Flashback Friday + Fizzy Friday: “Twas The Night Before Christmas” The Champagne Remix

santa-with-bottle-and-sack

Embed from Getty Images ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, The Bubbleista was trying not to wake up her spouse. I hung all the stockings by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas would put champagne in there. I knew it was time to get all snug in my bed; But visions…

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Fizzy Friday Fab Four Links Round-up: July Champagne & Food News Edition

Moet Watermelon Mint Mojito

Is it just me, or does the intensity to eat and drink well intensify during the summer? I chalk it up to the fact that people are generally feeling more social and convivial during the warmer months. After all, with all of the hanging out pool side; summer holidays; picnics; celebrations; and gatherings, food and…

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Fizz Friday Prosecco Facts & Find: Cavicchioli 1928

Cavicchioli bottle in hand

Hello bubbly lovers! Today’s Fizz Friday post is a bit of a mashup between a Fizz Friday link round-up and a Fizz Friday Find by combining the 2 into 1 Prosecco post…a bubbly hybrid, if you will. The lone round-up link comes to us from one of my favorite reads, the champagne and sparkling wine bi-monthly magazine known…

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A Bubbleista Birthday, Rosh Hashanah & a “New” New Year

Birthday cake and gift

Happy Rosh Hasha-birthday to me… Sunday marked the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, which started at sundown on Sunday. For those who aren’t familiar,  Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish/Hebrew New Year. From a etymology standpoint it looks like this: “Rosh” {the Hebrew word for head} + “ha” {prefix of the noun} + “shanah” {the word for year} = “head of the…

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Well Hello, September!

Hello September

{*Instagram repost} Well hello, September. Let’s sparkle and shine! September is my birthday month, and for me that signifies a rebirth–an opportunity to blow out the candles after making wishes, plans, and dreams for the next 365 days. So, to kick off and commemorate my birthday month {and the beginning of a new season}, I’ve…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “J” is for “Jetting”

Wine Wed Word Jetting

  Okay, first things first: today’s “Term of Effervescence” is NOT about getting on an airplane and jaunting all over the world–although, admittedly, jetting across the globe often involves sipping champagne–but rather pertains to a technological process used in creating champagne. So let’s chat briefly about “jetting.” I got super intrigued by this technique because…

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Fizz Friday: The National Donut Day Edition

Schrams Creme Brulee

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 pairing, that’s what! Food holidays deserve to be celebrated, right? And bubbly is the quintessential celebratory quaff, no? So as far as I’m concerned there is every reason…

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June Sneak Peek

Hello-June-2015 beach balloons (2)

Goodbye May, Helloooo June Sneak Peek! Summer is upon us and I couldn’t be more ready for it. After a winter that just refused to go away followed by weeks of almost daily rain, I’m ready for a new season of warmth and sun. I’m sure you are, too! So I didn’t quiiittteee get around to everything…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “C” is for “Crémant”

Wine Wednesday Wordologie (reboot 2)

Welcome to #WineWednesday Wordologie, my dears! If you’ve been keeping up with the site {well you have been visiting regularly, haven’t you?!} you already know I introduced this new series a couple of weeks ago in an effort to help us all get more comfortable in our champagne knowledge by increasing our effervescent vocabulary. If you need…

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May Sneak Peek

Purple tulips Hello May

Is it just me or does this year already seem to be just zipping by right before our eyes {so fast in fact that I forgot to do an April sneak peek–oopsie!}? I can’t believe it’s already May and we are 5 months into 2015. Regardless of how much time has already passed, the good…

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