Fizz Friday: The “Champagne Sunrise Luxe” Cocktail

La Pinta and cocktails

I just returned from a lovely, leisurely, luxury vacay in Mexico a couple of weeks ago and I promise that when I close my eyes I can still smell the surf; feel my body floating in the ocean; see the coral-colored sunsets; and taste the {numerous} pomegranate margaritas I sipped with abandon while lounging on my oceanfront…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “D” is for “Dosage”

{image courtesy of TheDrinksBusiness.com}

Happy mid-week, my dears! I hope you have your pen & paper ready because it’s time for another #WineWednesday #Wordologie vocabulary lesson! Before we get started, I’ve been getting feedback from some of you {thank you–please keep it coming!} that you are really L-O-V-I-N-G this series, and that gives me great joy. It’s a wonderful…

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Fizz Friday: Hip Hip Vouvray!

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One of the things I love most about going to wine tastings {in addition to the generous sipping opportunities, of course} is discovering a unique brand or bottle that I may not have discovered anytime soon on my own. Such was the case when I attended the “Summer Sparkling Wine: Alternatives to Champagne” event at a local…

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Fizz Friday: Let’s “Hava” Little Cava

I'm in love...with a  rosé! {image © Davon D. E. Hatchett}

It’s Friday, and that means time to talk fizz! In this week’s #WineWednesday #Wordologie I wrote about the lovely Spanish sparkling wine made in the traditional champagne method style, cava. So now that Wordologie has taught you all about this type of bubbly, let’s get down to the nitty gritty of what #FizzFriday is about and…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “C” is {also} for “Cava”

Wine Wedn Word General Promo

It’s Wednesday, and that means time for another #WineWednesday Wordologie, my dears! Last week’s #Wordologie edition found us delving into “C” vocab territory and, as I mentioned then, I decided we’d hang out with this letter for just a bit longer, hence the inclusion of “also” in my lovely little title. We’ve been at this…

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Welcome to The Bubbleista’s New “Fizz Friday” Series!

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Welcome to “Fizz Friday,” a new post series focused on the fizzy goodness you and I both love: champagne and sparkling wine. Beginning today, and most Fridays thereafter, I plan to focus posts on my champagne and sparkling wines discoveries and tasting notes; champagne cocktail recipes {both my original concoctions and some I’ve discovered}; interesting tidbits in the world of bubbly;…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “Balthazar”

Yep, all I need is a champagne flute...{image credit Davon D. E. Hatchett}

It’s #WineWednesday, and that means it’s time for another #Wordologie post! This is a new series that I introduced for the 1st time last week and, if preliminary feedback is any indication, it seems as though people really love it because it helps decrease the intimidation factor that champagne is often associated with. If this…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie

Wordology definition

One of the things I absolutely L-O-V-E to do is to expose more people to the pleasures of sipping champagne and sparkling wine. That’s why I often go into detail when I’m doing my tasting reviews–I want bubbly lovers to be more comfortable with, and confident about drinking champagne anytime; not just for special occasions. The more…

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40 Wines 40 Days Recap 1: How About a Little Espumante Vino? Txakoli, The Fizzy Spanish Wine

40wines40days (redo)

**CONTEST ALERT!** you could win BIG…see details at the end of the post Hey there, wine loving people! It’s Wednesday (also know by the hashtag #WineWednesday every week on Twitter–if you haven’t already you should check it out sometime!) so that means it’s time for my first “40 Wines 40 Days” project recap! If you…

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A Dozen Rosés for Your Valentine

Glasses of rose wine

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and all over the world florists are in full-on hustling mode trying to fulfill the quadrillion orders for floral arrangements that are being made around the clock, especially requests for the quintessential bouquets of pink and red roses. You know what though? I say who needs a dozen roses…

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February Sneak Peek

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February is already upon us–the first month of 2015 has absolutely flown by! Having just launched in January, I can hardly believe that I’ve already been writing on this site for a whole month. January was exciting and taxing and challenging and fun and nerve-wracking and inspirational, all rolled up into 31 days. This month promises to…

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