Given that TV is way more exciting than movies these days, the Emmys are sort of THE awards show to watch. Grapefriend went to the Emmys and the Governors Ball after-party with Ferrari, which has been the official sparkling wine of the Emmys for the fifth year in a row. The house started in 1902 with the … Continue reading
Tag Archives: sparkling wine
american sparklers for the 4th!
As an American holiday that involves fireworks, there’s only one thing to drink: American sparkling wine! A few domestic wineries use the same grapes (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) and winemaking method as Champagne. Here are a few I like: Iron Horse: Often served at White House dinners, they well represent domestic sparkling wine. $38.99 BUY HERE … Continue reading
royal wedding bubbles
Rumor has it that Harry and Meghan are going to be cheers-ing with Chapel Down, bubbles from England. Never had any? English sparkling wine is actually getting more popular as a warmer climate is helping to ripen the grapes a bit more and create some higher-quality wines, drawing comparisons to Champagne. I find it hard to … Continue reading
bubbly while waiting, with anna kendrick
Big Kate Spade fan, and love this adorable video they just put out for the holidays. Anna Kendrick plays a ditzy girl who gets locked out of her apartment after a Kate Spade shopping spree, so she puts on a mini fashion show for her dog on the stoop while she waits for keys. Like … Continue reading
mad men wine count: can i get some french champagne?
The final season of Mad Men started last night (the first half anyway, since it’s split into two mini-seasons). Roger Sterling, for one, was ready – WITH WINE: @MadMen_AMC @MadMenSCP What business would that be? Wine, women and song? I’m ready… — Roger Sterling (@NYRogerSterling) April 11, 2014 Between Scandal, Game of Thrones, and now … Continue reading
festive fizzy cocktails
Who doesn’t love a fizzy cocktail? So refreshing, and a fully acceptable way to celebrate Fizzmas. During the holidays I love getting in the spirit (pun intended) with something festively red! (One below isn’t red because I love gingery Domaine de Canton – but that one can be festively golden like a Christmas tree star.) … Continue reading
bubbles, bubbles all year round
We’re in the middle of Fizzmas, so obviously I know people like to pop a lot of bubbly around the holidays. But really, you gotta get more in the treat yourself mindset because there’s at least one thing you can find every day that’s awesome to celebrate. In? Enter 365 Days of Bubbles, which is about … Continue reading
happy 4th, grapefriends!
Fire up your grill and grab some good wines. Try some Petite Sirah for grilled meat, rose for spicy BBQ. And of course, an American sparkler for the fireworks! Continue reading
kate middleton’s baby name: chardonnay???
It would be surprising enough if the baby name wasn’t something decidedly British and royal like Elizabeth or Diana or even Alexandra (which are all the frontrunner girl names). But apparently Chardonnay is also in the lead as one of the names! This is really all too much for grapefriend to handle. OK, so it’s only … Continue reading
happy chinese new year!
It’s the Year of the Snake! I’ve seen lots of people celebrating by giving out cute little pieces of money or by eating in Chinatown. I love well-made Chinese food and with all those goopy sauces and fried dumplings, Champagne is a fantastic choice to go with. Feel free to choose any sparkler to go … Continue reading