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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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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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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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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The Bubbleista Lifestyle: Are You a Bubbleista?

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**For the month of January I’ll be re-publishing some of my most popular post from 2015 to celebrate my 1-year blogaversary. Enjoy!* So you’re chugging right along, reading The Bubbleista blog posts, taking it all in, when all of a sudden you say to yourself: “Wait a minute. What exactly is a ‘Bubbleista’ anyway?” Well my…

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2015 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Recap

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After having scheduling conflicts for the last 2 years, I was finally able to attend one of the two Veuve Clicquot Polo Classics the Champagne House hosts each year and, as promised, here is the lovely recap. Read on to get the skinny on the event details! Veuve hosts one polo classic event each on the East…

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‘Tis The Season To Drink Bolli! Fizz Friday Holiday Edition

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My bubbly lovers–hello, darlings! I hope this holiday season is going swimmingly for you so far. Indeed, ’tis actually been going swimmingly for me as I’ve been happily up to my ears and doing the breast stroke in champagne! As you may know, last week I attended the first of several champagne tasting events that are typically held…

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Fizz Friday: Fab Four Roundup

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It’s “Fri-Yay,” my dears! With Thanksgiving being literally right around the corner, this week’s Fizz Friday fabulousness is perfect for gearing you up for celebrating the holidays in effervescent style. Let’s get on with it, shall we? {1} ‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE SIPPING Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week? Even though it snuck…

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Fizz Friday: Jean Laurent Blanc de Noir Brut

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Happy Friday, my dears! It’s the end of the week, so it’s time to talk fizzy fabulousness. The holidays are quickly approaching {Can you believe they are almost here already?}, so I’ve decided I’m going to focus Fizz Friday posts for the next several weeks on the holidays. For example, the bubbly picks will be…

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Fizz Friday: Global Champagne Day 2015

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

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*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”

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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 Finds: Bruno Paillard Champagne

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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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Fizz Friday: Cuvée Vous Coucher Avec Moi?

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I have a confession to make: I’m on the brink of having an illicit affair with a certain type of bubbly. The object of my affection is Pinot-blend cuvées, and if loving it is wrong I don’t wanna be right. What’s a cuvée you ask? In short, a cuvée is a specific-blend base wine created to make champagne. Cuvées can…

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Wine Wednesday Wordologie: “H” is for “Horizontal Tasting”

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It’s time to get “fizzical” with today’s effervescent Wine Wednesday Wordologie vocabulary lesson. Class is now in session! This week we’re talking wine tasting–a specific king of tasting called a “horizontal tasting.” Why should you know about {and certainly participate in!} a horizontal wine tasting? You always ask the most wonderful questions! A horizontal tasting…

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Fizz Friday: The “Champagne Sunrise Luxe” Cocktail

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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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Fizz Friday: Let’s “Hava” Little Cava

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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”

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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: “C” is for “Crémant”

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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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