I’m back in Bubbleista work mode, let’s jump into today’s Wordologie lesson! If you’ve been…

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Fizz Friday: Global Champagne Day 2015

Champagne Day ecard

Yes it’s Fizz Friday, but did you also know that today is Global Champagne Day, my dears?! While it’s true that a real Bubbleista never really needs a special holiday to pop the cork on a bottle of champagne, Global Champagne Day is a wonderful reason to have for raising a glass {or three} in festive celebration. Created just…

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Fizz Friday: The Bubbleista’s LA Takeover

{image courtesy of Upscale Living magazine}

  Hello my bubbly loving darlings! Today I am preempting my regular Fizz Friday post to do a little travel–I’m LA bound, baby! I’m headed to the West Coast for a fun weekend to include attending the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Los Angeles.Wondering what’s in store for me this weekend? Here’s a little synopsis:…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “T” is for “Tête de Cuvée”

Wine Wed Word Tete de cuvee gen 2

It’s Wine Wednesday my dears, and that means it time for another Wordologie terminology lesson to help you step up your effervescent vocabulary game! Today’s term is: In French the term “tête” means “head” and the term “cuvée” means blend {well come through then, high school and college French lessons!}. Therefore, Tête de Cuvée = “head…

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“The Veuve of My Life:” The Veuve Clicqout 2015 Mail Truck Tour Recap

Veuve Perfect Pic Grove

*I’m thinking about launching a Periscope channel to scope my champagne adventures. Scroll to the end of the post for more details* Who needs a food truck when there’s a champagne truck rolling through town? Well you’ll be thrilled to know that Veuve Clicquot is on the move again with it’s 2015 National Tour. Of course…

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Word Wednesday Wordologie: “S” is for “Saignée”

SAIGNEE BUBBLY

Today’s Wine Wednesday Wordologie is a term that pertains to rosé sparkling wine and champagnes {as well as still wines} with regards to production methods–and on a side note I must say there’s a bit of a battle about said production methods, and which one produces a superior product. In any case, let’s get right into today’s…

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Fizz Friday: Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut

Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut

Time to chat sparkling wine for Fizz Friday! This week’s edition finds us in the Napa & Sonoma region with a pick from one of my favorite sparkling wineries: Gloria Ferrer. While the winery  has some still wines as well, Gloria Ferrer is well known for its wide range of sparkling options {around 8 styles in…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “S” is for “Sabrage”

Sabrage (glass of bubbly)

“Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it.” At least that’s the philosophy that Napoleon Bonaparte subscribed to. And, as someone who feels that “anytime is the right  time for champagne time,” it’s a philosophy that I can certainly get with as well. Known for his flair for the dramatic, Napoleon is also known…

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Motivation Monday: Try a Little Gratefulness

gratitude heart

Hello, my bubbly loving darlings. I’m writing this post immediately after the Kehinde Wiley brunch I told you about that I co-hosted with Afro Bohemian Snob {full recap coming soon} and I am EX. HAUS. TED. My head is pounding; my feet ache; my eyes are burning; my brain is worn out; I’m sleepy; and on top of…

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Fizz Friday: Champagne Collet Demi-Sec

Collet at tasting

Today’s Fizz Friday find is from a small champagne cooperative discovered at a recent tasting that I just fell in love with: Champagne Collet Demi-Sec. Now Champagne Collet is not to be confused with Real Housewife of Orange County star Heather Dubrow’s Colette Brut. Heather’s Colette is a sparkling wine made in Napa Valley in…

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Fizz Friday Roundup: The Champ, The Loser, The Harvest, and The Little Cork That Did

Harvest in Champagne

It’s time for another #FizzFriday Fab Four Roundup bringing you the latest news, discoveries, and interesting tidbits from the world of champagne and sparkling wine. So what are you waiting for–dive right in! WINNER WINNER, WHICH CHAMPAGNE WITH DINNER? Every year there is a sparkling wine competition held in Europe to select the best champagnes…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “R” is for “Récoltant-Manipulant”

Robert Moncuit pouring

It’s time for this week’s effervescently educational installment of Wine Wednesday Wordologie, and this week we’re really gettin’ all “Frenchified” with it! But first: *insert Morpheus voice from the movie The Matrix here* ⇒ “What if I told you that approximately 80% of all of the champagne produced in France was produced by the large, well-known champagne houses?”…

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Fizz Friday Finds

Fizz Friday Main Image (2)

Greetings my bubbly loving darlings! It should comes as no surprise that today’s Fizz Friday Finds are all about the same topic of discussion from my post this past Wednesday: Prosecco! If you read my most recent Wine Wednesday Wordologie then you’ve already learned a bit about the fizzy sparkler, so there’s no reason for…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “P” is for “Prosecco”

I'll be there in a Prosecco

Just coming off of taking my WSET Level 2 course my mind is absolutely buzzing with information. In fact, even though the exam is over and done with, my mind is still is info-processing mode, so random facts and questions are still randomly popping into my mind. Hopefully writing today’s Wine Wednesday Wordologie will serve…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “P” is for “Prise de Mousse”

Bottles of wine going through the 2nd fermentation.

First you tear of the metallic foil. Then you loosen the cage and ever so gingerly loosen the cork until it gently pops out. Your pour yourself a glass and bring the flute towards your mouth. The effervescence pleasantly tickles your nose a bit. The glass comes to your lips and you take a sip of…

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Fizz Friday Finds: Bera Moscato d’Asti

Bera Moscato 2

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I have not really been a big Moscato fan. Yes, I know it’s popular right now. Yes, I know a lot of people drink it. Yes, I know a lot of wineries make it. But I’ve never been one to jump on a trend just because…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “O” is for “Oenothèque”

Wine Wed Word Oenotheque 1

I have a confession to make: this week’s Word Wednesday Wordologie vocabulary term of effervescence was chosen solely because it’s just such a fun word. A fun, French word. So put on your beret; sweetly purse your lips; and let’s say this week’s word with our worst best French accent: Oenothèque {click here to learn how to say…

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Fizz Friday + Fab Four Round-up

Veuve Rich

One of my goals with #FizzFriday is to keep you bubbly lovers in tune with what’s going in the world of champagne and sparkling wine. So, this week I’m going to combine Fizz Friday post with a Fab Four for Friday roundup to hip you to some of the coolest developments and resources when it…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “N” is for “Nose”

Preston Nose Wine

We’ve all read a wine review or overheard someone talking about wine at one point or another where the  “nose” of the wine was mentioned. If you’re wondering if the “nose” of a wine is a real thing or just some pretentious, “wine snob-esque” lingo of little importance, I say this: The nose knows. At…

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Fizz Friday Finds: Bruno Paillard Champagne

Bruno Paillard (1)

Happy Friday, my fizz-loving friends! For this week’s edition of #FizzFriday I’m sharing my latest recommendation for a bubbly I’ve recently discovered that I think you should try. And, as a little twist, I’m going to start dubbing by sparkling wine picks with the hashtag #ThatsSoBubbleista. Snazzy, right? I thought you might like it! Using this hashtag…

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