pink champagne on ice
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pink champagne on ice

Hotel California might not have had wine since 1969, but they have rosé Champagne. These sparkling pinks from the Champagne region get their color from the skins of the red grapes, which in Champagnes are Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. They also usually cost more than their non-rosé counterparts (starting around $50/60 and heading up to … Continue reading

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champagne fridays in may
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champagne fridays in may

Yep, still happening. Grab these great Champagnes to celebrate getting through another pandemic week! Laurent Perrier Brut La Cuvée: This is probably my favorite Champagne in this price range (and frankly even compared to other price ranges). Has such great apple fruit balanced with a hint of lime, and the bubbles are perfect. $45 Leclerc Briant: LOVE … Continue reading

what to drink at your oscars party
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what to drink at your oscars party

Drink like the stars at your Oscar party. The official Champagne is Piper-Heidsieck, and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Prohibition they made a limited-edition magnum with a replica of the Prohibition era label. In the 1920s, bootleggers would smuggle Piper-Heidsieck into the United States where it would be secretly served in speakeasys throughout New York City. Now, … Continue reading

rolling in the ruinart
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rolling in the ruinart

Everyone is over winter. OVER. But there’s nothing like an awesome all-Champagne dinner to brighten your cold and slushy night. Marika Vida-Arnold, the wine director at the Ritz’s Auden Bistro, puts together Phenomenal Femmes wine dinners throughout the year to showcase wines made by women. At yet another fantastic one last week, I had dinner with Maison … Continue reading