Holidays always seem to involve a lot of time spent wrapping, the finishing touch on any gift. For wine and Champagne, it can be easy as people tend to just hand over their present in a silver wrapping with a red bow. But don’t miss an opp to get your grape on even at this final stage! I … Continue reading
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fizzmas fun: I sabered champagne!
I don’t have an official bucket list. When there’s a place I want to travel to or something I want to do I usually don’t wait around that long and just go do it. Recently I’d seen some people sabering Champagne and it looked super badass, so I decided that I needed to do it … Continue reading
royal baby starts grapefriend roots from day 1
I am completely annoyed. Kate and Will having a boy means they won’t be naming the baby Chardonnay. And I also wish people paid as much attention to wine as they did to the royal baby watch. Well I know two people who did: Kate and Will! They popped out their punk in a hospital … Continue reading
ICYMI: weekly wine tweets
If you’re not following grapefriend on Twitter, you may have missed these amazing grape gems this week! Nelson Mandela’s daughter and granddaughter are launching House of Mandela wines. His granddaughter Tukwini Mandela said: “The wine movement is growing.” Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah it is! Not sure how I missed this Clicquot Airstream thing, but it looks pretty awesome … Continue reading
grapes at oscar parties
We know what they had at the Governors Ball (Champagne Thienot and Sterling wine). But here’s what else they were knocking back at parties around town. vanity fair Henriot Blanc de Blancs Champagne VF said they had 420 bottles on hand at last year’s party, and 400 were drunk. What happened to the other 20??? Lame. … Continue reading
fashion week fall 2013: a very grapey lookbook
In NYC, fashion editors and bloggers haven’t been taking any photos of clothes during Fashion Week. Not shoes. Not even accessories. They’re snapping the grape!!! Here are some of grapefriend’s favorite looks from the past week: Very well-paired bubbly and macarons at Vanessa Bruno (@corkwhores) Backstage at Chloe Sevigny + Opening Ceremony – I dig … Continue reading
happy clicquot and curling happy hour!
Blech, it was one of those vile cold and rainy January nights in NYC. But a very yucky night was made way better with some Veuve Clicquot and curling lessons at the Standard ice rink! Normally you’d just be psyched with magnums and trays of Veuve flutes being served to you every five minutes, but … Continue reading
rkoi: fizzmas edition
Think you’ve been popping some good bubbles for the holidays? Here are the Rich Kids of Instagram to best you at Fizzmas. I have to point out that we’re a little light on the world’s most expensive: Bollinger Blanc de Noirs Vieilles Vignes Francaises (average $813), Krug Clos Du Mesnil ($1,072), Krug Clos d’Ambonnay ($2,642). Such Scrooges… Maybe they’re saving … Continue reading
the 12 days of fizzmas
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” – Mark Twain THE 12 DAYS OF FIZZMAS BEGINS! During the holiday season, you go to a lot of parties. At other times during the year, I usually grab a glass of wine but in December I always go for the fizz. … Continue reading
you deserve a grape today, royal fetus!
The Palace confirmed this morning that Kate’s pregnant, and it’s been a social media bombardment ever since (the Royal Fetus even already has its own Twitter account). So even though she can’t be graping it up for the next few months, I can already hear the rest of the royals and every tabloid magazine popping … Continue reading