As French wine labels go, Champagne bottles aren’t particularly confusing, though they do have a language that is all their own. Before we even begin, we’ll stress that that if a bottle of sparkling wine doesn’t clearly say Champagne on the label, then you’re dealing with some other (perhaps delicious) bottle of bubbly. If you’re looking […]
Over the last decade, the broader wine world has shed a good bit of its elitism, an act that many have referred to as a democratization of wine. Champagne is different. Champagne is about luxury, both aspirational and far-beyond.
Even though the holidays are long gone, we never get tired of bubbly. That being said, it’s always fun to find new ways to experience it, and this cocktail, mixed with Oskar Blue’s delicious coconut porter, is an ideal way to do just that.
Let’s admit it. Prosecco is easy to take for granted. We buy it for a night out or in—easy drinking bubbles that give us a temporary and much-needed lift in general feelings of delight. That’s all fine, but there’s more to know—and more to appreciate—about everyone’s favorite brunch go-to. For instance, its Ancient Roman roots, […]
Figuring out how sweet a bottle of sparkling wine is can be confusing if you’re not familiar with the often counterintuitive language on labels. Here’s a quick example: You would normally say that a wine that isn’t sweet is dry. However, if you’re looking for a bottle of Prosecco that isn’t sweet, you’ll want to […]
New Years Eve is tomorrow, which means it’s time to pop the cork and treat ourselves to one of the most festive cocktails around: the Champagne cocktail. Champagne is among my favorite things to indulge in during the holidays, and while I can definitely enjoy it on its own, I really love it when it’s used as […]
In the world of sparkling wine, Champagne stands alone. A glass of good Champagne offers a unique experience, based on terroir-driven complexity and refinement that is unmatched and instantly recognizable. But let’s also remember that Champagne comes at a relatively steep price.
There is absolutely nothing more celebratory than serving Champagne from a Champagne tower – that is unless you also plan to saber the bottles of Champagne before raining the delicious liquid down into the glasses. And constructing one isn’t as hard as you might think. In fact, with the right tools, it’s pretty simple, but […]
While sabering a bottle of wine with an actual saber may make you look like a badass, we’re guessing you probably don’t want to plop down a few hundred dollars for a saber you’ll only whip out a few times a year. But don’t worry–you don’t have to own a fancy saber in order to […]