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Sparkling Rosé: 5 Under $25 To Try

  I am nuts for dry rosé and sparkling wine, separately. So sparkling rosé, the culmination of two of my favorite categories of wine, really floats my boat. A la peanut butter and jelly, the duo getting together makes something greater than the sum of its parts. It’s a simple equation: Bubbles plus rosé equals wine heaven. And [More]

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Blizzard Wine: What I Drank at Fung Tu

I survived my first East Cost blizzard! 25+ inches in a single New York City day. So what did I do on that Saturday, January 23rd? Naturally, I went out to eat. And on a mission to seek out my blizzard wine. It was totally amazing. All traffic was banned from the streets starting at 2:30pm. [More]

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A Not Grüner Sparkling Austrian Wine at Portland’s Grüner

I had been wanting to eat at Portland Oregon’s Grüner for quite a while and finally made it. (Thank you, Sean and Mary.) Naturally, I was excited for some sparkling wine, so our table ended up with a bottle of Szigeti‘s Cuvée Prestige. I’d had their sparkling Grüner Veltliner before but this was a bird of  a different [More]

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Label Lust: Jané Ventura Rosé Cava

My never-ending thirst for all things sparkling rosé led me back to an old friend with a look that stirs up feelings: Jané Ventura Reserva de la Música Rosé 2011. It’s a Cava (the term used for Spanish sparkling wine) made from Garnatxa Negra. You might have heard of this grape by a more familiar name: [More]

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J Vineyards and Winery: Sparkling Wine is Always in Season

The letter I received from California’s J Vineyards and Winery, along with a couple sample bottles of bubbles, mentioned that it’s sparkling wine season. And before I could object to this compartmentalization of my favorite category of wines to an October/November/December troika, this missive finished with a flourish: “We’re certain that once you taste these [More]

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Treveri Cellars Brut: A Washington Sparkling Wine That Goes With Everything

I was super-stoked to play matchmaker recently. With food and wine, of course. At Taste Washington (an enormous celebration of all things WA wine held over two days in Seattle) I was part of a panel charged with the task of picking Washington wines to pair with a variety of foods. Naturally, I jumped at [More]

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Valentine’s Day Poems and Matching Sparkling Rosés to Inspire

I don’t know much about poetry let alone Valentine’s Day poems. Well, not poems about the (constructed) holiday. But ones that would be thoughtful, contemplative, and non-corny. You know, that would impress your significant other. Or impress yourself. Luckily, I know Annelies from The Food Poet. We somewhat recently reconnected at the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) [More]

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Give Me Anything Fried And Sparkling Wine

This is my mantra when it comes to food and wine pairing: If it’s crispy and fried, it’s probably fantastic with sparkling wine. I further extol this ethos on my exciting return to Dabble Magazine, picking up where I left off with my “There’s an App for That” column. The editors throw an auspiciously appetizing [More]

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