Valentine’s Day and Champagne

Valentine’s Day and Champagne
Sparkling wine is a traditional toast to love, and where better to sip vintage bubbly than in Champagne, France! After all, European Union law reserves the term “Champagne” exclusively for wines that come from this region located about 100 miles east of Paris. Let me point out that Champagne is not made from Champagne grapes. In fact, there isn’t even a variety of grapes called “Champagne”. Champagne is a particular kind of wine, produced in a particular way, in a particular region...
January 20th, 2011 | Susan McKee | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Champagne, food, top-feature, wine

Best Options For Tasteful Celebrations To Ring In Disney New Year

Best Options For Tasteful Celebrations To Ring In Disney New Year
...  New Year’s Eve, will be no exception, as the eight-10 course menu will include caviar from around the globe and an eclectic array of Champagnes. To make the celebration more exciting, Chef Scott Hunnel will make appearances throughout the meal, that including wine and gratuity, will cost $375.00. Victoria & Albert’s has a strict policy of no one under the age of 10 is allowed and according to state law, you must be 21 or older to be served alcohol.  Additionally, coats are...
December 16th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: Champagne, Disney dining experience, New Year's Eve, Victoria & Alberts, Walt Disney World Resort, Wishes Fireworks

Tasting the Bubbly at Mumm Napa Winery

Tasting the Bubbly at Mumm Napa Winery
... time to be thinking about wine. As I browsed through racks of winery brochures, one jumped out and caught my eye – Mumm Napa.  Oh, how I love Champagne, so off I set in search of some bubbly! From downtown Napa to the winery is about a 20 minutes leisurely drive along the Silverado Trail.  The sides of the road are full of wineries and vines, and I couldn’t help but continuously cry out, “oooh, let’s stop there” and “there” and “there.”  Of course, it’s impossible to stop...
November 23rd, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: California, Champagne, Napa, top-feature, wine

Bubbly Fun at Velluto Champagne Bar

Bubbly Fun at Velluto Champagne Bar
... that seem to be popping up all around the city, make sure you check out Velluto. Even the name sounds fancy! Not just a wine bar, Velluto is also Champagne bar. All the best imported drops make the cut, including Louis Roederer NV and Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs. The local sparkling varieties aren’t forgotten either. The friendly barmen are also the owners, so if you can’t decide on a tipple make sure you ask them for advice. These boys really know their bubbles. If you’re not a Champagne...
November 16th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: bar, Champagne, featuredarticle

Champagne and Chocolate Tasting at Morton’s

Photo Credit: WaldoJ @ flickr Life doesn’t get much better than Champagne and Chocolate and Morton’s is bringing them together for 1 evening of deliciousness. Engage your senses for this fabulous tasting experience combining Piper-Heidsieck and Vosges Haut-Chocolat. There are different dates for this event depending on where you live. Here’s the schedule: September 16 – Morton’s in Boca (561) 392-7724 September 17 – Morton’s in West Palm Beach (561) 835-9664 October...
September 7th, 2009 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Champagne, chocolate, Events, Food & Beverage, Mortons, wine

Champagne and Other Bubbles Festival

The French Embassy in Washington, DC is the site of the second annual summer Champagne and Other Bubbles Festival. This GiraMondo Wine Adventures event is one of the most enjoyable events of the summer.  The evening festival offers tastings of over 15 Champagnes and sparkling wines from around the globe in the wonderful setting of the French Embassy.  A diverse crowd and excellent wines makes for a delightful evening and a rather unique date with a loved one. Besides buffet style appetizers...
July 6th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Champagne, Events, French-Embassy, GiroMondo, Washington DC, wine tasting

Kick Off Inauguration Weekend with a Champagne Tasting

Regardless of your party affiliation, start your Inauguration Weekend with a fun Champagne and Other Bubbles Festival, hosted by local wine aficionados, GiraMondo Wine Adventures. Sample ten non-partisan Champagnes from France, Spain, Italy, and the USA, including one of my personal favorites – Veuve Cliquot from France, along with a patriotic selection of red, white and blue appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. You can also listen in on the brief Champagne educational presentations offered...
January 7th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Champagne, Events, inauguration, Restaurants & Bars, Washington DC, wine

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