Wine Review J Brut Rosé

A wine review of the sparkling pink J Brut Rosé. Creamy texture and vibrant berries make this a sparkling treat....more

Fancy Pants Champagne Cocktail

Fancy Pants Champagne CocktailA festive champagne cocktail for your next party.Click to view recipe:

Springtime sipping

I am momentarily mad at Mother Nature.  Here in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York, we’ve had awesome weather for a week. I’m talking sitting-on-the-deck-basking-in-the-sun-sipping-a-tasty-beverage weather. But today, Saturday, the first day of the weekend, it’s gray and cool outside.  And Sunday will bring rain. Ugh....more

Our love of wine and a bit of wine ratings

Our love of wine and a bit of wine ratings ...more

A Bubblicious New Year

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year – especially if you’re a Bubbly Girl like me. Why do I love this wine? Because it’s impossible to be in a bad mood while drinking a glass of bubbly. Just try, I dare you. Pop the cork, fill your glass with the fizzy liquid and as the bubbles race to the top, can’t you feel your mood rise? You’ll be smiling by the time that glass reaches your lips. ...more

Amen for bubbly Maria.
You know, I just discovered how incredible bubbly can be in baked goods ...more

Sparkling Wine, a Brilliant Friend and Groovy Strawberries

This week has been all about our holiday party. There was:...more

The Best Sparkling Holiday Cocktails

Years ago, as I was developing the set of tenets by which I live, I put in place a very firm piece of my personal code of ethics: My refrigerator shall always contain a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. It doesn't have to be French champagne (in fact, often, it's quite-affordable Cava or something produced locally), but it has to have bubbles, and it has to be ready. In this world, we spend so much time preparing for the worst that this small gesture, to me, is a way of shaking my fist in the face of everything bad in the world and preparing for the best.The only time there isn't a bottle of sparkling wine in my refrigerator? The morning after the celebratory stand-by has been popped, of course....more

You're welcome, Stephanie -- and thanks for reblogging! Wishing you a very happy New ...more