There’s no denying it: Sparkling wine comes in the most celebratory of all the bottles. There’s nothing quite as festive or exciting as that signature pop, the waft of white fog that slowly exhales from the bottle, and the rise of gurgling bubbles flowing from the top of the bottle.
Sometimes, you just have to treat yourself. Purchasing a bottle of Moet Grand Vintage Rosé 2008 is a surefire way to do just that. The name alone absolutely purrs with luxury, instantly transporting us to a rooftop party beneath the stars, where tiny and intricate hors d’oeuvres are served and members of the aristocracy plan to misbehave. Moet is the […]
We can hardly believe it: It’s almost New Year’s Eve. Where did 2016 go?! Rather than reflecting on all of the goals we didn’t accomplish, the weight we didn’t lose, and the resolutions that we (of course) didn’t keep, we’re grabbing a bottle of bubbles and toasting to all the great things to come in […]
There is a new buzzword floating around in the world of wine lovers: “grower Champagne.” In order to explain what this refers to, let’s take a trip through the usual Champagne-making process. The majority of the Champagne you see on a wine shelf near you is made by what are called houses.
If there’s any time of year to pop some bubbly, it’s definitely the month of December. While we advocate for sparkling wine all the time, something about the holidays makes us want to add a little sparkle to our lives. We understand that shopping for bubbly can get complicated at times; if not Champagne, what […]
I’ve always been a careful, even cautious, drinker. In high school, I would make myself scarce whenever friends made booze magically appear (you know you had those Houdini-level friends, too!). As a budding college student, I was the two-drink-max girl who kept a mama bear eye on all my friends – ’cause if we all came […]
Congratulations! You made it! Whether you’re utterly devastated or absolutely over the moon that you’re divorced from that SOB or bitch on heels, it’s finally done. Finito. Finished. The end. Ending a marriage can be soul-sucking, not to mention expensive. But as Louis C.K. says, ”No good marriage ends in divorce,” so if you find yourself finally […]
Not all bubbly is created equal, so while ”champagne” is often used as a general term to describe all sparkling wine, true Champagne can only come from the small northern region of Champagne, France. Born largely by accident and, more accurately, climate, Champagne was considered to be a faulty wine hundreds of years ago when […]
Stating the obvious, Champagne bottles are different from your average wine bottle. Their shapes are a little bigger, they feel heavier in our hands, and let’s not forget that huge cork and sparkly foil up top. In addition to these bottle differences, there’s one defining factor on the labels that sticks out as well — […]